Compact hatchbacks are growing in popularity because they’re unique, stylish, practical and convenient. The compact shape allows for drivers to maneuver in and out of heavy traffic and find parking spots other drivers wouldn’t even try fitting in. Five-door hatchbacks offer great storage space for extra cargo, making it the perfect vehicle for you to bring along your family or friends. Because of the small build, compact hatchbacks often have an impressive fuel economy as well, which is never a bad thing. We’ll bring together two popular compact hatchbacks, the 2015 Toyota Yaris and the 2015 Hyundai Accent, to show you how they compare and help you choose which compact hatchback is best for you.
Another plus of a compact hatchback is the price. Both vehicles are very affordable with the 2015 Toyota Yaris starting at $15,945 and the 2015 Hyundai Accent marked slightly less at $14,995. The 2015 Yaris has a somewhat smaller engine, so the 2015 Hyundai Accent comes out on top with more horsepower and torque. However, when it comes to fuel economy, the 2015 Toyota Yaris stands out with an estimated 30 mpg in the city and 36 on the highway compared to the 2015 Hyundai Accent with 27 mpg in the city and 38 on the highway. All compact hatchbacks are easy to maneuver, but the 2015 Toyota Yaris is slightly more versatile with a 31.5-foot curb-to-curb turning circle compared to the 2015 Hyundai Accent at 34.12-feet.
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Both of these compact hatchbacks are very similar when it comes to performance, safety features and warranties. They both have five doors and seating for five. The 2015 Toyota Yaris offers a few additional features that are not available on the 2015 Hyundai Accent like an optional rear spoiler and a standard rear window wiper.