The 34 Best Small Cars of 2019

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Good Things Can Come in Small Packages: The Best Small Cars You Can Buy 

The small car segment offers some of the most affordable cars available in the marketplace. They're also some of the most efficient cars you can buy, and some of the least expensive to insure. That makes them not only cheap to buy, but cheap to own. 

Of course, there’s more to consider than just price. Some models perform better than others, get better fuel economy, or are more reliable. Some carry more cargo, while others earn higher safety ratings than others.

Using information from our ranking of small cars, here are the 34 mainstream small cars you can buy or lease today, ranked from worst to first. Are you looking for a more upscale model or an SUV? Explore our ranking of luxury small cars or subcompact SUVs to learn more. 

Note that each vehicle’s scores can change as new information becomes available. The scores shown on the following pages may not match the updated scores you’ll find in each vehicle’s full review.

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