The 2014 Dodge Dart is an attractive, sometimes entertaining car, especially in its sportiest trims, and it's likely to score well with shoppers who need something economical, but crave style and technology above all else.
The Toyota Corolla has been redesigned for 2014, and it's considerably more attractive than past models–and even includes standard LED headlights.
The Honda Civic gets decent fuel economy and comes with much-improved interior after last year's update.
The Hyundai Elantra earns high marks for value, style, and overall popularity–dealers can't seem to keep them on their lots.
The Ford Focus feels upscale by comparison to the others, and it drives and handles wells, too.
That all comes at a cost, though, since the Focus can touch $30,000 with its most-equipped models.
Finally, the Chevrolet Cruze is a handsome, solid performer offered with efficient turbocharged four-cylinder gas or diesel engines and one of the quietest rides in the segment.
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