Hatchbacks had their moment in the sun in the 1980s and ’90s, but they’ve fallen from favor as buyers lean more toward crossover vehicles today. That’s a shame, because the hatchback is really an ideal runaround vehicle – especially in crowded cities and suburbs.
Hatchbacks have the same low-slung stance as sedans and coupes, but with the airy cabin feel and cargo capacity of a crossover vehicle. You get car-like handling, great outward visibility, and, in a pinch, you can fold down the rear seat to fit that thrift-store dresser in the back for the trip home. With a wide variety of hatchbacks vying for your hard-earned dollars, we’ve scoured the lots to find the 10 best hatchbacks for the money.