Hatchbacks are a big hit in Europe, but they aren't nearly as dominant in the U.S. However, things used to be much worse in the past. Manufacturers will be pleased that U.S. residents are slowly beginning to "feel the vibe" of the hatchbacks. The hatchback has been bullied by crossovers and SUVs which have been running the show in the U.S. Well, the hatchback manufacturers have noted this, and they have come out strongly in 2018. Actually, the best 2018 hatchbacks are a few steps ahead of the crossovers.
The new "juiced up" hatchbacks will give their competitors a run for their money. This is thanks to their upgraded safety features, sweet new designs, and impressive new options. The manufacturers have not released all the details, but we already have enough information to suggest that the new vehicles are going to have a great season in the market.? This article seeks to balance the needs of all consumers by listing based on different factors like luxury, performance, affordability, and simplicity.
How good is the 2018 Fiat 500 Abarth?
Driving this subcompact offers an experience that is out of this world, we would recommend it to drivers who enjoy driving around the city.
This vehicle has a standard 5-speed stick and a 1.4L turbo four engine that produces a whopping 160-horsepower. It also has an optional 6-speed auto that increases the total torque from 170 to 183 lb-ft; however, it robs the Abarth of 3 ponies, and it costs an extra $1,000. You should also know that it doesn't have a spacious cabin.
What about the 2018 Audi A5 Sportback?
This entry-level luxury car is simply an improved hatchback version of the A4 sedan. If you want more space in your Audi A4 then the A5 Sportback is the vehicle for you, it comes with an impressive 22 cubes of trunk space with the rear seat up. A total space of 35 cubic feet can be achieved when you fold it down. It is therefore much better than A4 coupes and sedans which are only available with 13 and 12 cubic feet respectively.
This vehicle offers one of the perkiest and smoothest engines possible. The base trim costs $42,600, and it has a 2.0L turbo four engine that has 7-speed dual-clutch automatic with manual shifting mode. It produces 252 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque.
How does the 2018 Toyota Corolla iM perform?
If you like to play it safe, then this is the hatchback for you. The Japanese have been manufacturing the Toyota Corolla for more than 50 years, how about that! It is as reliable as the fact that the sun will rise in the morning and set in the evening, it should, therefore, come as no surprise that this model has sold over 40 million units. In case you are wondering where the "iM" comes from then you should know that the manufacturer just rebadged the Scion iM under its own label - the Corolla iM.
It is a reliable vehicle but it doesn't offer high-end trims like the sedan, it has an uninspiring engine, and it comes with a dull handling.
How can the 2018 Mazda 3 be rated?
Superb, luxurious, best, outstanding and flashy are some of the words that can be used to describe the Mazda 3. The Mazda is very flashy and stylish, yet it still manages to remain affordable with top models ending at $23,895 - and the base models beginning at $19,345.
It comes with a brawny 184-horsepower 2.5L engine and 2.0L 4-cylinder that produces 155-horsepower. The engine allows for quick reflexes and acceleration although the fuel efficiency doesn't offer anything to write home about. It has a cramped rear seat legroom but enough cargo space. Putting all factors into consideration, this 5-door hatchback is simply a leader among other 2018 hatchbacks.