Top 5 Family hatches

Family hatches are among the most popular models on the road, blending driving thrills with practicality and low running costs. Today’s best models may share visual similarities, but the appeal of each is very different
  • Volkswagen Golf

    Just how good is the mighty Volkswagen Golf, Europe's best selling car that's now in its seventh generation?

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    1
  • Ford Focus

    Can the Ford Focus capture the hearts and minds of hatchback buyers?

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    2
  • Audi A3

    The Audi A3 is now in its third-generation and the premium hatchback ups the ante on quality once more

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    3
  • Hyundai i30

    Can the second-generation Hyundai i30 challenge for class honours?

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    4
  • Mazda 3 2009-2012

    The Mazda 3 hatchback is superbly refined and a more competitive package now previous faults are fixed

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    5

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  • Peugeot 308 e-THP 130 first drive review

    Peugeot 308 e-THP 130 first drive review

    First drive
    23 April 2014 2:10pm

    New three-cylinder petrol performs well in the 308, adding extra appeal to this stylish and upmarket family hatch

  • Audi R8 e-tron

    Audi R8 e-tron

    Car review
    23 April 2014 10:47am

    We test the prototype all-electric Audi R8 that's capable of 0-62mph in 4.2sec, with an optimum range of 124 miles and a charging time of less than one hour

  • 2014 Volkswagen Polo first drive review

    2014 Volkswagen Polo first drive review

    First drive
    22 April 2014

    Clever tech makes the Polo more economical, cleaner and safer, while new engines offer greater refinement but no more driving involvement

  • Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

    Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

    Car review
    17 April 2014

    Can this plug-in hybrid SUV do more than just cut your tax bill?

  • Volvo V60 Polestar first drive review

    Volvo V60 Polestar first drive review

    First drive
    17 April 2014

    Volvo V60 Polestar lacks edge, but offers a glimpse of more advanced performance Volvos to come from Polestar

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