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Compared to their sedan counterparts, hatchbacks offer more flexible cargo capacity using a wide rear hatch that opens up to the car's interior, rather than a trunk.

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Latest Hatchback News

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage skips a model year

Mitsubishi announced its Mirage 5-door hatchback will be taking a model-year hiatus for 2016. The value-priced subcompact -- seen here in 2015 guise and currently "the most fuel efficient non-hybrid gasoline vehicle available in America" -- is set to reappear as an early 2017 model, debuting next February at the Chicago Auto Show.  Also: Class of 2016 Read more...


2016 VW Golf/Jetta earn top safety ratings

Two weeks ago, we reported that Volkswagen was upgrading available driver assists for the new model year. Today, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced that the 2016 Golf/Golf GTI 4-door hatchback duo, the new Golf Sportwagen and all Jetta models have earned Top Safety Pick+ ratings when equipped with VW's new Forward Collision Warning and Read more...


While its basics carry over, the 2016 Kia Soul adds features to its Base, Plus and Exclaim model lines while revising their option rosters. Key among them is a new Premium Plus Package for the Soul Exclaim highlighting forward collision and lane departure warnings. Kia is looking raise the top-line Soul from its current IIHS Top Safety Pick status to a Top Read more...


Beyond its spirited character and funky style, one of the most endearing qualities of the 2015 Honda Fit lies in its remarkably practical nature, a quality we'll focus on in this update. As with its predecessor, the latest Fit matches impressive interior space with outstanding flexibility on a level that belies its relatively diminutive scale. Coupled with Read more...


Unveiled at last April's New York auto show, this addition to the Scion lineup is presented as all-new for 2016, which is true-as far as the U.S. market is concerned. In other markets-Europe, for example-it's some three years into its product cycle, it's known as the Auris, and it wears Toyota badges. The Scion brand, of course, was created for, and is Read more...


Another high mileage mark is now in the Guinness World Records book as hypermiling whiz Wayne Gerdes and co-driver Bob Winger managed to stretch the existing "lowest fuel consumption -- 48 U.S. states for a non-hybrid car" record to an impressive 81.17 mpg. Starting out from VW's American headquarters in Herndon, Virginia, on June 22 and returning July 7, Read more...


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