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Best Luxury Small Cars for 2021

View the best upscale small cars, generally priced over $20,000. Then read reviews and compare small luxury cars to find one that’s right for you. All Rankings »

21 cars

2021 Genesis G70

Thrilling performance, an opulent cabin, and perfect safety and predicted reliability ratings help propel the 2021 Genesis G70 toward the to read more »

8.8SCORE

$36,000 - $48,200 MSRP

N/A MPG

8.8SCORE

$36,000 - $48,200 MSRP

N/A MPG

2021 BMW 2-Series

Thrilling driving dynamics, a refined cabin, and a great predicted reliability rating all combine to help launch the 2021 BMW 2 Series towar read more »

8.6SCORE

$35,900 - $52,950 MSRP

24 City / 32 Hwy MPG

8.6SCORE

$35,900 - $52,950 MSRP

24 City / 32 Hwy MPG

2021 Audi A4

The 2021 Audi A4 places high in our luxury small car rankings thanks in part to its balanced ride, potent yet efficient engines, and … read more »

8.5SCORE

$39,100 - $49,900 MSRP

N/A MPG

8.5SCORE

$39,100 - $49,900 MSRP

N/A MPG

2021 Audi A5

The 2021 Audi A5 finishes near the top of our luxury small car rankings. It has one of the best interiors in the class, … read more »

8.5SCORE

$41,800 - $60,600 MSRP

N/A MPG

8.5SCORE

$41,800 - $60,600 MSRP

N/A MPG

2021 Kia Stinger

The high-ranking 2021 Kia Stinger boasts a premium and spacious interior, an easy-to-use infotainment system, good predicted reliability, ba read more »

8.4SCORE

$33,090 - $52,590 MSRP

N/A MPG

8.4SCORE

$33,090 - $52,590 MSRP

N/A MPG

2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class finishes in the top half of our luxury small car rankings. It's powerful and upscale, but it has so-so handli read more »

7.9SCORE

$41,600 - $85,600 MSRP

N/A MPG

7.9SCORE

$41,600 - $85,600 MSRP

N/A MPG

2021 Volvo S60

The 2021 Volvo S60 finishes in the top half of our luxury small car rankings. It has a posh interior with plenty of features, … read more »

7.9SCORE

$37,750 - $64,800 MSRP

N/A MPG

7.9SCORE

$37,750 - $64,800 MSRP

N/A MPG

2021 BMW 3-Series

The 2021 BMW 3 Series sits in the middle of our competitive luxury small car rankings. It delivers lively handling and good engine power, … read more »

7.8SCORE

$41,250 - $56,700 MSRP

N/A MPG

7.8SCORE

$41,250 - $56,700 MSRP

N/A MPG

2021 Volkswagen Arteon

The Volkswagen Arteon ranks in the bottom half of the luxury small car class. It’s a fine choice with a huge cargo capacity and … read more »

7.8SCORE

$36,995 - $46,995 MSRP

22 City / 32 Hwy MPG

7.8SCORE

$36,995 - $46,995 MSRP

22 City / 32 Hwy MPG

2020 Audi A3

The 2020 Audi A3 ranks in the middle of our luxury small car rankings. It has a well-equipped cabin and a range of powerful … read more »

7.5SCORE

$33,300 - $56,200 MSRP

27 City / 36 Hwy MPG

7.5SCORE

$33,300 - $56,200 MSRP

27 City / 36 Hwy MPG

2021 Lexus RC

The 2021 Lexus RC finishes in the lower half of our luxury small car rankings. It's loaded with standard features and has a superb … read more »

7.5SCORE

$42,120 - $96,675 MSRP

21 City / 30 Hwy MPG

7.5SCORE

$42,120 - $96,675 MSRP

21 City / 30 Hwy MPG

2021 Infiniti Q50

The 2021 Infiniti Q50 is a comfortable sedan with ample horsepower. However, the Q50 places low in our luxury small car rankings because it’ read more »

7.4SCORE

$36,600 - $57,750 MSRP

20 City / 29 Hwy MPG

7.4SCORE

$36,600 - $57,750 MSRP

20 City / 29 Hwy MPG

2021 Lexus IS

The 2021 Lexus IS ranks near the back of the luxury small car class. The IS has lots of standard features, pleasant handling, and … read more »

7.2SCORE

$39,000 - $44,900 MSRP

21 City / 31 Hwy MPG

7.2SCORE

$39,000 - $44,900 MSRP

21 City / 31 Hwy MPG

2021 Acura ILX

A disappointing interior quality, troublesome technology, and unimpressive rear-seat space help ensure the 2021 Acura ILX’s spot near the bo read more »

6.5SCORE

$25,950 - $31,850 MSRP

24 City / 34 Hwy MPG

6.5SCORE

$25,950 - $31,850 MSRP

24 City / 34 Hwy MPG

2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia

With powerful engines and spry handling, the Alfa Romeo Giulia is a joy to drive, but it’s not as luxurious or practical as rivals. … read more »

Not Yet Ranked

$39,450 - $74,750 MSRP

N/A MPG

Not Yet Ranked

$39,450 - $74,750 MSRP

N/A MPG

2021 BMW 4-Series

The redesigned 2021 BMW 4 Series is one of the most well-rounded luxury small cars because it's fun to drive, it has an upscale … read more »

Not Yet Ranked

$45,600 - $74,700 MSRP

N/A MPG

Not Yet Ranked

$45,600 - $74,700 MSRP

N/A MPG

2021 Cadillac CT4

The 2021 Cadillac CT4 is more fun to drive than some other cars in the class, but it lacks the interior quality to be … read more »

Not Yet Ranked

N/A MSRP

23 City / 34 Hwy MPG

Not Yet Ranked

N/A MSRP

23 City / 34 Hwy MPG

2021 Infiniti Q60

The Infiniti Q60 offers powerful engines and a refined ride, but it also has cramped back seats and an outdated, hard-to-use infotainment sy read more »

Not Yet Ranked

$41,650 - $60,100 MSRP

19 City / 28 Hwy MPG

Not Yet Ranked

$41,650 - $60,100 MSRP

19 City / 28 Hwy MPG

2020 Jaguar XE

The refreshed 2020 Jaguar XE boasts a sporty demeanor and some nice interior highlights, but many of its rivals are more athletic, have easi read more »

Not Yet Ranked

$39,900 - $46,295 MSRP

25 City / 34 Hwy MPG

Not Yet Ranked

$39,900 - $46,295 MSRP

25 City / 34 Hwy MPG

2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

Punchy engines, spry handling, and high-tech infotainment all help the Mercedes-Benz A-Class stand out among luxury small cars, but its scan read more »

Not Yet Ranked

$33,650 - $45,850 MSRP

24 City / 35 Hwy MPG

Not Yet Ranked

$33,650 - $45,850 MSRP

24 City / 35 Hwy MPG

2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz CLA offers punchy powertrains, an elegant interior, and easy-to-use tech features, but it also has a firm ride and a read more »

Not Yet Ranked

$37,850 - $47,850 MSRP

25 City / 35 Hwy MPG

Not Yet Ranked

$37,850 - $47,850 MSRP

25 City / 35 Hwy MPG

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