What Is a Hatchback Car?
Hatchback cars are like parental advice: frequently practical, often useful, but not always on-trend. Hatchbacks have been around to varying degrees of popularity since the first model launched in 1938, with a U.S. heyday in the 1970s and 1980s when people sought fuel-efficient yet practical vehicles to drive.
What constitutes a hatchback car today? How does a hatch compare to a sedan or a coupe or an SUV? Grasping the differences and analyzing these different types of cars can help you to find the right vehicle for your lifestyle.