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Honda Fit unfit for US next year, joins growing small car cemetery
Honda Fit unfit for US next year, joins growing small car cemetery

The Honda Fit small wagon won't be coming back for 2021, leaving the Honda HR-V subcompact crossover as the smallest Honda available in the U.S. Honda confirmed last week that it would also discontinue the Honda Civic coupe and would no longer offer the Honda Accord mid-size sedan with a manual...Read More»

2021 Mini Countryman
What's New for 2021: Mini

Mini continues to charm for the 2021 model year. The British brand owned by BMW returns a 6-speed manual transmission to its small lineup, further enhancing its reputation for quirky urban cars that are fun to drive but offer limited practicality. From the Union Jack taillights and rear barn doors...Read More»

2020 Mini Cooper SE
First drive: 2020 Mini Cooper SE comes with a big but

The 2020 Mini Cooper SE electric vehicle comes with a big but. It’s cute, it’s punchy, it’s distinct, it’s versatile, but... But. The range is only 110 miles. That’s a but so big even Sir Mix-a-Lot ain’t down with that. That “but” narrows the...Read More»

2020 Toyota Corolla XSE
Review update: The 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE rejects its bland heritage

The Toyota Corolla is known for being a mild, mass-market sedan that packs value into a bland package. But the sporty elements on the 2020 Toyota Corolla XSE model add some whole grain texture to this whitest of white breads. The 2020 Corolla XSE sedan wears more aggressive front and rear bumpers...Read More»

2021 Hyundai Elantra
2021 Hyundai Elantra debuts: More tech, hybrid powertrain, roomier interior

The glitzy 2021 Hyundai Elantra compact sedan unveiled Tuesday in Hollywood, California, strayed further from its economy car roots and followed closer the star Sonata mid-size sedan that was unveiled last year. The updated Elantra, which is lower, longer, and wider than before, now measures more...Read More»

2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric
2020 Hyundai Ioniq EV gets boost in range and price

The refreshed 2020 Hyundai Ioniq electric vehicle goes further on a single charge but costs more than last year's model, the automaker announced Wednesday. The front-wheel-drive compact sedan, which also comes as a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid, has a larger battery pack to boost range from 124 miles...Read More»

2020 Nissan Sentra SR, left, and SV, right, trim
2020 Toyota Corolla vs 2020 Nissan Sentra: Compare Cars

The Toyota Corolla and Nissan Sentra have been around so long it’s easy to take them for granted. In fact, the Corolla and Sentra nameplates were born long before the majority of shoppers of compact cars. Launched in the U.S. in 1982, the Sentra has become the best-selling vehicle for Nissan...Read More»

2019 Mazda 3 - Best Car To Buy 2020
Mazda 3: Best Car To Buy 2020 Nominee

Redesigned for 2019, the 2020 Mazda 3 makes our 2020 list because drive opportunities weren’t available until earlier this year. It was worth the wait. The Mazda 3 compact sedan and hatchback is one of our perennial Best Cars due to its sporty handling and available features list. Mazda...Read More»

2020 Nissan Sentra SR, left, and SV, right, trim
First drive: 2020 Nissan Sentra balances sport with value

The redesigned 2020 Nissan Sentra is lower, wider, sportier, and loaded with more standard features, without much of an upcharge over the 2019 model. Starting at $20,015 (including $925 destination), the compact sedan appeals to a still-significant slice of shoppers who don’t need a bulky...Read More»

2019 Kia Forte
2019 Kia Forte vs. 2019 Hyundai Elantra: Compare Cars

They may not look like siblings at first glance, but the 2019 Kia Forte and 2019 Hyundai Elantra have a shared lineage that makes these two compact sedans easy to compare. Well, for the most part. In our ratings, it’s nearly a draw between these two compact sedans. The Forte ekes out a win in...Read More»

2019 Mazda 3
2019 Mazda 3 costs $21,895, cheapest AWD model adds $3,000

The redesigned 2019 Mazda 3 sedan will cost compact car buyers $21,895 in its least expensive form when it goes on sale in March, the Japanese automaker said Tuesday. For the first time, Mazda will offer the 3 with all-wheel drive, which adds $3,000 to the base price. All prices include a mandatory...Read More»

2019 Mazda 3, 2018 LA Auto Show
2019 Mazda 3 bows with new look, upgraded tech

An evolutionary redesign that bowed Wednesday at the 2018 LA Auto Show puts the 2019 Mazda 3 in line with the automaker's larger sedan and its crossover SUVs. Bigger changes come inside and behind the scenes, where the Mazda 3 ushers in a new fuel-saving, high-compression engine, a larger...Read More»

2020 Toyota Corolla
2020 Toyota Corolla unveiled: More power, style for compact sedan

With the 2020 Corolla Toyota unveiled Thursday at simultaneous events in China and the U.S., the automaker makes its most dramatic effort yet to shed the small car's stodgy image. When the 2020 Toyota Corolla goes on sale next spring, it'll have a split personality. Most Corollas will likely be...Read More»

Teaser for 2020 Toyota Corolla debuting on November 15, 2018
2020 Toyota Corolla to bow Nov. 15

With the debut next week of its 2020 Corolla, Toyota will emphasize the global nature of its compact sedan. The 2020 Toyota Corolla will bow at the Guangzhou auto show in China on Thursday, and it'll make a simultaneous appearance at a private media event in California. The first time the U.S...Read More»

2018 Kia Rio
2019 Kia Rio lineup sliced, diced, priced from $16,195

Shoppers looking at the pint-size 2019 Kia Rio won't have as many choices to make this year. The 2019 Rio lineup shrinks from six to three trim levels, and last year's standard manual transmission is no longer part of the picture. Priced from $16,195, including a mandatory $895 destination charge...Read More»

2018 Kia Rio
2018 Kia Rio's added safety tech earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award

The 2018 Kia Rio is an award-winning car for safety according to the IIHS. The insurance industry-funded crash testers gave the Rio its Top Safety Pick+ award last week, although those top marks apply only to certain 2018 Rio trim levels. Both the Rio sedan and hatchback models received...Read More»

2019 Fiat 500 1957 Edition
2019 Fiat 500 1957 Edition revived as $995 retro look

The 2019 Fiat 500 1957 Edition unveiled Thursday channels the small-car builder's past in a big way—at least as big as one of the smallest new cars can. The 1957 Edition package cost $995 and adds color-matched 16-inch alloy wheels designed to look like dog-dish hubcaps, vintage-style Fiat...Read More»

2019 Nissan Versa Note
2019 Nissan Versa Note adds Apple CarPlay, Android Auto compatibility

The 2019 Nissan Versa Note will be available with Apple and Android smartphone integration when the subcompact hatchback goes on sale soon, the automaker said Wednesday. Nissan's announcement puts the Versa Note hatchback in line with the Versa sedan, which also gained smartphone compatibility this...Read More»

2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
2019 VW Golf downsizes engine in fuel-economy bid

Front-wheel-drive versions of the 2019 VW Golf should be more fuel-efficient than they were last year, but they won't be any quicker. VW said Thursday that the 2019 Golf lineup will use a 1.4-liter turbo-4 rated at 147 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque in the hatchback and SportWagen station...Read More»

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