If you're looking for an affordable, easy-to-drive and all-round smart choice when it comes to your next car, look no further than our range of the most popular hatchbacks.
Why Lease A Hatchback?
Hatchbacks have been a favourite in the market ever since the concept began with the likes of the Renault 5 and the original Volkswagen Golf back in the ‘70s. Today, there are 3 main classes of compact hatchback – the tiny city cars, superminis and the more conventional Focus and Golf-sized family hatch models. Whether you’re looking for an affordable hatchback or a much plusher one, you’ll find a hatchback lease deal at Vanarama for every occasion.
A Wide Range of Choice At Vanarama
Vanarama leasing customers have clear favourites when it comes to compact hatch models, but even if you have a particular make in mind, it might be worth widening your search to consider a few others.
Let’s start with the smallest segment - city cars. The most popular options here are models like Hyundai’s i10, the Volkswagen up! and the Kia Picanto. There’s also Fiat’s 500 and Panda models. And the shared design marketed either as a Toyota Aygo, the Citroen C1 or the Peugeot 108.
Of course, there’s much wider choice when it comes to the next segment up -superminis. The market leaders are cars like Ford’s Fiesta, Vauxhall’s Corsa, Volkswagen’s Polo, Peugeot’s 208, Renault’s Clio, SEAT’s Ibiza and the MINI Hatch. But you could also consider the Citroen C3, the Nissan Micra, the Suzuki Swift, the Kia Rio, Hyundai’s i20 and Skoda’s Fabia and Scala models. Maybe also budget choices like the MG 3 or the Dacia Sandero. Or perhaps hybrids like the Honda Jazz and the Toyota Yaris.
When it comes to the next segment up - family hatchbacks, the undisputed market leaders are cars like Volkswagen’s Golf, Ford’s Focus and Vauxhall’s Astra. But we’d also recommend you consider models like the Honda Civic, the MINI Clubman, the Renault Megane, the Mazda3, the Kia Ceed, the Hyundai i30, the Skoda Octavia, the SEAT Leon, the new Citroen C4 and the Peugeot 308. If you’d like a hybrid, maybe also Toyota’s Corolla or Prius models; or the Hyundai IONIQ. If you want 4WD, the Subaru Impreza. Or if you’re on a budget, the Fiat Tipo or the Dacia Sandero. If you want a premium badge, there’s the Audi A3 Sportback, the BMW 1 Series and the Mercedes A-Class. Maybe also the Alfa Romeo Giulietta and the Lexus CT200h.
Your EV Options When Leasing A Hatchback
Electrification is growing in the hatchback market. The city car segment can now offer mild hybrid tech in the classic version of the Fiat 500 and in the Fiat Panda. The new Fiat 500 is a full electric model and you can also get full electric tech in versions of the Volkswagen up!, the Skoda Citigo and the SEAT Mii.
In the supermini segment, there’s now mild hybrid technology in Ford’s Fiesta, Hyundai’s i20, the Kia Rio and the Suzuki Swift. Self-charging full-hybrid technology is now available in the Renault Clio, the Honda Jazz and the Toyota Yaris. And you can get full electric BEV versions of Peugeot’s 208 and Vauxhall’s Corsa.
In the family hatchback segment, there’s mild hybrid tech available in Volkswagen’s Golf, Ford’s Focus, Skoda’s Octavia, SEAT’s Leon, Kia’s Ceed and Hyundai’s i30. For full-hybrid self-charging technology, you’ll need Toyota’s Corolla or Prius models - or possibly a Hyundai IONIQ or a Lexus CT200h. And you can get plug-in PHEV versions of Volkswagen Golf, the Skoda Octavia, the SEAT Leon, the Renault Megane, the Toyota Prius, the Mercedes A-Class and the Hyundai IONIQ. There’s also full electric version of the Citroen C4.