Honda seems to have thrown down the gauntlet this year with the new Civic hatch. It has all the nice safety features like adaptive cruise in all models, even the base. All models now have a 1.5L turbo 175hp. With a CVT, it delivers 6.6 sec 0-60, and also 40+MPG. Pretty amazing. Oh... and it's barely over 20k. This is worth a look. I still want a Volt, but this has to prompt GM to do something in this segment.