Posts Tagged ‘Compact cars’


Why It’s Still Here: 2014 Toyota Corolla First Drive

September 2, 2013

Toyota knows what loyal Corolla buyers want — that’s the impression I got after driving the redesigned 2014 Toyota Corolla in San Diego. But is the new Corolla worth consideration from those who would otherwise drive a Honda Civic or Nissan Sentra?

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Honda Civic Dominates Compact Pack in February 2012 Sales

March 12, 2012

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Despite mediocre reviews from automotive critics, the 2012 Honda Civic still managed to beat all compact segment competitors — and by a sizable margin.

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MT Then and Now: Ford vs. Chevrolet – 2005 and 2012 Focus, 2005 Cobalt and 2011 Cruze

May 27, 2011


American compact cars simply aren’t what they used to be. Six years ago, we tested five $20,000 compact sedans including a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt LS and a 2005 Ford Focus ZX4 ST. Driven with a Kia Spectra SX, Mazda3 S, and Toyota Corolla XRS.

The Chevrolet and Ford placed fifth and fourth, respectively.

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