The world of sub-compact cars has expanded significantly in the last decade, and even more notably in the last three years. Back before the gas crisis hit the United States hard consumers were hard after the SUV, people and cargo carriers, as they were once toted, flew off dealer room floors. the race for the newest SUV took a sudden turn towards compact and subcompact cars with economic uncertainty looming. Nissan entered the market first, offering up the Nissan Versa, followed by Chevy with the Spark and Ford with the Fiesta.
The Nissan Versa
The 2013 Nissan Versa is one of the older sub-compact economy cars on the market, at least this new generation of them. Finding a Nissan Dealer in MA with a Versa on the lot isn’t difficult, but they go quick. So what can you expect from the Versa when you step onto a Nissan Dealer in MA? Simple, a car with great safety ratings and features Under the hood drivers will find a 109-horsepower engine that is adequate for the size of the car. What consumers won’t find is a particularly outstanding look. The Versa is all “generic” when it comes to aesthetics, but as the cheapest new car on the market, it does the trick.
The Chevy Spark
The Spark is the newest on the list, with this years model being the first of its kind. It’s one of the better looking sub-compacts on a list, and there is plenty going on inside the car to make passengers and drivers feel perfectly at home. The car offers up standards including an audio input jack and a futuristic dash. The one thing the Spark doesn’t offer is a big engine with a ton of oomph. In fact, it packs just an 84-horsepower, 4-cylinder engine. The car won’t jump off the line, or get you to whooping speeds, but its perfectly acceptable for city driving.
The Ford Fiesta
With a fun and feisty exterior the Fiesta has become a favorite among younger drivers. The car is more nimble than its competitors, but it lacks the simple power features that the Spark and the Versa have. The base model will find drivers rolling up the windows with some elbow grease. It is, however, the most comfortable, and fastest of these sub-compact numbers. The radio is acceptable, but little extras in terms of features are hard to come by.