Cars in the family hatchback class represent some of the best-selling models on UK roads.
These cars need to be reasonably priced, flexible and practical, and hopefully also offer an element of driving fun for motorists. Our hatchback class crown is still retained by the Volkswagen Golf, with the Ford Focus and Audi A3 falling close behind. Thankfully, deals on all these cars, and many more in this class, can be found by hunting online.
Here are some of the best new car deals and the best new car leasing deals.
Best new car deals - family hatchbacks
The Volkswagen Golf has sat at the top of our top-five family hatchback list for a long time now. Offers on both the Mk6 and newer Mk7 cars are easy to come by. We found a 2.0-litre TDI hatchback in performance GTD spec, equipped with a DSG gearbox, on UK Car Discount for £25,043 - a saving of £2313 on the list price.
Seat is continuing its offer on the Leon hatchback to upgrade cars in SE and top-spec FR trim with satellite-navigation for free. The upgrade normally costs £1075. Customers looking for Motability models can also drive away certain Leon models without advance payments finance deals.
While it might not be the most satisfying engine to use in the Audi A3 hatchback, the 1.2-litre TFSI is still a capable unit. We found that engine in relatively standard SE trim A3 for £189.59 per month on a 36-month contract. There's an initial payment of £1706.31 and a mileage cap of 10,000, but if you want an economical hatch with badge appeal for as little as possible, this deal from J&R Leasing could be worth looking into.