The idea behind most hatchbacks is simple: Take a sedan or coupe, cut off its trunk, and keep the roof high all the way back. What you get is a smaller car with greater cargo versatility, because folding down the rear seat creates an open cargo hold. Some hatchbacks instead will essentially convert a trunk into one large open liftgate, which gives up some space efficiency to achieve a more sedan-like style. But the AutoWeb community has spoken, and its favorite hatchback places function above form.
The winner is the 2019 Honda Fit, a five-door subcompact. More AutoWeb users sought out price quotes for the Fit than for any other hatchback, which wins it the AutoWeb Buyer’s Choice Best Hatchback Award. Now in its third generation in the U.S., the Fit always has delighted buyers by redefining what a small car can offer. Here are ten reasons it remains so popular among hatchback buyers.