The unchanged 2014 Scion xD faces competitors that continue to improve, leaving it lagging in a much improved segment.
The Ford Fiesta has been updated for 2014, with less fussy front styling, a new and economical three-cylinder engine, and the MyFordTouch option for the first time.
It keeps its quick, eager driving feel, though rear-seat space is tight.
The Chevy Sonic remains one of our favorite subcompacts, with style, performance (from the turbo four), features, and a quiet interior on its side.
Two Korean entries, the Hyundai Accent and Kia Rio, offer more rear-seat room, and they remain strong value for entry-level buyers.
But one of the oldest cars in the segment is still the most capacious and flexible, with its "Magic Seat" rear seat: that's the Honda Fit, now in its last year before a complete redesign.
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