Cars.com Recommended Hatchback and Wagons

To qualify as a Cars.com Recommended vehicle, models must have average or higher ratings in crash tests, reliability and mileage within their classes.

Recommended Cars
Cars are listed in alphabetical order by their class.
Compact Cars
$15,175- $16,910
  • Fit Sport gains more aggressive styling for 2012

  • Additional sound-deadening material for 2012

  • 1.5-liter four-cylinder

  • Available paddle shifters with automatic transmission

  • USB input for MP3 players and flash drives

$13,900 - $19,600
  • More powerful and fuel-efficient drivetrains
  • Styling updates 
  • Standard USB/iPod input
  • Available backlit speakers
$15,200 - $23,400
  • Sedan or four-door hatchback

  • Light exterior restyling

  • Interior tweaks

  • Highway mpg up to 40

  • New seat fabric patterns

  • Manual or automatic transmission

$14,980 - $18,520
  • Manual or CVT automatic

  • Seats five

  • Bulldog-inspired styling

  • Adjustable rear seats

$15,345 - $16,250
  • Standard Bluetooth connectivity, including audio streaming

  • Standard Pioneer CD stereo with HD radio

  • Six airbags

  • Standard ABS

  • Optional Toyota Racing Development performance parts

$17,495 - $29,095
  • Redesigned for 2012

  • Sedan or four-door hatchback

  • New 2.0-liter four-cylinder

  • Manual or CVT 

  • Standard all-wheel drive

  • Larger interior

$14,115 - $16,400
  • Redesigned for 2012

  • No sedan version

  • New version larger than previous model

Luxury
$29,810 - $35,350
  • Four-cylinder or V-6

  • Sedan or wagon

  • Manual or automatic 

  • Long standard features list

$27,270 - $30,850
  • Turbocharged gas or diesel four-cylinder engines

  • Available all-wheel drive 

  • Available dual-clutch transmission

  • Optional Open Sky sunroof

  • Coupelike silhouette

$32,500 - $36,400
  • Available eight-speed automatic transmission

  • Sedan or Avant wagon

  • FWD or AWD

  • Available LED daytime running lights

$24,950 - $31,850
  • New Premier Plus and Platinum trim levels

  • 227-hp, turbo inline-five engine

  • Glass rear hatch

  • Manual or automatic 

  • Available blind spot warning system

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