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September 1, 2013
In our October issue, we highlight six of the latest automobile boasting trends with urbanites in mind—compact sizes, high-design accents, and electric-powered engines, among others. Here, we present five more models.
silver mazda CX-5

CX-5

by Mazda

from $21,195

mazdausa.com

This year, a J.D. Power APEAL Study placed the 2013 Mazda CX-5 as the highest ranking vehicle in the Compact crossover utility vehicle segment. The car achieves an estimated 25 miles per gallon (MPG) in the city and 31 on the highway and seats five passengers.

1 / 5
black cadillac elr

ELR

by Cadillac

Price to be determined

cadillac.com

Cadillac recently announced that a extended-range electric vehicle will arrive in showrooms in early 2014. The car features an on-board, gas-powered range-extending generator helping the car to achieve an estimated driving distance of 300 miles.

2 / 5
blue chevrolet spark

Spark

by Chevrolet

from $12,170 (from $19,185 for electric)

chevrolet.com

An affordable option in the urban car space, the Spark is available in gas-powered or electric versions.

3 / 5
red honda fit

Fit

by Honda

from $15,425

automobiles.honda.com

The compact Fit achieves 27 MPG in the city and 33 MPG on the highway.

4 / 5
red volkswagen jetta

Jetta TDI 2.0L Clean Diesel

by Volkswagen

from $23,055

vw.com

Diesel vehicles of today are much different than their exhaust-spewing bretheren of the past. Very fuel-efficient and clean-burning, diesel engines offer the flexibility and long range—very appealing in a green car.

5 / 5
silver mazda CX-5

CX-5

by Mazda

from $21,195

mazdausa.com

This year, a J.D. Power APEAL Study placed the 2013 Mazda CX-5 as the highest ranking vehicle in the Compact crossover utility vehicle segment. The car achieves an estimated 25 miles per gallon (MPG) in the city and 31 on the highway and seats five passengers.

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