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Hatchbacks combine the manageable size of a coupe or sedan with the cargo-carrying ability of a station wagon. Instead of a traditional trunk, the rear end of a hatchback has a much larger opening that often gives the vehicle a sleeker look. It may look more stylish, but flip the hatch up, fold the rear seats down, and you get a sizable cargo hold that can accommodate much taller, longer and bulkier items than the typical trunk. Even without the seats folded, the large opening of a hatchback makes it easier to load groceries and luggage.
Although hatchbacks were originally offered as an optional body style for mainstream sedans and coupes, they have since become fashionable on higher-end luxury vehicles. Cars such as the Audi A7, the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe and even the Porsche Panamera are considered hatchbacks even though they have low profiles that hide their practical nature. There are still a wide range of affordable hatchbacks if you're not shopping in the luxury sector. Compact cars such as the Honda Fit, Toyota Corolla iM and Volkswagen Golf all make great use of the hatchback body style, while larger hatches such as the Chevrolet Cruze, Honda Civic and Mazda 3 offer even more space without breaking the bank.