Hot to Hatch – What’s The Best Premium Hatchback?

It’s the one question everyone has a different answer to: what’s the best premium hatchback?

Small, practical and economical, hatchbacks offer great driving for those who need their cars for mundane journeys like taking the kids to school, compact for city driving and have the power to tear up the motorway.

Citroen DS3 - Hot Premium Hatch
The Citroen DS3 – one of the hottest and best value premium hatches for leasing

Lucky for us the hatchback market has never been healthier!

The times are changing fast in the hatchback world though. Owners of larger saloons are starting to look at downsizing to a more sensible set of wheels, and premium manufacturers, such as Audi, BMW and Mercedes, are getting in on the trend by offering sporty good looks and a degree of practicality.

Given these new entries to the premium hatchback market are making the choice even harder, we’ve chosen our five favourites for you:

Citroen DS3

The Citroen DS3 is a premium super-mini rivalling the Mini and Fiat 500. This model has great engine range, personalised style and a comfortable ride, offering great value for money.

VW Golf

The Golf remains a popular favourite and never more so than in this lighter, larger, quieter and more efficient seventh generation guise where it’s cleverer and more usable than ever before.

Audi A3

The Audi A3 has all the makings of a great hot hatch its light in bulk and heavy on technology and the interior really sets it apart. Add in a sharp, remodelled exterior and you have a package that is cool, classless, clever and desirably definitive.

BMW 1 Series/

The BMW 1 series is the only rear-drive hatchback in its class range with a strong combination of performance, economy and low emissions. The BMW 1 Series handles well, is a comfortable ride, and surprisingly cheap to run.

New Mercedes A Class

Now in its third generation, this clean-sheet redesign puts the A-Class in direct competition with the Audi A3 and BMW 1 Series. The new Mercedes A Class is more dynamic to look at and to drive, and comes in a wide variety of trim options offering low O2.

This entry was posted in Top Car Choices on by Kevin Blackmore

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