Cars – Hatchbacks – 2014 Ratings

Posted by Canstar Blue November 5th 2014

You are viewing the archived 2014 ratings for hatchbacks. Go to the latest small cars ratings.

Compare hatchbacks using our comparison of car satisfaction

* Overall satisfaction is an individual rating and not a combined total of all ratings. Brands with equal overall satisfaction ratings are listed in alphabetical order.


See Our Ratings Methodology.

Ford: Hatchbacks Award Winner, 2014More than two in five of the respondents to our recent survey have considered downsizing their car to a more efficient model, due to (perceived) rises in cost of living.

It makes sense. If something is costing more than it needs to, why wouldn’t you swap it for something sleeker, and more compact? Hatchbacks really fit the bill in this regard. When driven in streets and cities, their smaller engines mean they will typically use much less fuel than a standard sedan, and their portability makes them a breeze to park.

However, the market is practically inundated with different models to choose between. How should you go about picking a winner? With our ratings of course! In our latest comparison, Ford has emerged with our Most Satisfied Customers Award – Hatchbacks, 2014. Also rated in these results were Mazda, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Holden.

And what do Ford offer in the way of Hatchbacks?

  • Mondeo
  • Focus
  • Fiesta

Make sure you check out our full results in the table above.

How we rated new cars

Canstar Blue commissioned Colmar Brunton to survey 5,000 Australian drivers across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within the survey group who have bought a brand new hatchback from a dealership in the last three years – in this case, 616 Australians.

Each brand must have received at least 30 responses in order to be included. Results are comparative and it should be noted that brands receiving three stars have still achieved a satisfaction measure of at least six out of 10. Not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey.