Hatchbacks offer a combination of utility and good looks without the added mass and higher center of gravity of an SUV. Because of this, a hatchback is an ideal base for a sporty, yet practical, car.
Before our editors could come up with a list of the 10 hottest hatchbacks for 2018, we first had to determine what exactly constitutes a hatchback. After some discussion, we decided to define a hatchback as a car with at least two rows of seats (that isn’t a station wagon or crossover), but where the rear glass opens with the trunk. While this eliminates some sportier cars, it ensures that all the vehicles on our list are somewhat sensible. With that sorted, let’s get on to the cars.