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Car Buying Guides - Coupes and Compact Cars

  • 10 American Small Cars with World-Class Features

    10 American Small Cars with World-Class Features

    There’s no doubt that the current crop of American small cars can compete with rivals from around the world. Less clear, perhaps, is exactly what qualifies as an......

  • 10 Best 40+ MPG cars for 2016

    10 Best 40+ MPG cars for 2016

    Low fuel prices may mean high fuel-economy ratings are no longer in fashion, but there’s really no reason to give up on responsible driving, especially when the best 40+ mpg cars for 2016......

  • 2016

    2016's Best New Cars Under $20k

    2016 looks like it'll be a good year for new car buyers on a tight budget. Car dealerships are flush with options that come in well under the $20,000 price point, offering plenty of choices......

  • 10 of the Most Fuel Efficient AWD Cars for 2016

    10 of the Most Fuel Efficient AWD Cars for 2016

    Fuel prices might be hovering near record lows, but that's no reason to run out and buy a gas guzzler. Yet, automakers have made so much progress toward designing more efficient......

  • Cheap Cars with Stop/Start Technology For 2016

    Cheap Cars with Stop/Start Technology For 2016

    An economic notion put forth back in the 1980s was the “Trickle Down” theory, and though its claims are still hotly debated, the general theory is consistently......

  • 10 Great European Compact Cars

    10 Great European Compact Cars

    Great compact cars are a European specialty. Over in the Old World, the compact is a valuable asset for the narrow streets and tight parking spaces that resulted from the city planning......

  • 10 Great European Coupes

    10 Great European Coupes

    We’re taking real European coupes, no funny “four-door coupe” nonsense. Just two doors and a rakish roof. Maybe with four seats, sometimes a pair. Whereas the American market and......

  • 10 European Hatchbacks Available in 2016

    10 European Hatchbacks Available in 2016

    Hatchbacks are extremely popular in Europe but never have caught on as strongly in the United States. Still, a number of European car makers continue to spread the hatch's......

  • 10 Small Cars with Manual Transmissions

    10 Small Cars with Manual Transmissions

    While DIY shifting is no longer the absolute fastest or most fuel-efficient way to manage automotive power, small cars with manual transmissions can still deliver some distinctive......

  • 10 Cars with Electronic Stability Control

    10 Cars with Electronic Stability Control

    Anyone who’s shopped for a new car lately has likely noticed a growing emphasis on safety. The cynical among us might say that perhaps safety shouldn’t be used as a......