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Compared to their sedan counterparts, hatchbacks offer more flexible cargo capacity using a wide rear hatch that opens up to the car's interior, rather than a trunk.

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Today's compact cars might not be quite as roomy, quiet or comfortable as their midsize counterparts, but the fit, finish and features are increasingly comparable. And even if they'll always be smaller by definition, compact cars continue to get roomier, quieter and more comfortable, making them increasingly intriguing alternatives to many larger and Read more...

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback starts at $20,535

Previewed in concept form earlier this year at the Geneva Auto Show, the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback is going on sale in the U.S. Produced at Honda’s Swindon UK assembly facility, this Euro-inspired 5-door model remains remarkably true to the aggressive exterior design of the Civic Hatchback prototype while putting its own distinctive spin on Honda’s wildly Read more...

Mazda has topped our list of fun-to-drive cars and the 2015 Mazda3 lived up to those expectations exhibiting a nimble and spirited character during its year-long stint in the Kelley Blue Book long term fleet. In addition to entertaining us with its road manners, it also provided plenty of practicality with is relatively roomy interior and trunk space. Micah Read more...

Adding a new level of performance to the largest member of its family, Mini has taken the wraps off of the 2017 John Cooper Works Clubman which debuts at the Paris Motor Show. This slick 5-passenger compact wagon follows the classic JCW formula by matching a powerful engine with enthusiast-focused upgrades, including the latest version of the automaker’s Read more...

The “official” start of the 2017 model year is just a couple of weeks away and manufacturers have shifted into high gear when it comes to clearing out stocks of 2016 models sitting on dealer lots. Cash rebates as high as $5,000 and monthly lease rates as low as $189 per month signal that the time is right to cut a deal on these closeout specials. As we have Read more...

Volkswagen knows it needs to re-establish goodwill with loyalists and everyday car shoppers alike in the wake of its diesel scandal, and it acknowledges that one of the keys is offering new vehicles that rekindle enthusiasm for the brand. In the coming year VW plans several new models, the first of which has already struck a chord with us: the 2017 VW Golf Read more...