36 cars RANKING LIST | SORT BY SCORES
Rank/Car Overall Performance Interior Safety Reliability MSRP MPG

#1 2019 Honda Fit Honda Fit Image

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8.9

VERY GOOD

8.2 8.6 9.7 N/A
$16,190
$21,520
City: 33
Hwy: 40

#1 2019 Kia Forte Kia Forte Image

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8.9

VERY GOOD

7.4 8.5 10.0 N/A
$17,690
$21,990
City: 31
Hwy: 41

#3 2018 Kia Rio Kia Rio Image

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8.8

VERY GOOD

8.0 8.2 9.6 4.5
$13,900
$18,700
City: 29
Hwy: 37

#3 2019 Kia Soul Kia Soul Image

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8.8

VERY GOOD

7.9 8.6 9.7 N/A
$16,490
$35,950
City: 26
Hwy: 31

#5 2019 Volvo S60 Volvo S60 Image

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8.7

VERY GOOD

8.4 8.0 N/A N/A
$35,800
$55,400
City: 24
Hwy: 36

#5 2019 Volkswagen GTI Volkswagen GTI Image

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8.7

VERY GOOD

9.0 8.6 8.7 N/A
$27,595
$37,095
City: 25
Hwy: 31

#5 2019 Honda Civic Honda Civic Image

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8.7

VERY GOOD

8.8 8.3 N/A N/A
$19,450
$27,300
City: 30 (Est)
Hwy: 38 (Est)

#5 2018 Ford Focus Ford Focus Image

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8.7

VERY GOOD

8.5 7.8 9.5 4.0
$17,950
$41,120
City: 25
Hwy: 34

#9 2018 Volkswagen Golf Volkswagen Golf Image

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8.6

VERY GOOD

8.5 8.4 9.3 3.0
$20,910
$40,885
City: 24
Hwy: 33

#9 2019 Toyota Yaris Toyota Yaris Image

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8.6

VERY GOOD

7.6 7.6 8.9 N/A
$15,450
$18,550
City: 32
Hwy: 40

#9 2019 Hyundai Veloster Hyundai Veloster Image

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8.6

VERY GOOD

8.8 8.2 N/A N/A
$18,500
$28,150
City: N/A
Hwy: N/A

#9 2019 Chevrolet Sonic Chevrolet Sonic Image

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8.6

VERY GOOD

8.1 8.1 9.2 N/A
$15,420
$21,520
City: 26
Hwy: 34

#13 2018 Mazda Mazda3 Mazda Mazda3 Image

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8.5

VERY GOOD

8.9 8.2 9.8 2.0
$18,095
$24,945
City: 28 (Est)
Hwy: 37 (Est)

#13 2018 Toyota Prius Toyota Prius Image

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8.5

VERY GOOD

7.9 8.2 9.3 3.0
$23,475
$30,565
City: 54
Hwy: 50

#15 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Chevrolet Cruze Image

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8.4

VERY GOOD

7.7 8.2 9.0 N/A
$17,995
$26,120
City: 28
Hwy: 38

#15 2019 Ford Fiesta Ford Fiesta Image

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8.4

VERY GOOD

8.6 7.6 8.4 N/A
$14,260
$21,340
City: 27
Hwy: 35

#15 2019 MINI Cooper MINI Cooper Image

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8.4

VERY GOOD

8.3 7.6 8.9 N/A
$21,900
$36,900
City: 28
Hwy: 38

#18 2018 Toyota Prius Prime Toyota Prius Prime Image

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8.3

VERY GOOD

7.6 7.5 9.6 4.5
$27,300
$33,300
City: N/A
Hwy: N/A

#18 2018 Hyundai Elantra Hyundai Elantra Image

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8.3

VERY GOOD

7.8 8.6 8.9 4.0
$16,950
$24,350
City: 29
Hwy: 38

#20 2019 Chevrolet Bolt Chevrolet Bolt Image

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8.2

VERY GOOD

8.7 8.1 9.3 N/A
$36,620
$41,020
City: N/A
Hwy: N/A

#20 2019 Honda Insight Honda Insight Image

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8.2

VERY GOOD

7.9 8.1 10.0 N/A
$22,830
$28,090
City: 51
Hwy: 45

#20 2019 Hyundai Accent Hyundai Accent Image

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8.2

VERY GOOD

7.7 7.9 9.6 N/A
$14,995
$19,080
City: 28
Hwy: 38

#20 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Hyundai Ioniq Image

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8.2

VERY GOOD

8.1 7.8 9.9 N/A
$22,400
$36,315
City: 57 (Est)
Hwy: 59 (Est)

#20 2019 Subaru WRX Subaru WRX Image

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8.2

VERY GOOD

8.9 7.6 10.0 N/A
$27,195
$41,395
City: 21
Hwy: 27

#20 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Volkswagen Jetta Image

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8.2

VERY GOOD

7.8 8.2 N/A N/A
$18,545
$26,945
City: 30
Hwy: 40

#26 2019 Subaru Impreza Subaru Impreza Image

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8.1

VERY GOOD

7.6 8.3 10.0 N/A
$18,595
$25,690
City: 28
Hwy: 38

#27 2019 MINI Cooper Clubman MINI Cooper Clubman Image

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7.9

GOOD

8.3 7.7 N/A N/A
$24,900
$35,900
City: 24
Hwy: 33

#28 2018 Toyota Corolla iM Toyota Corolla iM Image

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7.8

GOOD

6.7 7.2 N/A 4.5
$18,850
$19,590
City: 28
Hwy: 36

#29 2019 Chevrolet Spark Chevrolet Spark Image

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7.7

GOOD

7.6 7.5 N/A N/A
$13,220
$17,720
City: 30
Hwy: 38

#29 2018 Nissan Leaf Nissan Leaf Image

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7.7

GOOD

8.1 7.4 N/A 3.0
$29,990
$36,200
City: N/A
Hwy: N/A

#31 2019 Nissan Sentra Nissan Sentra Image

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7.6

GOOD

6.6 8.1 9.3 N/A
$17,790
$25,840
City: 29
Hwy: 37

#31 2018 Volkswagen Beetle Volkswagen Beetle Image

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7.6

GOOD

7.5 7.4 8.7 3.0
$20,220
$32,090
City: 26
Hwy: 33

#33 2019 Toyota Prius c Toyota Prius c Image

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7.3

GOOD

6.7 7.1 8.3 N/A
$21,530
$22,955
City: 48
Hwy: 43

#34 2018 FIAT 500 FIAT 500 Image

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7.2

GOOD

7.4 6.5 N/A 3.0
$16,245
$20,495
City: 28
Hwy: 33

#35 2019 Nissan Versa Nissan Versa Image

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6.8

MEDIOCRE

6.3 7.3 8.1 N/A
$12,360
$18,360
City: 31
Hwy: 39

#36 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage Mitsubishi Mirage Image

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5.7

MEDIOCRE

5.5 5.9 8.4 2.5
$13,395
$17,095
City: 37
Hwy: 43

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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