Hatchbacks have their own special place in the automotive sales market. The appeal of a hatchback is well-suited for a wide range of ages, from teen drivers to baby boomers who want a fuel-efficient vehicle with easy rear storage access.
Hatchbacks offer a mixture between a traditional two- or four-door model, along with a hatchback in place of typical trunk space, which is great if you want to haul bigger items or need added cargo space because the rear seats can be folded down.
Another aspect that makes hatchbacks so appealing is the variety of trim packages offered on various models, from standard trims to upgraded sports trims with turbo-charged engines. Plus, most hatchback models are great on the budget because it is easy to drive home in a new hatchback from your local Indianapolis car dealerships for under $20,000 unless you are adding on a ton of optional features.
While there are numerous makes and models of hatchbacks on the market today, we want to look closer at three of our favorites: 2017 Chevy Sonic, 2017 Ford Focus SE, and the 2017 Nissan Versa Note.
2017 Chevy Sonic
Chevrolet gave the Sonic a makeover for the 2017 model year and rolled out a new bumper, grille, and headlamps, along with adding the RS (sports) package trim level to all models, which includes a flat bottom steering wheel and an upgraded sporty exhaust. The Sonic gets great gas mileage with a 28mpg city and 38mpg highway EPA rating.
Chevy also expanded the color options for the Sonic, along with updated wheel designs, including premium paint choices like Krypton Green and Kinetic Blue. There is even a Premium upgrade option, along with leather interiors and Chevy’s latest 7-inch Infotainment center. Base models start around $18,500.
2017 Ford Focus SE
Ford’s hatchback model was imported from Europe and is similar to the Focus SE sold overseas. The SE was given a mid-cycle refresh two years ago, which included a redesigned interior, along with the addition of the latest Ford technologies. The Focus has always provided decent fuel efficiency, so it is no wonder the SE hatchback has an EPA fuel rating of 26mpg city and 28mpg highway. Base models start around $19,800.
2017 Nissan Versa Note
Nissan’s hatchback, the Versa Note, was first launched as a 2014 model. Even though it is still a newer model, Nissan did give it some minor updates for the 2017 model year, like the active grille shutters, which help increase the aerodynamics of the vehicle at specific speeds and driving conditions.
The grille, headlamps, and other exterior features were also refreshed for the 2017 model. The Versa Note also boasts at 31mpg city and 39mpg highway EPA fuel rating. Base models start around $15,500, not including optional upgrade packages and features.
To check out these or other hatchback models or to take one for a test drive, please feel free to visit your nearest Community Cars dealership or contact us at 888-340-0339 today!