Best Compact Cars of 2017

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Top-Quality Cars for a Reasonable Price

Compact cars are more than mere commuter cars – they can be as fun, safe, and packed with the latest technology as larger cars. There’s a compact for just about everyone, and this list includes a hybrid, an EV, and a couple of sporty hatchbacks.

Small cars tend to have lower starting prices, which can translate to Spartan or even cheap-feeling interiors. However, several of the cars on this list do far better than that, even in the base trim. Every one of them can be upgraded easily and not too expensively to suit your commute – and maybe even a comfortable long-distance road trip with the whole family.

Check out our picks for the top 2017 compact cars based on U.S. News & World Report rankings.