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Family hatchbacks

Skoda Octavia review – the most practical family hatchback
Skoda Octavia
In-depth reviews
19 Apr 2024

Skoda Octavia review – the most practical family hatchback

"The Skoda Octavia hatchback is more spacious, efficient and handsome than ever"
Mercedes A-Class – a comfort-focused premium hatchback
Mercedes A-Class
In-depth reviews
17 Apr 2024

Mercedes A-Class – a comfort-focused premium hatchback

"Hi-tech, well built, stylish and as comfortable and luxurious as it should be: the Mercedes A-Class is a great premium hatchback"
2024 Audi A3 gets a sporty-looking facelift, prices start from £32k
2024 Audi A3 front quarter
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17 Apr 2024

2024 Audi A3 gets a sporty-looking facelift, prices start from £32k

The Audi A3 is lightly updated for this year, with minor visual tweaks and more interior equipment
DS 4 review – French model takes on premium rivals
DS 4 hatchback UK front 3/4 tracking
In-depth reviews
16 Apr 2024

DS 4 review – French model takes on premium rivals

“The DS 4 is an upmarket hatchback to rival the Mercedes A-Class and is the brand’s most convincing model yet"
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Peugeot 408 review – sleek lines and practicality combined
Peugeot 408 UK
In-depth reviews
12 Apr 2024

Peugeot 408 review – sleek lines and practicality combined

“The Peugeot 408 blurs the lines between SUVs, hatchbacks and even saloons, combining style with practicality in the process”
Peugeot 308 review – premium family hatchback
2022 Peugeot 308 driving
In-depth reviews
10 Apr 2024

Peugeot 308 review – premium family hatchback

"The Peugeot 308 is a comfortable, stylish family hatchback with a great interior but it’s not the most practical”
New Volkswagen Golf – updated hatchback lands with £27,065 price tag
2024 Volkswagen Golf static quarter
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9 Apr 2024

New Volkswagen Golf – updated hatchback lands with £27,065 price tag

Facelifted hatchback gets an extensive list of upgrades, just in time for its 50th birthday
New Hyundai i30 facelift freshens family hatch for 2024
Hyundai i30 front quarter
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27 Mar 2024

New Hyundai i30 facelift freshens family hatch for 2024

Subtle styling tweaks for new Hyundai i30, along with a suite of new safety features
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Volkswagen Golf review – almost perfect, but less intuitive
Volkswagen Golf Black Edition front 3/4 tracking
In-depth reviews
26 Mar 2024

Volkswagen Golf review – almost perfect, but less intuitive

"The eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf improves incrementally in most areas, but its new digital interior is far from perfect"
New Dacia C-Neo hatchback to expand brand’s range of family cars
Dacia C-Neo render front quarter
News
5 Mar 2024

New Dacia C-Neo hatchback to expand brand’s range of family cars

Dacia is set to introduce a new hatchback, aimed squarely at the Volkswagen Golf
Hot car deal: striking-looking Peugeot 308 hatchback for £186 a month
2022 Peugeot 308 driving
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20 Feb 2024

Hot car deal: striking-looking Peugeot 308 hatchback for £186 a month

Our hot car deal for February 19th is the smart and sophisticated Peugeot 308 for £186 a month
Hyundai i30 review – A worthy family hatchback
2021 Hyundai i30 driving
In-depth reviews
16 Feb 2024

Hyundai i30 review – A worthy family hatchback

"The Hyundai i30 is comfortable enough for long motorway drives and loaded with safety kit, making it easy to overlook its weaker points"
Skoda Scala review – a practical hatchback at a supermini price
Facelifted Skoda Scala UK road test
In-depth reviews
14 Feb 2024

Skoda Scala review – a practical hatchback at a supermini price

“The Skoda Scala is more practical and less expensive than the similarly sized Volkswagen Golf”
Citroen C4 review – a quirky, comfortable family hatchback
Citroen C4 hatchback
In-depth reviews
7 Feb 2024

Citroen C4 review – a quirky, comfortable family hatchback

"The Citroen C4 is a comfortable family hatchback with modern, fashionable styling"
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Renault Megane E-Tech review - a sporty, yet comfortable EV
Renault Megane E-Tech
In-depth reviews
30 Jan 2024

Renault Megane E-Tech review - a sporty, yet comfortable EV

“The first all-electric Megane is a trendy and tech-filled family car that offers an enjoyable driving experience and good range”
Peugeot E-308 review - spacious electric hatchback
Peugeot E-308 UK
In-depth reviews
29 Jan 2024

Peugeot E-308 review - spacious electric hatchback

“If you don’t mind the van-like looks, the Peugeot E-308 is a great family car with loads of space inside”
New Volkswagen Golf facelift brings minor tweaks and ChatGPT
Volkswagen Golf Facelift static front
News
8 Jan 2024

New Volkswagen Golf facelift brings minor tweaks and ChatGPT

We take a look at the initial images of the facelifted Golf, biggest changes reserved for the interior
Top 10 best family cars 2024
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2 Jan 2024

Top 10 best family cars 2024

The 10 best family cars you can buy all offer space, comfort and plenty of technology
Top 10 best hybrid family cars 2024
Top 10 best hybrid family cars
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2 Jan 2024

Top 10 best hybrid family cars 2024

Need a practical car with very low running costs? Read our guide to the best hybrid family cars
Top 10 best hatchbacks 2024
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2 Jan 2024

Top 10 best hatchbacks 2024

Hatchback models are hugely popular thanks to the practicality of a large boot opening. Here we take a look at some of the best hatchback models of al…
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Polestar 2 review - Tesla Model 3's fiercest rival?
Polestar 2 facelift
In-depth reviews
2 Jan 2024

Polestar 2 review - Tesla Model 3's fiercest rival?

"The Polestar 2 gets plenty of range and performance, and has one of the best infotainment systems in the business. It’s fun to drive, too, but a firm…
Vauxhall Astra Electric review - household name with an EV twist
Vauxhall Astra Electric front handling
In-depth reviews
6 Dec 2023

Vauxhall Astra Electric review - household name with an EV twist

“The first-ever Vauxhall Astra Electric has arrived, and it’s pitched squarely at helping drivers of petrol and diesel models make a fuss-free switch”
Volkswagen ID.3 review - solid EV, but infotainment lets it down
Volkswagen ID.3 facelift UK
In-depth reviews
5 Dec 2023

Volkswagen ID.3 review - solid EV, but infotainment lets it down

"The Volkswagen ID.3 is a strong EV contender that’s good to drive, practical and has a decent range, it’s just a shame about its laggy infotainment"
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Vauxhall Astra review - striking hatchback with updated tech
vauxhall astra uk
In-depth reviews
23 Oct 2023

Vauxhall Astra review - striking hatchback with updated tech

“The latest Vauxhall Astra gets a striking look and the latest tech to better compete with rivals”
SEAT Leon hatchback review
SEAT Leon e-Hybrid hatchback front 3/4 tracking
In-depth reviews
18 Oct 2023

SEAT Leon hatchback review

"New technology narrows the gap between the SEAT Leon and the latest VW Golf"
Volkswagen Golf GTI hatchback review
Volkswagen Golf GTI hatchback front 3/4 tracking
In-depth reviews
17 Oct 2023

Volkswagen Golf GTI hatchback review

"Favouring precision over power, the Volkswagen Golf GTI is a sophisticated hot hatch"
Ford Focus review
Ford Focus - front 3/4 dynamic
In-depth reviews
12 Oct 2023

Ford Focus review

“The Ford Focus is as great to drive as ever, plus it’s spacious, well-equipped and comfortable”
Honda Civic hatchback review
Best Hybrid: Honda Civic
In-depth reviews
11 Oct 2023

Honda Civic hatchback review

"The Honda Civic e:HEV is a hybrid family car that’s good to drive, comfortable and well equipped"
MG4 hatchback review
Best Family Electric Car: MG4
In-depth reviews
11 Oct 2023

MG4 hatchback review

"Proof you don’t have to pay over the odds for a great EV, the MG4 impresses with its generous equipment list and usable electric range"
Cupra Born hatchback review
Best Small Company Car: Cupra Born
In-depth reviews
11 Oct 2023

Cupra Born hatchback review

"The Cupra Born is effectively a sportier, more distinctive version of the Volkswagen ID.3"
Peugeot E-308 arrives with 257-mile electric range
Peugeot E-308
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20 Sep 2023

Peugeot E-308 arrives with 257-mile electric range

Peugeot has announced pricing and trim levels for its important electric E-308 family hatchback
Cupra Leon hatchback review
2022 Cupra Leon - driving 1
In-depth reviews
14 Sep 2023

Cupra Leon hatchback review

"The Cupra Leon is a stylish, high-performance take on the standard hatch that's a desirable alternative to mainstream rivals"
Mazda3 hatchback review
Mazda3 hatchback
In-depth reviews
3 Aug 2023

Mazda3 hatchback review

"The Mazda3 is good to drive, with a stylish, premium cabin. But it’s not the most practical"
Kia Ceed hatchback review
2021 Kia Ceed driving
In-depth reviews
25 Jul 2023

Kia Ceed hatchback review

"The Kia Ceed hatchback takes on the establishment and gets close to causing an upset, offering more space and fun than before"
Toyota Corolla hatchback review
Toyota Corolla
In-depth reviews
19 Jul 2023

Toyota Corolla hatchback review

“The Toyota Corolla hatchback is great for low running costs, comfort and reliability”