Top 10 Least Expensive Hatchbacks and Wagons for 2012


If you want tremendous utility at an affordable price, a hatchback or wagon will likely be your best bet. With many models priced under $15,000, this segment is ideally suited for price-sensitive shoppers who place a premium on versatility.

The models listed below will be of interest to the most budget-conscious buyers; these are the 10 least expensive hatchbacks and wagons. The vehicles on our list include choices like the tech-laden Ford Fiesta, the fuel-efficient Hyundai Accent and the fun-to-drive Chevrolet Sonic.

Each vehicle's MSRP is stated in our list but keep in mind that base-model pricing is reflected — you may have to spend a bit more to get the options you seek. Many of these vehicles also feature rebates and incentives that give you the chance to save even more. Check out each vehicle's True Market Value before deciding on a purchase.

  1. 2012 Smart Fortwo

    1. 2012 Smart Fortwo — $12,490

  2. 2012 Kia Rio

    2. 2012 Kia Rio — $13,600

  3. 2012 Kia Soul

    3. 2012 Kia Soul — $13,900

  4. 2012 Ford Fiesta

    4. 2012 Ford Fiesta — $14,100

  5. 2012 Toyota Yaris

    5. 2012 Toyota Yaris — $14,115

  6. 2012 Nissan Versa

    6. 2012 Nissan Versa — $14,480

  7. 2012 Mazda 2

    7. 2012 Mazda 2 — $14,530

  8. 2012 Hyundai Accent

    8. 2012 Hyundai Accent — $14,595

  9. 2012 Chevrolet Sonic

    9. 2012 Chevrolet Sonic — $14,765

  10. 2012 Nissan Cube

    10. 2012 Nissan Cube — $14,980

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