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.
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2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5
2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5
MSRP From: $39,950
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8.4
Expert Rating
“The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is at the leading edge for mass-market EVs, and it looks the part.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
9 / 10
Performance
7 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
8 / 10
Fuel Economy
10 / 10
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2022 Kia EV6
2022 Kia EV6
MSRP From: $40,900
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8.2
Expert Rating
“The 2022 EV6 flexes all the strengths of electric vehicles in a package that’s as thrilling to drive as it is to look at.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
8 / 10
Performance
7 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
8 / 10
Fuel Economy
10 / 10
3
2022 Volkswagen ID.4
2022 Volkswagen ID.4
MSRP From: $41,230
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7.7
Expert Rating
“The 2022 Volkswagen ID.4 makes for an easy transition to fully electric, at a strong value for the money, but some of its interior interfaces backfire.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
6 / 10
Performance
7 / 10
Safety
9 / 10
Features
6 / 10
Fuel Economy
10 / 10
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2022 Nissan Leaf
2022 Nissan Leaf
MSRP From: $27,400
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7.2
Expert Rating
“The 2022 Nissan Leaf is an affordable and refreshingly straightforward electric car, and it’s become a good value.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
6 / 10
Performance
6 / 10
Safety
8 / 10
Features
7 / 10
Fuel Economy
10 / 10
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2023 Chevrolet Bolt EV
2023 Chevrolet Bolt EV
7.0
Expert Rating
“The inexpensive Bolt is a great gateway to the EV world, though it doesn’t charge as quickly or look as cool as some rivals.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
5 / 10
Performance
6 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
8 / 10
Fuel Economy
10 / 10
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2022 Honda Civic
2022 Honda Civic Hatchback
MSRP From: $22,550
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7.0
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
8 / 10
Features
8 / 10
Fuel Economy
6 / 10
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2022 Hyundai Ioniq
2022 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid
MSRP From: $23,600
6.8
Expert Rating
“The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq family offers efficiency leadership to rival the Prius family, without the gawky looks.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
6 / 10
Performance
4 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
9 / 10
Fuel Economy
9 / 10
7
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
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2022 Volkswagen Golf
2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI
MSRP From: $29,880
6.8
Expert Rating
“The 2022 VW GTI is a good hot hatch, but the Golf R fully realizes the platform’s potential.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
6 / 10
Performance
7 / 10
Safety
7 / 10
Features
9 / 10
Fuel Economy
5 / 10
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2022 Toyota Corolla
2022 Toyota Corolla
MSRP From: $20,425
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6.7
Expert Rating
“With more interesting style, the 2022 Toyota Corolla is a wallflower no more; hybrids have Prius-like fuel economy.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
6 / 10
Performance
5 / 10
Safety
9 / 10
Features
8 / 10
Fuel Economy
6 / 10
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2022 Kia Niro EV
2022 Kia Niro EV
MSRP From: $39,090
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6.6
Expert Rating
“The 2022 Kia Niro EV is a pragmatic entry point to all-electric motoring, with a roomy layout and long driving range.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
5 / 10
Performance
5 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
7 / 10
Fuel Economy
10 / 10
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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
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2022 Subaru Impreza
2022 Subaru Impreza
MSRP From: $19,295
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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
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2023 Kia Soul
2023 Kia Soul
6.2
Expert Rating
“The 2022 Kia Soul loses more of its urge, but little of its character.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
8 / 10
Performance
5 / 10
Safety
5 / 10
Features
8 / 10
Fuel Economy
5 / 10
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2022 Mazda MAZDA3
2022 Mazda 3
MSRP From: $21,150
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5.8
Expert Rating
“The 2022 Mazda 3 makes a play for upscale compact-car buyers with a rich interior and cut-above handling.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
7 / 10
Performance
7 / 10
Safety
8 / 10
Features
4 / 10
Fuel Economy
5 / 10
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2022 Kia Niro
2022 Kia Niro
MSRP From: $24,690
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5.7
Expert Rating
“The 2022 Kia Niro is a frugal choice that brims with practicality and, in many configurations, value.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
7 / 10
Performance
4 / 10
Safety
3 / 10
Features
6 / 10
Fuel Economy
8 / 10
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2022 Toyota C-HR
2022 Toyota C-HR
MSRP From: $24,130
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5.5
Expert Rating
“The 2022 Toyota C-HR demands to be noticed, but its performance leaves us on "read."” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
7 / 10
Performance
4 / 10
Safety
5 / 10
Features
7 / 10
Fuel Economy
5 / 10
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2022 Chevrolet Spark
2022 Chevrolet Spark
MSRP From: $13,600
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
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2022 Mitsubishi Mirage
2022 Mitsubishi Mirage
MSRP From: $14,645
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3.8
Expert Rating
“The 2022 Mitsubishi Mirage is no longer a decent value. Look at the competition.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
3 / 10
Performance
1 / 10
Safety
4 / 10
Features
5 / 10
Fuel Economy
7 / 10
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