The Mini is an excellent hatch, but does it have to be so grown up?
Not as cheap as you’d expect, but still one of the best hot hatches on sale.
Seat’s strongest car in a long time, the Leon is now a Golf-baiting player.
A fun car with a practical side, but no longer one of the sharpest hot hatches on sale
This Focus, if you get the better rear suspension, is the sweetest drive in the mainstream hatch class
A fantastic everyday proposition, a hot hatch that's easy to live with. Mostly for good
Solid, gimmick-free all-rounder that’s slightly less good at everything than a Golf, but cheaper for it.
Only the interior isn't as good as the Golf. Beyond that, there's not a lot to split the Leon ST.
A thoroughly capable family car that handles far better than it really needs to
Well thought out, versatile and thoroughly decent family estate. The weeniest bit boring
The Peugeot 508 SW is a better car than the Citroen C5 Tourer it shares its chassis with.
Not the most rounded family estate, but the big Pug oozes desirability. Much cooler than a 3 Series