Family hatchbacks are the most common vehicles you’ll see on UK roads, each model has it’s own unique features and looks and usually offers a good selection of engine options and trim-levels. Here are our top 5 family hatchback new car deals:
The New Ford Focus
The UK’s favourite family hatchback and second best-selling new car in the UK, behind it’s little brother the Ford Fiesta.
The Ford Fiesta is all rounder, in that we don’t mean it is adequate in all departments, we mean it pretty much excels in every aspect as a family hatchback. The latest version of the Focus sports bolder looks and boasts equipment levels and a quality build that would rival some executive saloons.
The top-end models may prove too pricey as a family hatchback for some people but the good news is even the entry-level models are packed with features and equipment you’d expect on higher-end trim levels. The New Ford Focus Edge model for example offers air con, front electric power windows, a six speaker audio system with Radio/CD, a 3.5" starburst display, integrated control panel, USB port and iPod functionality, remote central locking, isofix child safety seat attachments, power steering, rake and reach adjustable steering column, front side and curtain airbags, ABS AND ESP, Torque Vectoring Control, body coloured rear spoiler and 16 inch alloy wheels.
Engine-wise there’s something for everyone from frugal diesels to the new ecoboost petrol engine line-up, there’s a 1.6 Duratorq TDCi (105 PS) Auto Start-Stop diesel that offers sub 100g/km emissions and excellent fuel economy and if you fancy a quicker diesel there are two 2.0 Duratorq TDCi (140 PS and 163 PS) diesels that offer sub 9.0 second 0-62mph acceleration. The two 1.0 ecoboost engines offer decent fuel economy, many will want to opt for the more powerful 125PS option which offers a good trade off between power and efficiency covering 0-62mph in just over 11 seconds with fuel economy of 56mpg and 114g/km CO2 emissions. If you want to go full sport mode then there’s the sporty new Ford Focus ST range.