Ready for a ride that’s new to you but that doesn’t have a newly minted pricetag? If you’re considering a hatchback, then you have tons of options, most of which boast remarkable reliability, smooth handling, great gas mileage, sleek exteriors, and comfy interiors.

If you're unsure which pre-owned hatchbacks will net you the most bang for your buck, check out our top three picks for 2022 below.

Honda Civic

It handles super smoothly and even base models come equipped with several technological features that make for a pleasing driving experience. In 2012, the ninth-generation Civic was introduced, which features a totally redesigned, sleeker, more progressive, and more aerodynamic exterior. In 2016, the 10th generation was introduced, which features a redesigned interior and fully customizable digital controls.

Honda Civics are pretty ubiquitous these days, and that’s for good reason. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing but they’re also remarkably reliable, with most vehicles lasting well over 200,000 miles. If you want a vehicle that’s built to last and new to you but want a great deal, you really can’t go wrong with a pre-owned Honda Civic hatchback of just about any year.

Keep in mind that if you do opt for a pre-owned Honda, you’ll easily be able to find used, discount auto parts at a quality salvage yard in the Twin Cities. These vehicles have been popular for decades, so no matter what model year you select, you can save a considerable amount on repairs and part replacements by purchasing quality, used car parts.

Toyota Prius

Toyota is known for making reliable automobiles that last a long time, and the Prius is no exception. This vehicle is currently the best-selling green car of all time and holds its value very well, so if you’re looking to make a low-risk investment, a pre-owned Prius can be a great choice.

If you want a vehicle that’ll help lessen your carbon footprint while saving you money on gas, the Prius delivers. And even if you decide you’re not a fan after purchase, you can easily resell it and make your money back. After more than 20 years on the market, the Prius has multiple generations to choose from, so you’ve got a lot of options. That said, third-gen vehicles have long been the most popular, perhaps because they get at least 45 mpg combined city and highway. 

Because the Prius has been around for many years, you’ll also be able to find discount, used car parts at a quality salvage yard in the Twin Cities. When you need to address repairs or crucial maintenance, buying pre-owned parts can save you hundreds, possibly even thousands, of dollars. Just make sure you have your vehicle’s manufacturing and production date, so you know which parts are compatible.

Subaru Impreza

Like Hondas and Toyota, Subarus are known for lasting a really long time — to the tune of 300,000+ miles in some cases. And that’s with the original motor and transmission. Sleek and highly durable, a pre-owned Impreza may be the right choice for you if you’re looking for a steal of a deal on a normally pricey Subaru. Or, if you’re looking for a highly functional ride that handles like a sports car but gets much better gas mileage.

On average, you can expect roughly 32 mpg combined city/highway from a pre-owned Impreza, and like Toyotas, most Subarus hold their value extremely well, so if you do choose to sell, you’ll get a decent ROI.  

Some of the most common repairs on the Impreza include oil baffle plates, gearbox repairs, and clutch repairs. Since this vehicle has been around since 1993, you can easily find used car parts for it if you want to save some cash when or if repairs become necessary.

Get Quality Used Car Parts at Ace Auto Parts in St. Paul

If you’re looking to save money on vehicle repairs or maintenance, let our team at Ace Auto Parts help you out! For nearly 100 years, we’ve provided Twin Cities vehicle owners with a wide selection of pre-owned, discount auto parts, and we offer limited warranties on everything we sell.

To learn more or get help finding the part you need, feel free to call us at 651-717-4299. Or, use our parts search tool to see if we have what you need in stock. If we don’t have it, let us know, and we’ll do our best to get it for you!