Hatchbacks are the cheapest automotive segment in the US. These compact 3 or 5 door cars can be used for urban life or as a 2nd car In the family. They may not be as spacious as SUVs, but they are definitely as cute and as worthy of your attention.
Here are the best small hatchbacks under $15,000:
Ford Fiesta ($13,960)
The Ford Fiesta is a great car to start the list with. At a starting price of $13,960 for the base S hatchback version of the 7th generation, this car is safe and comfortable. It has seating for five, ABS on all four wheels, seven airbags including side curtain as well as electronic brake force distribution. The Fiesta SE is powered by 1.6l Ti-VCTI engine and comes with manual transmission or an optional 6 speed automatic transmission.