From premium manufacturers to more affordable ones, we all want to look cool in our cars: let’s be honest. Whether your version of cool means luxury and sporty appeal or perhaps practicality and reliability, there are specific categories of cars which you will fit in to. One type that will suit all ages and tastes, however, is the trusty hatchback.
The hatchback has been perfected over the recent years to bring you the best in sporty looks, whilst also adding an element of luxury and, most importantly, reliability and safety. Check out these 10 most reliable luxury hatchbacks and see for yourself which one fits your needs before your next upgrade!
10 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron
Arguably one of the best entry models in the hatchback range is the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron. A sporty, zippy and all-round comfortable car that is also a hybrid, so you know you will be saving some money and helping the environment while riding in style!
Utilising a turbocharged 1.4-liter engine, the Sportback delivers low torque and runs around 83 miles per gallon, but is still one of the best cars to drive in its range.
9 Volkswagen Golf
We all want premium quality goods at a very competitive price, and that is where the Volkswagen Golf comes in. The German company has been producing the Golf for a number of years now, it is their best seller by far, and it is no wonder why.
While there are no hybrid models, the Golf is incredibly fuel efficient and practical for everyday use, as well as being very fun to drive thanks to its small-but-powerful turbocharged engine. For those looking for a sportier version, check out the Golf R. Simply superb.
8 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe
The 4 Series is not what is says it is. Weird, right? Well, BMW have a knack for naming cars things they aren’t. Not to worry, though, this ‘coupe’ is actually a hatchback, and a very slick one at that.
From the outside, it screams sporty and sophisticated, but wait until you discover what is inside. Decked out with all the latest tech and driver assist options, nothing is left to chance. You can ride in premium comfort and safety, and you can even fold down the rear seats for a mammoth 46 cubic feet of space!
7 Honda Civic
Coming as a hatchback or sedan, the Honda Civic, just like the Golf, is a favorite amongst drivers. It is incredibly practical, efficient, fun to drive and, most importantly, cheaper to fix than some of its counterparts. But it doesn’t stop there.
The Civic also contains some very subtle storage compartments and is unbelievably spacious inside, with all the latest gadgets at your disposal. It also boasts a very sporty look, making the car suitable for even the coolest of drivers.
6 Mazda 3
The Madza 3 is the world’s newest sporty hatchback, and it is rapidly growing in popularity. It's perhaps not the fastest, due to its 4-cylinder engine, but it has some of the best handling in its class.
The build quality is up there with the top hatchback manufacturers as well. The ride feels sturdy, zippy and, most importantly, safe. It is quite inexpensive on the maintenance spectrum too.
5 Buick Regal Sportback
Buick is perhaps an unknown manufacturer to some, but if you are in the market for an affordable sports hatchback, then you should quickly familiarize yourself with it. Starting at $24,990 USD, the Buick Regal Sportback is one of the most affordable sports hatches on the market and is worth getting to know.
Everything you want to love in a car is here; heated seats and steering wheel, massage for the driver, climate control, noise cancellation and keyless start up. All that as standard is a very good deal, not to mention the outside looks stunning.
4 Hyundai Veloster N
We have all heard of the Hyundai Getz, or the i30, but this is the manufacturers newest and sportiest models to date; the Veloster N. It even has a sporty name! Drivers can feel assured that they will be in safe hands whilst roaming the streets and turning heads.
It boasts a 4-cylinder engine that is turbocharged, giving a whopping 250 horsepower. Sadly, though, if you are in the market for an elegant-looking car on the inside and out, then you will need to look elsewhere. Although the Veloster N does come with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and a touchscreen, it does not offer much driver assistance or a sleek interior to match the exterior.
3 BMW i3
You may be thinking, well, hang on a minute, the i3, in luxury hatchbacks? Well, the answer is yes, and here's why. It is a well-known fact that BMW produce luxury vehicles. So, it is only fitting that they have come out with the i3; a hybrid sports hatchback.
If you want something flashy, then the 4 Series is what you want, but the i3 is for those who want to drive around in minimalist style. It is comprised of space-age technology inside and out, meaning you will be the safest driver on the road. Yes, the exterior may be a little ‘off-topic,’ but it is what makes the i3 stand out from the mainstream sporty and luxury hatchbacks.
2 Chevrolet Spark
One of the most affordable hatchbacks on this list (and on the market) is the Chevrolet Spark. Although it may feel like it, Chevrolet have not cut any corners in the production of the Spark.
They have done a wonderful job creating an all-round, affordable and reliable car, with a few cheeky luxuries added in, such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, heated seats and driver assistance technology. If you are in the market for an affordable, hi-tech, everyday car that will get you from A to B with minimal fuel used, definitely consider the Chevrolet Spark.
1 Audi TT RS
Coming in at number one, quite rightly, is the Audi TT RS. This is currently one of the top luxury hatchbacks on the market today, boasting a 5-cylinder engine putting out 400 horsepower, reaching 60 in just 3.6 seconds.
It is an all-wheel drive car which means the wheels stick to the road even at high speed, ensuring the driver’s safety. The interior is arguably the sportiest of them all, with leather sports seats and diamond stitching, and, the outside… well, Audi have done a magnificent job and we will let you discover the rest!