Audi A3

Some Americans never fully warmed to the A3 hatchback. But this new sedan version should be something else entirely, with its sleek lines and a reliably high-design, WiFi-enabled Audi cabin. Four engines, all mated to a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, include a 150-horsepower turbodiesel, a 170-horsepower gasoline 4-cylinder, and a brawny 296-horsepower (estimated) turbo 4 in the high-performance S3. [$28,000 to $42,000 (estimated); audiusa.com]