Even a few years into its current design, the Honda Civic is a wise choice thanks to its wide range of engines and body styles.
A new Mazda 3 arrives for 2019; it’s hampered in hatchback form by a thick roof pillar, but handles well.
The VW Jetta was redesigned for 2019 and has a spacious interior with a refined engine—make sure it's on your shopping list.
Hyundai's Elantra remains a good choice for its value and refinement, and it’s fun in Sport trim.
The similar Kia Forte has a handsome shape and excellent warranty coverage, too.
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|2020 Toyota Corolla|
#13 in Compact CarsGet Your Price
|2020 Kia Forte|
#31 in Mid-Size CarsGet Your Price
|2020 Mazda MAZDA3Get Your Price||2020 Volkswagen Jetta|
#27 in Compact Cars
|2019 Chevrolet Cruze|
#34 in Compact Cars
|2019 Hyundai Elantra|
|28 MPG City / 52 MPG Hwy||25 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy||25 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy||28 MPG City / 48 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||N/A||Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4||Turbocharged Gas I4||Regular Unleaded I-4|
|Compact Cars||Mid-Size Cars||N/A||Compact Cars||Midsize Cars||Mid-Size Cars|
|L CVT (GS)||FE Manual||N/A||S Manual w/SULEV||4-Door Sedan L||SE Manual|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||N/A||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|CVT w/OD||Manual w/OD||N/A||Manual w/OD||Automatic||Manual w/OD|
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