Tag: compact sedan

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2017 Subaru Impreza

Model Tested: 2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Sport Engine: 2.0-liter 4-cylinder Boxer, 152 horsepower 145 lb-ft torque Transmission: CVT automatic transmission, all-wheel-drive EPA Rating: 27-mpg city/36-mpg highway/30-mpg combined Base Price: $21,995 As Tested: $26,560 Performance: Nimble handling Fun to drive Good acceleration for horsepower … read more

2017 Mazda 3

2017 Mazda3 — Fun. Fun. And More Fun

Model Tested: 2017 Mazda3, four-door Grand Touring Engine: Skyactiv 2.5-liter DOHC four-cylinder Transmission: Skyactiv six-speed automatic EPA Ratings: 27/city, 36/highway, 30/combined Base Price: $24,195 As Tested: $27,930 Overview: The front-wheel drive Mazda3 offers superb driving dynamics coupled with refreshed styling for 2017. The … read more

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2017 VW Golf GTI

Model Tested: 2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI SE Engine: 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4, 220 horsepower 258 lb-ft torque Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission, front-wheel-drive EPA Rating: 24-mpg city/34-mpg highway/28-mpg combined Base Price: $29,895 As Tested: $30,715 Performance: Outstanding driving fun with 6-speed manual Impressive torque Very … read more

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2017 Mazda3

Model Tested: 2017 Mazda3 Grand Touring 4-Door Engine: 2.5-liter I-4, 184 horsepower, 185 lb-ft torque Transmission: 6-speed automatic, front-wheel-drive EPA Rating: 27 mpg city/36 mpg highway/30 mpg combined Base Price: $24,195 As Tested: $27,930 Performance: Sport mode noticeably improves performance Paddle shifters Heads … read more

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Flash Drive 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4

Model Tested: 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 SE four-door sedan Engine: 1.2-liter 3-cylinder, 78 horsepower 74 lb-ft torque Transmission: CVT automatic, front-wheel-drive EPA Rating: 35 mpg city/42 mpg highway/37 mpg combined Base Price: $16,995 As Tested: $17,830 Performance: Impressive fuel economy for a non-hybrid … read more

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2016 Mitsubishi Lancer

Model Tested: 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer 2.4 SEL AWC Engine: 2.4-liter I-4 gas, 168 horsepower 167 lb-ft torque Transmission: CVT automatic, all-wheel-drive EPA Rating: 23-mpg city, 31-mpg highway, 26-mpg combined Base Price: $21,995 As Tested: $22,805 Performance: Athletic all-wheel-drive at a budget price Excellent … read more

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2016 Scion iM

Model Tested: 2016 Scion iM 5-Door Hatchback Engine: 1.8-liter I-4 gas, 137 horsepower, 126 lb-ft torque Transmission: 7-speed CVT automatic transmission, front-wheel-drive EPA Ratings: 28/city, 37 highway, 32 combined Base Price: $19,200 As Tested: $20,334 Performance: Smooth, competent engine Nicely matched CVT transmission … read more

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