Today’s compact cars are available with a level of comfort and a range of features that were once reserved to luxury models. There isn’t a new compact today that lives up to the dreaded econobox label. Going small doesn’t require a compromise in 2016.
Compact interiors have gone upscale. Leather upholstery is now commonplace on top-end trims and heated front seats are widely available. A number of models offer optional heated rear seats, as well. High-tech safety features like adaptive cruise control and lane keep assistance are popping up in model after model. And a growing list of infotainment systems support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.