In a snap, Ford has decided to kill all of its and sedans and hatchbacks except for the Focus Active. While this may be a smart business move—for now—buyers looking for cheap speed and five-doors will eventually have to go elsewhere. Now seems like a good time to grab a Fiesta ST, Focus ST or Focus RS with heavy…
If you’d said a month ago that you had no reason to be excited about a Toyota Corolla, I’d understand. Not anymore. Not since we learned that the 2019 Corolla hatchback with a six-speed manual was coming. Here’s why it’s important.
The Honda Civic Type R is one serious performance hatch, but with an MSRP of over $36,000 and limited supply driving prices even higher, the car isn’t as attainable as many of us would like. According to some National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documents, a cheaper version may be on the horizon.
Our excellent Canadian test pilot said the all new Elantra Sport sedan is a pretty damn good car with a helping of fun, especially for its price point. Well, if you wanted the same goodness but with a more practical body, Hyundai will now offer the Elantra GT hatchback.
It seems very likely that the party is over for one of the most fun and affordable hatchbacks on the U.S. market, the Ford Fiesta ST. The current one, soon to be replaced by a new Fiesta that America probably will not get, puts out about 200 horsepower and has a starting price of around $21,000. With rebates and…
Tricia bought the car that we recommend to almost everyone: the Mazda3 hatchback. It turns out the little Mazda wasn’t as exciting as she expected and now she is looking for something with a bit more performance. What car should she buy?
The Ford Focus RS will likely go down in the history books as one of the greatest performance hatchbacks of all time. Unfortunately, its production run will come to an end after 2018, but Ford is sending it out with a bang—and even more grip.
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In another installment of “They still make that car?” Lexus has decided to discontinue the CT200h hybrid hatchback after the 2017 model year. This is not a shocking development with cheap gas and buyers flocking to crossovers, but the CT200h was an underrated upscale hatchback.
Cheap gas and a big shift toward SUVs and trucks have made it hard out there for small cars and sedans, but that doesn’t mean they’re bad. In fact, the new 2017 Chevrolet Cruze happens to be quite good—so good that Consumer Reports placed it above the segment benchmarks. And you may be surprised how cheaply you can…
If you wanted a fun manual hatchback for your daily commute but didn’t need a performance car like a Focus ST or GTI, there was really only one option: the Mazda3. Honda will now get a piece of the action with the all new Civic hatchback.
Forget the ‘90s, we are living in a golden age of hot hatchbacks and sport compacts. With so many good offerings it is easy to see why Kia’s Forte5 gets overlooked by folks shopping for a sporty hatchback. Kia wants to change that with some big updates to the 2017 model. Is it a hot hatch? Not really, but it’s warm…
Some say two. I say three. How many doors do you say a hatchback has?
Everyone loves to talk up how good hot hatches are as giant slayers: hideously fun to drive and just as fast as a supercar on a really rough, tight road. But there’s something to be said for a totally standard hatchback, too.
It's genuinely hard to make a case for only having a three-door hatchback when five doors is realistic. If you're going to make a practical car, giving it an upright roofline and a large opening at the back, then it's hard to see the logic of only putting one door on either side of the car, forcing rear-seat…
Ever since the photos of the BMW 3-Series GT dropped this week, I've been thinking a lot about hatchbacks.
Since the dawn of human civilization, man has yearned for the answer to one epic question: How many cheerleaders can be stuffed into a Skoda Citigo hatchback?
The other day I posted about why we call station wagons "station wagons", and in the comments I noticed a fair amount of discussion in the comments about whether or not certain cars were officially wagons, or just hatchbacks. Sure, it's a question a child might ask, but it's not a childish question.