Compact Cars

2018 Renault Megane 2.0

2018 Renault Megane 2.0

The Good:
– Great styling inside and out
– High-end cabin offerings
– Fair ride and handling
The Bad:
– Some rivals have more space
– CVT tuning could be better
– No steering feedback

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2017 Skoda Octavia 1.4 TSI

2017 Skoda Octavia 1.4 TSI

The Good:
– Phenomenal powertrain
– Excellent handling
– Class-leading boot space
The Bad:
– Cabin design borders on dull
– Few ergonomic issues
– Brand perception

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2017 Honda Civic 1.6 LX

2017 Honda Civic 1.6 LX

The Good:
– Unique styling
– Cabin space and features
– Ride and handling
The Bad:
– A bit on the pricey side
– Average highway acceleration
– Some hard cabin plastics

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2016 Honda Civic RS

2016 Honda Civic RS

The Good:
– Unique styling
– Cabin space and features
– Ride and handling
The Bad:
– A bit on the pricey side
– Could use a bit more power
– Distracting touchscreen setup

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2016 Peugeot 308 1.6 THP

2016 Peugeot 308 1.6 THP

The Good:
– Premium styling
– Great fuel economy
– Pretty good handling
The Bad:
– Pricey in higher trims
– Average rear cabin space
– Some ergonomics issues

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2016 Toyota Prius

2016 Toyota Prius

The Good:
– Futuristic vibe inside and out
– Saves fuel as advertised
– Rides and drives pretty well
The Bad:
– Styling too oddball for some
– Aging navigation graphics
– Some hard cabin plastics

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2015 Mazda 3 2.0

2015 Mazda 3 2.0

The Good:
– Decent power and economy
– Cabin trim and features
– Decent ride, great handling
The Bad:
– Highway noise
– Average rear space
– Multimedia learning curve

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2014 Toyota Corolla 2.0

2014 Toyota Corolla 2.0

The Good:
– Acceleration and economy
– Cabin space and ambience
– Ride and handling
The Bad:
– Outdated gearbox and tech
– Steering too light
– Could be quieter

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2014 Hyundai Elantra 1.8 Coupe

2014 Hyundai Elantra 1.8 Coupe

The Good:
– Fancy exterior styling
– Cabin space front and rear
– Fairly comfortable ride
The Bad:
– Not particularly quick
– More commuter than racer
– Some hard cabin plastics

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