The Hyundai Accent used to be even cheaper than the Versa—and the most affordable model in the U.S.—but Hyundai knocked out those cheapest trims from the lineup and the Versa is the current cheap skate of the market.
With the lineup changes, the Accent now costs several thousand more than the Versa, but it does impress as a little more upscale—mainly because its switchgear and trims are a step above.
The Chevrolet Sonic is far more refined, with a better ride than the Versa plus better interior comfort and top-notch safety; it feels like a significantly more expensive car, even though it doesn't cost all that much more.
While the latest Toyota Yaris was redesigned last year and is attractive inside and out from a design standpoint, it's not a standout in other respects.
Both the Honda Fit and Ford Fiesta offer a lot more driving enjoyment in an otherwise comparable package.
Against the Note, the Fit stands out especially for its very low cargo floor and a seat-folding arrangement that's better than all others in this class.
It's also worth noting that an all-new Honda Fit is expected next spring.
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