(Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 08:57AM by Laurel Steele)
Everybody loves a good hatchback. These sub-compact vehicles provide exceptional value in a small package. Whether you want a powerful engine, ample cargo space, cutting-edge technology, or all of the above, there's a pre-owned hatchback for you. With Autobytel's recent top 10 hatchback list, deciding which one is best for you is easy.
Beneath the flat roof of the Scion xB, you'll find a whopping 70 cubic-feet of cargo space which is perfect for camping trips, shuttling people to the airport, and buying enough groceries to last you the winter. The 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine delivers 158 horsepower and a thrifty 28 mpg on the highway.
7.) Mazda Mazda3
The Mazda3 is enjoyable to drive, thanks to its vivacious suspension system and responsive steering. Opt for the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and you'll get a feisty 167 horsepower and 168 pound-feet of torque. Bargain seekers should focus on second generation models from 2008-2013.
Take a seat in the Ford Fiesta and let the fun begin. This hatchback is ideal for commuters who spend a lot of time in the car but don't want to spend a lot of money on gas. The itsy-bitsy Fiesta delivers a healthy dose of thrill, as well as a jaw-dropping 40 mpg on the highway. The 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine comes with an energetic 120 ponies.
9.) Subaru Impreza
Opt for 2012 or newer models of the Subaru Impreza and you'll get a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 148 horsepower and a brag-worthy fuel economy of 27 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. If you're planning an epic road trip or romantic camping weekend for two, the 52.4 cubic-feet of cargo space will be more than enough.
10.) Nissan Juke
If the atypical aesthetic excites you, then the Nissan Juke is the hatchback for you. The 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine cranks out a fiery 188 horsepower, with the option of either continuously variable automatic transmission (all-wheel drive) or a six-speed manual (front-wheel drive).
Visit us at Sound Ford in Seattle, Washington to take a used hatchback or two for a test drive. You can also check out our complete pre-owned hatchback inventory online, which includes great models by Ford, Nissan, Mazda, and more.