9. Volkswagen GTI
Though what’s pictured above is the next-generation GTI, the 2013 model is still plenty of fun despite enthusiasts being able to look forward to an even better hatch from Volkswagen in the near future. Under the hood of the 2013 model year GTI is a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 200 hp, which is less than the competition but makes up for it with superb handling and a spirited driving experience. To top it all off, it’s priced from just $23,995.