Superb family all-rounder will politely give rivals a bloody nose
Skoda’s kept all of what we loved about the old Superb (size, space, value) and added updated interior tech and a genuinely stylish body. Verging on genius
A first-time entrant from Seat that feels like they’ve been practicing for years.
The B-Class is now a genuine contender – if an expensive one – in the family hatch sector.
The Karoq might have lost its predecessor’s personality, but on every other front it’s a better car than the one it replaces
It defines this sector and should be its default buy. You simply can’t go wrong.
New eighth-gen Golf remains the lingua-franca of the hatch world. A finely polished machine
Jaguar’s little crossover aims to storm a competitive set with F-Type-inspired looks inside and out, and an engaging drive
Great-looking, great to drive new Volvo should be a fine car to own.
Land Rover plays with a winning formula just enough. The Evoque remains a stylish, accomplished choice
Well done Audi, this one's a proper little stonker: fast, small, fun, a 4wd hot hatch done properly.
Manages to serve up a zingy new style that hardly compromises its space or usefulness
It's taken Volkswagen a surprising amount of time to get here, but finally we have a Golf Estate that's up with the best.
Overlook the fact it’s so good that it’s almost joyless: the latest Golf GTI is very desirable indeed.
After a classy cabrio but don't have Audi-like cash? Try this. GTI expensive but worth it; R perhaps not
A Top Gear award winner in 2016, and rightly so – Skoda’s big crossover is all things to all families.
A job well done. The Golf is better, but not by much.
Not as cheap as you’d expect, but still one of the best hot hatches on sale.
The latest Tiguan feels solid, sensible and laser-guided at its target market
A safe way to move a family around in style.
Colourful character in a muted part of the market
The Mini is an excellent hatch, but does it have to be so grown up?