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Top 10 Hatchbacks

Sporty yet Practical Small Cars

A three-quarter front view of the 2015 Mini Cooper S Hardtop 4-Door, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Hatchbacks

Today's Best Hatchbacks

Ever since the advent of the top-hinged liftgate in the 1930s, the hatchback has attracted a loyal contingent of followers due to its singular styling and space-maximizing ethos. However, no longer relegated to cult car status, today's hatchback is becoming an increasingly popular option amongst drivers looking for improved fuel economy and added versatility in an urban environment. While the Gremlin and Pinto and other quirky cars may live on in the hearts and driveways of dedicated liftback lovers, modern models rely less on cute looks and more on efficient performance — including deft handling, sporty acceleration and deceptively deep cargo areas. Whether you prefer three doors or five, high-class or low price, we've got the perfect hatch for you.

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