Family hatchbacks

New Kia Ceed 1.0 T-GDi 2 2022 review
Kia Ceed - front
Kia Ceed Hatchback

New Kia Ceed 1.0 T-GDi 2 2022 review

The entry-level Kia Ceed 2 is one of the most affordable family hatchbacks on sale – but is it good enough to topple the Volkswagen Golf Life?
10 Dec 2021
Used Mercedes CLA (Mk1, 2013-2019) review
Mercedes CLA Mk1 - front
Mercedes CLA Saloon

Used Mercedes CLA (Mk1, 2013-2019) review

The Mercedes CLA is a sharp-looking four-door variant of the A-Class, and rivals the Audi A3 Saloon
3 Dec 2021
Toyota launches suite of updates for 2022 Corolla and C-HR
Toyota Corolla hatch 2022
Toyota

Toyota launches suite of updates for 2022 Corolla and C-HR

Toyota Corolla and C-HR gain a new infotainment system, some extra paint options and fresh trim
2 Dec 2021
New 2022 Audi A3 Citycarver spied during development testing
Audi A3 Citycarver spied - front
Audi A3

New 2022 Audi A3 Citycarver spied during development testing

Audi will soon unveil its high-riding A3 Citycarver hatchback, to plug the gap between the Q2 and Q3 SUVs
30 Nov 2021
Ford Focus ST Edition vs Volkswagen Golf GTI: 2021 group test review
Ford Focus ST vs Volkswagen Golf GTI
Ford Focus ST Hatchback

Ford Focus ST Edition vs Volkswagen Golf GTI: 2021 group test review

The Ford Focus ST and Volkswagen Golf GTI have been close rivals over multiple generations, can we separate the latest iterations?
27 Nov 2021
New Honda Civic 2022 review
Honda Civic
Honda Civic

New Honda Civic 2022 review

The Honda Civic returns for its 11th generation - can we expect it to challenge for hatchback honours when it comes the the UK?
17 Nov 2021
New 2022 Vauxhall Astra on sale now from £23,275
Vauxhall Astra - front
Vauxhall Astra

New 2022 Vauxhall Astra on sale now from £23,275

The Mk8 Vauxhall Astra is available in a choice of three trim-levels and will be offered with a plug-in hybrid powertrain for the first time
9 Nov 2021
Used Ford Focus (Mk3, 2011-2018) review
Facelifted Mk3 Ford Focus - front
Ford Focus Hatchback

Used Ford Focus (Mk3, 2011-2018) review

One of the best all-rounders in the competitive family hatchback sector, the Ford Focus is also brilliant to drive
28 Oct 2021
Kia celebrates 30th anniversary in Britain
Kia 30th anniversary
Kia

Kia celebrates 30th anniversary in Britain

Kia has changed a lot in the past 30 years, going from budget car brand to becoming a rival to some established premium brands - how have they done it…
25 Oct 2021
MINI introduces Shadow Edition trim to Hatch and Convertible line-up
MINI hatch shadow edition - front
MINI MINI

MINI introduces Shadow Edition trim to Hatch and Convertible line-up

Dark exterior touches and additional kit for new Shadow Edition trim now available across MINI Hatch and Convertible line-up
25 Oct 2021
Used Audi A3 (Mk3, 2012-2020) review
Used Audi A3 Mk3 - front
Audi A3

Used Audi A3 (Mk3, 2012-2020) review

The Audi A3 is a popular premium hatch that’s efficient, good to drive and has a classy feel
22 Oct 2021
Citroen C3 range revised for 2022 with new trim levels
Citroen C3 - front
Citroen C3 Hatchback

Citroen C3 range revised for 2022 with new trim levels

Citroen has tweaked the C3 line-up slightly, dropping the Shine model and pushing the popular special edition Saint James trim into its place
21 Oct 2021
BMW M135i xDrive updated for 2022 with chassis tweaks
BMW M135i xDrive - front
BMW 1 Series

BMW M135i xDrive updated for 2022 with chassis tweaks

BMW says its revisions have made the M135i even sharper to drive – and there’s a new enhanced driving sound for the car’s stereo
20 Oct 2021
Used BMW 1 Series (Mk2, 2011-2019) review
Used BMW 1 Series Mk2 - front static
BMW 1 Series Hatchback

Used BMW 1 Series (Mk2, 2011-2019) review

The Mk2 BMW 1 Series is not the roomiest small hatchback, but fun handling and efficient running make up for it
20 Oct 2021
New 2021 Kia Ceed facelift on sale from £20,105
Kia Ceed facelift - front
Kia Ceed

New 2021 Kia Ceed facelift on sale from £20,105

Order books are now open for the refreshed Kia Ceed, which arrives with sportier styling, more driver assistance technology and a revised engine range
18 Oct 2021
New Ford Focus unveiled with 2021 facelift and tech updates
Ford Focus ST Line - front
Ford Focus Hatchback

New Ford Focus unveiled with 2021 facelift and tech updates

Ford has given the Focus hatchback a refresh for 2021, with a new design and an improved infotainment suite
14 Oct 2021
New 2021 DS 4 hatchback on sale now from £25,350
DS 4 - front action
DS 4 Crossback

New 2021 DS 4 hatchback on sale now from £25,350

The new DS 4 premium hatchback VW Golf rival features pseudo-SUV styling and the option of a 223bhp 1.6-litre plug-in hybrid powertrain
12 Oct 2021
New DS 4 2021 review
DS 4 - front
DS 4

New DS 4 2021 review

The upmarket French brand is aiming to ruffle a few feathers in the premium hatch class with its new DS 4
12 Oct 2021
SEAT Leon e-Hybrid: long-term test review
SEAT Leon e-Hybrid long termer - second report static
SEAT Leon

SEAT Leon e-Hybrid: long-term test review

Final report: Staycation displays our hybrid hatch’s strengths perfectly
11 Oct 2021
Citroen C4 and electric e-C4 receive updates for 2022
Citroen e-C4 - front
Citroen C4

Citroen C4 and electric e-C4 receive updates for 2022

Citroen brings spec revisions and design changes to its C4 hatchback, and improved ‘real world’ range for the e-C4 Electric
8 Oct 2021
New 2022 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer unveiled with £30,265 price tag
BMW 2 Series Active Tourer - front
BMW 2 Series Active Tourer

New 2022 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer unveiled with £30,265 price tag

The all-new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer MPV has been revealed, with a plug-in hybrid version on the way
5 Oct 2021
New Ford Focus vs used Mercedes A-Class
Ford Focus vs Mercedes A-Class
Ford Focus

New Ford Focus vs used Mercedes A-Class

Can a used Mercedes A-Class beat a new Ford Focus?
25 Sep 2021
Used SEAT Toledo review
Used SEAT Toledo MK4 - front
SEAT Toledo Hatchback

Used SEAT Toledo review

A full used buyer’s guide on the SEAT Toledo covering the Toledo Mk4 (2012-2019)
17 Sep 2021
New 2022 Ford Fiesta unveiled with fresh looks and tech boost
Ford Fiesta facelift - front
Ford Fiesta

New 2022 Ford Fiesta unveiled with fresh looks and tech boost

Ford updates its Fiesta supermini for 2022, with a new family face and extra interior technology
16 Sep 2021
New Vauxhall Astra-e: electric hatchback set for 2023 launch
Vauxhall Astra PHEV - full front
Vauxhall Astra

New Vauxhall Astra-e: electric hatchback set for 2023 launch

The new all-electric Vauxhall Astra-e will join the hatchback's line-up in 2023, and could boast a range of around 250 miles
1 Sep 2021
New Renault Megane E-Tech PHEV 2021 review
Renault Megane E-Tech PHEV - front
Renault Megane

New Renault Megane E-Tech PHEV 2021 review

The plug-in hybrid Renault Megane E-Tech hatch joins the estate as the model progresses towards full-EV capability
18 Aug 2021
New Kia Ceed 2021 review
Kia Ceed - front
Kia Ceed

New Kia Ceed 2021 review

The popular Kia Ceed has been updated for 2021, but is it now better than ever? We find out...
6 Aug 2021
Dacia Sandero Stepway review
Dacia Sandero Stepway - front
Dacia Sandero Stepway

Dacia Sandero Stepway review

The Dacia Sandero Stepway adds SUV style to the much improved Sandero hatchback range
4 Aug 2021
New Renault Megane E-Tech PHEV on sale from £29,495
Renault Megane PHEV - front
Renault Megane

New Renault Megane E-Tech PHEV on sale from £29,495

The new Renault Megane PHEV claims fuel economy of up to 235.4mpg and a maximum electric range of 30 miles
27 Jul 2021
Used Honda Civic review
Used Honda Civic Mk10 - front
Honda Civic

Used Honda Civic review

A full used buyer's guide on the Honda Civic covering the Civic Mk10 (2017-date), Civic Mk9 (2011-2015) and Civic Mk8 (2005-2011)
15 Jul 2021
New Kia Ceed 1.6 CRDi iMT 2021 review
Kia Ceed 1.6 CRDi iMT - front
Kia Ceed

New Kia Ceed 1.6 CRDi iMT 2021 review

The entry-level Kia Ceed 1.6 CRDi iMT hatch offers good value and fine economy
28 May 2021
New Mazda 3 e-SkyActiv X 2021 review
Mazda 3 e-SkyActiv X - front
Mazda 3

New Mazda 3 e-SkyActiv X 2021 review

The stylish Mazda 3 e-SkyActiv X hatchback joins the electrification party with a 2.0-litre mild-hybrid engine
14 May 2021
Icon Review: Ford Focus Mk1 (1998 - 2004)
Ford Focus Mk1 - front
Ford Focus

Icon Review: Ford Focus Mk1 (1998 - 2004)

The second instalment of our Icon Review series features one of the best all-round cars ever made - the Mk1 Ford Focus
4 May 2021
New 2021 Fiat Tipo City Sport launched
Fiat Tipo City Sport
News

New 2021 Fiat Tipo City Sport launched

Fiat has given the Tipo hatchback a few cosmetic tweaks and branded it with a fresh “City Sport” trim-level
4 May 2021
New Volkswagen Golf eHybrid PHEV on sale now from £32,995
Volkswagen Golf eHybrid
Volkswagen Golf

New Volkswagen Golf eHybrid PHEV on sale now from £32,995

Volkswagen has launched a cheaper plug-in hybrid version of the Golf with 201bhp and claimed fuel economy of 235mpg
30 Apr 2021
New Volkswagen Golf GTD 2021 review
Volkswagen Golf GTD - front
Volkswagen Golf GTD Hatchback

New Volkswagen Golf GTD 2021 review

The new Volkswagen Golf GTD is fast and fun, promising 198bhp and 54mpg
12 Mar 2021