Hatchbacks used to be the go-to option for people searching for compact and practical city cars. Thanks to the rise of the compact crossover, that’s no longer the case. Still, the segment isn’t entirely dead, and there are a few hatchbacks capable of giving compact crossovers a serious scare. One of those is the 2018 Honda Fit.
The 2017 Mazda3, now in the third model year of its third generation, brings a winning trifecta of price, performance, and personality to the sport-compact segment. Available in Sport, Touring, or Grand Touring (GT) trim levels, budget-conscious buyers can tune in the level of performance desired without spending a massive amount of money.
The Chevrolet Cruze has been in the spotlight since its humble beginnings in 2011, and it further impressed car buyers with its redesign in 2016. Like its predecessors, the 2017 Cruze has continued to prove that compact sedans and hatchbacks aren’t to be underestimated.
In 2016, the Civic won the coveted North American Car of the Year award. However, the 2017 model year may be even better than last year’s award winner. The 2017 Honda Civic offers a new engine and transmission combination, body style, and performance trim. Best of all is that the price jump across the lineup is just $100. Here’s what’s new on the 2017 Honda Civic.
The 2017 Ford Focus was designed with its competition in mind, putting a huge focus on the aesthetic appeal of each model. Previously, its design was updated in 2012, making it one of the oldest cars in its class. But Ford has done well to keep its models fresh throughout the years.