8 Hot New Cars for Couples

(Couples car slideshow updated with additional commentary from Edmunds.com analyst the addition of the Volkswagen GTI.)
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Couples who are looking at cars for two may be excited by a variety of offerings on the market -- and new models that will be arriving soon.

As far as those already on the market, Jim Travers of Consumer Reports recommends small hatchbacks. "Models like the Mazda 3 hatchback and Mini Cooper ... provide a good combination of sporty driving, style, fuel economy and practicality. They all have folding back seats to swallow up more cargo or gear, yet can carry four passengers when it's time to bring friends along."

Whether you and your significant other are looking for a car for two because you just happen to like being confined in small spaces -- or are seeking good price, fuel economy or even fashionable eye candy that you can brag to your friends about -- Consumer Reports says the following existing and soon-to-arrive offerings are ...

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