The Ford Focus offers superior road manners and a hugely fun turbocharged ST edition, as well as a frugal 3-cylinder option.
The Mazda 3 is lauded for its excellent driving dynamics, and it's distantly related to the Focus; it has a beautiful shape that just chews up rear-seat head room, unfortunately.
The Subaru Impreza puts a rugged spin on fashion and adds all-wheel drive to the mix, but it's a bit dowdy in shape and plain in execution.
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|2016 Scion iMBrowse Used Listings||2016 Ford FocusBrowse Used Listings||2016 Mazda MAZDA3Browse Used Listings||2016 Subaru ImprezaBrowse Used Listings||2016 Volkswagen GolfBrowse Used Listings|
|27 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy||25 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy||24 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy||25 MPG City / 45 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded H-4||Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4|
|Compact Cars||Compact Cars||Compact Cars||Compact Cars||Compact Cars|
|5-Door HB Manual (GS)||4-Door Sedan S||4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport||4-Door Manual 2.0i||2-Door HB Manual TSI|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD|
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