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Best Hatchbacks for Moms for 2024

These are the best hatchbacks for moms (and dads) based on iSeeCars' analysis of each vehicle’s pricing, safety, and reliability.

The best hatchback for mothers (and fathers) is the Honda Civic (hatchback) with an iSeeCars Annual Lifespan Cost of $2,139. The list of best hatchbacks for moms represents the iSeeCars Best Family Cars (which ranks the safest and most reliable vehicles), but with an additional prioritization of value that ranks them further by their Annual Lifespan Cost (which calculates how much the purchase cost is over the average lifespan of the vehicle in years). The average lifespan of the Honda Civic (hatchback) is 13.9 years and the starting MSRP is $24,950 (giving the Civic an Annual Lifespan Cost of $2,139). The second best hatchback for moms is the Mazda Mazda3 Hatchback with an Annual Lifespan Cost of $2,232.

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  1. Honda Civic (hatchback)
  2. Mazda Mazda3 Hatchback
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The best hatchback for mothers (and fathers) is the Honda Civic (hatchback) with an iSeeCars Annual Lifespan Cost of $2,139. The list of best hatchbacks for moms represents the iSeeCars Best Family Cars (which ranks the safest and most reliable vehicles), but with an additional prioritization of value that ranks them further by their Annual Lifespan Cost (which calculates how much the purchase cost is over the average lifespan of the vehicle in years). The average lifespan of the Honda Civic (hatchback) is 13.9 years and the starting MSRP is $24,950 (giving the Civic an Annual Lifespan Cost of $2,139). The second best hatchback for moms is the Mazda Mazda3 Hatchback with an Annual Lifespan Cost of $2,232.

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  • Annual Lifespan Cost $2,138.91
  • Avg Lifespan: 186.8K Miles (13.9 Years)
  • Starting MSRP: $24,950
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

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9.1 / 10
  • Reliability 8.3 / 10
  • Value Retention 9.1 / 10
  • Safety 10 / 10
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
9.1 / 10
  • Reliability 8.9 / 10
  • Value Retention 8.3 / 10
  • Safety 10 / 10
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
8.5 / 10
  • Reliability 7.3 / 10
  • Value Retention 8.3 / 10
  • Safety 10 / 10
iSEECARS SCORE

iSeeCars Best Car Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle lasts and how well it retains its value over time, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association

See how we rank these cars
8.3 / 10
  • Reliability 7.0 / 10
  • Value Retention 7.8 / 10
  • Safety 10 / 10

How We Rank These Cars

The Best Cars for Moms rank vehicles by iSeeCars' analysis of each vehicle’s average lifespan and annual lifespan cost.

Only vehicles with a NHTSA safety rating of 5 or an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating, along with key family-friendly features like seating, are included and ranked. For each vehicle, we also display an iSeeCars Score.

iSeeCars Score is an analysis of three factors: reliability, resale value and safety. It is calculated based on the latest research and analysis by our data science team. The data analysis comes from over 12 million new and used vehicles in our Longest-Lasting Cars and 5-Year Depreciation Studies, combined with NHTSA and IIHS Safety Ratings.

Vehicles are scored in three categories:

Reliability | 33.3%

The reliability score represents an analysis of iSeeCars' proprietary research on the longest-lasting vehicles.

Value Retention | 33.3%

The value retention score is based on our data science team's statistical analysis and prediction of 5-year depreciation from MSRP to determine which cars hold their value best, using US Bureau of Labor Statistics data to adjust for inflation.

Safety | 33.3%

The safety score is calculated based on the last five years of crash test ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and incorporates the latest Top Safety Pick information from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).