Here's every non-electrified hatchback you can buy right now

A colorful group of hatchbacks on the market today.

As sedans fall by the wayside, their hatchback counterparts are unfortunately doing the same. It’s a shame because not only do these little runabouts have the good driving dynamics of sedans, they also have cargo space more akin to small crossovers. They range from some of the cheapest cars on the market to near-luxury prices. Without further ado, here are all of the hatches you can buy today.

2019 Chevrolet Cruze hatchback

How many doors does it have? 5

What engine does it get? 1.4-liter turbocharged four

How much power does it make? 153 hp

What does it cost? $19,620

Does it offer a manual? No

Is there a better one I should be looking at? There’s a diesel that delivers more torque but less power.

Thoughts? The Chevy Cruze hatch is one of the better-looking liftbacks on the market, but it’s lacking in soul if you care about such things.

2019 Chevrolet Spark

How many doors does it have? 5

What engine does it get? 1.4-liter four

How much power does it make? 98 hp

What does it cost? $13,220

Does it offer a manual? Yes

Is there a better one I should be looking at? Nope

Thoughts? The Chevy Spark is almost too small to be useful. It does get 38 mpg on the freeway, though.

2019 Chevrolet Sonic

How many doors does it have? 5

What engine does it get? 1.4-liter turbocharged four

How much power does it make? 138 hp

What does it cost? $18,020

Does it offer a manual? Yes

Is there a better one I should be looking at? Nope

Thoughts? The Chevy Sonic is a step up from the Spark in both power and space. This could easily be a college kid’s car without the worries of speeding tickets and tail-out shenanigans. It does, however, have a parking brake.

2019 Ford Fiesta

How many doors does it have? 5

What engine does it get? 1.6-liter four

How much power does it make? 120 hp

What does it cost? $15,790

Does it offer a manual? Yes

Is there a better one I should be looking at? Yes, the Fiesta ST. It makes 197 hp.

Thoughts? The Ford Fiesta ST is one of the most fun cars you can buy for the money ($21,340)

2019 Honda Fit

How many doors does it have? 5

What engine does it get? 1.5-liter four

How much power does it make? 130 hp

How much does it cost? $16,190

Does it offer a manual? Yes

Is there a better one I should be looking at? There is the Fit Sport, but it doesn’t have any more power, so probably not.

Thoughts? I drove one of these from Detroit to Las Vegas a few years ago. We hit a deer in Nebraska and still made it.

2019 Honda Civic Hatchback

How many doors does it have? 5

What engine does it get? 1.5-liter turbo four

How much power does it make? 174 hp

How much does it cost? $21,450

Does it offer a manual? Yes

Is there a better one I should be looking at? Yes, the Honda Civic Type R

Thoughts? The Type R is either the best or second-best front-wheel drive car on the market. It tacks on about $15K, but it adds 132 hp. This base model is also near the top of the heap.

2019 Hyundai Elantra GT

How many doors does it have? 5

What engine does it get? 2.0-liter four

How much power does it make? 161 hp

How much does it cost? $20,450

Does it offer a manual? Yes

Is there a better one I should be looking at? The Elantra GT N gets the smaller, turbocharged 1.6-liter, making 201 hp.

Thoughts? The Hyundai Veloster is the far better choice at the Hyundai dealership.

2019 Hyundai Veloster

How many doors does it have? 3

What engine does it get? 2.0-liter four

How much power does it make? 147 hp

How much does it cost? $18,500

Does it offer a manual? Yes

Is there a better one I should be looking at? Yes. The Hyundai Veloster N (250 hp, 275 hp with performance pack) is up there with the Civic Type R as two of the best FWD cars on the planet.

Thoughts? The base Hyundai Veloster looks cool, but the N goes like hell.

2019 Kia Forte5

How many doors does it have? 5

What engine does it get? 2.0-liter four

How much power does it make? 164 hp

How much does it cost? $18,300

Does it offer a manual? No

Is there a better one I should be looking at? The top SX trim gets a 1.6-liter turbo, making 201 hp.

Thoughts? The Forte5 has taken over the Rio5’s crown as the best-looking hatchback in the Kia lineup. Both are well contented for their respective prices.

2019 Mazda 3 hatchback

How many doors does it have? 5

What engine does it get? 2.5-liter I4

How much power does it make? 186 hp

How much does it cost? $25,000

Does it offer a manual? Only in premium trim ($27,500)

Is there a better one I should be looking at? Not since the MazdaSpeed3 went away.

Thoughts? This is the perennial all-star of affordable hatchbacks. If you’re not getting a Honda Civic Type R or Hyundai Veloster N, this is the one to buy.

2019 Mini Cooper Hardtop

How many doors does it have? 3 or 5

What engine does it get? 1.5-liter turbocharged I3

How much power does it make? 134 hp

How much does it cost? $22,750

Does it offer a manual? Yes

Is there a better one I should be looking at? The JCW version costs $30,305 and brings 228 hp.

Thoughts? I know 134 hp seems low, but the I3 is surprisingly fun to rev. Test-drive them both.

2019 Mitsubishi Mirage

How many doors does it have? 5

What engine does it get? 1.2-liter I3

How much power does it make? 78 hp

How much does it cost? $13,795

Does it offer a manual? Yes

Is there a better one I should be looking at? A better one? You shouldn’t even be looking at this one.

Thoughts? The only thing the Mitsubishi Mirage has going for it is the price.

2019 Toyota Corolla hatchback

How many doors does it have? 5

What engine does it get? 2.0-liter I4

How much power does it make? 168 hp

How much does it cost? $20,140

Does it offer a manual? Yes

Is there a better one I should be looking at? No

Thoughts? Better-looking and better handling than any recent model that came before it.

2019 Toyota Yaris

How many doors does it have? 5

What engine does it get? 1.5-liter I4

How much power does it make? 106 hp

How much does it cost? $16,555

Does it offer a manual? Yes

Is there a better one I should be looking at? No

Thoughts? There are better, more powerful hatches for slightly more money.

2019 Volkswagen Golf

How many doors does it have? 5

What engine does it get? 1.4-liter turbocharged I4

How much power does it make? 147 hp

How much does it cost? $22,740

Does it offer a manual? Yes

Is there a better one I should be looking at? The GTI is better and still inexpensive at $28,490. The all-wheel drive Golf R is less of a good deal ($41,290)

Thoughts? Another all-star, the Volkswagen Golf just does everything right. All three are entertaining to drive and in the upper echelon of refinement for the class.

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