5 Most Versatile Cars of 2017

Want a car that can do it all? Browse this list of the most versatile cars for 2017 to find the one that fits all your needs.

Kia Sportage

The Kia Sportage defies conventional vehicle stereotypes by being both stylish and versatile at the same time. The 2017 model is completely redesigned, and brings with it a ton of incredible features packed into a small crossover package. Room is never an issue, with seating for five, a hugely roomy back seat that can easily accommodate a family, and plenty of head and leg room for driver and passengers alike. Everybody can bring their gear too thanks to more than adequate cargo capacity.

The ride is comfortable with improvements to the car tech and engines that result in a quieter, refined cabin experience with smooth shifting transitions. Since it’s a smaller car, it’s still easy to maneuver in tight spaces, even when you’ve got the whole family or a ton of cargo loaded up.

Kia Sportage

The Sportage is loaded with tech to accommodate all your connectivity needs. There’s Bluetooth, a six speaker sound system with USB port and auxiliary input jack, and optional 8-inch Uvo touchscreen infotainment system that works with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. You can also get the sport-tuned suspension, panoramic sunroof and navigation system.

Safety is also top of the line with traction and stability control, rear-view camera, and additional options that include blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision mitigation system, lane-departure warning and front and rear parking sensors. This small package really comes loaded with everything.

Mazda CX-5

The Mazda CX-5 is a subcompact crossover that’s smaller than a minivan but still packed with tons of room and versatility. It’s enjoyable to drive with a great steering and handling feel and a quiet, pleasant cabin experience. The CX-5 gets fuel economy of 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway and has above average towing capabilities to accommodate whatever you need to bring with you. It can tow up to 2000 pounds.

Modify your CX-5 cabin the way you want it with moveable seats for different configurations, excellent capacity and tons of small item storage options. Standard features include audio and cruise controls on the steering wheel, Bluetooth, all wheel drive, back-up camera, auto climate control, and navigation.

Mazda CX-5

You’ve also got your safety bases covered thanks to automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, a pre-collision safety system and lane departure warning.

All this in a user-friendly, fun to drive package make the Mazda CX-5 a top choice for versatility.

Honda Fit

The Honda Fit defies the odds when it comes to interior space. Despite it’s small profile, which makes it extremely easy to maneuver, it has a surprisingly spacious interior and cargo area. It has long been a favorite vehicle of both car critics and car owners. The standard features people love about the Fit are its reliability, fuel efficiency and ability to easily accommodate a family of four or a group of friends. It’s an extremely affordable car too, especially given all its features. The Fit is loaded with safety features including Honda’s ACE body structure and dual-stage front airbags, and active safety features include brake assist, daytime running lights, and multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines.

Honda Fit

The Fit is versatile with all the space and features you need, plus the excellent handling and maneuverability makes it a fun vehicle to drive.

Subaru Impreza

The Subaru Impreza combines a roomy interior with tons of cargo capacity and is versatile for any lifestyle in any part of the country, regardless of climate or road conditions. The all wheel drive helps with handling and maneuverability and the compact five door manual hatchback gets great power from the 2.0 liter 4-cylinder engine. The large rear hatch allows you to carry anything you need to, and the cabin in comfortable and quiet.

Subaru Impreza

The Impreza has all the features you desire with a great audio sound system, navigation, steering wheel controls, hands-free phone capabilities, satellite radio and heated front seats. The infotainment and connectivity options also impress with three multicolor screens that can run the latest apps plus an optional TomTom software based navigation system and an available Harmon/Kardon stereo.

Ford Focus

The Ford Focus is known for it’s fun personality and sporty features, but it’s also extremely functional and versatile. It runs on a 2.0 liter turbocharged engine, is one of the few sports cards that gets fuel economy better than 30 mpg, and still has a large cargo area for whatever you need to haul with you.

The sporty handling doesn’t sacrifice comfort, as the ride in this compact car is still smooth. The cabin is set with all the high-tech interior options you might be looking for. There’s an optional Sync 3 infotainment touchscreen system that works with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to integrate to your smartphone. Other convenient features include active parking assist, a rearview camera and Ford’s MyKey system.

Ford Focus

Safety features are also top notch with the optional technology package including automatic high-beam headlights, blind-spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert and lane departure warning.