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.
Available in sedan, convertible, and hatchback bodystyles, the Audi A3 combines strong four and five-cylinder turbo engines with sporty handling and a comfortable ride, as well as an upscale cabin....
Available in sedan and hatchback bodystyles, the Chevy Cruze comes powered by 4-cylinder gas and Diesel engines and combines a spacious interior with relatively 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 non-turbo and turbo 4-cylinders driving the front wheels, the Kia Forte sedan and hatchback feature handsome looks and seating for five.
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.
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 4-cylinder hybrid powertrain, the Toyota Prius seats five in a modern cabin and provides excellent fuel economy, but suffers from uninspiring handling.