Note to buyers: The compact sedan market is full of value—and peril.
The Honda Civic is tops for now, thanks to its competent engine and good looks.
Honda redeemed the Civic with this latest model, and it’s certainly worth a look.
Mazda prioritizes driving, and its Mazda 3 is proof.
It’s fun to drive, although its infotainment and finish isn’t as impressive.
The Toyota Corolla is getting long in the tooth, but standard safety features make its case to be in the conversation.
The Ford Focus is similarly old and we’re not fans of its cramped back seat and dated look.
The Kia Forte is worth a look, but we’re not as hot on the sedan.
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|Mid-Size Cars||Compact Cars||Mid-Size Cars||Mid-Size Cars||Compact Cars||Mid-Size Cars|
|SE 2.0L Manual (Ulsan)||S Sedan||LX Manual||LX Manual||Sport Manual||L CVT (GS)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||CVT w/OD|
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