3) Golf GTI
With a starting price at just under $26,000 - the Volkswagen Golf GTI is one of the top commuter hatchbacks you can buy. While it's a bit more cash than the base version, and the mileage suffers for the speed, Volkswagen still manages produce a car that's both fast & a user-friendly commuter.
4,186 curb weight
2) Ford Focus ST
This quick little FWD car is becoming the go-to for young tuners, but still makes a great commuter. With a plethora of aftermarket parts (both performance and style), you can easily make the ST your own. Just go drive it!
3,223 curb weight
1) Subaru WRX
No, it's not an STI, but you can find the fun little Subi WRX for under $27,000. At 268hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, is it possible to find a more fun commuter? You can even rally the WRX on the weekend thanks to its legendary AWD system.
4,409 curb weight
You already know we love the Toyota 86 / Subaru BRX...the dual branded car is a great commuter if you don't need functional back seats or 4 doors.
3,682 curb weight