Affordable, Fuel Efficient Hatch Backs – What More Do You Want

Nothing can quite match the versatility of the hatch back and, for drivers on a budget they really do provide the whole package. You may be surprised to know that some of the best, most fuel efficient motors available today come in with a price tag of less than $25,000.


Let’s recap – affordable price tag + great fuel economy = great idea.
Here’s a list of just a few of the best hatch backs around – great on price and great on fuel economy too.

Chevrolet Sonic LT – this hybrid motor is remarkably cheap to buy and to run providing drivers with an estimated combined 33 mpg yet with prices starting at less than $18,000. Can you believe it? Well, believe it because it’s true.

Toyota Yaris – this super little hatch back also averages at a combined 33 mpg yet remarkably is available for less than $15,000. Admit it, when I said a price tag of less than $25,000 you were expecting stuff like $24,999 weren’t you. Well, this is $10,000 less than $25,000.


Fiat 500 – gets you an extra mile down the road per gallon at 34 mpg, a very compact car with a compact price tag to match. The prices for these little beauties start at just a snippet over $16,000. Did I mention that they’re great fun to drive too? No – well now I have, they’re great fun!

Ford Fiesta SE – now we’re talking. For a price of a smidge (which is less than a snippet) over $17,000 this fabulous hatch back can provide fuel economy of 37 mpg. Check out the details at San Bernardino Ford if you don’t believe me. Go on, Fairview Ford will probably be able to help you too.

Chevrolet Spark – I used to have a tortoise named “Spark” but that’s a different story, this hatch back is certainly no tortoise but it does have fabulous fuel efficiency for an affordable price – 34 mpg combined for a price of just a tad over $12,000. This city car can save you plenty of dollars over a year.

Scion iQ – it’s small, it’s funky and it’s certainly different. The Scion iQ is also one of the best hatch back cars for fuel efficiency with a smaller than average price tag. Fuel efficiency is recorded at 37 mpg combined with a price tag of around $16,000. If you’ve never heard of it you’re not alone but watch out for plenty of these to be hitting the city streets soon. Coming to a block near you . . .

Mitsubishi Mirage – it’s getting better, this versatile hatch back car has a fuel efficiency rating of 40 mpg combined for a price starting at less than $13,000. Think about it, where else are you going to find something like that?


Toyota Prius – this one is definitely getting towards the upper end of the budget but it’s still less than $25,000 – prices start at around $24,000 but this super hybrid hatch back can offer immense fuel efficiency of up to 50 mpg combined.

These days we all have to do our bit to save the environment as well as to try and stretch our dollars that little bit further. No wonder the motor industry has awoken to the fact that we aren’t all interested in gigantic gas guzzlers any more – we want fuel efficiency, affordability and versatility, and when it comes to those very things these hatch backs have it all.

Americans have been a little slower to fall in love with the hatch back than their European cousins but I’ve got the feeling that’s all about to change.