Compacts

Chevy Cruze Gets Better Fuel Economy For 2012
Chevy Cruze Gets Better Fuel Economy For 2012

At first glance, there’s no apparent difference between automatic-transmission-equipped 2011 Chevy Cruze models and their 2012 Chevy Cruze counterparts, yet the new model manages to get an additional two miles per gallon in highway fuel economy, according to a new report. Unlike the 2012...Read More»

2012 Nissan Versa
2012 Nissan Versa: Dirt-Cheap Compact Unveiled At 2011 NY Auto Show

Nissan looks to stick to its bragging point as offering the least-expensive compact car in the market with the introduction of the 2012 Nissan Versa at the 2011 New York Auto Show. How cheap is it? Some call it dirt-cheap, and at just $10,990, that descriptor seems accurate. The new front-wheel...Read More»

2012 Honda Civic launch, New York Auto Show, April 2011
2012 Honda Civic: First Drive Impressions

By this point, the Honda Civic compact is an American institution. The newest generation, all new for 2012, builds on the car's traditional strengths--sporty roadholding, good gas mileage--but faces increasingly stringent competition from new entries like the 2011 Hyundai Elantra. The 2012 Honda...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class
Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class Preview

Luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz plans to usher in a new era of compact cars with the debut of the Concept A Class at the upcoming New York and Shanghai Auto Shows. Actually, New York is designated as the “world premiere” for the stunning compact luxury car. Mercedes-Benz says the design...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz Concept A-Class
Is America Ready For The New Mercedes A-Class?

Mercedes-Benz will be showing a high-performance version of their A-Class urban commuter at both the upcoming Shanghai and New York Auto Shows. Long a favorite in the space-starved EU, the Mercedes A-Class is small even by European standards; larger than a Smart Fortwo, the A-Class is still smaller...Read More»

2011 Nissan Cube
2011 Nissan Cube Starts From $14,290

The Cube, no longer the quirkiest vehicle in Nissan's lineup thanks to the arrival of the Juke, gets a minor tech update and a similarly-sized price bump for the 2011 model year. Along with the changes comes a revision to the combined EPA fuel economy rating, raising it from 28 to 29 mpg for...Read More»

2007 Honda Accord Coupe concept
2007 Honda Accord Coupe Concept

Honda says it will show an Accord Coupe Concept at the 2007Detroit auto show. The concept is expected to influence the future shape of its new Accord lineup, which is due in the 2008 model year. Honda says the Accord is its best-selling model in North America. New in 2003, the Accord is expected to...Read More»

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