Looking for your next family hatchback? You’ve considered the usual benchmark, the Volkswagen Golf. Perhaps you looked at the “budget level” rivals in the form of Ford’s Focus and the Vauxhall Astra. Higher up the market we have Germany’s trio; the Mercedes A-Class, BMW 1-Series and Audi A3, all high-quality but expensive for a family hatchback don’t you think? Then there’s the French offerings; Peugeot, Renault and Citroen bringing their usual flare and uncommon interiors? Maybe you took a look at Toyota’s new Corolla, you know the Japanese car makers can always provide reliability, Honda’s Civic was likely also on your shortlist.
Be in no doubt that the common hatchbacks you see on the road are selling well for good reason. They offer huge model ranges, vast amounts of engine options, good build quality and long-lasting reliability, backed up by impressive warranties. But I’m here to tell you that some of the lesser well-known manufacturers really can offer hatchbacks that are as good as, if not better than, more mainstream rivals. There’s a fantastic array of cars available. Something for those looking for some extra style, extra practicality or a lower entry price.
The cars we are looking at here are all used vehicles, with model years running from 2016 onwards. They’re young enough to hold that new car feeling and the latest technology but have taken out some of the painful depreciation felt on brand new models.
Read these articles below for 5 of the top family hatchbacks that you might have missed in your search so far:
- Hyundai i30 (2017 – 2020)
- Mazda 3 (2019 – 2020)
- Lexus CT200h (2018 – Current)
- Subaru Impreza (2017 – 2020)
- Alfa Romeo Giulietta (2016 – 2020)
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About the Author
Jack Gill is a freelance car journalist and fully qualified mechanical engineer. Joining the team as Carsnip’s newest contributor and long-time writer on Drivetribe. Jack has a lifetime passion for all things automotive, from new supercars to rusty old hatchbacks, and if he’s not behind the wheel, he’ll likely be found under the bonnet or browsing the Carsnip search engine.