These five used cars cost as little as a new budget hatchback, but are markedly superior in every way.


Budget hatchbacks certainly have their place at the entry level of our new-car market, but they are all rather limited in terms of practicality, performance, and useful features. Unless you’re determined to buy something new as cheaply as possible, you could find much better value for money with a late-model used example of something bigger and nicer.