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What's the Best Compact Sedan of 2017?

By Joe Bruzek on September 13, 2018

CARS.COM — If you think the compact sedan class is full of stale, humdrum economy sedans, it’s time to bring you up to speed. Many model-year 2017 compacts offer heaps of style and technology... Read More
Which to Buy: 2017 Honda Civic Sedan or Hatchback?

By Fred Meier on July 19, 2018

CARS.COM — Compact hatchbacks are making a comeback in the U.S., but will the body style popular in Europe sell well here? One of the latest compact sedans to offer an open-back choice is the Honda... Read More
2018 Mazda3: What's Changed

By Fred Meier on July 18, 2018

CARS.COM Most significant changes in the 2018 Mazda3: Additional standard equipment by trim level, now including a low-speed front collision system with emergency braking standard on the base Spo... Read More
What's the Most Fun-to-Drive Compact Sedan?

By Brian Wong on March 22, 2018

CARS.COM — We named the 2017 Honda Civic the winner of our 2017 Compact Sedan Challenge for its worthy mix of features, value and fuel economy. But the question that’s more interesting to me ... Read More
What's the Best New-Car Deal in November 2017?

By Kelsey Mays on November 10, 2017

CARS.COM — Ready to fit in some car shopping between all the turkey-day preparations? November is among the top five months for new-car incentives in each respective year from 2012 through 2016, pe... Read More
What's the Best New-Car Deal for September 2017?

By Kelsey Mays on September 15, 2017

CARS.COM — New-car deals are still up, but the once rapid rise continues to taper. Incentives averaged $3,736 per new car in August, per Autodata Corp, up just $358 — 10.6 percent — over the year-a... Read More
2017 Kia Forte Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus Award

By Fred Meier on July 18, 2017

CARS.COM — Running improvements to the 2017 Kia Forte have earned the compact sedan the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s highest award, Top Safety Pick Plus, when equipped with option... Read More
5 Ways Compact Cars Flash Some Luxury

By Kelsey Mays on April 25, 2017

CARS.COM — In recent years, automakers have sprinkled compact sedans with a grab bag of premium features to add some pizzazz to their otherwise basic duds. More than ever, that’s the case in ... Read More
2017 Mazda3: What You Get for $23,000

By Joe Bruzek on April 24, 2017

CARS.COM — The 2017 Mazda3 tested in’s 2017 Compact Sedan Challenge was in the top four most expensive at $22,670 with destination for the Touring trim we received, and while it didn... Read More
Which Compact Sedan Has the Most Safety Features?

By Kelsey Mays on April 24, 2017

CARS.COM — Safety isn’t just about airbags and crash tests. Crash avoidance technology has taken center stage as automakers offer features that can warn you before an accident or intervene wi... Read More