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#1 Mazda Mazda3 Image View Photos
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2019 Mazda Mazda3

The 2019 Mazda3 earns a top spot among compact cars because of its well-rounded performance, upscale interior, and user-friendly technology. Read full review »

9.1
$21,000 - $28,900
26 (Est) City / 35 (Est) Hwy
9.1
$21,000 - $28,900
26 (Est) City / 35 (Est) Hwy
#2 Honda Fit Image View Photos
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2019 Honda Fit

Best Cars for the Money

The 2019 Honda Fit ranks near the top of the subcompact car class. Its cabin is upscale, roomy, and practical, and its configurable rear ... Read full review »

8.8
$16,190 - $21,520
33 City / 40 Hwy
8.8
$16,190 - $21,520
33 City / 40 Hwy
#2 Kia Forte Image View Photos
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2019 Kia Forte

The fully redesigned 2019 Kia Forte ranks near the top of the compact car class because of its spacious interior and trunk, user-friendly tech ... Read full review »

8.8
$17,790 - $21,990
31 City / 41 Hwy
8.8
$17,790 - $21,990
31 City / 41 Hwy
#4 Kia Soul Image View Photos
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2019 Kia Soul

Best Cars for the Money

The 2019 Kia Soul’s expansive passenger and cargo area and excellent predicted reliability rating, as well as its potent available turbocharged engine, help make ... Read full review »

8.7
$16,490 - $35,950
26 City / 31 Hwy
8.7
$16,490 - $35,950
26 City / 31 Hwy
#4 Volkswagen GTI Image View Photos
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2019 Volkswagen GTI

The 2019 Volkswagen GTI is one of our highest-ranking compact cars. Athletic driving dynamics, appealing technology, and a luxury-like cabin are among its standout ... Read full review »

8.7
$27,595 - $37,095
25 City / 31 Hwy
8.7
$27,595 - $37,095
25 City / 31 Hwy
#6 Honda Civic Image View Photos
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2019 Honda Civic

The 2019 Honda Civic is a great all-around vehicle that ranks in the top third of the compact car class. It offers great performance, ... Read full review »

8.6
$19,450 - $28,750
30 City / 38 Hwy
8.6
$19,450 - $28,750
30 City / 38 Hwy
#6 Hyundai Veloster Image View Photos
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2019 Hyundai Veloster

The 2019 Hyundai Veloster joins the automotive market fresh off a redesign. It offers strong performance and a lot to like inside, which is ... Read full review »

8.6
$18,500 - $28,150
N/A
8.6
$18,500 - $28,150
N/A
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#8 Toyota Yaris Image View Photos
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2019 Toyota Yaris

The 2019 Toyota Yaris sits near the top of our subcompact cars rankings thanks to a long list of standard features and a stylish ... Read full review »

8.4
$15,450 - $18,550
32 City / 40 Hwy
8.4
$15,450 - $18,550
32 City / 40 Hwy
#8 Kia Rio Image View Photos
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2019 Kia Rio

Lively handling, a handsome interior, and a superb predicted reliability rating help the 2019 Kia Rio place near the top of our subcompact car rankings. ... Read full review »

8.4
$15,390 - $16,490
28 City / 37 Hwy
8.4
$15,390 - $16,490
28 City / 37 Hwy
#8 Chevrolet Sonic Image View Photos
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2019 Chevrolet Sonic

The 2019 Chevrolet Sonic's responsive handling and roomy interior help place it near the top of the subcompact car segment. The engine can feel ... Read full review »

8.4
$15,420 - $21,520
26 City / 34 Hwy
8.4
$15,420 - $21,520
26 City / 34 Hwy
#8 Chevrolet Cruze Image View Photos
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2019 Chevrolet Cruze

The 2019 Chevrolet Cruze ranks in the top half of the compact car class. It has a long list of standard features, and its ... Read full review »

8.4
$17,995 - $26,120
28 City / 38 Hwy
8.4
$17,995 - $26,120
28 City / 38 Hwy
#12 Chevrolet Bolt Image View Photos
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2019 Chevrolet Bolt

The 2019 Chevrolet Bolt is a lively electric vehicle with a spacious cabin and a generous helping of standard features. It also has a ... Read full review »

8.3
$36,620 - $41,020
N/A
8.3
$36,620 - $41,020
N/A
#12 Hyundai Elantra Image View Photos
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2019 Hyundai Elantra

The 2019 Hyundai Elantra finishes in the top half of our compact car rankings. This is not a car for driving enthusiasts, but it ... Read full review »

8.3
$17,200 - $24,400
26 City / 36 Hwy
8.3
$17,200 - $24,400
26 City / 36 Hwy
#14 Volkswagen Golf Image View Photos
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2019 Volkswagen Golf

The 2019 Volkswagen Golf finishes in the middle of our compact car rankings. It's a good, fun-to-drive car with ample passenger and cargo space, ... Read full review »

8.2
$21,845 - $41,495
29 City / 37 Hwy
8.2
$21,845 - $41,495
29 City / 37 Hwy
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#15 Toyota Corolla Image View Photos
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2019 Toyota Corolla

For 2019, the sedan version of the Toyota Corolla carries over unchanged. It's a solid car that's packed with goodies, but the Corolla’s relatively ... Read full review »

8.1
$18,700 - $24,090
28 City / 36 Hwy
8.1
$18,700 - $24,090
28 City / 36 Hwy
#15 Subaru Impreza Image View Photos
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2019 Subaru Impreza

The 2019 Subaru Impreza ranks in the bottom half of the compact car class. It has a spacious interior and an intuitive infotainment system, ... Read full review »

8.1
$18,595 - $25,690
28 City / 38 Hwy
8.1
$18,595 - $25,690
28 City / 38 Hwy
#15 Ford Fiesta Image View Photos
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2019 Ford Fiesta

The 2019 Ford Fiesta places in the middle of our subcompact car rankings. It is a top choice in the class for driving enjoyment, ... Read full review »

8.1
$14,260 - $21,340
27 City / 35 Hwy
8.1
$14,260 - $21,340
27 City / 35 Hwy
#18 Nissan Leaf Image View Photos
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2019 Nissan Leaf

The 2019 Nissan Leaf is an appealing all-electric car that offers lots of cargo space and a good driving range. However, its bland, plastic-filled ... Read full review »

7.7
$29,990 - $36,200
N/A
7.7
$29,990 - $36,200
N/A
#19 Nissan Versa Image View Photos
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2019 Nissan Versa

The affordable 2019 Nissan Versa has decent cargo and passenger space for a subcompact car, as well as a superb predicted reliability rating. However, ... Read full review »

7.3
$12,360 - $18,360
31 City / 39 Hwy
7.3
$12,360 - $18,360
31 City / 39 Hwy
#20 FIAT 500 Image View Photos
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2018 FIAT 500

With three mix-n-match trims, the 2018 Fiat 500 draws praise for its personality and perky city driving. However, a lack of available safety features, ... Read full review »

7.2
$16,245 - $20,495
28 City / 33 Hwy
7.2
$16,245 - $20,495
28 City / 33 Hwy
#21 Mitsubishi Mirage Image View Photos
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2019 Mitsubishi Mirage

The 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage ranks near the bottom of the subcompact car class. While it’s affordable, the Mirage’s glacial acceleration, poor ride quality, cheap ... Read full review »

5.7
$13,795 - $16,995
36 City / 43 Hwy
5.7
$13,795 - $16,995
36 City / 43 Hwy
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