Looking for the foul-weather capability of all-wheel drive? Consider the Subaru Impreza in either sedan or hatchback form. This small car provides nimble handling and a composed ride. Further, it has an enviable reliability and crash-test record. Fuel economy on pre-2012 models wasn’t great. The 2012 makeover made a good car better, with an improved ride, responsive handling, increased interior space, and an efficient continuously variable transmission. Steer clear of the entertaining turbocharged WRX models, as they can inspire misbehaviour.