The Acura ILX is handsomely styled, quiet, smooth, and nicely appointed. Powered by a choice of 4-cylinder engines, the ILX offers composed but not too sporty handling. A hybrid is available.
The Verano is a good looking car, with sleek stocky lines and a classy interior. Powered by a choice of 4-cylinder engines, the Verano offers sporty acceleration and handling.
The front-wheel-drive Cruze comes powered by a choice of 4-cyl. engines and compares well in its class with regard to features, mileage, ride and handling, interior noise, space and quality.
Chevrolet's first dedicated hybrid, the Volt seats four and offers smooth and quiet operation, excellent acceleration, and competent dynamics.
Powered by a choice of 4-cylinder engines with optional turbocharging, the Dodge Dart features attractive styling, above average handling, and a roomy cabin that lends it an upscale feel.
Powered by a choice of 4-cylinder engines, the Mazda Mazda3 comes in sedan and hatchback bodystyles with handsome and sporty styling and excellent handling.
The Nissan Sentra is a roomy and handsome four-door sedan that combines competent handling with a frugal and adequately performing 4-cylinder engine.
The sedan only, four-cylinder powered Toyota Corolla offers space for five in a comfortable and unconspicuous package. Toyota trademark reliability included.