The 2020 VW Jetta is among the freshest small sedan choices, but it squares off against some fierce rivals.
The Toyota Corolla is just as new and can be had in a thrifty hybrid form.
Mazda’s 3 boasts class-up styling and appointments, and a price tag that can skyrocket with options.
We’re still smitten with the Honda Civic, even if it’s beginning to show some age.
Don’t leave the related Hyundai Elantra and Kia Forte off your list, though.
They’re both refined, well-equipped choices that can be had with a variety of underhood motivation.
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|2019 Honda Civic|
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|2019 Kia Forte|
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|2019 Mazda MAZDA3|
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|29 MPG City / 52 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy||27 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy||24 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy|
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