Thrilling drive, everyday practicality. The hot hatch has to do it all - and the 5 on this list truly deliver.
Perfect for people who want the excitement of the sports car feel but need to easily bring home the weekly shop or pick the kids up, the hot hatchback has been popular in Britain since the term was first coined in 1983.
Most hot hatches follow the same formula.
Take 1 hatchback, increase the engine input, add some beefed up suspension - don't forget the sporty styling tweaks - and you have yourself a hot hatch.
The perfect combination of performance and practicality, hot hatches make a great daily run-around, are fun to drive, and make a great lease option. If you're a driving enthusiast who wants a car that can do it all, read on to find out our top 5 picks in the battle of the hot hatches.