Top 10 Best Hot Hatchbacks You Could Buy In 2023


Hatchbacks are the most popular and common car body type all over the world. Hatchbacks are perfect vehicles for daily day-to-day usage. These compact cars have 4 doors and good cargo space. Hatchbacks mean practicality and compact family cars, right? Well not really, I mean yes, all hatchbacks are practical but there are hatchbacks out there that are not known for their practicality but their power also. These kinds of hatchbacks are popularly known as a hot hatch. These hot hatches are the most fun to drive cars. So, after knowing that much about the hot hatch. You would be very excited about these aren’t you if you want to get your hand on some of these exciting cars don’t worry we got your back. Here is the list of the best hot hatches you can get in 2022.

10. Volkswagen Golf R

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When talking about hot hatchback and Volkswagen doesn’t come up this is never going to happen. The Golf R is the performance-oriented version of Golf. There is also an R-line version available of it. It only gets the visual appeal of the Golf R. It is for the people who only want the visual appeal, not the performance.

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The Golf R gets a 2-liter engine that produces 310 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque mated with a DSG gearbox. It achieves 0-100 km in 4.6 sec which makes it one of the fastest hatchbacks on the market.

9. Mini John Cooper Works

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John cooper works also known as JCW is the performance line of the Mini. John Cooper Works is especially to produce the racing version of all Mini cars whether it is Mini Convertible, Hatchback, Clubman or it is Countryman.

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The JCW version of Mini gets a more aggressive front end, blacked-out grille, and exterior accents. It gets a 228 hp engine and all the modern tech and features you get in modern cars. It comes with 8-speed transmission and it also gets Eco mode for better fuel efficiency.

8. Honda Civic Type R

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Honda Civic Type R is one of the most aggressive-looking and powerful hatchbacks on the market. It was launched back in 1997 yeah, it all started back then. The FK8 version based on the 10th generation Civic gives the Civic more performance and exterior styling.

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It has a 2-liter engine which produces 306 hp but the Europe version gets slightly more power 316 hp which is so unfair to other regions. Well, the latest version of this car is very powerful, but most car persons still prefer the older version of the Honda Civic Type R.  

7. Hyundai Veloster N

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Yes, you read that right there is a Hyundai on this list but trust me this Hyundai got some incredible amount of performance under its hood. This Veloster comes with 275 hp engine that holds the capability to challenge Honda Type R and VW Golf R. it gets a dual-clutch gearbox and all the modern tech and features to make it a good all-rounder.

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Hyundai is attempting to create a performance-oriented model just like another car maker with its N model. Even after its styling and incredible performance Veloster N is very affordable. There is another hot hatch coming from Hyundai named RM20 N in 2023. 

6. Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG

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You will be amazed after knowing that it is one of the first hot hatch ever made. A45 AMG gets all the luxury from the Mercedes and great performance too which makes this car versatile and powerful.

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 A45 AMG gets the whooping 415 hp powertrain which can produce 370 lb-ft of torque. The German version of the A45 covers the distance of 0-100km in just 3.9 sec but the U.S version of the A45 AMG is slightly different. I know this is so unfair to them

5. BMW M135i xDrive

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This BMW hatchback is different from others. While most other hatchback comes with front-wheel drive this hatch comes with BMW’s modern all-wheel-drive system. It has become more powerful and economical.

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M135i is the performance version of the 1 series. It produces 300 hp and 328 lb-ft of torque. This 1 series is the most affordable M-sport car you can get.

4. Audi RS3

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It is the sportier version of the normal A3 model. A3 Is available in both sedan and hatchback versions. The hatchback version is lighter than the sedan so the hatchback takes advantage of the body-to-weight ratio. The RS3 version gets a more powerful powertrain and a more aggressive exterior than the normal A3.

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The RS3 gets a 5-cylinder engine producing 400 hp mated with the dual-clutch gearbox. It gets 0-100 km in just 3.1 sec.

3. Ford Fiesta ST

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It is the performance version of the Ford Fiesta. Its power is increased up to 197 hp and producing 214 lb-ft of torque. Even after this much power, the ford fiesta is still affordable.

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Well, it can cover the distance of 61 km in 10 liters of fuel and even cover up to 72 km in 10 liters on the highway.

2. Renault Megane RS Trophy

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The Trophy and Trophy R are limited edition models. It is one of the stylish and powerful hatchbacks on the market. The Megane RS is rarer than any other hatchback on the list.

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Megane RS has an Alpine A110 engine producing 296 hp. This Megane RS gets all the latest modern techs that you’d expect in a modern hatchback.

1. Toyota GR Yaris

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GR stands for Gazoo Racing which is a division of Toyota for performance-oriented cars. With it, Toyota has managed to give incredible performance hatchback to the market. The GR Yaris produces 268 hp. It is not the most powerful hatchback out there but Toyota offering racing quality brakes, transmission and a tuned engine with GR Yaris is what makes it special.

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The Gazoo Racing Department in the world Rally Championship is already a dominant department. The GR Yaris states that Toyota holds the capabilities of competing performance divisions in the car industry shortly.


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