7 Best Small Cars

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These Are the Best Compact and Subcompact Cars

People ask a lot of their small cars these days. Good fuel economy and a low starting price are assumed, but small cars are also expected to be fun to drive, reliable, and capable of carrying around a bunch of stuff. Throw in some tech features, and the result is a diverse field of little cars that do a little bit of everything, but with widely varying priorities.

From the ultimate fuel-sipper, the Toyota Prius, to the athletic Mazda3, these are the top-rated small cars in our rankings. We pulled from both the compact and subcompact classes to find the small cars that best combine performance, practicality, and style, at a price of less than $30,000.

If you’re in the market for a small car, odds are, there is a car on this list to suit your needs and taste. Click through the following slides to see which vehicles made the list.