Hot Hatches

Made popular by the Volkswagen Golf GTI, Hot Hatches are high-performance versions of economy cars with a hatchback design.


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Cheap Thrills Contest: A Ford Focus ST Or A Honda Civic Si?

Brendan from TFLclassics checks out two fast compacts that provide a lot of bang for your buck. You decide which one is more fun.

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The 2023 Honda Civic Type R Nurburgring Onboard Video Is Simply Unbelievable

Not only is Honda's latest hot hatch the fastest ever sold in the US, but it also set a blistering time around the toughest racetrack on the planet.

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What This Graphic Design YouTuber Misses Most About The Ford Focus RS

The Sketch Monkey reminisces about the discontinued blue oval sports car and takes one out for a spin for old times' sake.

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Jason Cammisa Pits The Toyota GR Corolla Against The Best Hatchbacks Ever

The Toyota GR Corolla is a shining beacon of hope for affordable performance cars - here's how it performs against the best of the best.

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Why The 2023 Honda Civic Type R Is Slower Than The 2017 Model Around The Nurburgring

Honda’s most powerful production car in the U.S. has set a Nurburgring lap record of 7 minutes 44.881 seconds, (slower by 1 second than before)

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10 Most Underrated Performance Cars On The Market In 2023

These new cars are the perfect blend of affordability, speed, handling, and comfort.

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Why This YouTuber Wants The 2023 Toyota Corolla GR Morizo Edition "So Bad"

Sarah N Tuned puts this special edition hot hatch through its paces on the road and explains why she thinks it's Toyota's best performance car yet.

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Video Reveals Why The Toyota GR Corolla Is An Awesome Rally Car

The boys at Team O'Neil Rally School have acquired a brand new Toyota GR Corolla and are poised to see how it fairs on a snow-coated rally track.

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This Is The Most Powerful Five-Door Performance Coupe To Buy In 2023

With the performance 5-door segment booming at the moment, the 2024 Acura Integra Type S stands above the rest.

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Watch This Apex-Built Volkswagen GTI Scorch The Nürburgring Track

Misha Charoudin takes to one of the world’s most infamous race tracks to test out his one-off Mk7 VW GTI.

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The Most Reliable Cars From Regular Car Brands

You will probably expect to see names like Toyota and Honda on a list of dependable vehicles, but there still may be a few surprise entries.

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This Mk7 Volkswagen Golf R Hides a 5-Cylinder Monster From An Audi RS3 Underneath Its Hood

YouTuber Tommy F Yeah swapped an Audi RS3 powertrain into an Mk7 Golf R and Larry Chen checks out the results.

Why The 1980s Omni GLH Is The Strangest Dodge Performance Car Ever Made

Thanks to Carrol Shelby, the Dodge Omni GLH became the sports car of the Econo car world.

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Meet The AMC Gremlin X Restomod That Proves A V8 Hot Hatch Is All You Need

No one’s making Singer Vehicle Design-level restomods on ‘70s AMC Gremlins, but this V8 concept shows why a hot hatch muscle car is perfect for 2023.

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Why The 2023 Audi RS3 Belongs In A True Gearhead's Car Collection

The 2023 Audi RS3 is a pocket rocket that no gearhead will ever regret buying to park in their garage.

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The Turbocharged Volkswagen Beetle RSI Reminds Us It's Important To Have Fun

Volkswagen's Golf R could learn a lot from this RSI wagon concept, such as useable power in a fun, sketchy handling-car that requires taming first.

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The Real Truth About Stance Cars And Why They're So Popular

You’ll never believe just how long stanced cars have been around for, but there’s hope yet for the stance car craze.

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At Last, This 1972 AMC Gremlin Restomod Fulfills Its Hot Hatch Destiny

In this exclusive HotCars render, the American Motors Gremlin transforms into a bona fide hot hatchback and abandons its image as a quirky subcompact.

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This Dangerous, RWD Honda Civic Puts The Furious Into Fast And Furious

With 515 hp going to the rear wheels, this Honda Civic build eats other cars for breakfast; combining high speed with real potential for danger.

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This New Chrysler PT Cruiser Concept Commands New Respect As A Modern Hot Hatch

Back in the day, people either loved or hated the PT Cruiser. However, this exclusive render shouldn't be mistaken for the polarizing original.