My guess will be that standard equipment will be comparable to the sedan/coupe trims (EXT and up obviously). The biggest differences will be the weight of the car over the other 2 body styles and possibly a bit of a price premium (shipping cost etc, plus hatches tend to always be a bit more than their sedan counterparts) so i'd expect it to come in more expensive than the coupe on lower trims and more expensive than the sedan at higher trims, maybe an extra $500 or so, give or take.Won't really know until they actually release the price but hopefully it's around the same price as the EX-T. Didn't factor in the idea that the 2.0 liter may not be powerful enough for the additional weight.
With the reduced engine options,I hope they don't leave out too many of the additional features that the Sedan touring has.
Just look at the competition. The mazda3, elantra, forte, golf/jetta, and focus. All the hatch variants of those cars have a higher starting price than their sedan versions, partially because they start at higher trims, but also comparing trim to trim there is usually a small premium on hatches for the extra production cost of a hatch door over a simpler trunk.Well that price is basically nothing when spread across a payment schedule. I am actually surprised that the hatchbacks are generally more expensive. i always thought of them as a more compact style of car, but I suppose that might be a misconception of mine.
My current car is a 1997 Hyundai Sonata POS [not the official name], so it wouldn't bring hardly anything for trade.You could probably wait for the price to go down or for a sale of some kind but that's going to be a very long wait. Other than that, maybe a trade in to cover that additional 3k if necessary.
If the hatchback isn't within your budget, I think the Sedan and Coupe are still nice.