The Audi A3 offers the versatility of a compact hatchback with seating for five. Power comes from a choice of turbocharged 4-cylinder engines. Quattro all-wheel-drive is an option.
The PT Cruiser combines the retro look of late-'30s American iron with modern performance, efficiency, and features. The PT Cruiser offers ample space for five passengers and their cargo.
The Honda Element is a utility vehicle that's designed to maximize space and hauling options in a fairly small package, with driving characteristics similar to a small sedan.
The Honda Fit is one of the most versatile vehicles in its class, thanks to its "magic" rear seats. It is powered by a willing 1.5-liter 4-cylinder and offers excellent handling.
The Hyundai Accent is a competent subcompact car that is big inside, sprightly underway and includes an impressive array of standard features.
The Kia Soul comes with bold styling, powered by two 4-cylinder engines, and provides space for five passengers in a spacious and versatile interior.
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 Cube is all-new for 2009. It features a uniquely styled exterior and versatile interior. It is powered by a 1.8l 4-cylinder mated to either a CVT or 6-speed manual.
With its boxy layout, the Scion xB offers ample space for five people and there luggage. Engine power, courtesy of a 2.4l 4-cyl., is adequate, the ride sporty, but wooden on the freeway.
Like its predecessor, the xA, the Scion xD comes well equipped, with air con, a Pioneer stereo, a full complement of power accessories, six airbags, anti-lock brakes, EBD, and brake-assist.
Available in sedan and hatchback styles, the Subaru Impreza comes powered by a choice of flat-4 engines. Standard all-wheel-drive provides ample traction in all wheather conditions.
Based on the Toyota Corolla, the Matrix offers seating for five, a large trunk, a choice of 4-cylinder engines, optional all-wheel-drive, and good handling.
The Toyota Yaris is powered by a 1.5l 4-cylinder, offering solid construction, good handling, and a relatively spacious interior for up to five passengers.