2014 compact & midsize car reviews

Road tests from the Chicago Tribune, cars.com and other reviewers. For a complete list, browse the cars.com passenger car buying guides.

2015 Subaru Legacy headlines Chicago Auto Show debuts

10:16 AM EST, February 12, 2014

2015 Subaru Legacy headlines Chicago Auto Show debuts

Subaru made the biggest news at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show with the unveiling of its midsize 2015 Legacy sedan. Billed as the roomiest Legacy ever with largest passenger compartment in the midsize segment, the 2015 Legacy is a toned down version of the concept car Subaru showed last November at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

2014 Volkswagen CC: European Passat carves a sporty line in midsize America

2:02 PM EST, January 29, 2014

2014 Volkswagen CC: European Passat carves a sporty line in midsize America

The Volkswagen CC is the Passat in Europe. Not so in North America.

New Toyota Corolla is much improved, but new Mazda3 outshines it

8:00 AM EDT, October 12, 2013

New Toyota Corolla is much improved, but new Mazda3 outshines it

Compact cars are like toasters. Almost everyone, at some point, has owned one. They do their job without drama. Only rarely do they burn you.

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