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The Chevy Sonic is available in sedan and hatchback bodystyles that offer seating for five and combine responsive handling with good gas mileage from 4-cylinder engines driving the front wheels.
The Ford Fiesta comes powered by a choice of 3- and 4-cylinder engines offering good power and fuel economy. With seating for 5, the Fiesta features comfortable seats and sporty handling.
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 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 1.5-liter 4-cylinder, the Mazda Mazda2 is practical and quite a bit of fun to drive. It's maneuverable for tight parking spaces, roomy for four and offers good cargo capacity.
Powered by fuel-efficient 1.6l engines, the Mini Cooper comes in hatchback and convertible styles with, in hatchback form at least, decent space, and offers excellent handling.
The Scion iQ is a focussed city car with four seats that works well in densely populated areas. Powered by a 1.3-liter engine, the Scion iQ provides decent acceleration but lacks sportiness.
The Scion brand targets Gen Y customers with uniquely styled, sporty, valuable, and extensively customizable vehicles. The sub-compact Scion xA comes with 103 hp, and five-doors.
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.
The smallest car available in the US, the Smart Fortwo comes powered by a 1.0l 3-cyl. engine and offers space for two passengers in hatchback and convertible bodystyles.
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.