Compact Car

Final Volkswagen Beetle leaves assembly plant in Mexico after storied run
Final Volkswagen Beetle leaves assembly plant in Mexico after storied run

The Volkswagen Beetle has met the end of the road. This week, the final Beetle model will roll off the assembly plant in Puebla, Mexico. VW said Wednesday the last 2019 VW Beetle is a coupe finished in Denim Blue and will remain local to Mexico. After celebrations, the car will join the VW Museum...Read More»

2018 Fiat 500
More turbo, more money: 2018 Fiat 500 price hiked to $16,245

Like an Italian grandmother's gnocchi recipe, the retro-styled Fiat 500 has required lots of tweaking over the years. For 2018, Fiat made more underhood muscle standard equipment and the automaker has correspondingly upped the subcompact hatchback's base price by a hefty $1,250 to $16,245. A new...Read More»

2018 Chevrolet Sonic
Despite rumors, 2019 Chevrolet Sonic to return to showrooms

Demand for crossovers and SUVs hasn't spelled the demise for one subcompact car despite rumors to the contrary. A Chevrolet spokesman told The Car Connection Monday that the bite-size Chevy Sonic will be on dealer lots for the 2019 model year. "Sonic will indeed be sold to both retail and fleet...Read More»

2019 Mini Hardtop
Revamped 2019 Mini Cooper proudly channels brand's heritage

It's either kitsch or it's cool. The 2019 Mini Cooper unveiled Tuesday ahead of its formal debut at next week's Detroit auto show proudly drapes itself in the Union Jack from head to tail. And by tail, we mean taillight. The 2019 Mini Cooper lineup's LED tailights now bear the iconic British flag...Read More»

2012 Nissan Versa four-door sedan
2012 Nissan Versa Sedan Priced At $10,990 And Up

The 2012 Nissan Versa sedan represents a ground-up redesign, and Nissan wants you to know that it’s got the lowest starting MSRP in America. There’s fine print to that, and Nissan is quick to point out that their referenced price of $10,990 is actually set by the dealer, and that the...Read More»

2012 Honda Civic launch, New York Auto Show, April 2011
2012 Honda Civic: First Drive Impressions

By this point, the Honda Civic compact is an American institution. The newest generation, all new for 2012, builds on the car's traditional strengths--sporty roadholding, good gas mileage--but faces increasingly stringent competition from new entries like the 2011 Hyundai Elantra. The 2012 Honda...Read More»

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