Hatchback Size Comparison: Mazda3 vs. Cruze vs. Civic vs. Focus vs. Forte5

The hatchback is a great choice for those who want a little extra room for cargo but who don’t want all the extra size that comes with an SUV – and who don’t want to pay the extra costs for these gas guzzlers. There are several great options in the hatchback market that are stylish, affordable, and loaded with features. Here’s a closer look at the sizing for some of the most popular models to give you an idea of what they have to offer where it often matters most in this segment:

2018 Mazda3 Hatchback Exterior and Interior Size

The 2018 Mazda3 hatchback is compact and sporty looking. It is 175.6 inches long, 70.7 inches wide, and 57.3 inches high. The minimum ground clearance is 6.1 inches.

Inside, you have comfortable seating for five people. Front passengers have 38.6 inches of headroom, while rear passengers have 37.6 inches. Front passengers also have more shoulder and hip room, coming in at 57.2 inches and 55.5 inches, respectively, compared with 54.4 inches and 53.5 inches for rear passengers. Leg room is considerably larger in the front – 42.2 inches, compared with 35.8 inches in the back.

There is 20.2 cubic feet of space behind the rear seat, or you can enjoy 47.1 cubic feet of storage space if you lay the second row flat.

2018 Chevy Cruze Hatchback Exterior and Interior Size

The 2018 Chevy Cruze hatchback measures 175.3 inches long, 70.5 inches wide, and 57.7 inches high.

The measurements in the front seats are 38.9 inches of head room, 54.9 inches of shoulder room, 42.0 inches of leg room, and 53.2 inches of hip room. Rear passengers get 37.8 inches of head room, 51.9 inches of hip room, 36.1 inches of leg room, and 53.2 inches of shoulder room.

With the Chevy Cruze hatchback, you get 22.7 cubic feet of space behind the rear seat or 47.2 cubic feet with the rear seats folded flat.

2018 Honda Civic Hatchback Exterior and Interior Size

The 2018 Honda Civic hatchback is 177.9 inches long, 70.8 inches wide, and 56.5 inches high.

Front passengers have 39.3 inches for head room, 42.3 inches for leg room, 57.0 inches for shoulder room, and 53.7 inches for hip room. The respective measurements for rear passengers are 37.4 inches, 36.0 inches, 55.0 inches, and 48.8 inches.

Cargo volume in the rear is 25.7 cubic feet, or 46.2 cubic feet with the rear seats folded.

2018 Ford Focus Hatchback Exterior and Interior Size

The 2018 Ford Focus hatchback is 171.6 inches long, 71.8 inches wide, and 57.7 inches high.

Front passengers have 38.3 inches of head room, 55.6 inches of shoulder room, 41.9 inches of leg room, and 53.9 inches of hip room. Respectively, rear passengers have 37.9, 53.7, 33.2, and 52.7 inches of space.

Cargo capacity is 23.8 cubic feet behind the seats or 44.8 cubic feet with the rear seat folded flat.

2018 Kia Forte5 Exterior and Interior Size

The 2018 Kia Forte5 is 171.3 inches long, 70.1 inches wide, and 57.1 inches high.

Front passengers have 39.4 inches of head room, 42.2 inches of leg room, 56.1 inches of shoulder room, and 53.8 inches of hip room. Rear passengers get 38.7, 35.9, 54.9, and 53.1 inches, respectively.

Cargo capacity is 23.2 cubic feet behind the seats and 56.5 cubic feet with the second row folded flat.

Though dimensions can help you get a better idea of what to expect from each model, it’s always best to see the vehicles for yourself by taking a test drive. You’ll see how comfortable the car is to drive and what other features it has to offer!