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Mazda3 vs. Honda Civic: Which Should You Buy?

2015 Mazda3 The Mazda Mazda3 and Honda Civic are perennially near the top of our affordable small car rankings, and the 2015 Mazda3 and 2015 Civic continue the trend. These two critically acclaimed vehicles have a lot in common, but there are some key differences you should keep in mind as you decide which one is better for you. Under the hood, the Mazda3 has the edge when comparing standard horsepower, but the available Civic Si’s 205-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine ... continue reading»

Tags: Rankings, Honda Civic, Mazda MAZDA3, Affordable Small Cars

Best Small Car Deals in October

Perhaps the best things about small cars is the tiny bite that take out of your wallet. Not only do small cars tend to have lower starting prices than other types of cars, but they also tend to cost less to own, thanks to better fuel economy and lower insurance rates than other types of cars. Getting a deal on a small car is another good way to shoehorn a car payment into your budget. Small car discounts and incentives ... continue reading»

Tags: Tips and Advice, Deals, Affordable Small Cars

2015 Subaru Impreza Gets MPG Boost, Standard Rearview Camera

2015 Subaru Impreza Subaru announced yesterday that the Impreza is getting a host of updates for the 2015 model year, including a standard rearview camera on all trims, an updated front bumper, grille and headlights and revised interior trim. According to Subaru, the Impreza's refreshed front styling gives it "a closer kinship to the all-new 2015 Legacy." For 2015, a continuously variable transmission (CVT) is standard on the 2.0i Premium trim, whereas the 2014 2.0i Premium trim came standard with ... continue reading»

Tags: Subaru Impreza, Affordable Small Cars, Model News

Small Cars that Get 40 MPG Highway

2015 Honda Fit One of the advantages of buying a small car is that they are often among the most fuel-efficient vehicles on the market and are relatively inexpensive. Automakers are engineering new cars to meet increasingly stringent fuel economy standards, but some models are thriftier on fuel than others. We've rounded up some of the highest-ranking affordable small cars and hatchbacks that get an EPA fuel economy estimate of 40 mpg or more on the highway. We've also included information ... continue reading»

Tags: Analysis, Affordable Small Cars

Affordable Small Cars Attract Young Buyers

Edmunds and R.L. Polk released a study on Wednesday that found the percentage of 18-34 year olds purchasing South Korean and U.S. brand cars has gone up since 2008. According to USA Today, “Detroit automakers have reached out to young buyers as never before with a raft of appealing small cars that they would have rejected as unprofitable in the past. Chrysler Group has the fun Fiat 500, General Motors has models like the small Chevrolet Sonic and ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Affordable Small Cars, young buyers

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