The Acura ILX is handsomely styled, quiet, smooth, and nicely appointed. Powered by 201 hp 4-cylinder, the ILX offers composed but not too sporty handling.
The Chevrolet Volt is a dedicated hybrid that seats five and offers smooth and quiet operation, good acceleration, and competent dynamics.
Powered by a choice of 4-cylinder engines, the Mazda 3 comes in sedan and hatchback bodystyles with handsome and sporty styling and excellent handling.
Powered by a choice of 4-cylinder turbo engines mated to a dual-clutch transmission, the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class performs as sportily as it looks. AWD is an option.
The Nissan Sentra is a roomy and handsome four-door sedan that combines competent handling with a choice of either frugal or strong 4-cylinder engines.
Powered by a four-cylinder, the Toyota Corolla offers space for five in a comfortable and unconspicuous sedan bodystyle. Toyota trademark reliability included.