For 2019, Mazda has redesigned the Mazda3 into a fourth generation that it thinks will be desirable for a new reason: an available AWD system. The new option makes this car one of just a few compacts to offer all-wheel traction. Mazda hopes it can turn that distinction into more sales, especially to buyers who might be considering a small crossover or SUV.... Read More.
Station wagons have mostly disappeared from new-car showrooms as manufacturers have replaced them with crossovers. While a handful of car companies still offer wagons, there’s more selection in the used market, especially if you’re looking for an inexpensive wagon based on an economy car platform.... Read More.
Toyota introduced the 12th generation of its compact stalwart for 2019 as a redesigned hatchback model built on that same new platform. It makes an excellent first impression based solely on its good looks and follows that up by being the most compelling Corolla in many years.... Read More.
Canadian fans of compact cars have a lot of choice. Little sedans and hatchbacks are big sellers here, so used-car lots across Ontario are loaded with them. These small cars have also undergone a recent revolution in refinement.... Read More.
The Kia Rio is the least expensive model from a brand known for catering to budget-oriented buyers. Its top-level EX Tech trim includes niceties like navigation, heated seats and steering wheel, leather seating, and automatic climate control.... Read More.
Hatchbacks have traditionally been associated with budget transportation, often positioned below sedans in automakers’ lineups and marketed to buyers who prioritize practicality. But VW made the hatchback fun in the early 1980s with the GTI. It was a variant of the Rabbit/Golf with more power and better handling. Since then, other car manufacturers have followed in the original hot hatchbacks’ footsteps.... Read More.
City driving is often best done in something optimized for fuel efficiency overpower that puts ease of parking ahead of interior stretch-out space. With those priorities in mind, we’ve put together a list of six of the best-used cars for urban driving.... Read More.