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Best Used Hatchbacks

24 Jan 2024

Hatchbacks are one of the most popular car types in the UK for a reason. Loved by everyone for a variety of reasons, the hatchback’s versatility makes it one of the most sought-after cars, and we’re here to round up our favourite used hatchbacks.

MINI Hatch

The MINI Hatch is the original hatchback version of the BMW-built MINI. The MINI was originally only available as a three-door hatchback and convertible, with subsequent body shapes such as the MINI Clubman (estate) and the MINI Countryman being added later on. In 2014, a longer five-door MINI Hatch was also introduced.

The MINI is steeped in British identity and history, which only adds to its flair and substance. It’s fun to drive, unique in its design, and a fantastic family option given its large boot space and practicality.

Want to know more? Read our review of the MINI Hatch.

Audi A3

The A3 is Audi’s best-selling model, and it’s not hard to see why. Family hatchbacks aren’t often hailed as desirable, but with its high-quality interior, notoriously comfortable driving experience, and reliability, it’s exactly that.

Its sporty and unmistakable exterior and comfortable interior combined with a good range of engine sizes, the Audi A3 is a must-have hatchback.

Want to know more? Read our review of the Audi A3.  

BMW 1 Series

No list of desirable hatchbacks would be complete without the BMW 1 Series. The BMW 1 Series looks great and drives like a 3 Series, despite being significantly cheaper. Efficient and powerful engines, intelligent infotainment systems, and fun to drive, the 1 Series is notorious for its performance and driving experience.

Want to know more? Read our review of the BMW 1 Series.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Advanced safety features and a dynamic exterior make the Mercedes-Benz A-Class a desirable hatchback. Despite being known as Mercedes-Benz’s ‘entry level’ model, it’s by no means a basic vehicle. Coming with a variety of engines - economic diesels, cleaner plug-in hybrids, and high-performance AMG versions – there’s an A-Class for everyone.

Want to know more? Read our review of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

Volkswagen Golf

The Volkswagen Golf is one of the best driving hatchbacks money can buy. Smooth and comfortable with excellent handling and performance, the Golf is as safe a bet as you’re going to get on the second-hand car market. What’s more, it retains its value really well, so you’ll get a good deal when it’s time to move on.

With low-running costs, a high-quality interior, and brilliant performance, the Golf is up definitely one to keep in mind if you’re looking for a convenient, reliable, and dynamic hatchback.

Want to know more? Read our review of the Volkswagen Golf.

Are you on the look out for a used hatchback? Take a look at Tangelo's current used hatchback stock and get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable sales team to book an appointment or a test drive at our Exeter Customer Hub.

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