10 Best Small Cars of 2017: Photos and Details

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The Best Small Cars From our Rankings of 2017s

You could argue that 2017 was the year “small car” finally stopped being a bad term. While the trend of truly competitive compact cars started several years ago, the segment has fully matured, and just about every vehicle is a compelling option. Going budget no longer means sacrificing quality, and you don’t need to look at SUVs to get decent interior and cargo space.

To help ring in the new year, we’ve compiled the 10 best small cars from 2017, according to U.S. News & World Report. What is most fascinating is how closely these top vehicles compare to one another on overall score. The first four vehicles on this list have an identical score.

Some vehicles have marked advantages when it comes to performance, safety, technology, or value. Depending on what your priority is, one of the vehicles on this list is probably ideal for you.

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