Tag archives for Compact

Chevrolet Cruze Leads Compact Car Sales in June

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The Chevrolet Cruze climbed four spots from fifth place in May to claim the top spot in June – the compact bow-tie’s first podium finish this year. With the new compact sales leader, the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Ford Focus, and Hyundai Elantra each fell one spot in June. Chevrolet sold 32,871 Cruze sedans last month, ...

2014 Mazda 6, 2013 Toyota Avalon Named Ward’s 10 Best Interiors

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WardsAuto has released its 2013 rankings of the 10 best interiors. Seven of the top interiors came from Asian automakers, while the remaining three all came from General Motors and Chrysler. Notably missing from this year’s list are any European automakers – last year, Audi, Land Rover, and Volkswagen all took home honors. However, this year, ...

Feature Flick: Chevrolet Sonic RS Does Skateboard Tricks

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With the Chevrolet Sonic being marketed to a young crowd, the subcompact hatch has attempted several extreme stunts – and this Feature Flick is no different. Rapper Theophilus London uses a Sonic RS hatchback like a skateboard on his way to pick up some milk. In the video, London does 180s, rail slides, and ollies in ...

2014 Chevrolet Sonic Adds Limited-Run Paint Colors

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To help brighten up the 2014 Chevrolet Sonic sedan and hatchback, the automaker will launch special paint colors for a limited period of time. The first new color is called Deep Magenta Metallic, and it will be followed later this year by Cool Blue. The Chevrolet Spark subcompact is already offered in bright, funky colors like ...

2014 Toyota Corolla Versus Rivals: By The Numbers

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The Toyota Corolla has long been one of the bestselling models in its class, but how will the new car stack up in the crowded compact sedan segment? To see, we pitted the 2014 Toyota Corolla sedan’s specifications against those of its closest rivals. As the chart below reveals, the segment is relatively homogenous. Four-cylinder engines ...

2014 Chevrolet Spark Adds CVT; Grape, Fresh Lime Colors

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The 2014 Chevrolet Spark will have one significant powertrain change when it arrives in showrooms late this summer: the optional four-speed automatic will be replaced by a continuously variable transmission. Chevrolet spokeswoman Annalisa Bluhm tells us that the Spark was always supposed to have a CVT, but the transmission wasn’t ready in time, so the car ...

Honda Civic Leads May Compact Sales, Elantra Drops Two Spots

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Sales of the Honda Civic continue to climb since its 2013 refresh, with the compact hanging on to the first-place finish it earned in April. Though the Hyundai Elantra came in second place behind the Civic a month prior, the Korean compact slipped two spots behind the Toyota Corolla and Ford Fusion in May. Honda sold ...

Report: Chevrolet Cruze Redesign Delayed

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The Chevrolet Cruze has been on a roll lately, recording its best sales month ever in June and besting competition like the 2013 Honda Civic and 2013 Toyota Corolla. Despite the fact that the compact sedan segment is hotter than ever with a crop of redesigned models, though, Reuters reports that Chevrolet will delay the ...