It looks like hatchback vehicles are hatching faster than any other vehicle kind nowadays. That should be great news, if you are into economic cars. With lots more sizzling models being designed every year, hatchbacks have returned to the car market with a bang and rating the best hatchback vehicles is essential.
When you are rating vehicles, what is it that you are supposed to be looking for? There are several categories to consider. Fuel economy tells you efficiently the car uses gas. The exterior styling of a car is not important to everyone, but for some it is one of the deciding factors. It’s also important to consider the amenities, interior technology, cargo space, and last but not least, the price. A combination of high ratings in all these categories makes a car worthwhile. Without further ado, here are four of the best hatchback vehicles of our times.
The 2012 Hyundai Elantra is an affordable small hatchback that will make your friends think you paid more for it that you really did. Its stylish exterior design makes other hatchbacks look dull by comparison. Apart from its spacious interior styling, the Elantra has heated leather seats in the back, a feature that many upscale cars can’t boast of. The Elantra also has a high fuel economy of 29 mpg for city driving, and up to 40 mpg on the highway. Car experts agree that the 2012 Hyundai Elantra with its many amenities, great fuel economy ratings, and immaculate exterior design is one of the best hatchback vehicles.
With ample cargo space, an impressive list of standard features, and a lucrative selling price, the 2011 Kia Forte is a well-rounded small car. It adopts a six speed manual or automatic transmission that was not available in other models. This might help improve its fuel economy, but no official ratings have been issued by the company yet. Paddle shifters, a center console, push button start, and a navigational system complete this car’s features.
The cargo space may not be big enough to make the 2012 Ford Fiesta a good family car, but its good driving dynamics, competitive interior technology, and fantastic fuel economy ratings make up for that. The 2012 Ford Fiesta offers a fuel economy rating of 29/40 mpg city/highway, but only for the super fuel economy package. Basically, if you want better mileage you have to pay for it. Other than that, there is not much to grudge the new Ford Fiesta for.
The Ford Focus was first launched in 2000. It was a popular car, but was soon overwhelmed by the competition. The completely remodeled 2012 Ford Focus has already impressed reviewers who love the new changes. Ford has added torque vectoring control to the new Focus, giving it a feature that no other car in its class has yet. The new interior features will make you feel like you are driving a luxury car. Keyless ignition and entry, high end interior technology, semi-automatic parallel parking, and loads of other features make the new Ford Focus a joy to drive.
So there you have a list with the best hatchback vehicles, which should make it a lot easier for you to decide on the right hatchback for you.