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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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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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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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8.0
$16,720 - $21,520
26 City / 34 Hwy
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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
$15,295 - $19,400
33 City / 41 Hwy
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7.7
$14,730 - $18,240
32 City / 40 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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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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