Hatchback Deals: May 2014
Interested in a new hatchback? You've come to the right place, since we've listed each of today's top hatchback deals on a wide variety of our favorite new models. But if you see a deal you like, we suggest you act quickly, as most of these incentives expire at the end of the month.
The 2014 Ford Focus is an excellent compact car offered as a 4-door sedan or a 5-door hatchback. We prefer the more practical hatchback -- especially since it's such a great deal in May, with a facelifted 2015 model on the way. The best deal is for qualified shoppers looking to finance, as they can get 0 percent interest for up to 60 months and up to $1,000 cash back. But drivers looking to pay with cash can also get a good deal, as Ford is offering an impressive $3,000 cash back this month, a huge figure for a small car like the Focus.
The Kia Rio is a subcompact car available as a 4-door sedan or a 5-door hatchback. We prefer the hatchback, given its excellent styling and extra practicality compared to the sedan. This month, the 5-door Rio is an especially good deal thanks to two strong incentives from Kia. For qualified shoppers looking to finance, Kia is touting 1.9 percent interest for up to 36 months, or 3.9 percent for 60 months. Meanwhile, drivers looking to pay with cash can get up to $500 back, which isn't a huge figure but better than nothing. Kia is also offering another $400 cash back to shoppers who are in the U.S. military.
The Mazda3 hatchback is a compact car with handsome new styling, excellent driving characteristics and a long list of available features and equipment. In May, Mazda is offering two great incentives on the popular 2014 Mazda3 hatchback. For qualified drivers looking to finance, Mazda is offering 0.9 percent interest for up to 36 months. Shoppers who would rather lease also get a good deal, as a Mazda3 i Sport with an automatic transmission is available for 36 months with payments from $199 per month after $2,359 down at lease signing.
The Toyota Prius is a popular hybrid hatchback that returns over 50 miles per gallon in city driving. This month, the Prius is offered with two excellent deals: one for drivers looking to lease, and the other for qualified shoppers who would rather finance. For those interested in financing, Toyota is offering 0 percent interest for up to 72 months, an excellent deal available on all 2014 Prius trim levels. Drivers who would rather lease can put down $2,638 up front and get payments from $239 per month, a deal that's available for either 24 or 36 months.
The Volkswagen GTI is a sporty hot hatch available in 3- or 5-door hatchback body styles. In May, it's also available with two excellent incentives: one for shoppers looking to finance, and the other for drivers who would rather lease. For lease shoppers, Volkswagen is touting a 36-month term with payments from $279 per month after $2,349 down at lease signing. Qualified drivers looking to finance also get a good deal, as Volkswagen says the 2014 GTI can be had with 0.9 percent interest for up to 60 months.
What it means to you: Our list of hatchback deals includes excellent incentives and special offers on many of our favorite new hatchbacks.