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 Hyundai Accent is a competent subcompact car that is big inside, sprightly underway and includes an impressive array of standard features.
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.