Tuesday, December 7, 2010
What would be your 2010 Subcompact Car of the Year?
The end of the year always bring the "INSERT TITLE of the Year" awards. Film of the Year, Song of the Year, sports plays of the year, etc. Of course, there are the top cars of the year, too. Several sites have run their "INSERT CAR RELATED THING of the Year," and I thought, what would be my Subcompact Car of the year?
However, if I had to name a '10 model year vehicle as "Subcompact Car of the Year," I'd have to say the Kia Soul. Its sales have been outstanding, it's made people seriously look at the Kia brand that may have never considered a Kia. The Soul was marketed very well, and overall, the car is quite decent and is definitely a bang for the buck.In fact, the Soul, much like Scion's original xB, has brought new people into the small car realm, and that's significant.
Some don't like to think of the Soul as a subcompact, but its wheelbase is within subcompact territory. Its exterior isn't exactly C-segment, but more like B+ segment. So I'm sticking with my argument the Soul would be eligible for a Subcompact Car of the Year Award.
So what would your Subcompact Car of the Year be?
Now keep in mind, this would be for 2010 models only, so the Ford Fiesta and Mazda 2, for example, would be out of contention. These models will have to wait until 2011.