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The Most Fuel-Efficient Hatchbacks On The Market In 2022 – HotCars

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As the perfect city cruisers, hatchbacks need to be comfortable, agile, and cheap at the pump. Here are some new models that tick all three boxes.
With each passing year, fuel efficiency becomes a more important factor for the majority of the car-buying population. That's not just because of its practical benefits and cost savings, but also helping the environment. It is never cheesy fighting for something big, even if the effort involves simply driving a car.
Car manufacturers are striving hard to create fuel-efficient cars—if they are yet to electrify their units. Even the world of motorsports is gaining ground in terms of being environmentally friendly. For drivers who are willing to join the cause, here are some hatchbacks to consider. They are not just economical, but they also look good and deliver lively performance.
A hybrid is always efficient because it was made to be so. Hyundai claims the 2022 Ioniq to be the most fuel-efficient in the United States, boasting 60 miles-per-gallon (highway). The car manufacturer aims to be carbon neutral, and this hatchback is promising.
Aside from its advanced infotainment system and commendable safety features, what’s under the hood is just as impressive. Thanks to the hybrid engine, it can dart from zero to 60 mph in just 8.9 seconds. The Ioniq is one fast car – so fast it might help Hyundai reach its carbon targets.
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The 2022 Corolla is loaded with fuel-efficient powertrains, as expected with Toyota. It has an estimated 31 mpg, making it perfect for drivers who just want to go and go.
The Corolla can also zoom from zero to 60 mph in 10 seconds—slower than the Ioniq but still quite impressive. Since it’s loaded with features and matched with comfort and an impressive driver assistance system, taking this hatchback on a journey is always satisfying—whatever the season and the reason.
The reason the Toyota Prius the best car for Uber might lie in its fuel efficiency. This electric vehicle offers the best of both worlds: e-charging flexibility and fuel economy. It has an estimated 52 combined mpg—perfect for drivers who just want to go on and on.
Sure, it's not going to break any speed records with its 10.8-second 0-60 run, but it's an impressively quiet and composed car to drive and won't cost you an arm and a leg at the pump. Since it’s loaded with standard features and matched with comfort and an impressive driver assistance system, taking this hatchback on a journey is always satisfying, whatever the season and the reason.
The Prius is the best-selling hybrid in the United States and just by looking at the 2021 Toyota Prius Prime, it’s not hard to understand why. But taking a look at the 2022 model takes drivers to another level of awe since it’s Toyota’s most advanced plug-in hybrid.
The Environmental Protection Agency estimates 25 miles of driving range for its e-vehicle mode when fully charged. The fuel economy, meanwhile, is an incredible 133 mpg combined. With that kind of gas mileage, you'll forget you even have to refuel your car.
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It’s not surprising to see another Ioniq on the list, because Hyundai has a carbon neutrality goal—and it's inching its way into it. Gas or electric, this plug-in hybrid delivers. It has 119 mpg combined—indeed a hatchback that got the occupants’ backs.
The aerodynamics of this car adds to its fuel efficiency—it does not compromise on style and considers it an asset. Research company Kelley Blue Book praised it for its warranty, and that’s just the start of what makes this car amazing. From the safety features to the powertrain, the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid won’t disappoint.
What drivers love about the Honda Fit is its functionality, making it a perfect car for daily driving. Its 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine can deliver 130 horsepower and torque of 114 lb-ft. If that’s not enough, here’s another number: 36 combined mpg.
More digits? It can go from zero to 60 mph in 10 seconds. This hatchback knows how to impress; it is fit for a king and fit for all the wants and needs of the driver. From its i-VTEC engine to the styling, this Honda rocks. It might be small, but it spells fun.
The coolest features of the Kia Rio lie in its stellar design and exquisite cabin. The Korean manufacturer has positioned itself as among the leaders in car technology, and it packed the 2022 Rio with wireless smartphone features.
With a generously spacious cabin and high-tech driver assistance features, this hatchback is worth every penny. Add in the numbers, 36 combined and 8.6 seconds to 60 mph, and it’s good to go.
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The Mirage is one of the most affordable cars on this list, and it's meant to look good, drive well, and be incredible cheap at the pump. We're happy to report that this Mitsubishi ticks all three boxes. It's also surprisingly pleasant to drive and navigate. It offers an impressive 15.1 feet of turning radius in addition to its 10.6-second 0-60 mph run.
Continuing its excellence is the suite of active safety systems and the humble infotainment system. The cargo space? It’s welcoming. The fuel efficiency numbers are promising, too. It has 39 combined mpg. As the adage goes, it’s small but mighty. The Mirage is anything but an illusion.
The Civic has been around since the '80s, and for the 2022 model, it just got better. It has an estimated 31-36 mpg, depending on the trim you go for. The car can also dart from zero to 60 mph in 7.9 seconds. For the 11th generation of this hatchback, Honda made sure it remains the classic that it is.
The car manufacturer improved its body to make it stronger, then made sure it has an aerodynamic performance. Inside, it flaunts a luxurious cabin and a stunning dashboard, highlighted by an elegant infotainment system. It’s not all about the aesthetics, though. Power, safety, and comfort are not just words for Honda, after all.
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This affordable hatchback is easy to handle and not shy on performance. Albeit small, it’s big on numbers. It is loaded with a 4-cylinder engine that can produce 98 hp and 94 lb-ft of torque, making it swift and agile around the city, with very easy parking. The fuel economy is another great feature at 33 combined mpg.
The Spark is chock-full of high technology, from its connectivity features to the safety system. This way, it makes driving like a show instead of a chore. This Chevy is neat, and it sparks joy.