Today we will talk about the most hated and most wanted to be avoided cars in the country of America. The subcompact economy series. The weirdest thing about this series is that it tends to be highly expensive at rental car companies compared to some other bigger cars, mainly for its high gas mileage and easy to use interiors. Most sales are through rental car companies as most consumers would rather spend the same amount of money for a compact car or a 3 year old BMW 3 series sedan. As a car enthusiast myself, I am not the biggest fan of the segment, although I really have a soft spot for a couple of these entries.
The party consists of entries from most regular brands. The list goes Chevrolet Sonic, Ford Fiesta, Honda Fit, Hyundai Accent, Kia Rio, Mini Cooper, Nissan Versa, Toyota Yaris and iA, Volkswagen Beetle. Since there are so many I will list my top three.
Third place goes to the Toyota Yaris iA. It is pretty much a rebadged Mazda 2, a subcompact car in other parts of the World. The regular Yaris is a totally different car, and it did not make this list because of how unrefined and how expensive the car is for the money. The Yaris iA was a pleasant surprise to the American market, even though it only makes 106 horsepower, it tends to have sporty characteristics and a very upscale interior for a subcompact car with navigation as an option. It also has low speed pre collision system which will stop the car for you. This car has very good value.
The Ford Fiesta takes second place, although practicality and reliability are both concerns, it has the most luxurious interior in the class and has a good amount of engine choices. It also drives very well, with a lot of personality as well as having a very high fuel economy when you opt for the 3 cylinder model. When it comes to features, it has creature comforts like heated seats, Sony speakers, smart key access and many more.
The Honda Fit wins my ratings and mainly because of how consistent it has been. The magic seats are the biggest plus about the car, and I really enjoyed the new sport model they added this year. The Honda Fit also has pretty good power out of its 1.8 liter four cylinder.
These are the subcompact vehicles and I hope you all have a great week before mid winter break!