Justin Bell and Tanner Foust drive the 2012 Ford FocusEnlarge Photo
2012 Ford Focus
Available this spring in four-door sedan and five-door hatchback models, the five-passenger all-new 2012 Ford Focus is expected to wring out 40 mpg highway fuel economy from the standard all-new 2.0-liter direct-injection in-line four-cylinder engine mated with six-speed PowerShift automatic transmission. Find out more details and check out Focus, with a starting MSRP of $16,270 for the base sedan.
2011 Hyundai ElantraEnlarge Photo
2011 Hyundai Elantra
At 40 mpg highway fuel economy, the updated-for-2011 Hyundai Elantra compact (which the government classifies as a mid-size car due to its interior space), has standard heated front and rear passenger seats (on Limited), and many other features uncommon in this class. MSRP starts at $14,830. See what editors think of the 2011 Hyundai Elantra in this review.
2012 Kia Rio HatchbackEnlarge Photo
2012 Kia Rio
With its worldwide premiere at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show in March, the 2012 Kia Rio promises sprightly performance in a sleek and stylish three-door and five-door hatch and sedan variant later in the year. U.S. Rios will receive the 138-horsepower 1.6-liter direct injection gasoline engine. See more details in this preview. Family Car Guide will have more information on the all-new 2012 Kia Rio as it becomes available.