compacts

2013 Honda Civic Live Photos: 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show
2013 Honda Civic Live Photos: 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show

Honda has revealed the refreshed 2013 Civic at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, and it has definitely delivered on the promised upgrades. While this is a mild refresh, the 2012 Civic does feature new sheet metal on sedan models, including revised front and rear fascias. The actual crash structure in...Read More»

2014 Kia Forte sedan, launched at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show
2014 Kia Forte Debuts At Los Angeles Auto Show: Live Photos

Compact four-door sedans represent a growing portion of the overall car market in the U.S., and Kia is determined to stay competitive. So just five years after the last generation, today it took the wraps off an all-new 2014 Kia Forte sedan--which will go on sale by March of next year. The new...Read More»

2013 Nissan Leaf Spy Shots
2013 Nissan Leaf: Future Cars

While the Nissan Leaf electric car hasn't sold as well as hoped, the company is doubling down on its most advanced model. These photos show a prototype for a new, less expensive model of the 2013 Nissan Leaf being tested in Arizona yesterday. The company will start assembling Leaf electric cars in...Read More»

Stylists work on the 2013 Dodge Dart
2013 Dodge Dart To Make TV Debut During MLB All Star Game: Video

If the television commercial for the 2013 Dodge Dart is to be believed, building an all-new car in arguably the market’s most competitive class isn’t really that difficult. All it takes is genius, inspiration, hard work for obscenely long hours and enough coffee to fill Lake Michigan...Read More»

2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek
2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek Preview

In one light, the new 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek is little more than a lightly tweaked Impreza compact hatchback. But looked at another way, the new XV Crosstrek is the feisty little Japanese carmaker doing what it does best: taking advantage of its all-wheel drive and U.S. drivers' desire for...Read More»

2013 Cadillac ATS
2013 Cadillac ATS Priced From $33,990

One of the most hotly anticipated cars from the new General Motors is the 2013 Cadillac ATS, and it has just been priced from $33,990 including destination charges. The based model ATS has a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with 200 horsepower and 188 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission...Read More»

2013 Dodge Dart test drive, Austin, Texas, April 2012
2013 Dodge Dart: First Drive

The single most important thing about the 2013 Dodge Dart is that it proves Chrysler is still in the game. The new Dart compact sedan may not leapfrog every other compact on the market to set lofty new heights of excellence. But it's stylish, fun to drive, offers some pioneering features for the...Read More»

2013 Dodge Dart
2013 Dodge Dart: All-New Compact Sedan Priced From $15,995

First unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show in January, the 2013 Dodge Dart compact sedan will go on sale this June at dealerships nationwide. Besides compelling good looks, the all-new five-passenger compact sedan boasts something else to entice buyers: an attractively low starting price of $15,995...Read More»

2013 Dodge Dart launch at Detroit Auto Show, Jan 2012
2013 Dodge Dart Pricing Announced

If you’re soon to be in the market for a compact sedan, chances are good the 2013 Dodge Dart has made your shopping list. It won’t hit dealerships until June, but Dodge has just released pricing on the full range of Dart models. Dodge’s compact sedan will be available in five trim...Read More»

AutoTrader's New Car Insights Report, January 2012
Buick Verano, Subaru Impreza Turn Heads As Gas Prices Rise

Gas prices are on the rise, and some analysts predict that U.S. drivers will pay $5 a gallon by summer. According to AutoTrader's New Car Insights Report, that's giving shoppers a big reason to look at smaller, fuel-efficient cars. AutoTrader tracks consumer shopping behavior on its sales site...Read More»

2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe
2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe Revealed At Chicago Auto Show

Following up on the success of last year’s new Elantra sedan, Hyundai has announced a coupe version of the Elantra, set to debut at this week’s Chicago Auto Show. Emphasizing a blend of style, content and roominess, the 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe hopes to pull market share from the...Read More»

2013 Cadillac ATS
2013 Cadillac ATS Walkthrough: Video

Cadillac finally revealed the new 2013 ATS compact luxury sedan at the Detroit Auto Show. Cadillac has equipped the new ATS, which is set to go head-to-head with the luxury compact sedans from Germany, with seriously competitive levels of style, power, and technology. The new ATS sports Cadillac's...Read More»

2013 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover on test drive, Southern California, Nov 2011
2013 Mazda CX-5: First Drive Of All-New Compact Crossover

The Los Angeles Auto Show, which opened this weekend, was definitely the show of compact crossovers. Both the 2012 Honda CR-V and the 2013 Ford Escape were unveiled to the public there, but we think a third crossover deserves equal billing despite being from a smaller carmaker. The 2013 Mazda CX-5...Read More»

2013 Ford Escape
2013 Ford Escape Debuts At 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show

For Ford, the all-new 2013 Escape compact crossover is ready to take on the perennial best-selling small CUV in the segment, the Honda CR-V, itself sporting a fresh redesign for 2012. This isn’t just a mild makeover for the Escape, mind you, but a new-from-the-ground-up redesign, as our...Read More»

2013 Ford Escape
2013 Ford Escape: All-New Crossover Unveiled At LA Auto Show

Today at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Ford takes the wraps off one of its most significant new vehicles, the 2013 Ford Escape compact crossover. It's the first new-from-the-ground-up Escape in more than 10 years, and the 2013 model brings a sleeker and more aerodynamic look, plus a pair of new...Read More»

2012 Subaru Impreza
2012 Subaru Impreza Pricing A Nice Surprise: Same As Last Year

With an all-new design, new engine and transmission, it would be fair to expect that the 2012 Subaru Impreza compact would sport a price increase. So it’s a pleasant surprise that the automaker has kept the pricing the same as last year. First, the goodies: The 2012 Impreza features a total...Read More»

2012 Subaru Impreza
Subaru Holds The Line On Pricing For 2012 Impreza Compacts

With gas prices soaring then falling back, and the stock market plummeting and then trying to recover, it's nice to have some financial stability in the news. Subaru has calmly chosen to keep the price of its new 2012 Impreza compact line the same as last year's models. That's despite a complete...Read More»

GM Renaissance Center American flag
Currency, Supply Issues A Window Of Opportunity For Detroit Automakers?

This spring and summer, General Motors [NYSE: GM] and Ford Motor Co. [NYSE: F] both have an opportunity to learn from the mistakes of the past and bolster their small-car sales. Concerns regarding gas prices, coupled with currency issues and earthquake-related supply pinches, might altogether help...Read More»

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