The best hot hatches you can buy today

What's the best hot hatch money can buy? Here we count down our current top 10 – and reveal the models that are best avoided.....

A great hot hatch needs to excel in several areas if it's to be the crowned the cream of the crop.Image 1 of 25

First, it must be able to get your pulse racing on a twisty back road; if it can’t get you from corner to corner without the edges of your mouth turning up, it has fallen at the first hurdle. So, handling prowess and power delivery are key.

However, hot hatches are likely to be used every day of the week, so also they need to possess a practical, comfortable interior, have reasonable running costs and not be so firm that you quickly tire of them.

Below we count down our current top 10 – and reveal the models to avoid. And don't forget, if any of them take your fancy, our New Car Buying service could potentially save you thousands.

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