The Mini is an excellent hatch, but does it have to be so grown up?
A perfectly able family hatchback that brings absolutely nothing new to the sector. Why, Nissan?
Seat’s strongest car in a long time, the Leon is now a Golf-baiting player.
Not as cheap as you’d expect, but still one of the best hot hatches on sale.
Only the interior isn't as good as the Golf. Beyond that, there's not a lot to split the Leon ST.
A beautiful, entertaining and fundamentally different hatch.
A capable machine, but more GT than hot hatch. Think mature rather than arm-wangly Italian
A thoroughly capable family car that handles far better than it really needs to
The Kia Cee'd is the car that lobs the paving slab of reality into the windscreen of preconception. It might be a straight clone of a Toyota/Ford/VW hatch, but it’s a damn good one.
A cute, fine little convertible. Although the emphasis is on the little: the boot is tiny and the interior packaging is odd.
Not the perfect solution to all your motoring needs, but a great first effort at a useable everyday hybrid.
Incredibly competent, deceptively fast, but needs to be at warp speed before it gets interesting.
The definitive example of rock-solid, sensible, impeccable German engineering
Connectivity and interior layout takes priority over how it drives. For some, that'll be perfect
Not the most rounded family estate, but the big Pug oozes desirability. Much cooler than a 3 Series
The Peugeot 508 SW is a better car than the Citroen C5 Tourer it shares its chassis with.
Peugeot ditches MPVs, does crossovers instead. Seven-seat 5008 is the biggest yet
Buy without regret: the 3 drives as well as it looks. Very nicely balanced indeed.
Mazda’s new 3 family hatch: low on excitement, high on quiet satisfaction