Today we are taking a look at the best compact sedans. With room for four and plenty of fuel efficiency, these smaller sedans have a lot more to offer than in the past.

Honda Civic
Starting Price: $18,390
EPA: 28 city/ 36 hwy
Performance: 143hp and 129 lb-ft of torque from a 1.8-liter inline 4-cylinder
Available Features: EcoAssist system, 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, push button start, Honda LaneWatch, rearview camers, leather-trimmed seats, 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, illuminated steering-wheel mounted controls, 7-inch display audio

Volkswagen Jetta
Starting Price: $16,895
EPA: 24 city/ 34 hwy
Performance: 2.0-liter 4-cylinder that makes 115hp, 170hp turbo hybrid, or 210hp turbo (GLI)
Available Features: No-charge scheduled maintenance, power, heated side mirrors, multi-link rear suspension, leatherette seating, Fender premium audio system, electronic stability control

Toyota Corolla
Starting Price: $16,800
EPA: 28 city/ 37 hwy
Performance: 1.8-liter 4-cylinder making 132hp and 128 lb-ft of torque
Available Features: LED headlights, SofTex seats, piano-black accents, moonroof, Entune premium audio and app suite, standard Bluetooth, backup camera, voice recognition, steering wheel controls, USB, automatic climate control, cruise control, leather-trimmed steering wheel.

Kia Forte
Starting Price: $15,900
EPA: 25 city/ 37 hwy
Performance: 1.8-liter inline 4-cylinder making 148hp and 131 lb-ft of torque or a 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder with 173hp and 166 lb-ft of torque
Available Features: LED Positioning Lights and available LED Taillights, steering wheel mounted controls, sunroof, ventilated drivers seat, heated steering wheel, advanced voice recognition, Bluetooth, SiriusXM, UVO eServices Infotainment System.

Hyundai Accent
Starting Price: $14,645
EPA: 27 city/38 hwy
Performance: 1.6-liter 4-cylinder that makes 138hp
Available Features: Sunroof, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, 16-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth, rear spoiler, auto up driver’s power window, steering wheel mounted controls, USB, SiriusXM.

Mazda3
Starting Price: $16,945
EPA: 29 city/41 hwy
Performance: 2.0-liter 4-cylidner making 155hp or 2.5-liter 4-cylinder making 184hp
Available Features: Moonroof, 6-way power driver’s seat, Bluetooth, HD Radio, SiriusXM, 7-inch full color touchscreen display, MazdaConnect infotainment, advanced keyless entry, Bose 9-speaker sound system, rearview camera, heated front seats, LED daytime running lights, LED combination taillights, perforated leather trimmed seats, rain sensing windshield wipers, dynamic stability control, rear cross traffic alert, forward obstruction warning, radar cruise control.

Ford Focus
Starting Price: $16,810
EPA: 27 city/37 hwy
Performance: 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder engine making 160hp and 146lb-ft of torque or a 2.0-liter EcoBoost with 252hp
Available Features: Electric power assisted steering, AdvanceTrac electronic stability control, Sync with MyFord Touch, intelligent access with push-button start, MyKey, SiriusXM, HD Radio, climate control, heated front seats.

Chevrolet Cruze
Starting Price: $17,520
EPA: 25 city/36 hwy
Performance: 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine or a 1.4-liter 138hp turbo
Available Features: Electronic stability control, OnStar, SiriusXM, Bluetooth, leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, USB, MyLink, foglamps, keyless entry with push button start, remote start, Bluetooth, steering wheel mounted audio controls.

Hyundai Elantra
Starting Price: $17,200
EPA: 27 city/37 hwy
Performance: 1.8-liter inline 4-cylinder with 145hp and 130 lb-ft of torque or a 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder with 173hp and 154 lb-ft of torque
Available Features: Rearview camera, electronic stability control, traction control system, hillstart assist control, daytime running lights, heated power side mirrors, rear spoiler, projector headlights with LED accents, automatic headlights, fog lights, proximity key entry, power sunroof, dual zone climate control, one touch auto-up driver’s window, heated leather seats, Bluetooth, Blue Link, USB, SiriusXM, push button start, steering wheel mounted audio controls.

Dodge Dart
Starting Price: $16,495
EPA: 25 city/36 hwy
Performance: 2.0-liter 4-cylinder with 160hp and 148 lb-ft of torque, 1.4-liter turbo with 160hp and 184 lb-ft of torque or a 2.4-liter engine with 184hp and 174 lb-ft of torque
Available Features: Nappa leather trimmed seats, digital dashboard, 8.4-inch Uconnect touch screen, heated steering wheel and front seats, dual-zone temperature control, leather wrapped shift knob and steering wheel, LED taillights, projector headlamps, sunroof, SiriusXM, Alpine sound system, WiFi, keyless entry and push button start, USB, active grille shutters, blind spot monitoring, rear cross path detection, rear park assist, back up camera.

Overall, this segment has a lot to offer for its size and price point. While these may not be the fastest or roomiest models out there, there is no denying that there is little left to be desired as available features go.

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