The Top 10 Hatchbacks in Switzerland 2023

Which hatchback suits you best?
6th October 2023

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Dacia Sandero Mitsubishi Space Star Mazda 2 Skoda Fabia Citroën C3 Suzuki Swift SEAT Ibiza Kia Rio Hyundai i20 Renault Clio
Motoroptionen SCe 65, TCe 90, TCe 100 ECO-G 1.2-litre 71 hp 1.5 Skyactiv-G 74/89/113 hp 3/4 cylinders, 65-150 hp 1.2 Puretech 83/110 hp 1.2 Dualjet 83hp, 1.4 turbo 129PS 1.0 litre 80-110 hp 83-118 hp 1.0-litre turbo, 1.6-litre 201 hp Various
Kraftstoff Petrol Petrol Petrol, Hybrid Petrol Petrol, Diesel Petrol, Hybrid Petrol Petrol Petrol, Hybrid Petrol, Diesel, Hybrid, Electric
Verbrauch (l/100km) 5.3 4.9 4.8 6.1 5.9 5.4 5.6 6 6 From 4.3
Energieeffizienz C B B C B C B C C B
Türen 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Sitze 5 5 (4 fits better) 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Kofferraum 328-1,018 235-912 280-950 380-1,200 300 265-579 355-1,165 325 351 300-1,069

Hatchbacks are the extremely popular cars in Switzerland, and for good reason. They are compact, agile and economical, which makes them perfect for city traffic. They also offer plenty of space for passengers and luggage, making them suitable for longer journeys.

If you're looking for a new hatchback, you'll be spoilt for choice. There are many different models on the market, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. To help you decide, we've put together a list of the 10 best hatchbacks on the Swiss car market in 2023.

Dacia Sandero: Discover the affordable all-rounder

Dacia sandero

Good News! Are you looking for a reliable, affordable runabout that not only looks good, but also cuts a fine figure in city traffic? Then the Dacia Sandero could be just the thing for you. This compact vehicle from Dacia, a subsidiary of Renault, is designed to get you from A to B without draining your wallet.

The Sandero scores with an attractive price-performance ratio, is a clear improvement on its predecessor and a real eye-catcher visually. But like any car, the Sandero has a few drawbacks. The engines could be a little livelier, and you have to pay a little more for extra equipment. The finish isn't quite up to the top level, but at the price it's a compromise many are willing to make.

  • Engine options:
    • SCe 65 with 67 hp, 5-speed manual.
    • TCe 90 with 91 hp, choice of 6-speed manual or automatic transmission
    • TCe 100 ECO-G with LPG option, 6-speed manual.
  • Fuel types: Petrol
  • Consumption range: Combined consumption 5.3 l/100km
  • CO2 rating: C
  • Number of doors: 5 doors
  • Number of seats: 5 seats
  • Baggage capacity: 328 litres, expandable to 1,018 litres with rear seats folded down

The Dacia Sandero is a true all-rounder and is particularly suitable for novice drivers, families on a tight budget or even people looking for a solid, visually appealing car without having to spend a fortune.

With the Dacia Sandero, you'll experience an uncomplicated drive, but you can also transport a piece of furniture or two. With the Dacia Sandero, you get solid technology and design at a price that is unbeatable compared to the competition.

Dacia Sandero lease payments start from as little as CHF 200 monthly - Discover the Sandero as lease and find the offer that best suits your needs and budget.

Mitsubishi Space Star: An unassuming star

Mitsubishi space star

If you're looking for an affordable, reliable runabout, the Mitsubishi Space Star could be just your thing! Mitsubishi designed this little companion for the hustle and bustle of the urban jungle. With its compact size and nimble handling, it's a true city kid that meanders perfectly through traffic.

But not everything shines about the Space Star. It may be reasonably priced, but when it comes to technology, it shows its age somewhat. With only one engine to choose from and a not-so-contemporary interior, it might let you down a little if you're looking for the latest of the latest.

  • Engine options: 1.2-litre three-cylinder with 71 hp.
  • Fuel Types: Petrol
  • Consumption range: 4.9 litres per 100 km
  • CO2 rating: B
  • Doors: 5
  • Seats: 5, but 4 fits better
  • Baggage capacity: With 235 litres of base volume and up to 912 litres with the rear seats folded down, you'll be able to fit in the weekend shopping with ease.

The Mitsubishi Space Star proves to be a solid choice for novice drivers, students or small families who need to keep a budget in mind. The Space Star is also worth considering for those who are simply looking for an uncomplicated car for everyday use.

It may not boast high-tech features or offer a luxury feel, but it does what it's supposed to and gets you from A to B reliably. And with an attractive price, both new and used, it could be just the car to suit your needs and your wallet. The Mitsubishi Space Star is a modest but reliable companion that proves good things really can come in small packages!

At, the Space Star offers unbeatable value for money with a lease option from CHF 199 per month. Check out our offers here!

Mazda 2: A city friend with charm and character

Car Model - MAZDA 2 - Front

Are you looking for a zippy, reliable companion that not only navigates the city maze, but also cuts a fine figure on the country road? Then the Mazda 2 could be your perfect match. This compact powerhouse from Mazda is designed to get you from A to B in style and efficiency.

With its sharp looks and nippy engines, the Mazda 2 makes driving a pleasure. But as with any model, the Mazda 2 has its strengths and weaknesses. The engine can get a little noisy at high revs, and the price is a little higher compared to other models in its class. The somewhat firmer ride might be noticeable on bumpy roads. But the overall package is convincing!

  • Engine Options: 1.5 Skyactiv-G with 74, 89 or 113 hp, mild-hybrid technology on the 89 hp (manual) and 113 hp variants.
  • Fuel types: Petrol, with a self-charging hybrid variant.
  • Consumption range: 4.8l/100km
  • CO2 rating: B
  • Number of doors: 5 doors
  • Number of seats: 5 seats
  • Luggage compartment capacity: 280 litres, expandable to 950 litres with rear seats folded.

The Mazda 2 is a charming companion for anyone looking for a car with personality and practical benefits. Its sporty handling and the ability to reduce fuel consumption with mild-hybrid technology make it a solid partner in both city traffic and on the motorway.

Whether you're a novice driver looking for a reliable first car, or a small family in need of an attractive, economical car, the Mazda 2 could be just what you're looking for. And if you're looking for resale value, the Mazda 2 won't disappoint. With the Mazda 2, you get snappy styling and solid engineering at a price that's worth considering.

At, leasing offers start at 220.- per month. Have a look at the offers, you're sure to find what you're looking for!

Skoda Fabia: Discover the little powerhouse

Car Model - SKODA Fabia - Front

Are you looking for a faithful companion for the road that is not only easy on your wallet, but also puts a smile on your face with every kilometre? Then let the Skoda Fabia inspire you.

This little giant from Skoda is a prime example of how big things come in small packages. With its charming grey exterior and elegant black interior, it is an eye-catcher on any road. But the Fabia is more than just a pretty appearance. With its robust workmanship and good engine options, it shows that even small cars can be at the top of their game.

Of course, it is not a racing car, and those looking for extreme speed may have to look further. And there could also be room for improvement in terms of CO2 emissions.

  • Engine options: 3 or 4 cylinders, 65 -150 hp.
  • Fuel types: Petrol
  • Consumption range: Average consumption of 6.1 L/100 km
  • CO2 rating: C
  • Number of doors: 5 doors
  • Number of seats: 5 seats
  • Boot capacity: 380 - 1200 litres

The Skoda Fabia is the perfect choice for anyone looking for a reliable, economical yet stylish car. Whether you're a new driver, have a small family or simply need a practical car for everyday city driving, the Fabia won't disappoint.

Its compact size makes it manoeuvrable and easy to park, while the cleverly designed interior and flexible boot offer plenty of space for all your adventures. With the Skoda Fabia, you not only get a great car, but also a piece of freedom that will help you to master your everyday life with ease and joy.

Check out our many offers for the Skoda Fabia as a lease - from 181.- monthly.

Citroën C3: Discover the comfortable city runabout

Citroen C3

The Citroën C3 is not only an eye-catcher on the road, but also offers a comfortable ride. This little runabout was developed for urban areas, with comfort at the forefront.

Despite its compact size, the C3 promises a relaxed drive, but has minor limitations when it comes to rear seat space and sporty driving dynamics.

  • Engine options: 1.2 Puretech petrol or diesel engine with 83 or 110 hp.
  • Fuel types: Petrol or Diesel
  • Consumption range: Around 5.9l/100km
  • CO2 rating: B
  • Number of doors: 5
  • Number of seats: 5
  • Boot capacity: 300 litres

The Citroën C3 is an ideal companion for those new to the road or families looking for a budget-friendly, comfortable and stylish vehicle for city driving. Those with an affinity for unique design will also find the C3 a feast for the eyes.

With its practical features and affordable price tag, the C3 is a sensible choice for daily commutes and weekend adventures with the pet. A car that's not only easy on the wallet, but also cuts a fine figure in city traffic.

With lease payments starting at CHF 203 per month, the C3 is the perfect French solution for your mobility. Check out the offers!

Suzuki Swift: Discover the versatile runabout

Suzuki Swift leasing

The Suzuki Swift has made a name for itself over the years and is a reliable companion for all those who are looking for a practical yet sporty vehicle. This little runabout was created for the urban jungle and beyond. With its zippy handling and compact design, it's a joy to drive in city traffic, while its rugged construction makes it suitable for longer journeys.

But as with any car, there are lights and shadows with the Swift. On the plus side is its solid build, fairly sporty performance and decent fuel efficiency. On the other hand, the interior could be a bit classier and ride comfort at higher speeds leaves something to be desired.

  • Engine Options:
    Standard: 1.2 Dualjet four-cylinder engine with mild-hybrid technology 83hp.
    Sport model: 1.4-litre turbo four-cylinder unit 129PS
  • Fuel Types:
    • Petrol, supported by mild hybrid technology for improved efficiency.
  • Consumption range: around 5.4l/100km
  • CO2 rating: C
  • Number of doors: 5
  • Number of seats: 5
  • Boot capacity: 265 - 579 litres

The Suzuki Swift could be the perfect choice for you if you've just got your driving licence in the bag or are looking for a second, practical car for the family. Its affordable price, combined with solid driving characteristics, make it an option worth considering for those looking for a reliable yet fun vehicle without tearing a hole in their wallet.

The Swift is also a compelling choice for city dwellers looking for an agile and easy-to-park daily companion. With the Swift, driving fun is guaranteed in the city and on winding country roads, all without having to constantly dig deep into your pocket at the petrol station.
At we have several Swifts on offer, starting from CHF 186 - check them out here!

SEAT Ibiza: Discover the city car with spirit

Car Model - SEAT Ibiza - Front

The SEAT Ibiza is a popular small car that is not only stylish but also extremely versatile. With its striking design and perfect proportions, it attracts the eye while offering a fun driving experience. Whether you're looking for a reliable car for your daily commute, a comfortable family car or just an affordable vehicle with a bit of edge, the SEAT Ibiza has a lot to offer.

  • Engine Options: 1.0 litre engines between 80 and 110 hp.
  • Fuel types: Petrol
  • Consumption: around 5.6l/100km
  • CO2 rating: B
  • Number of doors: 5
  • Number of seats: 5
  • Trunk capacity: 355l - 1165l

The SEAT Ibiza is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a versatile, efficient and somewhat sporty car. Whether you're a new driver, transporting a family or simply need a budget-friendly vehicle, the Ibiza offers an impressive combination of performance, style and practical features.

With its attractive styling and reliability, the SEAT Ibiza is a true all-rounder on the road, excelling both in the city and on longer journeys. Discover today how the SEAT Ibiza can enhance your driving experience.

The Ibiza is available for leasing at from CHF 218 monthly.

Kia Rio: The simple everyday friend

Kia Rio

The Kia Rio was designed with one clear goal in mind: A practical, reliable and economical supermini car for those who see cars as a practical necessity rather than a passion or statement. With its solid practicality and decent specification package, the Kia Rio is a car that impresses not only with its equipment, but also with its economy and reliability.

The benefits of the Kia Rio cannot be overlooked: good equipment, solid practicality, an industry-leading warranty and a wide range of specifications and trim levels. Of particular note is the mild-hybrid powertrain, which aims to boost economy while keeping the purchase price down. However, there are a few drawbacks, such as road noise and a somewhat dull ride and look, which are not as refined as some rivals.

  • Engine options: Mild hybrid petrol or pure petrol, between 83 and 118 hp.
  • Fuel types: Petrol
  • Consumption: 6l/100km
  • CO2 rating: C
  • Number of doors: 5
  • Number of seats: 5
  • Boot capacity: 325l

The Kia Rio is a classic example of a car as a utility. Kia is not aiming for the stars here, and the Rio does everything you ask of it in a civilised manner. It's very user-friendly and quite roomy for a supermini - easy to handle, provided you're not bothered by its occasionally noisy ride and road noise.

Discover our offers for the Kia Rio - in leasing from as little as CHF 241 per month!

Hyundai i20: Discover the rising star

Hyundai i20

The Hyundai i20, a compact runabout that not only stands out with its "sensual sportiness" design, but also impresses with its blend of clever technology and practicality.

However, while the positive aspects such as the dynamic design, the good equipment and the practicality are clearly in the foreground, points of criticism such as the somewhat too firm ride (possibly cribbed from Hyundai's rally background) and the interior material, which could be of a slightly higher quality, should not go unmentioned.

  • Engine options: 1.0-litre turbo engine with just under 100 hp, 1.6-litre four-cylinder with 201 hp (i20N).
  • Fuel types: Petrol, with mild hybrid technology available.
  • Consumption range: around 6l/100km
  • CO2 rating: C
  • Number of doors: 5
  • Number of seats: 5
  • Baggage compartment volume: An impressive 351 litres

The Hyundai i20 is a thoughtfully designed small car that scores highly not only for its looks, but also for its technology and space. It's a smart choice for young drivers looking for a stylish, modern car, and for small families who need a reliable, well-equipped yet affordable car for everyday driving.

With its blend of performance and efficiency, coupled with an appealing design, the i20 offers an all-round package for those looking for a practical yet chic vehicle.

Check out our many offers for the Hyundai i20 on lease here - from 228.- monthly.

Renault Clio: Discover the French classic

Car Model - RENAULT Clio Grandtour - Front

The Renault Clio is not just a car; it's your next adventure partner, navigating you through the city and accompanying you on the country roads. With an appealing design and a range of features designed for both everyday driving and special outings, the Clio offers a blend of comfort and efficiency.

But as with any car, there are lights and shadows. While its compact size and manoeuvrability shine in the city, space might be a little tight for large families or extensive journeys.

  • Engine Options:
  • Fuel types: Petrol, Diesel, Hybrid, Electric
  • Consumption: from 4.3l / 100km
  • CO2 rating: B
  • Number of doors: 5
  • Number of seats: 5
  • Boot capacity: 300 - 1,069 litres

So why choose the Renault Clio? This little runabout is perfect for city dwellers looking for an agile and efficient vehicle for everyday use. But the Clio is also an excellent choice for new drivers looking for a reliable, safe yet stylish car.

With a range of engine and fuel options, you can choose the Clio that best suits your lifestyle and driving needs. And with attractive leasing offers, your next road trip may be closer than you think!

At you can get the Renault Clio for as little as 203 francs a month - check out the offers now!


All these cars have their own advantages and disadvantages.

The Dacia Sandero is the cheapest hatchback on our list, but it still offers good value for money.

The Mitsubishi Space Star is also very affordable and offers enough space for passengers and luggage.

The Mazda 2 is a very sporty hatchback with a dynamic design and agile handling.

The Skoda Fabia is a very practical hatchback with plenty of space and extensive safety features.

The Citroën C3 is a very stylish hatchback with a modern design and a colourful interior.

The Suzuki Swift is a very sporty hatchback with a dynamic design and agile handling.

The SEAT Ibiza is a very stylish hatchback with a modern design and a high-quality interior.

The KIA Rio is a very practical hatchback with lots of space and a 7-year warranty.

The Hyundai i20 is a very stylish and modern hatchback with a high-quality interior and extensive safety features.

The Renault Clio is a very popular hatchback that is spacious, comfortable and economical.

Which hatchback is right for you depends on your individual needs and preferences. If you are looking for a cheap and reliable car, the Dacia Sandero is a good choice. If you're looking for a spacious and practical car, the Skoda Fabia is a good choice. If you are looking for a stylish and modern car, the Citroën C3 or Hyundai i20 is a good choice. If you are looking for a sporty car, the Mazda 2 or the Suzuki Swift is a good choice.

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