5 Best Hatchbacks for the Money According to TrueCar

When searching for a new car, a hatchback can offer drivers the best of both worlds. Hatchbacks are often roomy and offer the versatility of an SUV but tend to be on the smaller size. Check out some of TrueCar’s favorite hatchback options below from Kia, Mitsubishi, Chevrolet, and Toyota.

TrueCar picked the 2021 Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback

The 2021 Mitsubishi Mirage is one of the best hatchbacks, according to TrueCar
The 2021 Mitsubishi Mirage is one of TrueCar’s best hatchbacks | Mitsubishi

TrueCar thinks the 2021 Mitsubishi Mirage is a reliable and affordable hatchback. The Mirage also has a solid 10-year/10,000-mile powertrain warranty to cover drivers for years to come. It isn’t the quickest vehicle on the list, but it has ample cargo space. With 36 mpg in the city and 43 mpg on the highway, it also offers drivers pretty good fuel economy.

Starting MSRP: $15,290

The 2022 Chevrolet Spark is an affordable hatchback

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The 2022 Chevrolet Spark is a bit less expensive than the Mirage but offers less room overall. It gets 29 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway, but the cargo area is pretty tight. The Chevy Spark offers some safety features but is missing some important ones. If you are looking for a daily driver and don’t want to spend a ton, the Spark is a good option. If a wide variety of safety features are essential, look elsewhere.

Starting MSRP: $14,595

The 2022 Kia Rio has room for five

The 2022 Kia Rio offers room for five passengers and two trim levels. It gets 33 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway but is more expensive than the others on this list. The Rio hatchback offers basic safety features and a five-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available, plus a backup camera. It isn’t the most decked-out hatchback on the list, but it won’t break the bank either.

Starting MSRP: $17,145

The funky 2022 Kia Soul is a fun ride with a roomy cargo area

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People like the 2022 Kia Soul for its funky style and affordable nature. It offers a lot of personality and a roomy interior. The Kia Soul is a good choice with room for five, six trim levels and 33 mph on the highway. Owners and TrueCar think the Kia Soul is a fun hatchback to drive. It isn’t the most luxurious car in the segment, but it makes it elsewhere.

Starting MSRP: $20,365

Don’t overlook the 2022 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

TrueCar calls the 2022 Toyota Corolla Hatchback a “practical and sporty choice for young drivers and commuters.” In true Toyota fashion, the Corolla comes with many safety features that were overlooked on similar hatchbacks. One of the significant benefits of buying a Toyota hatchback is reliability. Toyota is known for its lasting, affordable vehicles. TrueCar says it offers the best-in-class safety tech, which is essential for smaller vehicles.

Starting MSRP: $21,840

When it comes to picking out a new hatchback, TrueCar covers all of the bases. There are a variety of options on the market for next year, so picking your “must-haves” for a new car is a good place to start. The Toyota Corolla hatchback might be the most expensive option, but it is also the most inclusive.

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