Best hatchbacks | Top 11 hot hatches on sale today

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Historically, hatchbacks have never been much on demand in the United States. However, with the new models and hotted-up versions popping here and there, hatches may as well finally find a path to the hearts of American auto lovers. Compact, stylish, and effective, these 11 hot hatches will make you say goodbye to sedans and crossovers!

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Ford Fiesta ST

Ford Fiesta ST
Ford Fiesta ST

Top speed: 129 mph
0-60 mph: 6,4s
Ford Fiesta ST features a 2.0 L Duratec 150 PS engine, alloy wheels, and a manual 5-speed transmission. Weight 2.416 lbs. Ford Fiesta ST 0-60 time equals roughly 6.4 seconds.

 

 

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Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport

Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport
Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport

Top speed: 130 mph
0-60 mph: 5,9s
One of the fastest cars in Golf series, Volkswagen R belongs to the fourth generation of R series. With a 4 cylinder engine it can conquer even most challenging roads. Volkswagen Golf R 0-60 time allows it to start within just five seconds. Smooth acceleration along with appealing design choices make it a potential rival to Audi S3 and Mercedes A45 AMG.

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Ford Focus ST

Ford Focus ST
Ford Focus ST

Top speed: 153 mph
0-60 mph: 5,9s
Comfortable, versatile and maneuverable is what can be said for sure when we are talking about the Ford Focus ST model. Featuring a turbocharged 2.0 L 4-cylinder engine of 252 and a six-speed manual transmission, Ford Focus ST 0-60 time lays within 5.9 seconds.

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Audi S1

Audi S1
Audi S1

Top speed: 155 mph
0-60 mph: 5,8s
One of the smallest representatives of the Audi S family, S1 possesses a 2.0 liter four cylinder engine and a quattro four wheel drive. Its total weight is 2899 lbs. Audi  S1 0-60 time doesn’t exceed 5.8 seconds.

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Seat Leon Cupra SC 300

Seat Leon Cupra SC 300
Seat Leon Cupra SC 300

Top speed: 155 mph
0-60 mph: 5,6s
An impressive car of the new-age generation, Seat Leon Cupra can surprise with significant changes in design. New updates include appealing lighting units with the LED technology, chrome wheels and plenty of new color options. Seat Leon Cupra sports a decent 4 cylinders engine, a 6 speed dual clutch auto transmission, and the 0-60 time of 5.6 seconds which positions it among the lines of the most popular hatches.

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Honda Civic Type R

Honda Civic Type R
Honda Civic Type R

Top speed: 155 mph
0-60 mph: 5,7s
A potent representative of the Civic family, Honda Civic Type R underwent plenty of improvements in performance, chassis capabilities and throttle response. Honda Civic Type R horsepower equals 315 HP which is combined with a powerful 4 cylinder engine. All in all, it allows for a smooth and swift start. Honda Civic type R 0-60 time won’t exceed 5.7 seconds.

 

 

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BMW M140i

BMW M140i
BMW M140i

Top speed: 155 mph
0-60 mph: 4,8s
One of the unique representatives of hatchback class cars which features the quality of the famous BMW M1, a 3.0 liter 6 cylinder engine, and a six-speed manual transmission. In 2017, CAR Magazine positively reviewed BMW140I blue performance. BMW M140 features the top speed of 155 mph along with the smooth and steady 0-60 time of 4.8 seconds.

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Ford Focus RS

Ford Focus RS
Ford Focus RS

Top speed: 180 mph
0-60 mph: 4,7s
Smooth and innovative Ford Focus RS hatchback was designed with a sole purpose of being an unstoppable long-lasting power. It can be said that this car clearly achieves these goals judging by its performance test results and impressive features. The powerful inline 4 engine allows for 400 horsepower per liter which results in Ford Focus RS 0-60 time being reduced to just 4.7s for a smooth start and easy acceleration.

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Volkswagen Golf R

Volkswagen Golf R
Volkswagen Golf R

Top speed: 130 mph
0-60 mph: 4,6s
One of the fastest cars in Golf series, Volkswagen R belongs to the fourth generation of R series. With a 4 cylinder engine it can conquer even most challenging roads. Volkswagen Golf R 0-60 time allows it to start within just five seconds. Smooth acceleration along with appealing design choices make it a potential rival to Audi S3 and Mercedes A45 AMG.

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Mercedes A45 amg

Mercedes A45 amg
Mercedes A45 amg

Top speed: 155 mph
0-60 mph: 4,2s
Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG was introduced in the year 2013. It gives great performance on a straight road and cross-country alike due to the combination of four-wheel traction and stable chassis. While Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG engine capabilities are lower than those of Audi RS3 engine, it still can be considered quite potent. One of the significant features of this vehicle is that Mercedes A45 AMG 0-60 time and overall performance can compete with sports and supercars.

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Audi RS3

Audi RS3
Audi RS3

Top speed: 174 mph
0-62 mph: 4,1s
Stylish hatchback with a powerful 335 horsepower engine. This model has a completely brand new design and outstanding performance on road. The first generation of RS3’s had been taking spot in showrooms for two years before it was replaced by RS3 Sportback model.