BMW is like an aging Rockstar, living off past glories. It was once the best in the world — but it’s 10 years since. While BMW can still shock with the odd smash hit, it’s struggling to keep up with the hipper competition. Plus, their old stuff is better.
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.
Nissan introduces the newly-designed, small-but-mighty Sentra for 2017. With an MSRP of $16,990, the Sentra is a great choice for any budget. If you’re looking for a bit more power, look no further than the Sentra NISMO model. While it may not be the fastest compact sedan on the market, it does keep up with the competition in most respects.
With the 2017 Kia Optima, it is easy to mix and match options to design the perfect sedan. Between the outstanding value, big trunk, and roomy seating, this sedan ranks up there with the Ford Fusion and Honda Accord.
The 2017 Nissan Versa is all about value. Looking to provide the most bang for your buck, the Versa makes it easy for anyone to afford a quality vehicle. New this year is the SV Special Edition option package. There are also some minor interior adjustments.
For its 2017 lineup, Volkswagen brings the sixth generation of its frugal but sporty front-wheel drive Jetta sedan to North America with three engine choices ranging from near misery to nearly marvelous.
The auto industry may be obsessed with making crossovers and SUVs, but that doesn’t mean they’ve stopped focusing on sedans. In this crowded segment, the Chevrolet Malibu was the strongest sales gainer in 2016, with total sales jumping 16.9% to 227,881 units. That was good enough for fifth place for the year.