Best Small Hatchbacks

Small hatchbacks blend in among today's crossovers and wagons. Those vehicles typically have a longer roofline behind the rearmost side door; hatchbacks have little or no roofline behind the rearmost side door.
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2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT
2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe
MSRP From: $99,000
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7.6
Expert Rating
“Thrilling acceleration, razor-sharp handling, lots of room for four, and coddling luxury. What’s not to like? The 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe delivers it all.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
8 / 10
Performance
10 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
8 / 10
Fuel Economy
4 / 10
2
2019 BMW 3-Series
2019 BMW 3-Series (330i M Sport)
MSRP From: $40,250
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7.3
Expert Rating
“The 2019 BMW 330i moves back toward the sweet spot in sport-sedan greatness, with M Sport and M editions still to come.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
7 / 10
Performance
8 / 10
Safety
9 / 10
Features
7 / 10
Fuel Economy
6 / 10
3
2019 Honda Insight
2019 Honda Insight
MSRP From: $22,930
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7.0
Expert Rating
“Forget the other Hondas to wear the Insight name, the 2019 Honda Insight is what “normal” will look like for small cars in the near future.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
7 / 10
Performance
5 / 10
Safety
9 / 10
Features
7 / 10
Fuel Economy
8 / 10
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2019 Chevrolet Volt
2019 Chevrolet Volt
MSRP From: $33,520
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6.7
Expert Rating
“The 2019 Chevrolet Volt is a solid plug-in hybrid choice thanks to its long overall range and comfortable, high-quality feel.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
7 / 10
Performance
6 / 10
Safety
7 / 10
Features
6 / 10
Fuel Economy
9 / 10
5
2019 BMW 4-Series
2019 BMW 4-Series
MSRP From: $44,600
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6.6
Expert Rating
“The 2019 BMW 4-Series distills our favorite parts from the related 3-Series and packages them in a better shape.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
7 / 10
Performance
7 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
8 / 10
Fuel Economy
5 / 10
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2019 Honda Civic
2019 Honda Civic
MSRP From: $19,450
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6.5
Expert Rating
“Safety upgrades this year make the 2019 Honda Civic as compelling as ever.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
7 / 10
Performance
7 / 10
Safety
7 / 10
Features
6 / 10
Fuel Economy
6 / 10
6
2019 Volkswagen Golf
2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
MSRP From: $21,845
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6.5
Expert Rating
“The practical 2019 VW Golf is a smart choice whether as a frugal hatchback or a zippy GTI.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
6 / 10
Performance
7 / 10
Safety
6 / 10
Features
7 / 10
Fuel Economy
6 / 10
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2019 BMW 6-Series
2019 BMW 6-Series
MSRP From: $70,300
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6.4
Expert Rating
“The 2019 BMW 6-Series is a tale of two luxury four- or five-doors: one achingly pretty coupe and a well-equipped practical hatchback.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
6 / 10
Performance
6 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
8 / 10
Fuel Economy
4 / 10
9
2019 Hyundai Veloster
2019 Hyundai Veloster N
MSRP From: $18,500
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6.2
Expert Rating
“The 2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo spends all its second-generation capital on feel-good features–and it works.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
7 / 10
Performance
5 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
8 / 10
Fuel Economy
6 / 10
10
2019 Honda Clarity
2019 Honda Clarity
MSRP From: $58,490
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6.0
Expert Rating
“The 2019 Honda Clarity is a hybrid or electric vehicle with a bold exterior that ultimately fails to make a statement.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
4 / 10
Performance
5 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
7 / 10
Fuel Economy
9 / 10
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2019 BMW i3
2019 BMW i3
MSRP From: $44,450
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5.8
Expert Rating
“The 2019 BMW i3 is an all-electric hatchback that declares proudly that convention needn’t apply to eco-friendly drivers.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
5 / 10
Performance
5 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
6 / 10
Fuel Economy
9 / 10
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2019 Honda Fit
2019 Honda Fit
MSRP From: $16,190
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5.8
Expert Rating
“The 2019 Honda Fit is the spiritual successor to what put Honda on the map: it's small, versatile, and fuel efficient.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
5 / 10
Performance
5 / 10
Safety
7 / 10
Features
5 / 10
Fuel Economy
7 / 10
13
2019 Volkswagen Beetle
2019 Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition
MSRP From: $20,895
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5.6
Expert Rating
“The 2019 Volkswagen Beetle offers a surprising amount of value and a great warranty.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
8 / 10
Performance
6 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
5 / 10
Fuel Economy
5 / 10
14
2019 Chevrolet Cruze
2019 Chevrolet Cruze
MSRP From: $17,995
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5.4
Expert Rating
“The 2019 Chevrolet Cruze gains some good content, but its advanced safety tech should be more accessible.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
5 / 10
Performance
5 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
6 / 10
Fuel Economy
6 / 10
14
2019 FIAT 500e
2019 Fiat 500e
MSRP From: $33,210
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5.4
Expert Rating
“The 2019 Fiat 500e is a throwback in more ways than one: It has a nostalgic style and feel, but also outdated range.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
6 / 10
Performance
5 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
4 / 10
Fuel Economy
9 / 10
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2019 Kia Rio
2019 Kia Rio
MSRP From: $15,390
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5.2
Expert Rating
“The 2019 Kia Rio gives used cars a run for their money with its great warranty, good ride, safety tech, and spacious interior.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
5 / 10
Performance
4 / 10
Safety
6 / 10
Features
5 / 10
Fuel Economy
6 / 10
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2019 Chevrolet Sonic
2019 Chevrolet Sonic
MSRP From: $15,420
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5.0
Expert Rating
“The 2019 Chevrolet Sonic shows its age but remains a good choice for an inexpensive car with surprising technology.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
5 / 10
Performance
5 / 10
Safety
5 / 10
Features
5 / 10
Fuel Economy
6 / 10
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2019 FIAT 500
2019 Fiat 500
MSRP From: $16,245
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4.6
Expert Rating
“The 2019 Fiat 500 is appealing for those who value personality above all else, but it sports some glaring flaws.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
7 / 10
Performance
5 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
5 / 10
Fuel Economy
5 / 10
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2019 FIAT 500L
2019 Fiat 500L
MSRP From: $21,910
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4.2
Expert Rating
“The 2019 Fiat 500L is a tall-riding family hatchback that struggles with style and comfort in the name of affordability.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
3 / 10
Performance
3 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
6 / 10
Fuel Economy
5 / 10
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2019 Chevrolet Spark
2019 Chevrolet Spark
MSRP From: $13,220
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3.8
Expert Rating
“The 2019 Chevrolet Spark makes a great urban minicar, but its appeal is limited.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
3 / 10
Performance
2 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
4 / 10
Fuel Economy
6 / 10
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2019 Ford Fiesta
2019 Ford Fiesta
MSRP From: $14,260
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3.7
Expert Rating
“The 2019 Ford Fiesta can deliver thrills, but it shows its age in too many ways for us to recommend.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
4 / 10
Performance
4 / 10
Safety
2 / 10
Features
4 / 10
Fuel Economy
6 / 10
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2019 Nissan Versa
2019 Nissan Versa
MSRP From: $12,460
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3.5
Expert Rating
“The 2019 Nissan Versa is the cheapest way to get new-car smell and a full warranty, but rivals deliver plenty for not much more.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
3 / 10
Performance
3 / 10
Safety
2 / 10
Features
4 / 10
Fuel Economy
6 / 10
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2019 Mitsubishi Mirage
2019 Mitsubishi Mirage
MSRP From: $13,795
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3.3
Expert Rating
“The 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage challenges the assumption that there are no bad new cars anymore.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
3 / 10
Performance
1 / 10
Safety
2 / 10
Features
4 / 10
Fuel Economy
7 / 10
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