Suzuki's Esteem combines a moderate price, lots of standard features, and good fuel economy. We were surprised to discover it even throws in a sporty driving experience. Bigger than the Swift, the Esteem is Suzuki's largest non-SUV offering, yet it's still a subcompact package. Basic four-cylinder power and front-wheel drive are the motivators here. No all-wheel drive, no slick V6 engines, and no upscale pretension. The Esteem is all about the basics, and it fulfills this mission well. Changes for the 2001 model year are limited to redesigned sound systems with standard CD players and larger controls, as well as a restyled front grill and standard floor mats. The Esteem continues in both sedan and wagon body styles. Prices start at just a tick over $13,000.