Practical, stylish, and with premier performance, the hatchback is an often-overlooked and under-appreciated vehicle. Perhaps it was the AMC Gremlin that turned an entire generation off of the vehicle—but modern drivers are increasingly turning to hatchbacks as their preferred vehicle of choice. Deeply condensed urban areas with limited parking and rising gas prices are only part of what make hatchbacks so appealing. Read on as we discuss why you should drive a hatchback, as well as some of the options offered by Team Ford.
From a practicality standpoint, hatchbacks cannot be beat. Due to the tall yet compact design common within the segment, hatchbacks generally offer excellent visibility thanks to their ride height and large rear windows. Despite a small exterior, their design offers for an abundance of interior space—especially when it comes to rear seat headroom. Ford hatchbacks, with their 60/40 split rear seats, offer exceptional flexibility when it comes to carrying cargo, people, or a combination thereof. Not to mention, hatchbacks tend to have more cargo space than their sedan counterparts; fold those rear seats down and you’ve got a small vehicle that can shoulder an impressive load.
The Ford Fiesta Hatchback
Team Ford offers a few different hatchback options, led by the Ford Fiesta. When it comes to performance, safety features, and price, you will not find a better entry level compact car. The Fiesta hatchback offers astute handling that makes it an absolute dream to drive in dense, urban landscapes. It has the ability to conquer stop-and-start traffic, as well as corners—thanks to its AdvanceTrac(R) Electronic Stability Control—with ease. If you’re a person who favours practicality and value, but not at the expense of fun, the Ford Fiesta is a perfect fit.
The Ford Focus Hatchback
While the Fiesta offers an excellent driving experience, the Crown Jewel of the Ford hatchback lineup is without a doubt, the Ford Focus. A Ford fan favourite for years, the Focus is available in a multitude of hatchback models that offer, in addition to nearly double the cargo space of the non-hatch Focus, a little bit of everything for those who view driving as an experience. Phenomenal practicality, fuel efficiency, and reduced maintenance are all benefits that come standard with the Ford Focus Electric, a 5-door, fully-electric hatchback. However if performance is where your desires lay, then the two hot-hatch variants of the Focus, the ST and RS, offer a drive you’re unlikely to forget any time soon.
As you can see, there is no shortage of reasons to drive a hatchback, nor is there a shortage of excellent Ford hatchbacks available at Team Ford. If you want to get behind the wheel of one of the aforementioned vehicles, then come by Team Ford today and check out our extensive new and used vehicle inventory.