Contemporary compact sedans have grown roomier, more substantial, and more fuel efficient.
These aren't the tiny, "first new cars" the segment used to be.
Case in point, the Hyundai Elantra.
The Elantra delivers the roominess and fuel economy to compete in this crowded segment, but it falls short in refinement and performance.
User-friendliness is an Elantra strong point, aided by a relatively spacious interior.