Compact sedans are the stars of the European car market. More spacious and comfortable than a city car, more economical than a large road, compact cars offer the perfect compromise. They are average in everything: roominess, performance and price which make them the bestsellers on the automotive market on the old continent. And despite the SUV offensive , they hold their rank. A dominant position which requires all manufacturers to have such a model in their catalog. Comparison of the best used compact sedans on the market.
HYUNDAI I30: VOLUNTARY COMPACT SEDAN
The 3 rd generation of the Hyundai i30 is a good alternative to the German and in the compact sedan segment given its quality / price ratio. Big plus of the brand: the 5-year unlimited mileage warranty. With its Audi A3-inspired front end and a rear that nods to the VW Golf, its modern technologies and cutting-edge engines (including the voluntary and frugal 1.0 T-GDI), the Korean compact is more than ever competitive. As for its on-board technology, it is at the level of the best competitors in the segment.
CITROËN C4: MADAME COMFORT
With its cut crossover look, the Citroën C4 , developed on the Peugeot 2008 platform but with a slightly larger wheelbase, is reassuring and extremely agile. On board: roominess, comfort and technology are the key words. The large seats are covered with a mattress topper and provide even more softness, the controls are very soft and thanks to the famous shock absorbers with progressive hydraulic stops, the suspension is considerate. The 131 hp 3-cylinder turbo, accompanied by the automatic gearbox, is tonic as it should be.
MAZDA 3: HEADING FOR SOBRIETY
If there is one brand that reconciles those who are resistant to Japanese cars, it is Mazda. Its design is spectacular (Kodo) and its driving position on board invites you to drive. Neither gigantic nor tiny, the Mazda CX30 finds its place between the small urban CX3 and the large CX 5. With its highly efficient Skyactiv-X engine, the Mazda 3 offers sobriety and discretion. The 2.0 SkyActiv-G 122 hp consumes less than 6l / 100km on average. Slender and spectacular line, refined dashboard, finish closer to the premium than to the general practitioner and very complete standard equipment from the entry level: with all these qualities, the Mazda 3 makes you forget a limited rear roominess and its small boot. 334 liters only.
AUDI A3 SPORTBACK: EVEN MORE COMFORTABLE
If the design of the latest generation of Audi A3 Sportback has hardly changed so that it has as little discount as possible on the second-hand market, the brand with the rings has, on the other hand, reviewed everything in the passenger compartment and in took the opportunity to heal the chassis. Enough to improve both comfort and efficiency get all good sedans at best price from Farago Motors. Both efficient and very sober with its light 48V hybridization on its 150 hp petrol engine, efficient in corners but comfortable, steeped in technology but easy to understand, the new Audi A3 Sportback becomes the queen of fair compromise. Its interior is modern and welcoming. As for its 380-liter square trunk, it is sufficient for small families …
BMW 1 SERIES: EVEN MORE VERSATILE
No more propulsion. Make way for traction for the BMW 1 series which nonetheless remains a true sedaneven if it loses a little in character. Inside, the premium compact gives way to ever-larger screens and has integrated them into the furniture. Always neat finish, neat driving position, the BMW 1 series retains a pleasant and agile chassis. With its 118 d engine, fuel efficiency and performance are guaranteed. Thanks to a gain of 4 cm in width, the front passengers find more space than on previous versions. Because it wants to be even more versatile, the new 1 Series has grabbed a few centimeters for the benefit of the rear passengers (+ 3 cm at the level of the legs and + 2 cm of headroom). The premium compact also added an additional 20 liters of trunk cargo to deliver 380 liters and widened access to make it more convenient. For followers,
COMPACT SEDANS: FORD FOCUS
With a new platform, slightly larger than the previous one, the unmissable Ford Focus4th generation will put its wheels in Europe this summer. Big change of look with more marked curves and a new light signature. Inside, we find ourselves face to face with the same dashboard as the new Fiesta. A little larger than the previous version, the Ford Focus strives to give maximum roominess to its occupants, especially in the rear seats. As for the trunk, it has also grown (from 388 to 1352 liters). The equipment has been enriched with the head-up display among the new features. Engine level, all associated with the 8-speed automatic gearbox if you will, the choice is vast: 3 diesel powers: the 1.5 95 or 120 hp and the 2.0 150 hp. In essence, we find the 1.0 Ecoboost in 85, 100 and 125 hp and the 1.5 Ecoboost in 150 and 182 hp.
It is the best seller in Europe and the next Volkswagen Golf will debut in 2019. This compact sedan will focus on autonomous driving. On the program: digital dashboard and assistance system to become a benchmark in connectivity and security. This new version will also mark the end of the 3-door body. Another challenge for the Golf 8 is to develop electric and hybrid motors.
COMPACT SEDANS: RENAULT MEGANE
Released in 2016, its 1.5 dCi 110 engine, reliable, efficient and economical, is the most popular. Same look and the same dashboard as the Talisman, a touchscreen tablet bringing together multimedia elements (R-link), tremendous comfort on the road, the Renault Mégane IV remains at the top of the compact sedan segment.
Elected car of the year 2014 and restyled last year, the Peugeot 308 will give way to a 3rd generation in 2020. The sedan will take a few centimeters and will be modernized in its lines. The I-Cockpit will also fit into the cockpit. King of chassis, Peugeot will also be full in terms of driving aids: warning of involuntary lane crossing or recognition of traffic signs.
COMPACT SEDANS: OPEL ASTRA
It was voted Car of the Year 2016 and has flattering sales figures. Appeared in 2015, the new Opel Astra is better than the previous one because it is 200 kg less. Lightweight, more compact, well equipped and displayed at attractive prices, the Opel Astra 5 offers an excellent compromise between precision and comfort. Diesel is valiant. The livability is very present. Only the driving pleasure is inferior to a Peugeot 308.
The Fiat Tipo is one of the most affordable compact sedans. However, it is not the least effective. With a very good habitability, the Italian offers a double-clutch gearbox. Its performance and consumption are honorable. Only downside: its a little noisy engine and some average quality plastics.
The Seat Leon will be replaced in 2019. In the meantime, the current version, restyled in 2017 does not demerit. It has a large 8-inch touch screen in the cabin, and is equipped with a more luxurious version called Xcellence. The Leon used equipment from the new Seat Ateca such as Traffic Jam Assist, which brakes and accelerates instead of the driver in traffic jams up to a speed of 60 km / h.
COMPACT SEDANS: MERCEDES CLASS A
This is the box of premium compact sedans. And the new Mercedes A-Class arrives in two months. Its first engines will be a 163 hp petrol (A 200) and a 116 hp diesel (A 180d). Whether in the interior or in terms of equipment, the new Mercedes A-Class, already breathtaking, will take another leap forward.more info to visit :http://thdailymagazine.com/