7. Mazda 3 Hatchback
The fourth-generation Mazda 3 Hatchback is a great looking small family hatchback with its sharp lines, dark grille, spoiler slip and prominent LED lights.
While space in the back isn't as great as some other cars in its class, the Mazda 3's 351-litre boot boasts enough room for most families, its square shape helping it to accommodate six carry-on suitcases, a child's buggy or the weekly family shop with ease.
With a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating, the Mazda 3 is one of the safest family cars on sale, with nine airbags, blind-spot monitoring, hill-start assist, intelligent speed assist and a driver attention alert system offered as standard across all models.