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Audi A3 Sportback hatchback

The Audi A3 Sportback is a five-door version of the A3 hatchback. There's a bit more to it than that, however, as the Sportback is longer than the three-door, which helps free up a lot more rear legroom and a tiny bit more boot space. It's designed to rival the BMW 1 Series, the new Mercedes A-Classand the Volvo V40, and it actually trumps all of them for practicality. On top of that, it has the best interior in this class, featuring impeccable build quality and a very stylish design. From behind the wheel it's grown-up, comfortable and relaxing. Simply put, the Audi A3 Sportback is one of the best all-round models on sale. 
£19,195 - £34,950
4.1 / 5

Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback

The 2013 Mitsubishi Mirage picks up where the Colt hatchback left off, and although it offers decent equipment and low running costs, it is undercut by value rivals like the Dacia Sanderoand Skoda Citigo. In the UK, the three and five-door hatchback is available with a pair of super-frugal three-cylinder engines offering outstanding fuel economy. An aerodynamic design and equipment including stop-start and regenerative braking help every model deliver less than 99g/km, but both feel underpowered and more ill-suited to longer motorway journeys. There hill-start assist, anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control as standard, but the noisy cabin, uncomfortable ride and questionable quality mean it lags behind its European rivals in almost every area.
£9,054 - £13,054
1.5 / 5

Ford Kuga SUV

Ford was a little late to produce a mid-size SUV when it launched the original Kuga in 2008. However, over 45,000 have since found homes in the UK, proving that the Kuga's blend of stylish looks, economical engines and sporty drive was more than enough to lure drivers from the Volkswagen Tiguans and Honda CR-Vs. This time around, rather than just being sold in Europe, the Kuga is one of Ford's global cars to be marketed in over 100 countries, so it has to meet the differing demands of many more drivers, while not compromising what made the Kuga a success in the first place.
£20,995 - £33,530
3 / 5

SEAT Toledo hatchback

The SEAT Toledo sits between the Ibiza and the Leon in SEAT's line-up. Despite looking like a saloon, it actually has a hatchback boot, so there's a huge opening that makes it easy to transport large items with minimal fuss. It's almost identical to the Skoda Rapid -- and almost identically priced, too -- but is designed as an alternative to family cars like the Volkswagen Golf. Thanks to low running costs and its value price tag, the Toledo is definitely the type of car you buy with your head, not your heart. 
£14,265 - £18,870
3.3 / 5

Dacia Sandero hatchback

The Dacia Sandero is the cheapest new car on sale in the UK, but don't dismiss it yet. Despite being the size of a Ford Fiesta or a Renault Clio, it's actually priced at the same level as smaller, cheaper city cars. Base-spec models do without air-con, electric windows and a stereo, but top-spec models are well equipped and there's the even the option to add sat-nav and leather seats. There's a good choice of engines too, including a 1.2-litre four-cylinder and 0.9-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrols, plus a 1.5 dCi diesel with sub-100g/km CO2 emissions.
£5,995 - £9,795
3.4 / 5

Mitsubishi Outlander SUV

The Mitsubishi Outlander is a sturdy, stylish SUV with class-leading space that also offers the only genuine hybrid SUV on the market. It has genuine off-road capability, can carry seven people comfortably and is a great car to tow a trailer or caravan. It's also cheap to run, with a strong diesel or the super-efficient hybrid. The Hybrid is eligible for the £5,000 government grant and is the cheapest-to-run SUV money can buy.
£23,984 - £34,234
2.4 / 5

Dacia Duster compact SUV

There's nothing like the Dacia Duster for value on the new car market. Sure, the entry-level model doesn’t even have a radio, but it still feels well put together and will be able to cope with the rough and tumble of family life. There's a choice of efficient two-wheel drive or capable four-wheel drive, while the top-spec Laureate is well equipped for around £3,000 less than rivals like the Nissan Qashqai. The only real downside is the fact that electronic stability control is only an option on Ambiance and Lauréate specs. But the Duster is a resolute game changer - it's still hard to believe you can get this much car for that low a price.
£9,495 - £15,495
4.7 / 5

Citroën C3 Picasso mini MPV

The C3 Picasso is one of the most unusual looking small people carriers on the market – which is both a blessing and a curse. While its boxy styling provides loads of interior space, its unusual interior lacks the stowage space for the essentials of family life. On straight roads, it's perfectly comfortable, but it rolls too much around corners and the driving position is uncomfortable over long distances. Cheaper petrol VT models are best avoided, but pricier diesels are well equipped and economical.
£13,080 - £18,050
2.7 / 5

Renault Clio hatchback

The Renault Clio is now into its fourth generation, and this latest version is more stylish than ever. Unlike the previous model, it's only available as a five-door, but hidden rear handles give it a sporty three-door profile – the best of both worlds. The interior has also been overhauled, with a striking new centre console that features a seven-inch, tablet-like screen, but material quality on the doors and dashbaord is passable at best. To make the Clio your own, a vast array of colours and personalisation options are available, both inside and out. Two engines – an enthusiastic 89bhp three-cylinder 900cc TCe petrol engine and a 1.5-litre dCi diesel with CO2 emissions of only 83g/km – are brand new additions to the range.
£10,995 - £17,895
3.7 / 5

Audi A4 Allroad quattro estate

The four-wheel-drive A4 allroad quattro is a chunky looking car that blends the practicality of the A4 Avant executive estate and the traction of a 4x4. It gets jacked-up suspension and Audi's quattro four-wheel-drive system. It's only available as an estate, and offers just three engine choices. Neither BMW nor Mercedes-Benz offer direct competitors, but the Subaru Legacy Outback and Saab 9-3X offer similar appeal.
£32,680 - £40,595
3.5 / 5