• December 16, 2010

Top 10 Best Selling Compact Cars

Compact Cars

1. Mazda 3

It is a top compact car which is backed by a solid reputation for reliability, durability, and also provides suitable level of economy and practicality. It is available in two body styles a sedan or a four-door hatchback. The mazda3 comes with a 148 hp, two-liter-four-cylinder engine and an optional 167 hp 2.5 four-cylinder and 168lb-ft of torque. Mazda3 continues to be a satisfying and fuel efficient car.

2. Honda Civic

Honda civic is one of the simplest economical and reliable transportation that makes it a smart choice for many people. The small car is available as a Sedan, hatchback or coupe and in a variety of trim levels: base DX, LX, EX, EX-L, and Si. The Civic Si has powered by a 1.8 liter four-cylinder engine which makes 140-hp. The Civic Hybrid mated an 85-hp 1.3-liter four-cylinder gas engine to a 13-hp electric motor and offered the best fuel economy of the lineup.

3. Toyota Corolla

It is the third best selling car featuring with a 132 hp, 1.8 four-cylinder and an available 2.4L four-cylinder outputting 158 hp. Fuel economy has always been a hallmark. It is available in five trim levels i.e. base, LE, S, XLE and XRS. The corolla rides comfortably and is renowned for its efficiency.

4. Hyundai Elentra

In early 90’s and is powered by a 2.0 liter inline- 4 good for 138 hp and 136 pound -feet of torque. EPA fuel economy estimates 29 MPG city, 40 MPG highway. It also comes in touring version. The Elentra was lauded for its sleek looks, fuel-efficient engine and spacious upscale interior.

5. Chevrolet Cobalt

It is an economical, four cylinder, front wheel drive is available as a coup or sedan and comes in four trim levels: XFE, LS, LT and SS.Featuring with the base base 2.2-liter, 155-horsepower four-cylinder engine, the Chevy Cobalt can get out of its own way just fine, returning excellent fuel economy to boot (it’s rated at 37 mpg on the highway). SS models get a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that pumps out 260 hp while exacting a minimal penalty in fuel economy.

6. Toyota Matrix

It has a versatile interior and the 5-door mini-wagon is designed in conjunction with General Motors. It comes with a .8-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 132 horsepower and a 2.4-liter engine that makes 158 hp.It is one of the best choices available and is pokey in terms of acceleration though its engine does provide superior fuel economy.

7. Ford Focus

Focus is Ford’s compact car developed by Ford of Europe is currently available as a coupe and as a sedan. The four-door is available in S, SE, SES and SEL trim levels, while the coup comes in SE and SES. All the models are powered by a 2 liter in-line four cylinder that offers 140hp. A five-speed manual transmission is standard, with a four-speed automatic offered as an option.

8. Volkswagen Golf

One of the pioneers in the small hatchback segment is available in a two or four body style with a 170-hp 2.5L five-cylinder gasoline or a 140-hp 2.0L TDI clean diesel engine. A five speed manual is standard and a six-speed automatic is optional. DI model is highly recommended because of its higher level of equipment, strong engine and superior fuel economy.

9.Nissan Sentra

Nissan Sentra is roomy, comfortable, economical car that is available in both base sentra and sedan. All models but the SE-R gets a 2.0-liter inline-4 that makes 140 hp. The SE-R has a 2.5-liter four cylinder with177 hp, while the SE-R Spec V has a modified version of the 2.5-liter engine that packs 200 hp. The base sentra comes with only basic SE-R-inspired body kit and 16-inch alloy wheels.

10. Kia Forte

Kia Forte comes in at tenth place and features a 2.0L our-cylinder engine producing 156hp or 2.4L four cylinder with 173hp. It pays off in fuel economy of 27 mpg city, 36 mpg highway, and the highest of any Forte model. It is an impressive car and replaced the previous Spectra model line for 2010.

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