It used to be that subcompacts were the ideal cars for those who didn’t want to drive regular sized car or didn’t want to pay beyond a certain amount for a car. Today they have many choices. Car makers are coming out with new subcompacts that are trendy and meet the needs of a new generation that is fuel conscious and environmentally friendly. Here are some models that are worth considering.
Nissan Versa Sedan comes in hatchback and sedan. Except for the new option package, 2012 hatchback remains the same as last year. On the other hand, the Sedan has restyled sheet metal and a new platform. The power train has been revamped to a more powerful 1.6-liter engine. It is more stylish than the last year model and claimed to have more headroom, trunk space and more legroom for rear-seats. It is available in 5-speed manual transmission with a city/highway mpg of 30/38. The MSRP ranges from $11,770 for basic to $16,340.
Chevy Sonic Hatchback is built in America and comes with a superior high strength steel platform. New car has been refined to cut street noise and for a smoother ride. It has a 1.4-liter engine and comes in 6-speed manual and automatic.