7 Best Small Cars to Buy Now

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You Could Score Big Savings on These Slow-Selling Small Cars

Right now, the darling of the American automotive market is the crossover SUV, but automakers are still selling plenty of small cars and hatchbacks.

Typically, compact and subcompact cars are among the cheapest in a brand’s line up, making them wise options for first-time new-car shoppers. These pipsqueak people movers are most at home in dense, urban environments – narrow lanes and tiny parking spaces are no problem. Small cars are often more agile and fuel-efficient than SUVs as well, because they are lighter and lower to the ground. Finally, there are still many shoppers who simply prefer a traditional car to an SUV.

Using sales data from Automotive News, we have chosen seven small cars and hatchbacks that are great options for anyone looking for savings. The high-quality cars in this slideshow have low demand, so you should be able to negotiate a good price at the dealer. You won’t find best-sellers like the Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla on this list, but there are still many great options that perform well in U.S. News & World Report's small car rankings. Many cars on this list were 2017 Best Car for the Money and Best Car for Families finalists.

Click through the following slides for big savings on these slow-selling small cars.

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