Cheapest New Hatchback Cars in USA (Top 10)

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Written on: 06-17-2013 05:54pm    Title: Cheapest New Hatchback Cars in USA (Top 10)

If you are planning to buy a new car and you like hatchbacks, here is the list of the most economical at this moment. Hatchback cars provide a lot of versatility, uses and they are really cheap and not to mention the money on gas they help to save thanks to the great fuel efficient that these type of vehicles offer. Ready for the Top 10 of the cheapest ones?

10. Scion iQ - MSRP or Starting Price: $16,250

Fuel Economy City: 36 MPG
Fuel Economy Highway: 37 MPG

The 2013 Scion iQ is the most expensive of the micro-subcompacts in this list and has the added value of getting 36 MPG within the city and 37 MPG on highways. Its power comes from a 1.3L engine of 84 horsepower. It has an incredible capacity for up to 4 passengers that you don't understand where they fit and is considered along with the smart fortwo, one of the easier-to-park vehicle in the big cities. The iQ is only available with a CVT transmission and is one of only two cars on the list that comes standard without a manual transmission.

9. Honda Fit - MSRP or Starting Price: $15,425

Fuel Economy City: 27 MPG
Fuel Economy Highway: 33 MPG

The Honda Fit 2013 comes equipped with a 1.5-Liter 16-Valve engine of 115 horsepower. It may be small, but has a considerable amount of headroom and leg for passengers seated on front and rear seats. It delivers a fuel economy of 27 miles per gallon in the city and 33 MPG on the highway. It is available on 5-speed manual or automatic transmission, it uses regular unleaded gas and the gas tank only needs 10.6 gallon to be filled. For under $16000 dollars, this is not a bad price for a vehicle that comes with many equipment options besides being built for one of the most reputable auto makers.

8. Chevrolet Sonic - MSRP or Starting Price: $14,785

Fuel Economy City: Over 30 MPG
Fuel Economy Highway: Up to 40 MPG

The first hatchback you can find for less than $15,000 is the Chevrolet Sonic. With a 4-cylinder 1.8L of 138 horsepower, delivers over 30 miles per gallon in the city and up to 40 MPG on the highway. According to Chevrolet this hatchback offers up to 488 miles on a single tank of gas, handling it on highway of course. Too good to be true, don't you think so?. Among other things, the Sonic boasts of having a high owner satisfaction rating of 8.9 out of 10 in the Kelley Blue Book.

7. Mazda Mazda2 - MSRP or Starting Price: $14,720

Fuel Economy City: 29 MPG
Fuel Economy Highway: 35 MPG

By producing only 100-HP of its four-cylinder 1.5L engine, it's hard to see the appeal of the Mazda2. However, with a weight of only 2,300 lbs., features a strong power to weight ratio for being a subcompact, helping it to have excellent fuel figures of up to 35 mpg on the highway and a mixed fuel economy of 32 MPG. This hatchback stands out for delivering a precise maneuverability. It is said that Toyota and Mazda signed an agreement by which Mazda will produce a re-branded version of this car for 2015. This production will be destined throughout North America and will mark the end of the imports from Japan.

6. Ford Fiesta S Hatch - MSRP or Starting Price: $14,600

Fuel Economy City: 27 MPG
Fuel Economy Highway: 38 MPG

For less than $15,000, the Ford Fiesta hatchback stands out for being a subcompact packed with features. With a stylish interior and exterior design, the Fiesta could be the best hatchback of this list. It comes equipped with a 1.6L 4-Cyl. engine of 120 horsepower and 112 lb.-ft. of torque combined with a five-speed manual transmission that helps to the Fiesta to achieve up to 29 MPG in the city and 39 MPG on the highway. Its AM/FM stereo comes with CD and MP3 player, six speakers and two twitters, auxiliary audio input to plug-in your iPod and one its best features is that you can use your voice to control your favorite mobile apps while driving, all this thanks to the SYNC AppLink.

5. Toyota Yaris - MSRP or Starting Price: $14,370

Fuel Economy City: 30 MPG
Fuel Economy Highway: 37 MPG

The Toyota Yaris L, the cheapest one of the 5 trim models available, is a subcompact that is only $300 dollars cheaper than the Mazda2 hatchback. Although it is economical and quite good, could be better when it comes to features. Its only luxury are the audio ports to connect your iPod or any other device that uses USB input. With 106 horsepower from its 1.5L engine, the little Toyota gets a respectable 30 MPG within the city and 37 mpg on the highway. Among other standard features included are: hands-free phone capability with phone book access, and music streaming via Bluetooth, 9 airbags and power door locks.

4. Nissan Versa Note - MSRP or Starting Price: $13,990

Fuel Economy City: 31 MPG
Fuel Economy Highway: 40 MPG

The S model is the cheapest hatchback of the new 2014 Versa Note line and the most economical model of the Nissan automaker. You can get the Nissan Versa new for under $14000 dollars, will be available to the U.S market soon and features a 1.6L 4 cylinder engine of 109-HP that yields a fuel economy of 31 MPG/City and an impressive figure of 40 MPG/highway. Among other standard features that this car includes are: air conditioning, 15” steel wheels with covers and AM/FM stereo with CD player and auxiliary audio input.

3. Kia Rio 5-Door - MSRP or Starting Price: $13,800

Fuel Economy City: 29 MPG
Fuel Economy Highway: 37 MPG

The five-door Rio has a modern style and its 1.6-liter engine with direct injection delivers 138 horsepower and along with a six-speed manual transmission helps it to have a EPA-rated of 29 MPG/City and 37 MPG/Highway. The Kia Rio also comes standard equipped with USB port and auxiliary audio input as well as audio buttons on the steering wheel, a cool feature that many young customers demand these days.

2. Smart Fortwo - MSRP or Starting Price: $12,490

Fuel Economy City: 34 MPG
Fuel Economy Highway: 38 MPG

Speed and delicacy are not reasons for which you buy a Smart Fortwo. With its 3 cylinder and 1.0L engine, the fortwo gets a solid fuel efficiency to an extremely low price under $13,000 dollars. The equivalent of a combined fuel economy of 36 MPG according to the EPA, the Smart makes one of the most fuel efficient vehicles on this list. However, thanks to its clumsy transmission and premium gasoline thirst, the fortwo is not the perfect hatchback, although it is quite affordable.

1. Chevrolet Spark - MSRP or Starting Price: $12,170

Fuel Economy City: 32 MPG
Fuel Economy Highway: 38 MPG

The little Chevrolet Spark is the winner and the cheapest car of this list of subcompact hatchbacks. It is only available in 5-door style, ideal for city dwellers. With its 1.2L engine of 84-HP, the Spark has impressive fuel numbers, 32 MPG within the city and 38 MPG on highways, resulting in 34 MPG combined. Just like its low price, the Spark LS with manual transmission, which is the least expensive of the three models available, has also a low level of standard features. It has no CD or USB audio support, and doesn't include audio controls on the steering wheel, but its starting price is only $12,185, a price that is hard to beat for a new car.

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10. Scion iQ - $16,250

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9. Honda Fit - $15,425

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8. Chevrolet Sonic - $14,785

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7. Mazda Mazda2 - $14,720

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6. Ford Fiesta S Hatch - Price: $14,600

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5. Toyota Yaris - $14,370

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4. Nissan Versa Note - $13,990

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3. Kia Rio 5-Door - $13,800

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2. Smart Fortwo - $12,490

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1. Chevrolet Spark - $12,170

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Written on: 06-18-2013 03:49am    Title: Cheapest New Hatchback Cars in USA (Top 10)  
I like the Mazda2, the Ford Fiesta and the amazing Kia Rio. Since when Kia is doing such good cars? For $13,800 I love it!
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Written on: 06-19-2013 06:37pm    Title: Cheapest New Hatchback Cars in USA (Top 10)  
I had the opportunity of testing a Ford Fiesta and I think it is the most futuristic of all of them. I also love what my people build smiley cool
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Written on: 06-24-2013 05:01am    Title: Cheapest New Hatchback Cars in USA (Top 10)  
I'm not a big fan of hatchbacks because I like big cars, but the Chevrolet Sonic is one the most I like along with the Ford Focus which I know it has a super modern interior design and features.
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Written on: 06-29-2013 01:56am    Title: Cheapest New Hatchback Cars in USA (Top 10)  
I wouldn't feel safe going into a toy-car prospect like the Toyota Scion IQ, too small for my taste
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