The Kia Soul's funky styling, fun-to-drive attitude, extensive feature content and wagon-based practicality make it a great choice for an urban commuter or as an alternative to a small crossover. The Soul combines an attractive cabin with user-friendly controls and ample passenger space.
The 5-passenger Hyundai Sonata has an mpg of 25-37, which is outstanding for its class, and a generous 16.3 cubic feet of trunks space. All around, it's a good, no-frills car that provides a comfortable ride in its quiet cabin that's newly redesigned with high-end features. This car is family friendly due to previously mentioned pleasantly hushed ride, many features and top rated safety rankings.
The Nissan Altima provides an excellent 27/38 mpg, and has 15.4 cubic feet of trunk space,which is about average for its class, but the wide-opening trunk makes utilizing it all much easier. The car's interior is reportedly roomy and has plenty of leg room for all passengers, though taller people may run out of head-room in the back seat. The strong base engine and sharp handling make this car especially fun to drive.
The versatile Chevy Malibu comes with 29-36 mpg, a 5-passenger seating capacity in its quiet cabin and a very generous 16.3 cubic feet of trunk space, which is larger than many of its competitors. This car appeals to a broad range of people, combining style and efficiency. The Malibu is reported to balance a composed, quiet ride and a smooth-changing transmission, with fast acceleration.
Kia Niro is a great semi-new addition to the American Car market, offering more choices and driving range to the Hybrid selection. It has a fantastic 49-52 mpg and a spacious cabin to fit all 5 of its maximum passengers very comfortably.
The Hybrid Sonata boosts its already decent mpg to 36-40, and the 5-passenger cabin is praised for its stylish high quality interior, much like its gas-powered counterpart. The trunk space is 12.1 cubic feet which is typical for a hybrid sedan. As for driving dynamics, the Sonata Hybrid is reported to have poised handling and unlike many other hybrids with touchy brakes, Sonata's brakes are easy to control.
This class features the Nissan Maxima, featuring 21 City 24 Hwy MPG. Reinvented for 2018, this car is full of horsepower delivered to the wheels via a best in class CVT drive-train. Fans of the Maxima will enjoy the next iteration of this Japanese performance Sedan. You must be at least 25 years old to rent this vehicle.