Subcompacts Have Become Quite Plentiful


Green Car Reports - February 19, 2013

The choice of subcompact cars on the market has never been better. – in number as well as quality, reliability, safety, equipment and more.

Find out why dealers enjoy showing them off.

Gas mileage isn’t bad either, even if it doesn’t match some of the paper-thin Hondas and Geos of a few decades ago–which didn’t have to meet today’s much tougher safety standards.

But if you’re in the market for a subcompact, which should you go for?

Is a shiny new subcompact fresh on the market any better than some of the cars that have roamed the roads for a few years now?

The Honda Fit, for example, has been on sale in largely the same format since the 2009 model year. The Mazda2 launched in 2011, as did the Ford Fiesta.

Toyota’s Yaris, Nissan’s Versa , Chevy’s Sonic and Hyundai’s Accent were all 2012 cars, while newest to the market is the 2013 Nissan Versa Note hatchback.

Check out the details on the latest models here.