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.
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.