The class leader is the Honda Civic.
It has sedan and two-door body styles, as well as a hybrid model and a compressed-natural-gas (CNG) version.
The Ford Focus, newly restyled for 2008, has taken a step backward in looks but two steps forward in features with offerings such as the entertainment SYNC controller.
The Mazda3 is the most like the Saturn Astra, with two- and four-door hatchbacks--and it's one of the best-looking, best-handling cars in this class.
|2008 Saturn AstraBrowse Used Listings||2008 Ford FocusBrowse Used Listings||2008 Mazda MAZDA3Browse Used Listings|
|24 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||24 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4|
|5-Door HB XE||2-Door Coupe S||4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport *Ltd Avail*|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|5 Door Hatchback||2 Door Coupe||4 Door Sedan|
|Manual||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD|