2012-15 Chevrolet Sonic

The Chevrolet Sonic is a refined subcompact that delivers surprisingly sound driving dynamics. The turbocharged engine paired with the manual transmission is particularly delightful. Starting [...]

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 [...]

2008-13 Volvo C30

Volvo's sporty, fun-to-drive entry-level hatchback offers head-turning styling with a modicum of hatchback practicality. Easy to live with, the C30 feels "Euro-premium" overall. The version [...]

2009-13 Toyota Matrix

Available all-wheel drive and sporty S and XRS models give Matrix a dimension absent from rivals such as the Mazda 3 and Nissan Versa. Young buyers who are Matrix's target audience might consider [...]

2010-14 Toyota Prius

What's most surprising about the Prius is what a fine midsize car it would be even if it didn't achieve such terrific fuel economy. When new, Prius won Consumer Guide Best Buy awards each year [...]

2007-13 Suzuki SX4

Declared the lowest-priced AWD car in the U.S. market, in hatchback form, Suzuki's SX4 does not impress for acceleration or fuel economy. Instead, count among this subcompact's virtues a solid [...]