Used Car Reviews
Compared to many other small cars, the Cruze is heavier and offers a more solid feel. It's also has one of the best crash test ratings among compact cars. What are the common problems? Read our review.
Chevrolet Sonic replaced the Aveo in 2012. It's the first subcompact built in the U.S. With its "fearsome" look and an available turbocharged engine, the Sonic adds excitement to the subcompact category.
A very few cars can compete with the PT Cruiser style in the sea of modern econoboxes. Classified in the U.S. as a truck, the PT Cruiser rides on a car-like front-wheel drive unibody platform.
Discontinued after 2016, this sporty compact is now rare and unique. Based on the expanded Alfa Romeo Giulietta platform, the Dart offers an American style with European handling.
The 2000-2011 Ford Focus is a fuel-efficient, fun-to-drive compact available as a sedan, two- or four-door hatchback or wagon. It has a peppy engine and an independent rear suspension.
The 2001-2005 Civic comes as a four-door sedan or two-door coupe. The Civic handles well and has a sporty firm ride. It is good on gas, costs little to maintain and is easy to work on.
The 2006-2011 Honda Civic comes as a sedan or coupe. It's a popular fuel-efficient commuter. With good care it can easily last for over 300,000 miles. Maintenance and repair costs are low.
The Civic is famous for its low upkeep costs and a bulletproof engine. It's a sporty front-wheel drive compact, available as a sedan or coupe. The Civic offers a comfortable interior with a two-tier instrument panel with a digital speedometer.
The Honda Fit is a practical fun-to-drive subcompact. It's surprisingly roomy and has plenty of cargo space. If you want to haul tall objects, the rear seats flip up, so you can even fit a flat-screen TV in the second row.
The first-generation Jeep Compass is a compact crossover, a close relative of the Dodge Caliber and Jeep Patriot. The Compass is smaller than the Toyota RAV4 but taller than an average sedan or hatchback.
The first-generation Mazda 3 is a fun-to-drive peppy compact. The Mazda 3 has front-wheel drive and sport-tuned independent suspension. It rides on the same platform as the Ford Focus and Volvo S40.
The sporty 2010-2013 Mazda 3 comes as a sedan or hatchback, with a 2.0L or 2.5L 4-cylinder engine and manual or automatic transmission. The interior is stylish and nicely finished.
The Mazda 3 fun to drive and good on gas. It offers the best powertrain in its class: the 2.0L or 2.5L Skyactiv 4-cylinder gasoline engine mated to a conventional 6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission.
Small on the outside, roomy on the inside, the Nissan Versa is a compact fuel saver. It comes as a sedan or hatchback. Seats are comfortable and tall windows offer good visibility.
The Vibe is a product of joint venture between General Motors and Toyota. The Vibe is mechanically similar to the Toyota Matrix; it rides on the Toyota Corolla platform and is powered by a Toyota engine.
The Corolla is one of the budget wonders. It's a simple car that won't cost a lot to repair or to fill up. It handles comfortably and offers a smooth and quiet ride. With good care, it can easily last for over 200K miles.
The Corolla is known for its reliable, fuel-efficient 1.8L engine, simple roomy interior and soft ride. It's a comfortable little "workhorse" that you can count on. In the U.S. and Canada, it's only available as a 4-door sedan.
For years, the Corolla has been one of the best-selling cars, thanks to its reputation for reliability, a comfortable interior and smooth ride. The 2014-2018 Corolla sedan is larger than the previous generation and offers more interior space.
The Matrix is a tall wagon based on the popular Toyota Corolla. Inside, it's the definition of 'practical'. The upright front seats offer good visibility and easy entry/exit. Rear seats fold down flat, offering 53.2 cu. ft. of cargo space.
The Toyota Matrix is the most practical small wagon. Sharing its platform with the Corolla, the Matrix offers 49.4 cubic feet of flat cargo space covered with durable plastic. It's also one of the few small cars suitable for tall drivers.
If any car can be called a game changer, it's certainly the Prius. The technology is simple, yet brilliant. The Prius is very good on gas and is cheap to maintain. It offers a good visibility and a roomy interior.
This 200-hp hot hatch is a favorite of many driving enthusiasts and car fanatics. Despite its small size, the GTI holds the road extremely well. The driver's seat is super comfortable and the interior feels upscale.
The 2004-2008 Acura TL is a rare sporty sedan. It offers a strong V6 engine, sharp handling and an upscale interior. The TL scored well in the NHTSA frontal crash tests. The reliability is not bad, but there are a few things to watch out for.
Not many cars can match the style and driving experience of the BMW 3-series. It's a small sporty car with a strong engine riding on a classic rear-wheel drive platform.
The Chrysler 200 is a rare stylish upscale sedan. It handles well and the V6 power is amazing. The ride is smooth and quiet. A used Chrysler 200 is not very expensive compared to other sedans.
The 1998-2002 Honda Accord came as a 4-door sedan or 2-door coupe, with a 4-cylinder or V6 engine. The Accord's roomy cabin offers good visibility, easy-to-use controls and comfortable seats. The V6 Accord offers plenty of power.
The 2003-2007 Accord is a fun-to-drive roomy mid-size car. It scored well in the crash tests and offers a comfortable nicely-finished interior. The Accord comes as a front-wheel drive sedan or two-door coupe, with a 4-cylinder or V6 engine.
The Accord is one of the few sedans that offer an excellent driving experience, solid build quality, roomy cabin and top safety ratings. The Accord coupe is a hidden gem if you are looking for a sporty car.
The stylish 2013-2017 Honda Accord comes as a front-wheel drive coupe or sedan. It handles well and is one of the most fuel-efficient cars in its class. Engine choices include a 2.4L inline-4 and 3.5L V6.
The first-generation Mazda 6 is a rare sporty mid-size car. The 6 comes as a sedan, hatchback or a sleek-looking wagon; with a 4-cylinder or V6 engine. Mazda 6 rides on the same platform as the Ford Fusion.
A very few family sedans can be described as "fun to drive" and Mazda 6 is one of them. The 6's optional 3.7L V6 engine tops most of the family sedans in horsepower and torque.
Unlike previous models that were produced in partnership with Ford, the third-generation Mazda 6 was developed in-house. It's a sleek sporty front-wheel drive mid-size sedan that is very good on gas.
The stylish Nissan Altima is a sporty, fun-to-drive mid-size sedan. It offers supportive seats, good visibility and comfortable driving position. The handling is sharp with a solid feel of the road.
Nissan Maxima is a mid-size front-wheel drive premium sporty sedan with a strong V6 engine. It handles well and has a firm but quiet ride. It's one of the rare V6 sedans that you can find with a manual transmission.
The late 90's, early 2000s were the best years for the Toyota Motor company. The 1997-2001 Camry known as XV20 is one of the most reliable cars ever built. Even today you still can see quite a few of them on the road.
The 2002-2006 Toyota Camry is a spacious mid-size family sedan. The Toyota Camry is best known for its smooth and quiet ride.
The interior is roomy and comfortable with plenty of rear-seat space.
The Toyota Camry offers a roomy, comfortable interior and smooth and quiet ride. The 2007-2011 model (XV40) has front-wheel drive and comes only as a 4-door sedan; the Camry Solara coupe has been discontinued after 2008.
Famous for its smooth and quiet ride, the Toyota Camry is one of the most reliable family sedans. The Camry has front-wheel drive and comes with a 4-cylinder or V6 engine.
Large doors and elevated seats make entry and exit easy.
This classy German compact sedan offers a spacious interior, excellent handling and the best-in-class highway fuel economy. This makes it one of the top cars for long commutes.