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They are both names for the same thing. Some time they also add this "door" to the door total of a car. So, a four door with a hatch gets called a 5-door, and a 2-door with a liftgate, is called a 3-door. It's all the same. Just, different ways of saying it.

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Q: What's the difference between a liftback and a hatchback?
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Nothing. "Liftback" is a specific Toyota term. "Hatchback" is a general street term. Both mean the exact same thing. It is the type of car that when you open the "trunk" area, the rear window glass raises with the lid. As well, and since we are talking about it.. "Notchback" is the type of body style with a conventional trunk lid (like your grandpa's Buick) which is also a Celica model type.. but it looks a lot different from the back and side view than the liftback/hatchback models do. Hey.. I know these things.. lol.. just look at my user name.

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