Overview: It came as quite a surprise when Mercedes unveiled the new AMG A35 ahead of the Paris auto show. Something that makes this AMG model very special is that it will actually arrive in the U.S. Eventually. We won't see any hatchback variants in the U.S. though. AMG is expected to develop a sedan version of the A35 and send it over to the U.S. by 2020.

Overview: As BMW adapts to the ever-changing economics of the world, it has begun to make more affordable cars that are still BMW's at heart. The BMW M3 is no exception. The 2018 BMW M3 now also has some more tricks up its sleeve. With the 2018 model year, the M3 has gotten a facelift and a new variant.

Chevrolet Spark

Buick Encore

Starting From: $43,650  Verdict: 9/10

Ford Focus

Starting From: $23,475   Verdict: 6/10

Toyota Prius


Overview: The New Ford Focus Active gets a new body style and an updated interior. This model is so new that there are so many unknowns about this car. The horsepower, 0-60, and top speed are all unknown. That's also why there is a limited number of pictures.

Overview: With the remodel of Chevrolet's smallest car, the Spark, it's kind of odd how they haven't stopped selling the car. People are more lenient to go to a larger SUV rather than a small car. 

Overview: Probably the car that most people make fun of is none other than the Toyota Prius. What we're here to find out is if it really deserves it. Toyota recently redesigned the Prius to make it appear more aggressive. That wasn't necessary mainly because it takes the Prius longer than 10 seconds to hit 60 mph, so it won't be winning any races anytime soon. 

Mini Cooper Hardtop

Overview: The all-new Audi A3 is spectacular. The previous A3 was a lot more rounded. The new A3 has a lot sharper body lines, LED headlights, and a wonderful interior. 

Starting From: $64,900   Verdict: 10/10

Overview: The new 2019 Mazda MX-5 specifications have been leaked, well most of them at least. We know that the new Miata will produce 181 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque. We do not know what engine this power will be coming from, but we assume its a four-cylinder engine.

Mercedes-AMG A 35

Overview: The Audi S3 is the smallest S line vehicle that Audi currently sells in America, but small isn't always a bad thing. The Audi S3 is very powerful and light. As most people know, lots of power + very Lightweight = very, very fast.

Overview: As BMW adapts to the ever-changing economics of the world, it has begun to make more affordable cars that are still BMW's at heart. The BMW M2 is no exception. The M2 is the smallest M vehicle that BMW offers. Although this is the smallest M car, most people say its the best M car.

In a world where people are looking for aggressiveness, power, and comfort all in one, BMW has unmistakably set the bar remarkably high for midsize luxury sedans.

Starting From: Not Available   Verdict: Not Rated

Starting From: $56,900  Verdict: 10/10

2018-2019 Model Year Compact Vehicles

Volvo S60

Starting From: $52,950  Verdict: 10/10

BMW 3 Series


Starting From: $33,200   Verdict: 8/10

Overview: The newest addition to the 718 families in none other than a GTS model. Porsche now offers a Cayman GTS, and a Boxster GTS. Both models come with a 365 horsepower version of the 2.5-liter engine that the other 718 models use. Unlike the other models, the GTS model comes with a brake-based torque vectoring system and adaptive dampers. These all combine to create one outstanding car.

Chevrolet Sonic

Starting From: Not Available  Verdict: Not Rated

Overview: The all-new Audi RS3 is very small, but don't mistake it for its size. The RS3 packs a mightly little five-cylinder engine that packs 400 horsepower. The Audi TT RS shares the same engine, but the TT RS costs another $10,000 more than the RS3. 

Starting From: $58,900  Verdict: 10/10

Starting From: $41,195   Verdict: 9.5/10

Starting From: Not Available   Verdict: Not Rated

Overview: The 2018 BMW 2 Series is the new baby of the BMW family. It combines BMW's sporty looks and power all into one to create BMW's new affordable two-door.

Starting From: Not Available  Verdict: Not Rated

Starting From: $43,950  Verdict: 10/10

Overview: The Volvo S60 will be returning and will look much different from the current model. Volvo has taken most of the styling cues from the S90 model and added them to the new S60. This is also one of the last new Volvo's for the next couple of years. We really won't see any new body styles for any Volvo cars for a little while. Volvo also says that this car will be held to a higher standard than their other cars. 

Volvo XC40

Mazda MX-5 Miata

Overview: With the remodel of Chevrolet's second smallest car, the Sonic, they have revamped the model with some new sportier models. 

Starting From: Not Available    Verdict: Not Rated

Overview: The 2018 Audi TT S is a wonderful car in every way. The TT S is basically a supped up TT. Same body, interior and everything except the TT S has another 72 horsepower which makes it very fast. With Audi's Quattro all-wheel-drive system, you will never have any wheel spin.

Audi S3

Overview: Most of us only know of the new XC40 because of all of those commercials that Volvo puts out that absolutely no one understands. They all end in "The Can You Can Subscribe to." What they mean by that, is your basically leasing the car, but you can supposedly cancel it at any time. Volvo is now also saying that the XC40 is human-made. What they mean by this is that no machines are used to construct their cars. That really does add a level of exclusivity to all Volvo's.

Overview: The 2018 Audi TT RS is a very powerful, very fast car. The TT RS is a five-cylinder compared to the TT and the TT S which has a four-cylinder. The TT RS also has another 108 horsepower on top of the TT S.

Starting From: $22,990  Verdict: 9/10

Starting From: Not Available  Verdict: Not Rated

Overview: In the world of compact crossovers, many manufactures mess up for multiple reasons. They either put no effort into it or too much and then the price of the car goes through the roof. Luckily though the 2018 Buick Encore isn't just another stereotype.

Starting From: $31,950   Verdict: 9.5/10

Starting From: $35,300  Verdict: 7.5/10

Audi RS3

Starting From: $54,900  Verdict: 9/10

Overview: The 2018 Audi TT is Audi's response to cars like theFord Focus RS and the Porsche 718 Cayman. The Audi's starting price is right in between the two, but the Audi does have a lot to offer. For instance, it has a brand new six-speed dual clutch transmission.

Audi A3

Audi TT S

Porsche 718

Overview: The most iconic Mini models ever are undergoing a complete restyle, and this time they are proudly showing their British heritage. If you look closely at the rear taillights, you can see the British flag engraved in the glass. Mini has also replaced the headlights and taillights with new LED ones. Also, on the ragtop of the new convertible, you will find the British flag. Mini has done something quite odd this time around though.

Starting From: $66,500   Verdict: 9.5/10

Audi TT RS

Audi TT

BMW 2 Series

Starting From: Not Available    Verdict: Not Rated