Price £14,495 - £21,745
The Toyota Auris is a rival for the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf, and is one of the biggest selling hatchbacks in the world. However, it's the only car on the market that you can have as either a petrol, diesel or hybrid model. The latest version is more practical, offers more space in the boot and inside, and has wider doors for easy access.
Price £15,595 - £22,845
3 & 5 doors
Price £17,145 - £17,500
Toyota's Auris hatchback isn’t considered as good a car as the Ford Focus or Volkswagen Golf, but it's a very competent small family hatchback. The petrol-electric hybrid HSD version also has the distinction of being the most economical small family hatchback on sale, thanks to technology taken from the Toyota Prius. Safety and space are both good, but the 1.4-litre diesel engine is noisy, and the cabin design is a little bland.