Hatchbacks have quietly been gaining in popularity over the past few years. They offer greater cargo capacity than a sedan, with a sportier drive and greater fuel efficiency than an SUV. In fact, a number of our top-selling hatchbacks are hybrids, plug-in hybrids, or electric vehicles.
At Cartelligent, we help thousands of clients each year find the right car for their lifestyle. For this post, we’ve compiled a list of our top-selling hatchbacks.
10. Lexus CT200h
Why we love it: Lexus is the front runner in luxury hybrids for a reason and the CT200h is no exception. It offers a well-appointed, stylish interior and a smooth, comfortable drive. With a fuel economy rating of 43 city/40 highway, this is a great choice for those who want great gas mileage without sacrificing style.
9. Nissan LEAF
Why we love it: The 100%-electric LEAF offers an 84-mile average range. The available CARWINGS system allows drivers to find the nearest charging station and even check in on their charge from their cell phone. The LEAF is a fantastic choice for eco-minded consumers who have the option to charge at home.
8. MINI Hardtop 4 Door
Why we love it: The iconic MINI Hardtop offers the styling and sporty handling the brand is renowned for. Available features include adaptive cruise control, head-up display, and parking assist.
7. Audi A3 Sportback e-tron
Why we love it: Released in 2016, Audi’s first plug-in hybrid is a popular choice with Cartelligent clients. The brand offers its own charging system, the Audi Energy Program, which comes with the vehicle and includes a home charger, carbon offset program, and available solar power installation.
6. BMW i3
Why we love it: The i3 comes in both an electric version that offers a range of up to 110 miles and a range extender version that includes a gas engine to get you to your destination if it’s beyond the electric range. The gas-only fuel economy is 41 mpg city/37 highway and 117 when combined with electricity use.
5. Chevrolet Volt
Why we love it: The redesigned for 2016, Chevy Volt has an electric-only range of 53 miles, and a total range of 420 miles with the 1.5-liter range extender. Fuel economy is 41 mpg after depleting the battery, and advanced active safety features include Lane Keep Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Forward Safety Awareness.
4. Mazda Mazda3
Why we love it: The Mazda3 combines fuel efficiency with safety features like blind-spot monitoring (making it an IIHS Top Safety Pick+) and tech that includes a multimedia touchscreen. It’s clear why the Mazda3 is an increasingly popular choice with Cartelligent clients.
3. Volkswagen GTI
Why we love it: A sportier version of the popular Golf, the GTI comes with a turbocharged 2.0L engine, sport suspension, and progressive power steering. Apple CarPlay comes standard and options like Forward Collision Warning, Blind Spot Monitor, and Park Assist are also available.
2. Volkswagen Golf/e-Golf
Why we love it: Named on of Car and Driver’s “10Best” ten years in a row, the Golf is a fun-to-drive example of German engineering without the typical corresponding price tag. The all-electric e-Golf can go up to 83 miles between charges.
1. Toyota Prius
Why we love it: A perennial top-seller among Cartelligent clients of all ages, the Prius remains the undisputed leader in hybrids and an attractive choice for clients who are looking to cut their spending on fuel. The redesigned 2016 model offers even greater fuel efficiency and a more responsive drive.
Whether you’re looking for a new hatchback or any other new car, Cartelligent can help you get a great deal on exactly what you want. Call our team of car-buying experts at 888-427-4270 or get started today.