2013-15 Chevrolet Spark

The likable Spark is something more than the sum of its unexceptional parts. For city dwellers who rarely venture onto the highway, Spark's satisfying low-speed throttle response, tidy turning [...]

2008-14 Smart ForTwo

The Smart ForTwo is a radical design statement that favors minuscule exterior dimensions, tight-quarters maneuverability, and fuel efficiency over pleasant road manners and passenger/cargo space. [...]

2011-14 Nissan Leaf

Were it a conventional or gas/electric hybrid compact car, Leaf would be a decent value. It drives well and is reasonably practical. As a pure-electric car, however, it works exceptionally well. [...]

2009-13 Honda Fit

As before, Fit's strongest selling points are its impressive passenger accommodations and large, versatile cargo space. Sport models add a touch of fun-to-drive appeal. While new-car prices have [...]

2008-13 BMW 1-Series

Whatever the 1-Series coupe and convertible give up in size to their larger 3-Series counterparts seemed well worth the $5000-10,000 price differential when these cars were new-unless rear-seat [...]

2013-14 Honda Accord

In the face of ever-improving midsize rivals, Honda redesigned the Accord for 2013 with an admirable focus on maintaining the car's individual character. The Accord delivers tangible improvements [...]