10 Best Cross-Hatchbacks to Buy: New Generation of Practical City Cars
Crossovers have brutally diminished the market share of classic hatchbacks, so these brisky city cars had to evolve. In this video we will cover a special breed of so-called cross hatches. In essence, these are 5-door compact cars with raised clearance and some ruggedized exterior features that would allow a somewhat less painful driving through grass and dirt roads.
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00:53 Toyota Yaris Cross
Toyota Yaris Cross was launched in mid 2020, after the new generation Yaris hatchback. It adds 1.2 inches of ground clearance and sits 6.7 inches above the grounds. The only engine choice is 1.5L Atkinson cycle hybrid rated for 58 MPG.
02:08 Nissan Juke
Since 2019, Nissan Juke is no longer a quirky-looking crossover, and instead, it has more evolved, grown-up exterior that is in line with the brand’s new design language. It is engine range is simplified to include only one 1-lier I3 turbo with 6-speed manual and a 7-speed DCT, plus starting from 2022, there is a new hybrid model.
03:35 KIA Stonic
The 2022 Kia Stonic is a fresh look at a city hatchback with raised clearance. It keeps the Kia Rio affordable pricing but adds a youthful interior and a bright palette of colors.
04:50 Ford Puma and Puma ST
The 2022 Ford Puma remains one of the best-selling Ford models in Europe and Australasia. It is a subcompact crossover with a youthful exterior and a versatile engine selection, including a sporty 200 horsepower ST variant.
06:20 Fiat Tipo Cross
In 2021 the facelifted Fiat Tipo Cross gets a beautiful lighting signature, bold front fascia and a rugged crossover style exterior package.
07:39 Volkswagen T-Cross
Volkswagen T-Cross is the smallest VW crossover that is based on the FWD platform of VW Polo, can speed to 60 in 8.5 seconds with the flagship 150hp 1.5L TSI, and targets new drivers and young families.
09:07 Dacia/Renault Sandero Stepway
Sold under Dacia and Renault brands, Sandero Stepway is a crossover version of the Sandero hatch that offers 7.9 inches of ground clearance, rides on 16inch steel or alloy wheels, and gets 2 drivetrains, a gas-powered 1-liter turbo or a bi-fuel version of the same engine.
10:25 Hyundai Venue
On the market for 3 years, Hyundai Venue is a good-looking crossover that already offers the company’s new generation styling but is not quite as futuristic as the new Tucson or Elantra. It is available with a single drivetrain combo that consists of a 1.6L I4 engine, CVT and FWD.
11:30 DS3 Crossback
DS3 Crossback is a luxury-oriented subcompact crossover that offers stylish French design, interior in cloth, genuine leather or Alcantara, plus a generous selection of powertrains, including an all-electric one.
12:45 Audi A1 Citycarver
The current generation A1 will be the last one before the model’s discontinuation. The Audi A1 Citycarver is a ruggedized version of the model with a raised suspension and 1.6 inches higher clearance.