If you’re looking for a car that maximizes both storage space and dependability, you may want to consider a vehicle from our list of the most reliable hatchbacks. They deliver the same sort of added cargo versatility as one of today’s typical SUVs, but in a smaller, more fuel-efficient package that’s often more fun to drive. Just remember, when we say “small,” we’re generally talking about subcompacts and compacts — although there are a couple of the industry’s larger new liftback sedans thrown in for good measure.
The important criteria include some sort of fifth-door opening at the rear, plus above-average predicted-reliability scores from Consumer Reports and/or a history of strong performance in the J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study.