Best Small Hatchbacks

Small hatchbacks blend in among today's crossovers and wagons. Those vehicles typically have a longer roofline behind the rearmost side door; hatchbacks have little or no roofline behind the rearmost side door.
1
2021 Nissan Leaf
2021 Nissan Leaf
MSRP From: $31,670
7.2
Expert Rating
“The 2021 Nissan Leaf has matured from its awkward early years into a useful, efficient, mainstream electric hatchback.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
6 / 10
Performance
6 / 10
Safety
8 / 10
Features
7 / 10
Fuel Economy
10 / 10
2
2021 Volkswagen ID.4
2021 Volkswagen ID.4
MSRP From: $39,995
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7.0
Expert Rating
“The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 gives families the right formula for saying farewell to tailpipe emissions, but the cabin tech could use some smoothing over.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
6 / 10
Performance
5 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
6 / 10
Fuel Economy
10 / 10
3
2022 Honda Civic
2022 Honda Civic
MSRP From: $21,900
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6.8
Expert Rating
“The 2022 Honda Civic remains a go-to economy car, with low-key performance and high-economy powertrains.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
8 / 10
Performance
6 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
8 / 10
Fuel Economy
6 / 10
3
2022 Hyundai Veloster
2022 Hyundai Veloster N
MSRP From: $32,500
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6.8
Expert Rating
“The 2022 Hyundai Veloster N continues to take up rent-free space in the Civic Type R’s head—for now.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
7 / 10
Performance
9 / 10
Safety
7 / 10
Features
9 / 10
Fuel Economy
4 / 10
3
2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV
2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV
MSRP From: $36,500
6.8
Expert Rating
“The 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV provides a long driving range in a flexible hatchback body for the city—but it comes up short in charm and polish.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
6 / 10
Performance
7 / 10
Safety
6 / 10
Features
6 / 10
Fuel Economy
10 / 10
6
2021 Mazda MAZDA3
2021 Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo
MSRP From: $20,650
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6.7
Expert Rating
“The 2021 Mazda 3 straddles the mainstream and upscale markets with a quality cabin, power that ranges from pedestrian to plentiful, and available all-wheel drive.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
7 / 10
Performance
7 / 10
Safety
9 / 10
Features
6 / 10
Fuel Economy
5 / 10
6
2021 Toyota Corolla
2021 Toyota Corolla Apex Edition
MSRP From: $20,025
6.7
Expert Rating
“With the 2021 Corolla, Toyota has almost excised all the bland from its diet.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
6 / 10
Performance
5 / 10
Safety
9 / 10
Features
8 / 10
Fuel Economy
6 / 10
6
2021 Volkswagen Golf
2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI
MSRP From: $23,195
6.7
Expert Rating
“The 2021 VW Golf TSI compels shoppers for its overall value, but the GTI is a hole in one.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
6 / 10
Performance
7 / 10
Safety
7 / 10
Features
7 / 10
Fuel Economy
5 / 10
9
2022 MINI Cooper
2022 Mini Cooper
MSRP From: $22,900
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6.6
Expert Rating
“The 2022 Mini Cooper offers vintage-themed thrills for just about any budget.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
8 / 10
Performance
7 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
8 / 10
Fuel Economy
6 / 10
9
2021 Hyundai Ioniq
2021 Hyundai Ioniq Electric
MSRP From: $33,245
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6.6
Expert Rating
“The 2021 Hyundai Ioniq steps up the efficiency game with hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric editions.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
6 / 10
Performance
4 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
8 / 10
Fuel Economy
9 / 10
9
2021 Kia Niro EV
2021 Kia Niro EV
MSRP From: $39,090
6.6
Expert Rating
“The 2021 Niro EV offers a roomy layout and a long driving range, but it might not add up to the stunning value elsewhere in the Kia lineup.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
5 / 10
Performance
5 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
7 / 10
Fuel Economy
10 / 10
12
2022 Subaru Impreza
2022 Subaru Impreza
MSRP From: $18,795
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6.5
Expert Rating
“The 2022 Subaru Impreza pegs the rational meter, with standard all-wheel drive and excellent crash-test performance.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
6 / 10
Performance
5 / 10
Safety
9 / 10
Features
6 / 10
Fuel Economy
6 / 10
13
2022 Kia Soul
2022 Kia Soul
MSRP From: $19,190
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6.0
Expert Rating
“The 2022 Kia Soul hatchback boasts substance and style in the same sleek package.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
8 / 10
Performance
5 / 10
Safety
4 / 10
Features
7 / 10
Fuel Economy
6 / 10
14
2021 Kia Niro
2021 Kia Niro
MSRP From: $24,690
5.7
Expert Rating
“The 2021 Kia Niro is a thrifty choice for those who don’t want polarizing Prius looks.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
7 / 10
Performance
4 / 10
Safety
3 / 10
Features
6 / 10
Fuel Economy
8 / 10
15
2021 Toyota C-HR
2021 Toyota C-HR
MSRP From: $21,695
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5.5
Expert Rating
“The 2021 Toyota C-HR needs to be seen to be believed; the driving’s forgettable.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
7 / 10
Performance
4 / 10
Safety
6 / 10
Features
7 / 10
Fuel Economy
5 / 10
16
2022 Chevrolet Spark
2022 Chevrolet Spark
MSRP From: $13,600
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4.0
Expert Rating
“The 2022 Chevrolet Spark is basic transportation with few frills and fewer thrills.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
3 / 10
Performance
3 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
5 / 10
Fuel Economy
6 / 10
17
2021 Mitsubishi Mirage
2021 Mitsubishi Mirage
MSRP From: $14,295
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3.7
Expert Rating
“The 2021 Mitsubishi Mirage is a cheap car that looks, drives, and feels like one.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
3 / 10
Performance
1 / 10
Safety
4 / 10
Features
4 / 10
Fuel Economy
7 / 10
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