Hatchbacks come from the word ‘hatch’ and ‘back’, which indicates the large hatch at the back that allows an easy way into the storage space. Listed below are some of the top hatchbacks that are purchased in North America:
1. The Hyundai Veloster
Priced at $19,385, it gives a fuel economy of 27 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. The cargo space increases once the seats are up to 19.9 cubic feet. It has an adventurous design. While it has been redesigned, it has kept its asymmetric doors intact. The driver’s side has a single door while the passenger side has two doors, and the rare handle is hidden in the trim. While the car has an only manual transmission, it features a powerful 201-hp turbo engine, a B&M short shifter, and 18-inch wheels with Michelin Pilot sport tires. It also features a 2.0-liter engine with multilink rear suspension and automatic emergency braking.
2. The Mini Cooper
This Hardtop 2-Door is priced at $22,750 and gives a fuel economy of 28 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. The rear cargo has 8.7 cubic feet of space. You can buy a Mini Cooper if you like the interior toggle switches, the goggle-eyed styling, and the quirky aspects such as the multicolor LED band wraps around the center display which changes color. The convertible version has an Openometer that tracks the time you spend with the hatch down. The Mini starts at $20,000 and with various options, the price can go up to $30,000.
3. Nissan Leaf
The price of the Nissan Leaf is around $30,895 and features a fuel economy of 124 mpg in the city and 99 mpg on the highway, which is stupendous for a hatchback. It has a rear cargo space of 23.6 cubic feet with the seats up. This second-generation Leaf is better and more powerful with a 40-kWh battery. It has a 150-mile range, it is less expensive than the others in the same category, and features a 236 lb-ft of torque at zero rpm. The DC is fast charging and makes going on long trips easy. They have also added power and range, improved the interior and have given ProPilot Assist driver assistance with lane centering and automatic distance control. The electric drivetrain reduces the vibration and noise giving the vehicle the feel of a premium vehicle.
4. Toyota Corolla
The Toyota Corolla hatchback is priced at $19,990 with a fuel economy of 32 mpg in the city and 42 mpg on the highway. The cargo space is 17.8 cubic feet with the seat up. It offers a booming JBL sound system and six-speed manual transmission, as well as front end styling. The Corolla hatchback has leather and full range dynamic cruise control which handles traffic easily. The Corolla has an XSE trim with 18-inch wheels, with CVT transmission and a launch gear to dig guard and it can be started with the Apple watch.
5. Kia Soul
The Kia Soul is priced at $17,880 with a fuel economy of 26 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway and 24.2 cubic feet of cargo space. It has just 5.9 inches of ground clearance and is a low vehicle. It has 130hp with a six-speed manual transmission, and you can get a 201 hp turbo with the seven-speed dual clutch automatic car. It has a Harmon Kardon stereo with multi lights in speakers. The electric version – Soul EV drives very smoothly and quietly. It has sold 300,000 units in the last three years alone.