The hatchback is the UKs most popular body style it can often be confused with being a smaller model but they come in a range of sizes, from family cars to small city runarounds. The thing that makes a hatchback a hatchback is the the whole rear end including the window will open with the boot, the rear seats will also fold down in order to increase the space available.
Their compact size gives them the advantage of being more mobile in urban areas as well the added benefit of straightforward parking.
Most of the models have a youthful look and can come in either three or five doors, the three door options are often less expensive and can sometimes look sportier, but five doors can be more convenient if you have children or regularly use the back seats.

Some of our favourite hatchbacks:

  • Volkswagen Golf
  • Toyota Prius
  • Ford Focus
  • MINI 5-door Hatch
  • SKODA Octavia
  • Audi A3 Sportback
  • Honda Civic
  • SEAT Leon
  • Mercedes A-Class
  • Vauxhall Astra
  • BMW 1 Series