What alternatives should I consider to a used Volvo V40 hatchback?
The Audi A3 Sportback is one of the best cars in the Volvo V40's class; it provides strong yet efficient engines, a beautifully finished interior, and a great blend of ride and handling. The rather firm ride of S Line models on sports suspension is the only major downside.
The BMW 1 Series, meanwhile, is the driver’s choice, offering rear-wheel drive balance and sharp handling. But that’s not all it can offer – good performance, low running costs and a best-in-class infotainment system are further highlights. However, the large hump in its floor does rob some space in the rear seats, while its boot space is also compromised.