Best Hatchbacks

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Overview

Packing exceptional fuel economy in a low-priced package, the Hyundai Ioniq is a tempting option for those who do a lot of driving. It comes in hybrid, plug-in, or electric powertrains that help give it superb efficiency, yet it still drives like a regular car, easy to maneuver and park. Standard driver safety features and a useful hatchback help owners handle the unexpected. It's no sports car, but the Ioniq excels as practical transportation. The Hyundai Ioniq is a 5-seater vehicle that comes in 9 trim levels. The most popular style is the EV Limited, which starts at $39,820 and comes with an Electric engine and Front Wheel Drive. This Ioniq is estimated to deliver 145 MPGe in the city and 121 MPGe on the highway.

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Pros

  • Superb hybrid and electric efficiency
  • Comfortable cabin with many features
  • Standard driver safety technology
  • Warranty and value are hard to match

Cons

  • Not as fun to drive as some electric cars
  • Less rear-seat and cargo space than rivals

Overall Assessment

The Hyundai Ioniq offers three ultra-efficient powertrains, making it one of the greenest cars on the market. It comes with similar styling and usability to non-hybrids, making it easy for those wanting to limit their carbon emissions to make the switch from a traditional car. Hyundai includes a class-leading warranty and standard safety tech to help sweeten the deal. The Ioniq lags top rivals in cabin space and storage. Still, its economy and built-in value make it one of the top choices for daily transportation, allowing you to go far comfortably, saving gas and money.
2021 Hyundai Ioniq

$34,155 as shown

Starting MSRP
$24,405
Starting MktMarket Avg.
$24,541
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Feature Highlights

Pedestrian Detection
Wireless Charging
Start/Stop System
Adaptive Cruise Control w/Stop and Go
Forward Collision Warning
Android Auto
Apple CarPlay
Remote Engine Start
5 yr / 60k mi Basic Warranty
10 yr / 100k mi Hybrid/EV Warranty
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Pros

  • Superb hybrid and electric efficiency
  • Comfortable cabin with many features
  • Standard driver safety technology
  • Warranty and value are hard to match

Cons

  • Not as fun to drive as some electric cars
  • Less rear-seat and cargo space than rivals

Overall Assessment

The Hyundai Ioniq offers three ultra-efficient powertrains, making it one of the greenest cars on the market. It comes with similar styling and usability to non-hybrids, making it easy for those wanting to limit their carbon emissions to make the switch from a traditional car. Hyundai includes a class-leading warranty and standard safety tech to help sweeten the deal. The Ioniq lags top rivals in cabin space and storage. Still, its economy and built-in value make it one of the top choices for daily transportation, allowing you to go far comfortably, saving gas and money.

Overview

The Toyota Prius Prime is a plug-in hybrid hatchback that can drive up to 25 miles on electricity. Otherwise, it features many of the same great aspects of the beloved Toyota Prius, including a comfortable cabin, generous cargo space, and advanced safety features. When not running solely on electricity, the Prius Prime's gas engine is extremely efficient, getting an EPA-estimated 54 MPG in mixed driving. Heated front seats come standard. The Toyota Prius Prime is a 5-seater vehicle that comes in 3 trim levels. The most popular style is the XLE, which starts at $30,995 and comes with a Plug-In Hybrid 1.8L I4 engine and Front Wheel Drive. This Prius Prime is estimated to deliver 55 MPG in the city and 53 MPG on the highway.

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Pros

  • Refined and efficient plug-in hybrid powertrain
  • Roomy cabin with standard heated front seats
  • Advanced driver safety technology
  • Excellent predicted reliability

Cons

  • Limited-range battery impacts trunk space
  • Rear-seat legroom is tight for tall adults

Overall Assessment

The Toyota Prius Prime takes all of the practical attributes owners love about the popular Prius and adds the ability to drive 25 miles just on electricity. It stays true to the Prius hallmarks of outstanding predicted reliability, a spacious interior, a smooth ride, with a hatchback's usefulness. Like every Toyota, the Prius Prime focuses on safety technology, and a suite of advanced driver aids are standard. It's pricier than a regular Prius, and that's mainly due to its more clever powertrain, though buyers also get a few added extras, like standard heated front seats. The Prius Prime is easy to drive on highways and around town, with agile handling and a good turning radius. Pricing starts close to $30,000, but for that, drivers get excellent standard features, a comfortable cabin, and superb fuel economy. The Toyota Prius Prime could have a more extended electric-only range, but it's overall one of the most livable and well-designed plug-in hybrids on the market.
2021 Toyota Prius Prime

$34,995 as shown

Starting MSRP
$29,215
Starting MktMarket Avg.
$29,666
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Feature Highlights

Parallel Automatic Parking
Start/Stop System
Heads-up Display (HUD)
Adaptive Cruise Control
In-Car WiFi
Forward Collision Warning
Android Auto
Apple CarPlay
3 yr / 36k mi Basic Warranty
8 yr / 100k mi Hybrid/EV Warranty
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Pros

  • Refined and efficient plug-in hybrid powertrain
  • Roomy cabin with standard heated front seats
  • Advanced driver safety technology
  • Excellent predicted reliability

Cons

  • Limited-range battery impacts trunk space
  • Rear-seat legroom is tight for tall adults

Overall Assessment

The Toyota Prius Prime takes all of the practical attributes owners love about the popular Prius and adds the ability to drive 25 miles just on electricity. It stays true to the Prius hallmarks of outstanding predicted reliability, a spacious interior, a smooth ride, with a hatchback's usefulness. Like every Toyota, the Prius Prime focuses on safety technology, and a suite of advanced driver aids are standard. It's pricier than a regular Prius, and that's mainly due to its more clever powertrain, though buyers also get a few added extras, like standard heated front seats. The Prius Prime is easy to drive on highways and around town, with agile handling and a good turning radius. Pricing starts close to $30,000, but for that, drivers get excellent standard features, a comfortable cabin, and superb fuel economy. The Toyota Prius Prime could have a more extended electric-only range, but it's overall one of the most livable and well-designed plug-in hybrids on the market.

Overview

The Kia Soul is a compact four-door hatchback with fashionably boxy styling. It's practical, with secure handling, economical engine choices, a roomy interior, and user-friendly standard features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Soul starts around $17,500 and comes with Kia's best-in-class 10-year/100,000-mile drivetrain warranty. Upper trims have driver safety aids, heated seats, and wireless phone charging. The Kia Soul is a 5-seater vehicle that comes in 6 trim levels. The most popular style is the S IVT, which starts at $21,865 and comes with a 2.0L I4 engine and Front Wheel Drive. This Soul is estimated to deliver 29 MPG in the city and 35 MPG on the highway.

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Pros

  • Funky styling conceals a roomy interior
  • Agile handling balanced by a smooth ride
  • Many available features for a low price
  • Excellent standard warranty coverage

Cons

  • Base LX trim lacks several popular features
  • Turbo trim could use a manual transmission

Overall Assessment

The Kia Soul is an excellent choice for many customers, from small families to commuters, to people wanting something different than the average small car. Its efficient powertrain offers good power and agile handling, while the interior is roomier than rivals and has many available features. Cabin styling is fun without impacting practicality. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard, and the available Harman Kardon audio system has LED speaker grilles. Ranging in price from $17,500 to $28,000, the Soul is an excellent choice for shoppers wanting tons of value, and that's reinforced by a lengthy standard warranty period. The base trim lacks many features, but all other trims are generously equipped. The Kia Soul offers plenty of small-car strengths in a distinctive, fun-to-drive, and overall charming package.
2021 Kia Soul

$28,825 as shown

Starting MSRP
$18,765
Starting MktMarket Avg.
$18,993
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Feature Highlights

Pedestrian Detection
Wireless Charging
Start/Stop System
Heads-up Display (HUD)
Adaptive Cruise Control
Forward Collision Warning
Android Auto
Apple CarPlay
Remote Engine Start
5 yr / 60k mi Basic Warranty
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Pros

  • Funky styling conceals a roomy interior
  • Agile handling balanced by a smooth ride
  • Many available features for a low price
  • Excellent standard warranty coverage

Cons

  • Base LX trim lacks several popular features
  • Turbo trim could use a manual transmission

Overall Assessment

The Kia Soul is an excellent choice for many customers, from small families to commuters, to people wanting something different than the average small car. Its efficient powertrain offers good power and agile handling, while the interior is roomier than rivals and has many available features. Cabin styling is fun without impacting practicality. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard, and the available Harman Kardon audio system has LED speaker grilles. Ranging in price from $17,500 to $28,000, the Soul is an excellent choice for shoppers wanting tons of value, and that's reinforced by a lengthy standard warranty period. The base trim lacks many features, but all other trims are generously equipped. The Kia Soul offers plenty of small-car strengths in a distinctive, fun-to-drive, and overall charming package.

Overview

The Volkswagen Arteon is a distinct choice in the large sedan segment, disguising its impressive practicality with European style. The Arteon has a smooth and quiet ride, with excellent cabin space for passengers to stretch out on long journeys, plus a hatchback trunk for best-in-class cargo capacity. Some competitors offer more powerful engines than Volkswagen's 268-hp four-cylinder, but it returns commendable fuel economy. The Volkswagen Arteon is a 5-seater vehicle that comes in 3 trim levels. The most popular style is the SE FWD, which starts at $38,190 and comes with a 2.0L I4 Turbo engine and Front Wheel Drive. This Arteon is estimated to deliver 22 MPG in the city and 32 MPG on the highway.

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Pros

  • One of the sleekest sedans available
  • Spacious and comfortable interior
  • Superb cargo capacity
  • Available all-wheel drive

Cons

  • SE trim lacks some driver tech
  • Some rivals are sportier to drive
  • Top model's near-luxury price

Overall Assessment

Large sedans offer ride comfort to those who spend a lot of time in the car, and the Volkswagen Arteon stands out from rivals with its distinct European styling. It still has the smooth ride and interior space customers expect, plus a helpful hatchback hidden under an elegant roofline. The cabin has been updated to match its modern appeal. Driving the Arteon is not as sporty as one would expect. Its 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo is less potent than V6 rivals, holding it back from having quick acceleration and allowing it to transcend into sports sedan territory. The Arteon is also one of the pricier choices in its class, with the top-of-the-line SEL Premium R-Line encroaching on $50,000. Overall, Volkswagen succeeds by taking the full-size sedan concept and adding unparalleled style and cargo capacity.
2021 Volkswagen Arteon

$42,790 as shown

Starting MSRP
$38,190
Starting MktMarket Avg.
Avg. savings of $3,526
off MSRP
$34,664
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Feature Highlights

Pedestrian Detection
Wireless Charging
Start/Stop System
Curve Adaptive Headlamps
Panoramic Moonroof
Adaptive Cruise Control w/Stop and Go
In-Car WiFi
Forward Collision Warning
Android Auto
4 yr / 50k mi Basic Warranty
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Pros

  • One of the sleekest sedans available
  • Spacious and comfortable interior
  • Superb cargo capacity
  • Available all-wheel drive

Cons

  • SE trim lacks some driver tech
  • Some rivals are sportier to drive
  • Top model's near-luxury price

Overall Assessment

Large sedans offer ride comfort to those who spend a lot of time in the car, and the Volkswagen Arteon stands out from rivals with its distinct European styling. It still has the smooth ride and interior space customers expect, plus a helpful hatchback hidden under an elegant roofline. The cabin has been updated to match its modern appeal. Driving the Arteon is not as sporty as one would expect. Its 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo is less potent than V6 rivals, holding it back from having quick acceleration and allowing it to transcend into sports sedan territory. The Arteon is also one of the pricier choices in its class, with the top-of-the-line SEL Premium R-Line encroaching on $50,000. Overall, Volkswagen succeeds by taking the full-size sedan concept and adding unparalleled style and cargo capacity.

Overview

The Mazda Mazda3 is a compact sedan and hatchback with an upscale cabin and sportier handling than rivals. It offers three engine choices and front- or all-wheel-drive. The Mazda3's body looks like a European sport sedan, and it has the driving dynamics to match. The fuel economy is excellent. Helpful driver safety aids are standard, but popular smartphone apps and some other amenities included in rivals only come with upper trims. The Mazda Mazda3 is a 5-seater vehicle that comes in 7 trim levels. The most popular style is the Select 5-Door FWD, which starts at $24,845 and comes with a 2.5L I4 engine and Front Wheel Drive. This Mazda3 is estimated to deliver 26 MPG in the city and 34 MPG on the highway.

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Pros

  • Elegant sport-sedan body styling
  • Modern yet welcoming interior design
  • An agile sport sedan for everyday driving
  • Impressive advanced safety technology

Cons

  • Key rivals have standard smartphone apps
  • Pricey top trim level offers questionable value

Overall Assessment

Sporty and upscale, the Mazda3 is undoubtedly one of the best choices in the compact car segment. Its economical engines are high-revving yet quiet, with an agile suspension and soft ride quality. All-wheel-drive and a manual transmission are available, though not together. Drivers will appreciate the standard driver safety aids. Most trims come with plenty of features for a reasonable price, though smartphone apps are noticeably missing from the base model, and the top-end trim's high MSRP may be hard to justify. Available as a sleek sedan or practical hatchback, the Mazda3 entices customers with its engaging driving character and near-luxury interior styling. It nicely balances fuel economy with driving performance, making it a great everyday driver's car.
2021 Mazda Mazda3

$28,995 as shown

Starting MSRP
$21,645
Starting MktMarket Avg.
Avg. savings of $314
off MSRP
$21,331
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Feature Highlights

Heads-up Display (HUD)
Curve Adaptive Headlamps
Adaptive Cruise Control w/Stop and Go
Forward Collision Warning
Android Auto
Apple CarPlay
Remote Engine Start
Lane Keep Assist
Front Heated Seats
3 yr / 36k mi Basic Warranty
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Pros

  • Elegant sport-sedan body styling
  • Modern yet welcoming interior design
  • An agile sport sedan for everyday driving
  • Impressive advanced safety technology

Cons

  • Key rivals have standard smartphone apps
  • Pricey top trim level offers questionable value

Overall Assessment

Sporty and upscale, the Mazda3 is undoubtedly one of the best choices in the compact car segment. Its economical engines are high-revving yet quiet, with an agile suspension and soft ride quality. All-wheel-drive and a manual transmission are available, though not together. Drivers will appreciate the standard driver safety aids. Most trims come with plenty of features for a reasonable price, though smartphone apps are noticeably missing from the base model, and the top-end trim's high MSRP may be hard to justify. Available as a sleek sedan or practical hatchback, the Mazda3 entices customers with its engaging driving character and near-luxury interior styling. It nicely balances fuel economy with driving performance, making it a great everyday driver's car.

Overview

The Hyundai Veloster is compact and economical, a great choice for commuters and those with little parking space to spare. Its small hatchback body features a unique three-door design for easy access to the back seats. This distinct appeal extends to the Veloster's fun-to-drive attitude, packing up to 275 horsepower. Still, it keeps Hyundai's practical traits, like a generous warranty, standard technology features, and above-average fuel economy. The Hyundai Veloster is a 4-seater vehicle that comes in 6 trim levels. The most popular style is the N DCT, which starts at $34,755 and comes with a 2.0L I4 Turbo engine and Front Wheel Drive. This Veloster is estimated to deliver 20 MPG in the city and 27 MPG on the highway.

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Pros

  • Sporty and fuel-efficient engines
  • Unique three-door design
  • Large cargo capacity
  • Veloster N is a performance bargain

Cons

  • Rivals have more upscale cabins
  • Limited rear-seat legroom

Overall Assessment

The Hyundai Veloster's nimble size and nature make it a good fit for commuters and those looking for a small car. Standard safety tech and above-average fuel economy help in everyday driving, and available turbocharged engines add a measure of fun. Hyundai includes desirable technology like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Meanwhile, upscale features like heated seats don't come at too steep a premium. Some competing small cars have fancier cabins. But despite a few shortcomings, the Veloster shines as a fun yet practical runabout.
2021 Hyundai Veloster

$29,455 as shown

Starting MSRP
$19,905
Starting MktMarket Avg.
$19,947
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Feature Highlights

Rear Moonroof
Pedestrian Detection
Wireless Charging
Heads-up Display (HUD)
Adaptive Cruise Control
Forward Collision Warning
Android Auto
Apple CarPlay
Remote Engine Start
5 yr / 60k mi Basic Warranty
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Pros

  • Sporty and fuel-efficient engines
  • Unique three-door design
  • Large cargo capacity
  • Veloster N is a performance bargain

Cons

  • Rivals have more upscale cabins
  • Limited rear-seat legroom

Overall Assessment

The Hyundai Veloster's nimble size and nature make it a good fit for commuters and those looking for a small car. Standard safety tech and above-average fuel economy help in everyday driving, and available turbocharged engines add a measure of fun. Hyundai includes desirable technology like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Meanwhile, upscale features like heated seats don't come at too steep a premium. Some competing small cars have fancier cabins. But despite a few shortcomings, the Veloster shines as a fun yet practical runabout.

Overview

The Toyota Corolla's reputation as a reliable small car has made it a hit with shoppers, but not exactly exciting. The Toyota Corolla Hatchback intends to change all of that, with three sporty trim levels and lots of attitude. Twisty roads will be a breeze with the four-cylinder engine and agile suspension. It still comes with great driver safety features and fuel efficiency, making the Corolla Hatchback an engaging yet practical daily driver. The Toyota Corolla Hatchback is a 5-seater vehicle that comes in 3 trim levels. The most popular style is the SE CVT, which starts at $22,810 and comes with a 2.0L I4 engine and Front Wheel Drive. This Corolla Hatchback is estimated to deliver 32 MPG in the city and 41 MPG on the highway.

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Pros

  • A sporty hatchback with a Corolla's practicality
  • Agile handling and available manual transmission
  • Several included driver safety systems

Cons

  • Some rivals will have roomier rear seats
  • Lacks a hybrid powertrain like the sedan
  • No turbocharged engine available

Overall Assessment

With its more aggressive stance and fun-to-drive road manners, the Toyota Corolla Hatchback is a major departure from what shoppers might expect. Based on the practical and fuel-efficient Corolla, the Hatchback adds cooler styling and sportier driving equipment, like a firmer suspension and available six-speed manual. This transforms the Corolla into a fun and stylish everyday vehicle. It still comes with all of the safety features drivers expect, and the Corolla's superb fuel economy remains intact. Sadly, the rear-seat is a bit snug for taller adults, and there's no hybrid powertrain offered like in the sedan. But overall, few small cars can match the Corolla Hatchback's blend of sportiness, style, practicality, and standard safety tech.
2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

$25,760 as shown

Starting MSRP
$21,710
Starting MktMarket Avg.
Avg. savings of $100
off MSRP
$21,610
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Feature Highlights

Hill Descent Assist
Pedestrian Detection
Adaptive Cruise Control
In-Car WiFi
Forward Collision Warning
Android Auto
Apple CarPlay
Remote Engine Start
Lane Keep Assist
3 yr / 36k mi Basic Warranty
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Pros

  • A sporty hatchback with a Corolla's practicality
  • Agile handling and available manual transmission
  • Several included driver safety systems

Cons

  • Some rivals will have roomier rear seats
  • Lacks a hybrid powertrain like the sedan
  • No turbocharged engine available

Overall Assessment

With its more aggressive stance and fun-to-drive road manners, the Toyota Corolla Hatchback is a major departure from what shoppers might expect. Based on the practical and fuel-efficient Corolla, the Hatchback adds cooler styling and sportier driving equipment, like a firmer suspension and available six-speed manual. This transforms the Corolla into a fun and stylish everyday vehicle. It still comes with all of the safety features drivers expect, and the Corolla's superb fuel economy remains intact. Sadly, the rear-seat is a bit snug for taller adults, and there's no hybrid powertrain offered like in the sedan. But overall, few small cars can match the Corolla Hatchback's blend of sportiness, style, practicality, and standard safety tech.

Overview

The Audi A5 is a premium compact car with sportiness and a focus on technology. It's available as a coupe, four-door Sportback, or a sleek convertible. Buyers choose from two turbocharged engines, and all-wheel-drive provides secure handling, no matter the season. The A5's cabin is one of the most elegant in its class. Audi includes wireless Apple CarPlay, heated leather seats, tri-zone climate control, and modern driver safety features. The Audi A5 is a 5-seater vehicle that comes in 3 trim levels. The most popular style is the S line Premium Plus Sportback 45 TFSI, which starts at $45,045 and comes with a 2.0L I4 Turbo engine and All Wheel Drive. This A5 is estimated to deliver 24 MPG in the city and 31 MPG on the highway.

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Pros

  • Sporty handling and standard all-wheel-drive
  • Well-executed cabin with many amenities
  • Hatchback has plenty of great cargo space

Cons

  • Some competitors have more rear legroom
  • Coupe and convertible have small trunks

Overall Assessment

The A5 takes Audi's signature driving performance and upscale interior and wraps it in elegant styling. Shoppers get to choose between a sporty coupe, practical hatchback, and gorgeous convertible. All-wheel-drive comes included across the lineup, improving handling in all weather conditions, and a multi-link suspension makes the A5 more fun to drive than almost any rival. The cabin features meticulous attention to detail and premium materials, giving passengers an authentic luxury experience. The ride is soft and quiet, and advanced safety technology comes standard. Some competitors have more rear legroom and larger trunks. Overall, the Audi A5 delivers exceptional driving fun and practical features in an eye-catching package.
2021 Audi A5

$45,045 as shown

Starting MSRP
$42,845
Starting MktMarket Avg.
Avg. savings of $1,444
off MSRP
$41,401
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Feature Highlights

Wireless Charging
Around View Camera
Heads-up Display (HUD)
Power Trunk/Liftgate
In-Car WiFi
Forward Collision Warning
Android Auto
Apple CarPlay
Rear Parking Sensors
4 yr / 50k mi Basic Warranty
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Pros

  • Sporty handling and standard all-wheel-drive
  • Well-executed cabin with many amenities
  • Hatchback has plenty of great cargo space

Cons

  • Some competitors have more rear legroom
  • Coupe and convertible have small trunks

Overall Assessment

The A5 takes Audi's signature driving performance and upscale interior and wraps it in elegant styling. Shoppers get to choose between a sporty coupe, practical hatchback, and gorgeous convertible. All-wheel-drive comes included across the lineup, improving handling in all weather conditions, and a multi-link suspension makes the A5 more fun to drive than almost any rival. The cabin features meticulous attention to detail and premium materials, giving passengers an authentic luxury experience. The ride is soft and quiet, and advanced safety technology comes standard. Some competitors have more rear legroom and larger trunks. Overall, the Audi A5 delivers exceptional driving fun and practical features in an eye-catching package.

Overview

Sports sedans offer a captivating blend of driving performance and everyday comfort, but that allure often comes with a high price tag. The Kia Stinger delivers rare value to this segment, undercutting rivals by thousands of dollars. It comes with turbocharged power and sharp handling, along with hatchback practicality and available all-wheel-drive. It lacks the premium badge of European sedans, but the Stinger's style and speed are authentic. The Kia Stinger is a 5-seater vehicle that comes in 3 trim levels. The most popular style is the GT-Line AWD, which starts at $39,335 and comes with a 2.5L I4 Turbo engine and All Wheel Drive. This Stinger is estimated to deliver 21 MPG in the city and 29 MPG on the highway.

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Pros

  • Powerful and enjoyable to drive
  • High-quality cabin with many features
  • Practical hatchback proportions
  • Excellent value for its segment

Cons

  • European sedans handle slightly better
  • Limited personalization options

Overall Assessment

The Kia Stinger presents excellent value for a sports sedan, offering many standard features and a lengthy warranty on a car that is enjoyable to drive daily. It has good practicality, with a hatchback cargo space that can hold much more than comparable sedans and available all-wheel-drive for four-season driving. Kia provides two turbocharged engine options on a platform that is nimble and fun to drive. The cabin styling rivals German competitors, though some materials are not as premium. Kia also does not offer many options for personalizing the Stinger, choosing instead to equip the top-of-the-line GT2 trim with all of the fanciest amenities like Nappa leather and a head-up display. The Stinger is as comfortable to drive as it is fun, making it a great choice for those who want one car that can do many things.
2022 Kia Stinger
Starting MSRP
$37,135
Starting MktMarket Avg.
$37,595
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Feature Highlights

Pedestrian Detection
Wireless Charging
Start/Stop System
Adaptive Cruise Control w/Stop and Go
Forward Collision Warning
Android Auto
Apple CarPlay
Remote Engine Start
Rear Parking Sensors
5 yr / 60k mi Basic Warranty
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Pros

  • Powerful and enjoyable to drive
  • High-quality cabin with many features
  • Practical hatchback proportions
  • Excellent value for its segment

Cons

  • European sedans handle slightly better
  • Limited personalization options

Overall Assessment

The Kia Stinger presents excellent value for a sports sedan, offering many standard features and a lengthy warranty on a car that is enjoyable to drive daily. It has good practicality, with a hatchback cargo space that can hold much more than comparable sedans and available all-wheel-drive for four-season driving. Kia provides two turbocharged engine options on a platform that is nimble and fun to drive. The cabin styling rivals German competitors, though some materials are not as premium. Kia also does not offer many options for personalizing the Stinger, choosing instead to equip the top-of-the-line GT2 trim with all of the fanciest amenities like Nappa leather and a head-up display. The Stinger is as comfortable to drive as it is fun, making it a great choice for those who want one car that can do many things.

Overview

The Chevrolet Bolt EV is a commuter’s dream. The compact hatchback packs 259 miles of electric driving range, emitting zero exhaust fumes and saving money for drivers day in and day out. Chevrolet makes the Bolt EV easy to drive, with helpful features like one-pedal driving and pedestrian detection. It’s not as exciting to look at or drive as some high-energy rivals, but the Bolt EV delivers an impressive range in a clever and affordable package. The Chevrolet Bolt EV is a 5-seater vehicle that comes in 2 trim levels. The most popular style is the 2LT, which starts at $35,195 and comes with an Electric engine and Front Wheel Drive. This Bolt EV is estimated to deliver 131 MPGe in the city and 109 MPGe on the highway.

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Pros

  • User-friendly EV technology with great range
  • Standard safety and tech amenities
  • Reasonable starting price
  • Comfortable ride and agile handling

Cons

  • Some electric rivals are more exciting to drive
  • All-wheel drive is not available
  • Chevrolet doesn’t take many styling risks

Overall Assessment

It’s hard to fault the Chevrolet Bolt EV. It is an easy-to-drive compact hatchback with helpful features that take the confusion out of electric driving. Add to that a generous driving range, and the Bolt EV is one of the best first cars for those new to the gas-free segment. It drives nicely and offers quick acceleration, and Chevrolet includes many great features for the low MSRP. There are more futuristic electric cars out there with incredible speed and technology, but few offer the Bolt EV’s sensibility and all-around convenience.
2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV

$35,195 as shown

Starting MSRP
$31,995
Starting MktMarket Avg.
$32,592
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Feature Highlights

Pedestrian Detection
Around View Camera
Power Trunk/Liftgate
In-Car WiFi
Forward Collision Warning
Android Auto
Apple CarPlay
Remote Engine Start
3 yr / 36k mi Basic Warranty
8 yr / 100k mi Hybrid/EV Warranty
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Pros

  • User-friendly EV technology with great range
  • Standard safety and tech amenities
  • Reasonable starting price
  • Comfortable ride and agile handling

Cons

  • Some electric rivals are more exciting to drive
  • All-wheel drive is not available
  • Chevrolet doesn’t take many styling risks

Overall Assessment

It’s hard to fault the Chevrolet Bolt EV. It is an easy-to-drive compact hatchback with helpful features that take the confusion out of electric driving. Add to that a generous driving range, and the Bolt EV is one of the best first cars for those new to the gas-free segment. It drives nicely and offers quick acceleration, and Chevrolet includes many great features for the low MSRP. There are more futuristic electric cars out there with incredible speed and technology, but few offer the Bolt EV’s sensibility and all-around convenience.