Customers for American hatchbacks face a surprising situation: Just two mainstream U.S. auto brands offer cars with that bodystyle, and one brand in specific furnishes five of them — half of the hatchbacks on today’s top-10 list. But while the choices here are few, their advantages are many. The chief one, of course, is that hatchbacks are much more versatile than similarly sized sedans.
For vehicles that come in both sedan and hatchback styles, hatches tend to be more nimble in size than their sedan counterparts, yet they actually deliver more standard and available cargo space. And that’s usually without affecting room for passengers. So you could say that hatchbacks are the crossovers of the car world. So here are the hatchbacks we consider to be the top American models right now.