The class of economy cars or compact cars essentially refers to cars that are small, light and are relatively inexpensive to buy. These cars because of their smaller interiors are mostly preferred by people buying cars for the first time, single owners or couples. However, even these economy cars are specially designed and are not just smaller versions of the bigger luxury cars. We mention here some eagerly awaited cars for 2009.
Honda Civic and Honda Fit
The Honda Civic is popular among consumers and critics alike. In fact, the Consumer Guide’s editors had named the 2008 Honda Civic as one of the best buys among economy cars. Obviously with such success, the 2009 Honda Civic is not going to have too many changes made to it. Whatever the changes, the aim will be to refine the existing features rather than reinvent anything. Also, the Honda Fit has received a very good reception because of its great fuel efficiency and smart packaging. The 2009 Honda Fit is expected to come in with even better fuel efficiency and improved features.
Mazda 6 Read more articles Car Production For 2009 Winter Car Care And Maintenance Tips Auto Buying and selling FAQ Popular Cars of the Stars The 2009 Mazda 6 has loads of improvement over its predecessor and has combined great ease of driving with great style and use of very high-quality materials. Though a small car, it offers plenty of interior and trunk space in contrast to many of the same cars in the market.
Toyota Corolla XRS
Some consider the Corolla as a slight misfit in the listing of top economy cars compared to the Honda Civic, Honda Fit and Mazda6 which are all extremely stylish and provide great performance. However, the Corolla for all its conservative appearance is one of the most dependable models in the market. The 2009 Toyota Corolla XRS does not go in for too many improvisations, but continues to provide its users good value for their money.
The Nissan Maxima was one of the leading models in the near-luxury segment and the 2009 Nissan Maxima hopes to regain that spot once again. The Maxima has been completely redesigned, giving it a more sporty look and in fact, is being touted as the new four-door sports car. For young college students on to their first jobs, the 2009 Nissan Maxima could prove to be a major attraction.
Mitsubishi Lancer GTS
The Mitsubishi Lancer has continued to improve both in terms of technology and performance, resulting in slightly higher prices. With extremely good fuel economy, the 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS gives a powerful driving experience at a reasonable price.
The 2009 Chevrolet Aveo comes with quite a few positive facelifts including new headlights, tail lamps, front grille and rear spoiler. The interior too has been well designed with quality material and its specifications match up to the best of them.
The Dodge Challenger is an old favorite and the 2009 Dodge Challenger SE with all its good old features just reminds people of why. The new Challenger too is a big car, with a powerful engine delivering an impressive yet quiet driving experience on the road. With a Dodge Challenger you can be assured of a smooth, comfortable ride for a reasonable price.