There are all kinds of cars that you can buy these days. By far, one of the most popular is the hatchback. Some folks might dismiss those vehicles as being too small for their needs. Others may think they aren’t practical in any way.
It might shock you to learn that today’s hatchback vehicles offer a plethora of benefits. Are you thinking of buying a car soon? Were you going to buy a large saloon or SUV? Here are ten reasons to reconsider and buy a hatchback instead:
They offer more space than you think
One pet hate many motorists have is how they believe hatchbacks seldom have enough room. When was the last time you sat inside one of the latest models?
Hatchbacks offer plenty of practicality. Plus, they are comfortable enough to transport three adult passengers and a driver. And let’s not forget the large cargo space in the boot as well!
The boot offers better cargo access
It doesn’t matter what saloon car you buy. There is one thing that will always annoy you. I am, of course, talking about cargo access in the boot! You can seldom fit anything large in the area.
Sure, you might only put some shopping bags in there. But, what if you wanted to transport something more substantial? Hatchback cars rule over saloons in that respect!
They are cool
There was once a time where most hatchback cars looked dull and felt boring to drive. You’d usually associate them with older motorists, for example. To many people, vehicle styling is as important as the clothes they wear.
They want cars that make a positive fashion statement. Today’s hatchbacks have fresh, modern styling. Even the basic trim levels look appealing to today’s motorists!
They are affordable
Let’s face it: some of us just can’t afford to lease a brand new car. Instead, we are likely to purchase a used model. If that sounds like you, here’s an advantage of buying a hatchback: they are cheap to buy!
A1 Carriages noticed that many motorists wanted affordable everyday cars. They also observed that buyers prefer hatchbacks because they keep a vehicle’s running costs down. And that’s a story repeated by thousands of dealerships across the country!
We still have a soft spot for “hot” hatches
In case you didn’t know, a hot hatch is a vehicle like the Volkswagen Golf GTi or the Ford Fiesta ST. They are high-performance versions of standard hatchback models.
Today’s hot hatches have powerful engines under the bonnet. But, they are also eco-friendly and deliver excellent fuel economy. More people buy hot hatches because they tick so many “boxes”!
They are a boon to drive in the city
One thing I hate about going to a large city is driving in a big saloon car. Especially in European cities where road space is at a premium! City dwellers love hatchback cars because they are easy to manoeuvre in tight spaces.
Imagine trying to do a three-point-turn on a busy city street? You can get the job done easier and quicker in a hatchback!
Hatchbacks are easier to park
I don’t know about you, but I hate parking! I’ve never mastered the art of parallel parking. Especially in vehicles that offer poor visibility from the inside.
Hatchbacks are simpler to park because they are smaller vehicles. Plus, you’re more likely to find a space if you drive around in a hatch. You can forget about it if you’re behind the wheel of a behemoth!
They are cheaper to insure
The bigger the car, the more expensive your insurance will cost. You might not know that fact, but it’s true. Even if the larger vehicle in question is cheaper to buy than a newer yet smaller car!
Parts are, in general, cheaper to replace on a hatchback. That means insurance repair bills will be lower. And so too are your premiums.
They are perfect for growing families
One myth I often hear people talking about is how hatchbacks aren’t big enough for couples with one or two kids. I can tell you right now that isn’t the case! Most hatchbacks offer plenty of rear seating space.
Plus, the boot space is big enough to store things like prams and baby changing bags. Refer to point #2!
If you’re a tech geek, you’ll love today’s hatchbacks
Last, but not least, one other advantage is technology. You can enjoy the latest gadgets and tech that drivers of bigger vehicles have. Examples include Bluetooth connectivity, autonomous parking and more.