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#1 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
#1 MINI Cooper Image View Photos
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2019 MINI Cooper

The 2019 Mini Cooper has a distinctive, premium interior, potent engines, and spirited handling. These attributes, along with an exceptional predicted reliability rating, help ... Read full review »

8.8
$21,900 - $36,900
28 City / 38 Hwy
8.8
$21,900 - $36,900
28 City / 38 Hwy
#3 Hyundai Accent Image View Photos
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2019 Hyundai Accent

The 2019 Hyundai Accent finishes among the top entries in our subcompact car rankings. It has a nice interior, decent performance, and an excellent ... Read full review »

8.5
$14,995 - $19,080
28 City / 38 Hwy
8.5
$14,995 - $19,080
28 City / 38 Hwy
#4 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
#4 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
#4 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
$15,600 - $18,700
32 City / 40 Hwy
8.4
$15,600 - $18,700
32 City / 40 Hwy
#7 MINI Cooper Clubman Image View Photos
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2019 MINI Cooper Clubman

The 2019 Mini Clubman finishes in the middle of our subcompact car rankings. It's fun to drive and features a nice interior, but it ... Read full review »

8.3
$24,900 - $35,900
24 City / 33 Hwy
8.3
$24,900 - $35,900
24 City / 33 Hwy
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#8 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
#9 Chevrolet Spark Image View Photos
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2019 Chevrolet Spark

The 2019 Chevrolet Spark ranks low among subcompact cars because of its unimpressive acceleration, tight rear seat, and subpar cargo volume. Read full review »

7.7
$13,220 - $17,720
30 City / 38 Hwy
7.7
$13,220 - $17,720
30 City / 38 Hwy
#9 Toyota Prius c Image View Photos
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2019 Toyota Prius c

The 2019 Toyota Prius c has great fuel efficiency, a large amount of standard tech features, and a superb predicted reliability rating. However, it ... Read full review »

7.7
$21,530 - $22,955
48 City / 43 Hwy
7.7
$21,530 - $22,955
48 City / 43 Hwy
#11 Volkswagen Beetle Image View Photos
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2019 Volkswagen Beetle

The 2019 Volkswagen Beetle will be the final edition (for now) of this iconic car. Partly because the Beetle isn't as athletic or upscale ... Read full review »

7.6
$20,895 - $29,995
26 City / 33 Hwy
7.6
$20,895 - $29,995
26 City / 33 Hwy
#12 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
$12,460 - $18,360
31 City / 39 Hwy
7.3
$12,460 - $18,360
31 City / 39 Hwy
#13 FIAT 500 Image View Photos
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2019 FIAT 500

The 2019 Fiat 500 is a good daily driver with easy maneuverability. However, its cramped, low-grade cabin pushes it near the bottom of our ... Read full review »

7.2
$16,245 - $33,210
28 City / 33 Hwy
7.2
$16,245 - $33,210
28 City / 33 Hwy
#14 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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More on Subcompact Cars

The small size of subcompact cars makes them great city cars because they can maneuver easily and park in tight spaces. Subcompact cars tend to get great fuel economy, and they can provide excellent cargo space if you opt for a hatchback. Small, light cars also tend to handle better around corners. Many of the cars in this class deliver a sporty driving experience, according to critics, especially when equipped with an upgraded engine and suspension.

Strengths can vary across cars in this class; one top-ranking car's strong suit may be another's weakness. Use our rankings to consider the pros and cons of each car in this class, and decide what matters to you.

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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