Top hatchback cars: This is a list of the best 2010 hatchback cars as reported by US News. These hatchback vehicles are popular for being less expensive, economical and manageable size. What are the best hatchbacks in 2010?The hatchback body style appeared as early as the 1930s and has experienced worldwide marketing. The Citroën Traction Avant Commerciale was the first hatchback car manufactured in 1938. In 1970, General Motors came up with its first hatchback car model, the Chevrolet Vega.