2. Compact Car: 2015 Subaru Impreza
This is a pick that I can get behind. The Impreza has come a long way over the years, and most recently, Subaru figured out that it is possible to combined all-wheel drive and fuel economy. The Impreza’s 2.0-liter engine is a little underpowered at 148 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque, but that go-anywhere all-wheel-drive system and up to 34 mpg highway make up for its lack of speed. Additionally, Subaru has moved slightly more upscale with its new infotainment system and rearview camera, which seemed to seal the deal with Consumer Reports, despite it only getting a 79 out of 100 during its test drive.