5. BMW 1 Series

The 1 Series is famously the most exciting hatchback to drive on the market. The rear wheel drive setup will soon be replaced by a front-wheel-drive configuration, which means this is the last opportunity you’ll get to put yourself in the driver's seat of the 1 Series as we currently know it. Sure, the new 1 Series will be epic to drive too, as is everything that rolls off the production line in BMW, but that’s not available until the end of the year. The 2018 model is on sale and available right now from £23,175, but if you’d like to get ahead of the crowd then you could place an order at your local dealership on the brand new model which starts from £24,430.