A dark blue 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI compared to a blue 2020 Hyundai Tucson.

What’s the Difference Between a Hatchback and Crossover?

The Benefits and Differences Between Hatchbacks and Crossovers

The automotive market in the Wolfforth, TX area is filled with several categories. From sedans and trucks to minivans and crossovers, there are tons of options. However, two models can be confused with one another: hatchbacks and extra-small crossovers. While both may be confused with one another, they offer unique benefits. At Matador Motors, we compare the two below:

The rear and side view of a red 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI.

Benefits of a Hatchback

If you’re looking into purchasing or leasing a hatchback, it comes with several benefits. As a closer relative to sedans than crossovers, hatchbacks are oftentimes sportier and sit lower to the ground similar to sedans. In this way, many models – such as the Volkswagen Golf GTI and Hyundai Elantra GT – offer sport renditions for performance. However, they offer an extended or more raised rear interior to provide additional cargo space compared to sedans. On the flip side, they don’t typically offer the same amount of size a crossover would provide. An overall list of benefits for a hatchback include:

  • Lower Frame and Seating Position
  • Typically More Affordable
  • Front-Wheel Drive
  • Lighter Weight

Crossovers Offer Unique Pros in Capabilities and Vision

 Compared to hatchbacks, crossovers offer a unique set of benefits that many drivers enjoy. Sitting higher up than hatchbacks, crossovers are typically better suited for rougher or off-road terrain. A great example of this is the Jeep model lineup, including the Jeep Wrangler. Their higher ground clearance and upright seating position can also give more vision to drivers when on the road. Unlike hatchbacks, modern crossovers mostly have access to all-wheel drive. Plus, many are larger, offering more cargo space in their interiors. However, this can often lead to higher base prices and lower fuel economy.

Find a Pre-Owned Hatchback or Crossover in the Wolfforth, TX area at Matador Motors

Whether it be a hatchback or crossover, Matador Motors have affordable models available in our inventory. Stop into our location and we can help you decide on the right model for you. Plus, as a Buy Here, Pay Here dealership, we’ll work with you regardless of credit score.


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