Who would have thought there’d be enough action in the small sedan segment of the market to warrant yet another comparison test – our fifth such test since the beginning of 2016?
Yet here we are, in a world where the small car is increasingly being seen as a great alternative to the mid-size sedan because, essentially, these new ‘small’ sedans offer better space for your spend than vehicles in the next segment up.
Take these three options, for instance: here we have the Japanese-made Mazda 3, the new ‘trying to be Euro’ Korean-made Holden Astra, and the actually Euro-suave Turkey-built Renault Megane – a couple of which are pushing the boundaries of dimensions for what is considered a small car.
But the advantage of them being marginally smaller than mid-sized models is all there for the buyer. They can be packed with more equipment, and priced more attractively. And that’s exactly why we’ve chosen these three highly specified variants: the Holden Astra LTZ, Mazda 3 SP25 GT, and Renault Megane Intens.
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