In today’s market, hatchbacks are usually found only in the compact category. Where once the hatch ruled the automotive roost as the most versatile of wagon-style options, they’ve largely been supplanted by crossovers and sport utilities.
Today’s hatchback, though, is still as useful and versatile as ever, even if it’s only found in the compact segments.
Here, we’ve picked the best hatchbacks available this year. We’ve rated them on versatility, fuel economy, drive quality, and price. So if you’re looking for a compact hatch, we’ve got you covered.