If you're interested in excellent gas mileage and unrivaled practicality, it's hard to beat a hatchback. We certainly have a few favorites, and we've included them in our latest list of hatchback deals and special offers. It's a good place to start if you're searching for a hatchback.

Chevrolet Sonic

The Chevrolet Sonic is a subcompact car offered as a sedan or a 5-door hatchback. We prefer the hatchback. And through the end of the month, shoppers who feel the same way can get one with an excellent deal. For qualified drivers looking to finance, Chevrolet is offering 0 percent interest for up to 60 months on the 2013 Sonic, or 3.9 percent for up to 60 months on the 2014 model. For those paying in full, Chevrolet is offering up to $500 cash back on the 2014 model -- a deal that jumps to $1,500 back for the 2013 Sonic.

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Ford Fiesta

The Ford Fiesta is a subcompact car offered as a sedan or a 5-door hatchback. Due to its added practicality, we especially like the hatchback. And through the end of the month, the 2014 model is offered with several excellent deals. For qualified drivers interested in financing, Ford is offering 0 percent interest for up to 60 months. For drivers paying in full, Ford is touting up to $1,500 cash back -- a good deal considering the model's base price is in the mid-$15,000 range. And while Ford is only offering a special lease deal this month on the Fiesta sedan, we think hatchback buyers could get pretty close to the sedan's $179 monthly payment with some good negotiating.

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Honda Fit

The Honda Fit is a 5-door hatchback that offers excellent gas mileage and clever interior packaging for ample room. With a new model on the way, the 2013 Fit is offered with several excellent deals in February. The best is a low-interest offer, which gives qualified shoppers 0.9 percent interest for up to 60 months, or 1.9 percent for 72 months. But lease shoppers don't miss out on the deals, as Honda has two lease incentives available: a 36-month term with nothing down and payments from $200 per month, or the same term with $1,999 down and monthly payments from $149.

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Mazda3

The Mazda3 is a compact car offered in sedan or 5-door hatchback body styles. We prefer the hatchback, both for its excellent styling and its added practicality. We also like the fact that it's currently offered with two excellent deals. The best one is a low interest rate of just 0.9 percent, which is available to qualified shoppers for up to 36 months on the 2014 Mazda3 hatchback. If you'd rather lease, the 2014 Mazda3i Sport is available with payments from $209 per month for 36 months after $2,299 down at lease signing.

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Toyota Prius c

The subcompact Prius c is a 5-door hatchback that holds the title of America's most efficient vehicle that doesn't need to be plugged in. In February, it's offered with two excellent incentives. For qualified drivers looking to finance, Toyota is touting 0 percent interest for up to 36 months on all 2013 Prius c models. For shoppers looking to lease, Toyota has a similarly enticing deal available: a 36-month term with payments from $179 per month. The only drawback is that taking advantage of the lease deal requires $2,578 down at lease signing.

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What it means to you: Some of today's best hatchback deals and incentives are currently available on many of our favorite new models.

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Doug DeMuro has a wide range of automotive industry experience, from work at a Ferrari dealership to a manager for Porsche North America. A lifelong car enthusiast, Doug's eclectic vehicle purchases include a Porsche 911 Turbo, an E63 AMG wagon, an old Range Rover and a Mercedes Benz G-wagen.

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