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29 cars RANKING LIST | SORT BY SCORES

2020 Honda Fit

Best Cars for the Money

The 2020 Honda Fit ranks near the top of the subcompact car class. It boasts a spacious and handsome cabin with a configurable rear ... Read full review »

8.7
$16,190 - $20,620
33 City / 40 Hwy
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8.6
$28,595 - $37,295
24 City / 32 Hwy
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8.5
$19,850 - $28,950
30 City / 38 Hwy
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8.5
$21,500 - $28,900
26 City / 35 Hwy
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2020 Kia Forte

Best Cars for the Money

The 2020 Kia Forte has plenty of standard features, ample trunk space, and good fuel economy. For these reasons and more, it ranks well ... Read full review »

8.3
$17,890 - $23,090
31 City / 41 Hwy
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8.3
$23,195 - $23,995
29 City / 35 Hwy
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2020 MINI Cooper

A perfect predicted reliability rating, sporty handling, a range of robust engines, and an upscale cabin all help the 2020 Mini Cooper secure a ... Read full review »

8.2
$23,400 - $38,400
28 City / 36 Hwy
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8.2
$18,800 - $28,350
25 City / 33 Hwy
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8.1
$19,150 - $24,000
30 City / 40 Hwy
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2020 Kia Rio

The 2020 Kia Rio's engaging ride and strong predicted reliability rating help it place in the top third of our subcompact car rankings. However, ... Read full review »

8.1
$15,850 - $16,790
33 City / 41 Hwy
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8.1
$23,100
N/A
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8.0
$19,600 - $25,550
N/A
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8.0
$23,200 - $38,615
55 City / 54 Hwy
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8.0
$22,930 - $28,340
55 City / 49 Hwy
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8.0
$16,720 - $21,520
26 City / 34 Hwy
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2020 Toyota Prius

The 2020 Toyota Prius finishes in the middle of our hybrid and electric car rankings. It gets outstanding gas mileage and provides plenty of ... Read full review »

7.9
$24,325 - $32,500
58 City / 53 Hwy
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7.8
$36,620 - $41,020
N/A
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7.8
$27,900 - $33,800
N/A
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2020 Toyota Yaris

The 2020 Toyota Yaris ranks near the top of the subcompact car class. It offers agile handling, a handsome interior, user-friendly features, and a ... Read full review »

7.8
$15,650 - $18,750
32 City / 40 Hwy
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7.7
$18,895 - $30,745
30 City / 40 Hwy
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7.7
$14,730 - $18,240
32 City / 40 Hwy
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7.7
$15,295 - $19,400
33 City / 41 Hwy
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7.5
$18,695 - $26,295
28 City / 36 Hwy
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7.3
$27,495 - $41,695
18 City / 24 Hwy
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6.9
$19,090 - $21,430
29 City / 39 Hwy
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4.9
$13,995 - $17,745
36 City / 43 Hwy
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$13,220 - $17,720
30 City / 38 Hwy
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Not Yet Ranked

$30,900 - $39,400
26 City / 34 Hwy
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2020 Nissan Leaf

The 2020 Nissan Leaf has zippy handling, quick acceleration, and good all-electric range. However, some of its interior touches are unimpressive. We don't give ... Read full review »

Not Yet Ranked

$31,600 - $43,900
123 City / 99 Hwy
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More on Small Cars

Affordable small cars include compact and subcompact cars, typically sedans, coupes, and hatchbacks.  At its heart, this class is about small, inexpensive cars, though performance models can be more than $30,000 with options. Because of their light weight, many small cars offer nimble handling and great fuel economy. Their size also makes them great city cars that are easy to park and maneuver in tight spaces.

The best small cars also distinguish themselves on the inside. They may be small on the outside, but critics look for those with competitive cargo room and enough rear-seat space for adults.

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.

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