Some examples of hatchbacks in 2015 include the Volkswagen GTI, the Honda Fit, the Mazda Mazda3, the Ford Focus and the Kia Forte. A hatchback is a car with a rear door that opens upward rather than to the side.
U.S. News voted the Volkswagen GTI the best hatchback of 2015. This model receives praise for its good mileage, large cargo space and sharp steering. The Honda Fit has the benefit of generous rear legroom and excellent fuel economy, but has a lack of power at highway speed.
Drivers love the Mazda 3's sharp handling and premium interior, but bemoan the fact that it has less rear legroom than other hatchbacks. The Ford Focus receives praise for its use of first-rate materials, but is knocked for its subpar manual transmission. The Kia Forte has a wide variety of available features and an above-average entertainment system, but is notably weaker in its handling than other hatchbacks.