The compact sedan class includes some top-drawer competition.
The class leader is the Honda Civic; in sedan form, it has very modern styling with a unique two-level dash that’s controversial, but its handling is good, as is fuel economy.
A hybrid version is available.
The Mazda3 has the best handling in the class, but it’s a little tight on rear-seat room.
The Ford Focus has an ungainly new style, but fuel economy is good and the 2008 version has a wealth of new features, including Ford’s SYNC entertainment controller.
|2008 Toyota CorollaBrowse Used Listings||2008 Ford FocusBrowse Used Listings||2008 Mazda MAZDA3Browse Used Listings||2004 Honda Civic ClassicBrowse Used Listings|
|26 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy||24 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||26 MPG City / 51 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Natural Gas I4|
|4-Door Sedan Manual CE (Natl)||2-Door Coupe S||4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport *Ltd Avail*||Classic 4-Door Sedan GX CVT w/Side Airbags|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan||2 Door Coupe||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan|
|Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||CVT|