2. 2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI
Yes I know, two hot hatches back-to-back, but it’s just not right to create this list without including the Golf GTI. Like the Fiesta ST, this tiny hatchback packs quite a wallop with its 2.0-liter engine that produces 210 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. What’s more, in its base format, it comes in at just $24,785, and you can even get the four-door SE with the Performance Package, which adds an extra 10 horsepower, for just $29,880. You can even opt for the S trim level with the Performance Package and get the DSG dual-clutch transmission for only $28,800.