2011-15 Chevrolet Cruze

Chevrolet's latest compact sedan represents itself very well in a crowded and highly competitive market segment. Engines are smooth and offer good power for most everyday driving situations. The [...]

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 [...]

2011-14 Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai's latest Elantra Sedan followed the lead of the larger Sonata with attractive styling and good fuel economy. While it might not stand out in any one area, this compact car does most [...]

2012-14 Nissan Versa

Versa is priced like a subcompact, but its blend of room, comfort, and overall refinement are an easy match for any number of more-expensive compact cars. Modest acceleration and some obvious [...]

2014 Mazda 3

The 2014 Mazda 3 brings a more-sophisticated platform, nicer interior materials, better fuel economy, and new technology features while maintaining the sporty, fun-to-drive personality that made [...]

2014 Kia Forte

When I was growing up, no self-respecting car guy would ever be caught dead driving a 4-door. That general attitude has changed now, and so has mine; Forte’s 4-door hatchback version would now be [...]

2013-14 Dodge Dart

Dart's uplevel Limited has some options that you don't often find in this class, such as rear cross-traffic alert and a heated steering wheel. Further, these extras don't add a tremendous amount [...]

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