Hatchback Cars from Swansway Group

What is a hatchback?

A hatchback is a car with a hatch-style rear boot door that opens upwards giving easy boot loading access. Hatchbacks come in all sizes from big to small, 2 to 4 doors (not including the boot), and are available to suit a range of budgets. You can also get a hatchback boot on a variety of other bodystyles of car such as Estates, MPVs and SUVs.

Should you buy a hatchback?

Hatchback benefits:

  • Good value - hatchbacks generally tend to be cheap to run
  • Large boot opening - so it's easy to fit everything in
  • Easy parking - being more compact than other bodystyles makes them as easier car to park
  • Folding seats - versatile space for all your things

Hatchback considerations:

  • Space - smaller models tend to be a bit smaller inside, although rear passengers will have more headroom than in a coupé.
  • Lower driving position - the seats are generally lower to the ground than SUVs and Crossovers
  • Noise - they tend to be noisier than a saloon car as they don't have as long of a boot between the exhaust and you

What to look for in a hatchback:

  • Movable rear seats - being able to move the rear seats forward and backwards can create extra legroom or boot space when needed
  • Flat folding rear seats - the flatter they fold the more space you'll have to use
  • Split folding rear seats - Allow you to fold one side down for extra boot space whilst still housing a rear passenger
  • Low boot lip - reduces back strain as you can slide long or heavy items over the bumper instead of lifting
  • A long wheelbase - the bigger the wheelbase the more interior and boot space you'll have