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Great Used Hatchbacks Under $15,000 for 2020

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author photo by Chris O'Neill March 2020

Compared to a basic sedan, a hatchback offers excellent practicality. Once you experience the usefulness of a large rear cargo area with a hatchback opening, you'll never want to go back to a traditional trunk.

Below, we outline six great used hatchbacks under $15,000 for 2020.

2017-2018 Mazda3

2017-2018 Mazda3

Introduced for the 2014 model year, the third-generation Mazda3 got better and better over its five years on sale and, in its upper trim levels, felt much like a luxury car during its final few model years before being replaced by an all-new fourth-generation model for 2019. Right now, buyers can pick up a gently used 2017 or 2018 Mazda3 hatchback for around $15,000 pretty easily, and there are currently hundreds listed on Autotrader that would fit the bill. About 100 of them are the upper-level Grand Touring trim, which comes with a leather interior, a Bose Audio system and several active safety features. Find a Mazda3 for sale

2017-2018 Honda Civic

2017-2018 Honda Civic

One of the leading compact cars on sale in the U.S. since the 1980s, the Civic offers reliability, consistency, a great cabin and good driving dynamics. The current-generation Honda Civic came out for the 2016 model year, and the first hatchback model in several generations was added to the lineup for 2017. Right now, there are around 100 used current-generation Civic hatchbacks for sale on Autotrader for $15,000 or less. Find a Honda Civic for sale

2014-2018 Kia Soul

2014-2018 Kia Soul

One of the quirkier mainstream vehicles on sale today, the Soul competes in the subcompact segment, a category below compact models like the Mazda3 and Civic. That said, its boxy design means that it offers cargo area on par with vehicles in the compact segment. Additionally, because of Kia's propensity to undercut its competition, the Soul comes at a relatively low starting price -- so used examples are pretty cheap. Buyers in search of a used Soul for $15,000 or less would be wise to look to a 2014-2018 model from the Soul's second generation, and there are currently more than 1,000 for sale on Autotrader that would fit our budget. Find a Kia Soul for sale

2016-2018 Subaru Impreza

2016-2018 Subaru Impreza

The Impreza stands out as the only vehicle on our list of used hatchbacks under $15,000 to offer all-wheel drive. Factor in its available hatchback body style, and the Impreza can be an excellent SUV alternative. Subaru even offers a lifted, ruggedized version of the Impreza called the Crosstrek, which pushes the Impreza hatchback further toward SUV territory. The Impreza was fully redesigned for the 2016 model year, and it's possible to find used examples for $15,000 or less, as there are more than 350 to choose from currently on Autotrader. Find a Subaru Impreza for sale

2018-2019 Honda Fit

2018-2019 Honda Fit

Another subcompact hatchback, the Honda Fit is beloved not only for its hatchback practicality but also for its great interior and good driving dynamics. On top of that, the current-generation Fit, which was introduced for the 2015 model year, has a low starting price of just over $16,000. This means that it's pretty easy to find a used one for under $15,000. Right now, there are loads of 2015-or-newer Fits for sale on Autotrader that would fit our budget. Find a 2018-or-newer model, and you'll be treated to Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and an array of active safety features on EX and EX-L models, around 500 of which are listed for around $15,000 or less. Find a Honda Fit for sale


2014-2018 Ford Focus

The Focus is another staple in the affordable compact hatchback segment. Introduced in its second generation for the 2011 model year, the Focus received an update for 2014. It didn't change much after that, and it was discontinued in the U.S. after the 2018 model year. The Focus offers basic economical transportation, and it isn't hard to find a hatchback from the 2014 model year -- or even a newer model -- with low mileage and good equipment for under $15,000. There are currently more than 1,000 options on Autotrader, and 150 of them are the high-performance ST model. Find a Ford Focus for sale

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