Compact Car: Hyundai Elantra
Topping the Compact Car category this year was the Hyundai Elantra, with the Toyota Corolla coming in second place and the Honda Civic ranking third. The compact Elantra comes standard with a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine sporting 145 hp but a more powerful 2.0-liter is available with 173 hp. The standard 1.8-liter engine gets 27 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway while the larger engine provides 24 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. Both the Elantra sedan and GT hatchback received a five-star overall safety rating from NHTSA. The coupe version has not yet been tested.