The Best Hatchbacks of 2019-2020

Want a hatch? Buy one of these.

 VW Golf

The Golf is, hands down, one of the best hatchbacks worth buying. It’s designed to be practical and a lot of fun at the same time. It also delivers an upmarket experience at an affordable price. It’s solidly built, has precise handling, is reasonably powerful and fuel-efficient as well. The interiors may be a little conservative, but they’re built to last. There’s also a sleek new infotainment system and driver-assist technology available in certain trims. The Golf is also available in 228hp GTI and a 288hp R avatar, which takes the experience to a whole new level.

Honda Civic

Affordable, functional, and entertaining, that’s exactly what a Honda Civic is. It’s available as a hatchback, coupe, and a sedan and looks fantastic in all avatars. It’s powered by potent engines and offers an engaging driving experience. It is also quite fuel-efficient, has a lot of interior space, and comes with a number of safety features and driver assists as standard. Overall, this is a great car.

Mazda 3

It’s sleek, it’s surprising, and it’s superb. It’s the Mazda 3. Powered by an efficient four-cylinder engine, the Mazda 3 is an easy performer and a nimble handler but not the fastest in its class. And that’s fine. On the inside, the build quality and feature list will have you believe that you’re in a luxury car. It’s also available as a sedan, but as a hatchback, it’s brilliant.

Hyundai Veloster N

Sharp steering, nimble handling, and mad cornering grip make this three-door Veloster N so much fun to drive. Also unforgettable, is its four-cylinder engine that pumps out 250 hp. We recommend going for the Performance package that ups the power to 275hp and lets it rip from zero to 60mph in a sportscar-like 5.2 seconds. On the inside, you get sport seats, light-blue seatbelts, and an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple Carplay and Android Auto.

Toyota Prius Prime

This is the plug-in version of the Prius hybrid. So while it has the standard gas-powered engine, you can also plug it in to recharge its battery. A standard 120-volt home outlet will charge it in 5.5 hours and a 240-volt will take two hours. On a full charge, the Prime’s battery has a range of about 25 miles. Its engine has an EPA highway rating of 55mpg and 133MPGe, though real-world figures could be slightly lower.

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