7. 2012 Volkswagen GTI
There are more powerful hatchbacks out there than the GTI, but its 2.0-liter engine still puts up 200 horsepower and gets a decent zero-to-60 time at 5.5 seconds. Its perks, including a tilt-and-slide sunroof, leather-trimmed steering wheel and touchscreen stereo system with in-dash CD changer, really set the GTI apart. They kind of have to, considering this small car's paltry 31 miles per gallon highway mileage. That's roughly the same fuel efficiency as a Challenger, Camaro or Mustang.