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The best 10 hatchbacks in comparison

Hatchbacks (1 - 5)
Nissan Leaf Acenta (2014)Opel Ampera Positiv (2014)Ford Focus SE Hatch (2014)Ford Focus ST (2014)Ford Fiesta ST (2014)Volkswagen Golf GTI (2015)Kia Picanto VR7 (2014)Kia Pro_cee'd GT (2014)Kia Pro_cee'd SE (2014)SEAT Altea 1.6 TDI (2014)
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Nissan Leaf Acenta (2014)
Opel Ampera Positiv (2014)
Ford Focus SE Hatch (2014)
Ford Focus ST (2014)
Ford Fiesta ST (2014)
Volkswagen Golf GTI (2015)
Kia Picanto VR7 (2014)
Kia Pro_cee'd GT (2014)
Kia Pro_cee'd SE (2014)
SEAT Altea 1.6 TDI (2014)
General info
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.5.2m
10.9m
N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.4.5m
5.3m
5.3m
10.7m
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.0g/km
27g/km
N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.99g/km
171g/km
137g/km
119g/km
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.
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.5
5
5
5
5
N.A.5
5
5
5
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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.4.45m
4.51m
4.36m
4.34m
4.07m
4.27m
3.6m
4.31m
4.31m
4.28m
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.720l
1000l
1269l
1269l
719l
1634l
605l
1207l
1207l
1320l
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.370l
N.A.674l
674l
286l
671l
200l
362l
362l
409l
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).2.7m
2.69m
2.65m
2.65m
2.49m
2.63m
2.38m
2.65m
2.65m
2.58m
Ground clearanceThe ground clearance is the distance between the lowest point of the car and the road surface. A shorter ground clearance lowers a vehicle’s center of gravity - increasing its handling ability and reducing the chance of a rollover. However, a higher ground clearance allows you to go over more uneven terrain.
Ground clearanceThe ground clearance is the distance between the lowest point of the car and the road surface. A shorter ground clearance lowers a vehicle’s center of gravity - increasing its handling ability and reducing the chance of a rollover. However, a higher ground clearance allows you to go over more uneven terrain.100mm
N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.129mm
N.A.N.A.N.A.66mm
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Speed
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.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.13.9s
7.4s
9.5s
12.2s
Top speedThe fastest speed that the vehicle can reach.
Top speedThe fastest speed that the vehicle can reach.143km/h
N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.153km/h
230km/h
195km/h
183km/h
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.0.29Cd
N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.0.32Cd
N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.
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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.N.A.N.A.9.1l/100 km
10.2l/100 km
9.1l/100 km
9.4l/100 km
5.4l/100 km
9.7l/100 km
8l/100 km
4.3l/100 km
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.254Nm
370Nm
198Nm
366Nm
274Nm
350Nm
92Nm
265Nm
164Nm
250Nm
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.N.A.N.A.6.5l/100 km
7.4l/100 km
6.7l/100 km
6.9l/100 km
3.6l/100 km
6.1l/100 km
4.9l/100 km
3.4l/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.N.A.1.2l/100 km
N.A.N.A.8.1l/100 km
0l/100 km
4.2l/100 km
7.4l/100 km
6.1l/100 km
3.8l/100 km
Number of cylindersAlthough there are many aspects that determine the power, a higher number of cylinders is generally a good indication of the potential power of the engine.
Number of cylindersAlthough there are many aspects that determine the power, a higher number of cylinders is generally a good indication of the potential power of the engine.N.A.4
4
4
4
4
3
4
4
4
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Features
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.
BluetoothBluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
BluetoothBluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
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.
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.
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.
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