While economy cars tend to be popular as simple, affordable transportation, Mazda has added further appeal to its entry in this class. The Mazda3, sold as a sedan or five-door hatchback, makes use of its compact size to provide...
It's not easy to find a more fuel-efficient car than a Prius. Toyota's gas-electric hybrid is now in its fourth generation, and its EPA ratings have climbed with each new iteration. Most of today's Priuses are rated for a...
The most popular cars in Europe tend to be small, fun to drive and luxurious for their size — not necessarily in terms of high-end features, but in the design and quality of their interiors, and the sophistication of...
As automakers master the art of adding power to small, fuel-efficient engines, folks who prefer extra cylinders and high displacement are finding fewer and fewer options. Once relegated to cheap economy cars, 2.0-liter four-cylinders now sit under the hoods...
In much of the world, the Volkswagen Golf stands at or near the top of the automotive best-seller list. This compact hatchback combines sensible functionality with an upscale driving experience at attainable prices — a winning strategy for many...
Most car-buying decisions require carefully weighing various tradeoffs. A common one: interior space versus gas mileage. Understandably, the roomiest vehicles on the market are not typically fuel economy standouts — it takes a big, thirsty engine to power a...
It’s easy to think of the Honda Civic as a basic economy car — small, cheap, efficient, and not much else. Even the Civic name is the perfect fit for a “cheap and cheerful” little runabout. But the current...
Generally if you want to fit seven passengers into your car, you need one that’s fairly large and expensive. Most midsize or large crossovers with three rows of seats have a base price at or above $30,000, and minivans...
There are two main types of consumers who will likely consider upgrading from a mainstream seven-passenger crossover to a model from a premium brand. One type demands a drastic upgrade — an all-out luxury experience fitted into the boxy shape...
When it is designed right, a hatchback can combine all the style of a four-door sedan with a lot more cargo versatility. Whereas a sedan’s trunk is walled off from the passenger compartment, a hatchback lets you fold down...

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