With unpredictable fuel prices and traffic getting worse by the day, many Americans have chosen compact cars as their solution. But it’s a popular segment, so which one should you choose?

For some time, the Mitsubishi Lancer has been a standout among compacts. The redesigned 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer has just arrived and it boasts a number of new and exciting changes. A new trim level, the Lancer SEL, features leather seats, rain sensing wipers with auto on/off headlights, and auto-dimming mirror.

Pick up the new Lancer in the rally-inspired GT trim and enjoy a ride enhanced by a sport-tuned suspension and larger disc brakes. The Lancer GT also features a rear spoiler, 18 inch two-tone alloy wheels, and a sunroof.

You should also know that the new Lancer is just as safe as its predecessors. And that’s awfully safe considering that, when you include the 2015 model year, the Lancer has been named the IIHS “Top Safety Pick” for seven years. Of course, the 2016 Mitsubishi Lancer still features the cutting-edge Reinforced Impact Safety Evolution (RISE) safety body construction system.

Mitsubishi Executive VP Don Swearingen puts it best, “The 2016 Lancer not only looks good with its updated styling, but it drives and performs at a level well beyond its value-oriented price point.”