The 5 Best Compact Cars of 2017

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 dynamics. 

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 alert. 

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.