The best 10 hatchbacks in comparison

Which are the best hatchbacks of 2020?

Best hatchbacks of 2020 (1 - 5)
hatchback comparison
Comparison winner
hatchback comparison
Comparison winner
Volkswagen Golf GTI (2015)
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Nissan Leaf Acenta (2014)
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Mini Cooper (2014)
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Smart Electric Drive (2014)
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Mitsubishi i-MiEV ES (2014)
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SEAT Toledo 1.2 TSI (2014)
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Kia Picanto VR7 (2014)
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Citroen C1 VTi 68 (2014)
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Ford Fiesta ST (2014)
Comparison winner
Peugeot 308 Active (2014)
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Volkswagen Golf GTI (2015)
100points
Nissan Leaf Acenta (2014)
91points
Mini Cooper (2014)
84points
Smart Electric Drive (2014)
83points
Mitsubishi i-MiEV ES (2014)
82points
SEAT Toledo 1.2 TSI (2014)
82points
Kia Picanto VR7 (2014)
81points
Citroen C1 VTi 68 (2014)
81points
Ford Fiesta ST (2014)
81points
Peugeot 308 Active (2014)
80points
Summary
Summary
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  • Engine (68)
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Pros
Pros
  • Greater cargo volume (seats down)
  • Better fuel economy (combined)
  • Higher maximum torque
  • Greater cargo volume
  • Longer wheelbase
  • Turbocharged engine
  • Less CO2 emissions
  • Longer wheelbase
  • In-car system
  • Rear-view camera
  • Stolen vehicle tracking system
  • Lower coefficient of drag
  • Better fuel economy (city)
  • Greater cargo volume (seats down)
  • Less CO2 emissions
  • Better fuel economy (highway)
  • Shorter length
  • Faster acceleration (0-100 km/h)
  • Better fuel economy (city)
  • Better fuel economy (combined)
  • Better fuel economy (highway)
  • Shorter length
  • Faster acceleration (0-100 km/h)
  • Better fuel economy (city)
  • Greater cargo volume (seats down)
  • Better fuel economy (combined)
  • Better fuel economy (highway)
  • Shorter length
  • Greater cargo volume
  • Less CO2 emissions
  • Greater cargo volume
  • Longer wheelbase
  • Faster acceleration (0-100 km/h)
  • Turbocharged engine
  • Faster top speed
  • Smaller turn radius
  • Less CO2 emissions
  • Shorter length
  • Stolen vehicle tracking system
  • Better fuel economy (city)
  • Greater cargo volume (seats down)
  • Better fuel economy (combined)
  • Less CO2 emissions
  • Better fuel economy (highway)
  • Shorter length
  • Higher maximum torque
  • Higher Euro NCAP rating
  • Turbocharged engine
  • Rear-view camera
  • In-car system
  • Stolen vehicle tracking system
  • Greater cargo volume (seats down)
  • Greater cargo volume
  • Longer wheelbase
  • Faster acceleration (0-100 km/h)
  • Turbocharged engine
  • In-car system
Cons
Cons
  • Length
  • Fuel economy (city)
  • Fuel economy (highway)
  • Smart key
  • Length
  • Top speed
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Maximum torque
  • Cargo volume
  • Wheelbase
  • Top speed
  • Maximum torque
  • Wheelbase
  • Turn radius
  • Cargo volume
  • Fully independent suspension
  • Acceleration time (0-100 km/h)
  • Top speed
  • Maximum torque
  • Turn radius
  • Coefficient of drag
  • Fully independent suspension
  • Fuel economy (combined)
  • Maximum torque
  • Length
  • Maximum trailer weight
  • Smart key
  • Maximum torque
  • Top speed
  • Wheelbase
  • Cargo volume
  • Cargo volume (seats down)
  • Maximum trailer weight
  • Maximum torque
  • Acceleration time (0-100 km/h)
  • Turn radius
  • Wheelbase
  • Cargo volume
  • Fuel economy (city)
  • Fuel economy (combined)
  • Fuel economy (highway)
  • Wheelbase
  • Cargo volume
  • Cargo volume (seats down)
  • Length
  • Maximum torque
  • Fuel economy (city)
  • Fuel economy (combined)
  • Fuel economy (highway)
General info
Front-wheel driveFront-wheel drive is the most common type of drivetrain and offers several advantages. It is cheaper to manufacture (reducing the cost of the vehicle) and also lighter which helps improve fuel economy. Due to having the weight of the engine over the drive wheels it also benefits from increased traction.
Front-wheel driveFront-wheel drive is the most common type of drivetrain and offers several advantages. It is cheaper to manufacture (reducing the cost of the vehicle) and also lighter which helps improve fuel economy. Due to having the weight of the engine over the drive wheels it also benefits from increased traction.
Fully independent suspensionThis allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.
Fully independent suspensionThis allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.
Turn radiusThe turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.
Turn radiusThe turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.N.A.5.2mN.A.8.7m9mN.A.4.5m10mN.A.5.2m
Euro NCAP ratingThe European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) carries out safety tests for new vehicles, providing an overall rating for each car’s safety. It covers different areas such as safety for an adult occupant, child occupant or pedestrian.
Euro NCAP ratingThe European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) carries out safety tests for new vehicles, providing an overall rating for each car’s safety. It covers different areas such as safety for an adult occupant, child occupant or pedestrian.N.A.55N.A.N.A.55565
CO2 emissionsThe CO2 emissions of the car, measured in grams per kilometre. A car with less emissions is better for the environment.
CO2 emissionsThe CO2 emissions of the car, measured in grams per kilometre. A car with less emissions is better for the environment.N.A.0g/km105g/kmN.A.N.A.116g/km99g/km95g/kmN.A.125g/km
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Dimensions
LengthWe consider a shorter length better because a compact chassis is generally easier to maneuver.
LengthWe consider a shorter length better because a compact chassis is generally easier to maneuver.4.27m4.45m3.82m2.69m3.67m4.48m3.6m3.46m4.07m4.25m
WheelbaseThe wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).
WheelbaseThe wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).2.63m2.7m2.5m1.87m2.55m2.6m2.38m2.34m2.49m2.62m
Cargo volumeA larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.
Cargo volumeA larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.671l370l211l221l374l550l200l196l286l470l
Cargo volume (seats down)A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things. With some vehicles you can put the rear seats down in order to gain more space for cargo.
Cargo volume (seats down)A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things. With some vehicles you can put the rear seats down in order to gain more space for cargo.1634l720l731lN.A.1427lN.A.605l780l719l855l
Maximum trailer weightThe maximum weight of a trailer that can be towed by the vehicle.
Maximum trailer weightThe maximum weight of a trailer that can be towed by the vehicle.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.1.1t700kgN.A.N.A.1.4t
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Speed
Top speedThe fastest speed that the vehicle can reach.
Top speedThe fastest speed that the vehicle can reach.N.A.143km/h209km/h125km/h130km/h191km/h153km/h160km/hN.A.195km/h
Acceleration time (0-100 km/h)The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-100 kilometres per hour.
Acceleration time (0-100 km/h)The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-100 kilometres per hour.N.A.N.A.7.9s11.5s15.9s10.3s13.9s14.3sN.A.10.4s
Coefficient of dragThe coefficient of drag is one measurement of how well air travels around a vehicle. A lower value means it is more aerodynamic and the engine doesn't have to work as hard. It can result in faster speeds and lower fuel consumption.
Coefficient of dragThe coefficient of drag is one measurement of how well air travels around a vehicle. A lower value means it is more aerodynamic and the engine doesn't have to work as hard. It can result in faster speeds and lower fuel consumption.0.32Cd0.29CdN.A.N.A.0.35CdN.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.
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Engine
Maximum torqueTorque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful vehicle and is also a good indication of its acceleration.
Maximum torqueTorque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful vehicle and is also a good indication of its acceleration.350Nm254Nm220Nm130Nm196Nm175Nm92Nm96Nm274Nm150Nm
Turbocharged engineA turbocharger compresses the air entering the cylinders, allowing more air (and therefore more fuel) to be added - resulting in a more powerful explosion. This leads to an increase in horsepower without increasing the size and weight of the engine.
Turbocharged engineA turbocharger compresses the air entering the cylinders, allowing more air (and therefore more fuel) to be added - resulting in a more powerful explosion. This leads to an increase in horsepower without increasing the size and weight of the engine.
Fuel economy (city)Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
Fuel economy (city)Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.9.4l/100 kmN.A.4.7l/100 km2.3l/100 km2.2l/100 km5.3l/100 km5.4l/100 km4.2l/100 km9.1l/100 km7.5l/100 km
Fuel economy (highway)Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
Fuel economy (highway)Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.6.9l/100 kmN.A.3.2l/100 km3l/100 km2.9l/100 km3.5l/100 km3.6l/100 km3l/100 km6.7l/100 km4.3l/100 km
Fuel economy (combined)Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A higher fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
Fuel economy (combined)Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A higher fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.0l/100 kmN.A.3.8l/100 km2.6l/100 km2.5l/100 km4.2l/100 km4.2l/100 km3.4l/100 km8.1l/100 km5.4l/100 km
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Features
ISOFIX/LATCHISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.
ISOFIX/LATCHISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.
In-car systemAn in-car system (e.g., Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) offers extra functionalities, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.
In-car systemAn in-car system (e.g., Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) offers extra functionalities, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.
Stolen vehicle tracking systemThe vehicle has a tracking system that utilizes GPS, allowing you to locate it in case it is stolen.
Stolen vehicle tracking systemThe vehicle has a tracking system that utilizes GPS, allowing you to locate it in case it is stolen.
Smart keyA smart key is a wireless key that offers several benefits over a traditional key. For example when you approach the car the doors will automatically unlock, and you can turn the engine on with the press of a button.
Smart keyA smart key is a wireless key that offers several benefits over a traditional key. For example when you approach the car the doors will automatically unlock, and you can turn the engine on with the press of a button.
Rear-view cameraA rear-view camera (also known as a back-up camera) provides a view of behind the vehicle, helping to prevent accidents. It is particularly useful in vehicles with large blind spots such as pickup trucks.
Rear-view cameraA rear-view camera (also known as a back-up camera) provides a view of behind the vehicle, helping to prevent accidents. It is particularly useful in vehicles with large blind spots such as pickup trucks.
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