Family hatchbacks

Best family cars to buy 2021
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Best family cars to buy 2021

What are the best family cars on sale? Whether you're after an SUV or an affordable hatchback, out top 10 list reveals all...
8 Jul 2021
Skoda Octavia 1.5 TSI: long-term test review
Skoda Octavia Long termer
Skoda Octavia Hatchback

Skoda Octavia 1.5 TSI: long-term test review

Second report: Skoda Octavia is now a permanent fixture for our man
28 Jun 2021
New 2022 Honda Civic hatchback revealed with hybrid power
Honda Civic - front
Honda Civic

New 2022 Honda Civic hatchback revealed with hybrid power

New Honda Civic hatchback builds on almost 50 years of the nameplate with e:HEV electrified drivetrain
24 Jun 2021
Volkswagen Golf review
Volkswagen Golf
Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen Golf review

The Mk8 Golf offers cleaner engines, an updated interior and the latest on-board tech, but it can’t quite reach the top of the class.
11 Jun 2021
Cheapest cars to run 2021
Cheapest cars to run
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Cheapest cars to run 2021

When it comes to total cost of ownership, cut-price entry models aren’t always the best. So what are the cheapest cars to run?
19 Apr 2021
Hyundai i30 review
New Hyundai i30 - front action
Hyundai i30

Hyundai i30 review

The Hyundai i30 is a well-built and refined family car, but it fails to excite in a class with plenty of dynamic and stylish rivals
13 Apr 2021
SEAT Leon hatchback and estate get new engine options for 2021
SEAT Leon - front
SEAT Leon

SEAT Leon hatchback and estate get new engine options for 2021

The SEAT Leon range has been bolstered for 2021 with the addition of new petrol and diesel engine choices
6 Apr 2021

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Ford Focus review
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Ford Focus

Ford Focus review

The Ford Focus is a great-handling family hatchback that matches is rivals on interior quality and cabin space.
1 Apr 2021
New Audi A3 40 TFSI e 2021 review
Audi A3 40 TFSI e PHEV - front
Audi A3

New Audi A3 40 TFSI e 2021 review

Is the Audi A3 40 TFSI e plug-in hybrid the best variant of the premium hatch?
11 Feb 2021
Skoda Octavia review
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Skoda Octavia

Skoda Octavia review

The latest Skoda Octavia cranks up the quality, but it’s just as practical and family-friendly as ever.
5 Feb 2021
Facelifted Ford Focus spotted in heavy camouflage
Ford Focus facelift 2021 spy
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Facelifted Ford Focus spotted in heavy camouflage

The updated Ford Focus hatchback will be unveiled later this year, with a fresh face and a couple of technology tweaks
3 Feb 2021
New Skoda Scala 1.5 TSI DSG 2021 review
Skoda Scala - tracking front
Road tests

New Skoda Scala 1.5 TSI DSG 2021 review

We try the Skoda Scala DSG to see if a new automatic gearbox can improve the Czech family hatch
1 Feb 2021
Cheapest cars on sale 2021
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Best cars & vans

Cheapest cars on sale 2021

Not looking to splash the cash and in need of a new car bargain? Then look no further as we list the cheapest cars on sale in the UK right now  
29 Jan 2021
Hyundai i30 vs Volkswagen Golf
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Car group tests

Hyundai i30 vs Volkswagen Golf

Can the updated Hyundai i30 provide tough competition for the latest Volkswagen Golf?
16 Jan 2021
New Renault Megane 2021 review
Renault Megane facelift - front
Renault Megane Hatchback

New Renault Megane 2021 review

The revised Renault Megane hatch tries to catch up with its rivals
8 Jan 2021
New Skoda Octavia vRS line-up completed with arrival of new diesel variant
Skoda Octavia vRS Hatchback

New Skoda Octavia vRS line-up completed with arrival of new diesel variant

Trio of hot Skoda Octavia vRS models offer choice of petrol, plug-in hybrid or diesel power for UK buyers
6 Jan 2021
Mazda 3 Skyactiv-X: long-term test review
Mazda 3 Hatchback

Mazda 3 Skyactiv-X: long-term test review

Final report: the Mazda 3 may not have been perfect, but we’ll miss our good-looking family hatch
5 Jan 2021
SEAT Leon review
SEAT Leon front
SEAT Leon

SEAT Leon review

The SEAT Leon offers the tech and driving experience of the VW Golf, but for a lower price
5 Jan 2021
Best used hatchbacks 2021
Best cars & vans

Best used hatchbacks 2021

We round up the best used hatchbacks for 2021 - cars that are great for practicality, running costs and comfort
3 Jan 2021
Used Fiat Tipo review
Fiat Tipo

Used Fiat Tipo review

A full used buyer’s guide on the Fiat Tipo covering the Tipo Mk2 (2016-date)
11 Dec 2020
New Citroen C4 2020 review
Citroen C4

New Citroen C4 2020 review

The all-new Citroen C4 rivals the VW Golf and Ford Focus, but how does it compare?
9 Dec 2020
New Dacia Sandero keeps cheapest car crown with starting price of under £8k
Dacia Sandero

New Dacia Sandero keeps cheapest car crown with starting price of under £8k

The fourth-generation Dacia Sandero has retained its place as the UK’s cheapest new car, with a starting price of just £7,995
2 Dec 2020
Skoda Scala range expanded with new engines
Skoda Scala - front
Skoda Scala hatchback

Skoda Scala range expanded with new engines

The fleet-focussed Skoda Scala SE Technology gets a couple of new powertrain options, which have slashed its starting price to £18,625
26 Nov 2020
Audi A3 review
Audi A3

Audi A3 review

Subtle exterior changes and a tech-laden interior help the Audi A3 maintain its position as a premium family hatchback.
24 Nov 2020
New Volkswagen Golf GTE 2020 review
Volkswagen Golf GTE

New Volkswagen Golf GTE 2020 review

Is the new 242bhp plug-in hybrid Volkswagen Golf GTE the pick of the range? We find out...
19 Nov 2020
Facelifted Peugeot 308 hatchback on sale now from £21,310
Peugeot 308

Facelifted Peugeot 308 hatchback on sale now from £21,310

The Peugeot 308 hatchback has been updated for 2020 with fresh interior technology and new customisation options
13 Nov 2020
Facelifted Fiat Tipo hatchback on sale now priced from £17,690
Fiat Tipo

Facelifted Fiat Tipo hatchback on sale now priced from £17,690

The updated Fiat Tipo hatchback will hit the UK market later this month sporting a few cosmetic tweaks and a new SUV-inspired Cross trim-level
13 Nov 2020
BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe review
BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe

BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe review

The BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe offers a break from the norm, with its distinctive, sporty style and four-door practicality.
12 Nov 2020
New SEAT Leon e-Hybrid 2020 review
SEAT Leon

New SEAT Leon e-Hybrid 2020 review

The new SEAT Leon e-Hybrid brings plug-in power to the hatchback's range for the first time
6 Nov 2020
Used Peugeot 308 review
Peugeot 308

Used Peugeot 308 review

A full used buyer’s guide on the Peugeot 308 covering the 308 Mk2 (2014-date)
28 Oct 2020
New Hyundai i30 Fastback N Line 2020 review
Hyundai i30 Fastback

New Hyundai i30 Fastback N Line 2020 review

The new Hyundai i30 Fastback N Line looks great, but what's it like from behind the wheel? We find out...
26 Oct 2020
New Mercedes A-Class Exclusive Edition revealed
Mercedes A-Class

New Mercedes A-Class Exclusive Edition revealed

Two new trim-levels have been launched for the Mercedes A-Class hatchback, both of which come with a more generous level of standard equipment
26 Oct 2020
Car of the Year 2020: Skoda Octavia
Skoda Octavia

Car of the Year 2020: Skoda Octavia

The Auto Express Car of the Year for 2020 is the Skoda Octavia
13 Oct 2020
New Volkswagen ID.3 2020 review
Volkswagen ID.3

New Volkswagen ID.3 2020 review

The new all-electric Volkswagen ID.3 has arrived on UK roads, but is it now the best electric car on sale
2 Oct 2020