The front-drive Yaris hatchback competes in a busy field of small cars that includes the Ford Fiesta, Hyundai Accent and Chevrolet Sonic. New for 2017 The Toyota Safety Sense C package, which includes pre-collision braking, lane departure warning and automatic high beams, is standard on all models.
Compared with its predecessor, the Rio has become a serious car—maybe by a touch too much. The outgoing hatch—which Kia calls the Rio 5-Door—is one of the funkier designs in its class, with an aggressive body-side line and a stance a bit like a concept car’s.
What it is: The Fiesta is Ford's subcompact car, and it's available in sedan and four-door hatchback body styles. The Fiesta competes with the Honda Fit, Nissan Versa Note and Hyundai Accent. A performance-oriented Fiesta ST model features a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine.
What it is: The two-door, four-seat Fiat 500 competes with subcompact cars like the Mini Cooper and Smart ForTwo. A cabrio version, dubbed 500c, is available, and buyers can also opt for a high-performance Abarth model or, in select states, the fully electric 500e.
The 2017 Nissan Versa Note is slightly updated for 2017 with new front styling and updated automatic transmission tuning.Pricing is unchanged, but the least-expensive S trim has been dropped and the Versa Note now starts at $16,345 for the S Plus instead of 2016's $15,095 for the S, though with the additional feature content of the S Plus (prices include destination).