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Most Reliable Used Hatchbacks for 2024

These are the most reliable used hatchbacks by price and budget based on a data-driven analysis of each vehicle's reliability and dependability.

The most reliable used hatchback under $10k is the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage, with the 2015 Honda Fit being the most reliable used hatchback under $15k. The 2019 Honda Fit ranks #1 for the most reliable used hatchbacks under $20k.

The most reliable used hatchback under $25k is the 2021 Mazda Mazda3 Hatchback, which is also the most reliable used hatchback under $30k. Topping the list for the most reliable used hatchbacks under $35k is the 2023 Honda Civic (hatchback), while the 2022 Kia Stinger ranks first for the most reliable used hatchbacks under $40k.

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How We Rank These Cars

The iSeeCars reliability ratings indicate how dependable and long-lasting each vehicle is within its vehicle segment.

Each vehicle is rated on a scale from 1 to 10 with 10 being the highest reliability rating. Vehicles within a given category are sorted to show the most reliable ones first. If two cars have the same ratings, then we break the tie by seeing which vehicle has the higher overall iSeeCars Score. Along with the Reliability ratings, we show comprehensive iSeeCars ratings for each model, because we believe multiple factors should be taken into account when buyers are seeking the best overall vehicle. Two of these factors are safety and resale value, both of which are included in our ratings system.

The overall iSeeCars Score is an analysis of these 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).