Attribute it to ever-increasing gas prices or inflation, the demand for compact cars has only grown with time. That said, taking your pick can be quite confusing, as every major automaker is exercising all its might to woo potential buyers. If you are lost in the myriad of options available for compact cars, this article is for you. Read on as we present a list of some of the best compact cars to buy in 2022. Take a look. 

Honda Civic

Offering a remarkable blend of style, performance, and comfort, the Honda Civic takes the podium position for all the right reasons. While the standard offering under the hood of the Civic is a 158-horsepower naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine, mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) system; buyers have the option to go for a turbocharged variant that takes its performance to a whole new level. 

Mazda Mazda3

The long-standing arch rival of the Civic is the obvious choice for the second position. Having cemented its position as a highly reliable compact car, the 2022 Mazda3 offers notably enhanced driving dynamics, engine options, and cabin quality than its predecessor. The base trim of the Mazda3 is powered by a 155-horsepower four-cylinder engine, most trims come with a larger powertrain capable of pumping out up to 186 horses.

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Kia Forte

Exceptional fuel economy, spacious cabin, and boot space that goes on for days – these are some of the best attributes to define the Kia Forte. The 2022 Forte comes with a 147-horsepower four-cylinder engine paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) system, with the exception of the GT variant that comes with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine capable of producing up to 201 horsepower.

Last Words

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