The compact hatchback class is one of the most fiercely fought in the UK market. Nearly every manufacturer, mainstream or premium, has one of these family friendly cars in its price lists.
With so many models to choose from, picking the right car for your needs and budget is a mind-boggling challenge. So, to take the stress out of your showroom search, we’ve named our family hatch top 20.
Finally, we’ve pitched the latest arrival to the sector – the all-new BMW 1 Series
– against our current class favourites in a bruising group test encounter. How will the latest premium five-door fare against the two most talented hatches currently on sale? All will be revealed.