2017 was a very competitive year for compact vehicles. With so many options to choose from, a new car shopper could easily become overwhelmed. The experts at Rocky’s Auto Credit can help eliminate the stress and help you find your next car. Here is our list of the 5 Best Compact Cars of 2017.
1. 2017 Kia Soul
The Kia Soul ranked among the best in a very competitive class.
Offering outstanding seating and ample amounts of cargo space, the Soul also
earns a high reliability rating and great crash test scores. The sleek design
of the Soul, as well as an average gas mileage of 28 miles per gallon, makes
the Soul a great option for anyone looking for a compact car.
The interior of the Soul is upscale, comfortable, and perfect for
a daily commute. With 130 horsepower, the standard, four-cylinder engine can be
upgraded to either a 161 horsepower four-cylinder engine or a 201 horsepower,
turbocharged, four-cylinder engine.
2. 2017 Honda Civic
The design of the Civic makes it look sportier than anything else
in its class. With this vehicle, Honda has succeeded in providing an excellent
option for potential shoppers. The Honda Civic boasts exceptional safety
scores, a spacious cabin, ample cargo room, and exciting driving
The standard, 158 horsepower, four-cylinder engine can be upgraded
to a turbocharged, 178 horsepower engine for a little extra kick. For those
looking for even more power, a turbocharged 2.0 liter engine offering as much
as 306 horsepower is also available.
3. 2017 Toyota Prius
The Toyota Prius is well known for its outstanding fuel economy,
excellent cargo room, comfortable interior, and high reliability rating. The
interior of the Prius is fitted with cloth upholstery, but a leatherette
seating option is also available which features heated seats. The interior is
comfortable and offers plenty of legroom. The cabin features a plethora of
soft-touch surfaces that are easy to clean.
The standard engine of the Prius is a four-cylinder combined with
two electric motors, all amounting to a combined 121 horsepower. Prioritizing
fuel efficiency over power, drivers will enjoy an average of 54 miles per
gallon with this vehicle.
4. 2017 Buick Verano
The Buick Verano is the safest option on this list, receiving
exceptionally high safety and reliability scores. It also includes a vast array
of extra safety features including a rearview camera, rear parking sensors,
forward collision warning, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross traffic
The interior is as exceptional as the safety scores with
generously padded seats providing all-day comfort. While driving, the interior
remains quiet with almost no engine noise. The standard four-cylinder engine
provides 180 horsepower and averages 25 miles per gallon.
5. 2017 Chevrolet Cruze
Available as a sedan or a hatchback, the 2017 Chevy Cruze is an
ideal compact vehicle. One of 2017’s most versatile cars for teen drivers, it
includes an outstanding infotainment system that drivers of any age will
appreciate. Its available turbo diesel engine also features best-in-segment
fuel economy with 50 highway miles per gallon.
Whether you are looking for a reliable second vehicle or the first car for a new teen driver, any one of these compact vehicles will meet your needs. Stop into Rocky’s Auto Credit today and let us help you find the right car for you.