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Honda Civic vs. Hyundai Elantra: Which Should You Buy?

The Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla are two of the most popular small cars on the market. However, other models are starting to make waves in the small car class. Cars like the Hyundai Elantra compete directly with perennial class leaders on price and features and small car buyers are starting to take notice. According to Automotive News, Honda sold 336,180 Civics in 2013, which is an increase of 6 percent over 2012. Hyundai sold 247,912 Elantras -- an ... continue reading»

Tags: Analysis, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Small Cars, Car Comparisons

Detroit Auto Show Small-Car Recap

In many ways, the Corvette Stingray and Cadillac ELR claimed the limelight at the Detroit Auto Show with their fancy powertrains and extreme performance. Though many small cars don’t push the envelope like the Stingray and ELR, some important compact cars had their debuts at the North American International Auto Show. 2014 Nissan Versa Note When Nissan redesigned the Versa for the 2012 model year, only the sedan received updates. Now the automaker is tackling the hatchback model. In ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Nissan Versa, Toyota Corolla, Affordable Small Cars, Upscale Small Cars, Small Cars, Dodge Dart, 2013 Detroit Auto Show

Falling Gas Prices Dragging Down Cost of Fuel-Efficient Cars

If you’ve been eying a used hybrid or fuel-efficient small car, now is the time to buy, while declining gas prices have consumers less concerned with saving money on fuel. As this concern lessens, so does demand for efficient used vehicles, which is leading to a decline in their average retail value. A recent report by the National Automobile Dealers Association indicates that prices for used small and midsize cars and hybrids will be $300 to $900 less in ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Used Cars, Gas Prices, Small Cars, Hybrids, Fuel Economy

Best April Car Deals on Cars and SUVs

When analysts looked at vehicle sales for February 2012, they found that an increase in car sales was largely driven my small, fuel-efficient vehicles. That trend continued into March. “Higher gas prices drove strong March car sales especially those of fuel-efficient models,” says Edmunds. “Automakers in the U.S. sold 1.4 million vehicles, an increase of 12.7 percent from the year-ago March. That put the Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate of car sales (SAAR) at 14.3 million, compared ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Hybrid Cars, Affordable Crossover SUVs, Small Cars, car deals