Best 2012 Subcompact Cars

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18 cars

2012 Honda Fit

The 2012 Honda Fit has strong fuel economy ratings, and reviewers praised its large and versatile cargo hold, agile handling and fun-to-driv read more »

9.4SCORE

$6,011 - $8,309 AVG PRICE PAID

27 City / 33 Hwy MPG

9.4SCORE

$6,011 - $8,309 AVG PRICE PAID

27 City / 33 Hwy MPG

2012 Scion xD

Although they liked how easy it is to maneuver in tight spaces, reviewers said that most rivals deliver better performance and have a more … read more »

8.8SCORE

$6,062 - $6,390 AVG PRICE PAID

27 City / 33 Hwy MPG

8.8SCORE

$6,062 - $6,390 AVG PRICE PAID

27 City / 33 Hwy MPG

2012 Toyota Prius c

Critics said the 2012 Toyota Prius c isn’t especially fast or thrilling to drive, but is a solid choice if you’re after an incredibly … read more »

8.8SCORE

$7,142 - $7,647 AVG PRICE PAID

53 City / 46 Hwy MPG

8.8SCORE

$7,142 - $7,647 AVG PRICE PAID

53 City / 46 Hwy MPG

2012 Kia Rio

The redesigned 2012 Kia Rio is thrifty with fuel, and reviewers praised its athletic handling and upscale cabin. read more »

8.6SCORE

$4,943 - $5,407 AVG PRICE PAID

29 City / 37 Hwy MPG

8.6SCORE

$4,943 - $5,407 AVG PRICE PAID

29 City / 37 Hwy MPG

2012 Hyundai Accent

Test drivers said the 2012 Hyundai Accent is a practical commuter car that offers a good-looking cabin and a comfortable ride. read more »

8.5SCORE

$5,659 - $6,327 AVG PRICE PAID

28 City / 37 Hwy MPG

8.5SCORE

$5,659 - $6,327 AVG PRICE PAID

28 City / 37 Hwy MPG

2012 Toyota Yaris

While the 2012 Toyota Yaris has comfortable front seats, reviewers said that some competing small cars are more fun to drive. read more »

8.3SCORE

$6,302 - $6,930 AVG PRICE PAID

30 City / 38 Hwy MPG

8.3SCORE

$6,302 - $6,930 AVG PRICE PAID

30 City / 38 Hwy MPG

2012 Ford Fiesta

Reviewers said the 2012 Ford Fiesta’s athletic handling and upscale interior put it a notch above many subcompact cars. read more »

8.1SCORE

$4,445 - $5,449 AVG PRICE PAID

28 City / 38 Hwy MPG

8.1SCORE

$4,445 - $5,449 AVG PRICE PAID

28 City / 38 Hwy MPG

2012 Honda CR-Z

While some hybrids are more spacious and use less fuel, reviewers said the 2012 Honda CR-Z offers terrific handling and a smooth ride. read more »

8.1SCORE

$6,391 - $7,909 AVG PRICE PAID

31 City / 37 Hwy MPG

8.1SCORE

$6,391 - $7,909 AVG PRICE PAID

31 City / 37 Hwy MPG

2012 Mazda Mazda2

Sharp handling sets the 2012 Mazda2 apart, reviewers said, but some rival subcompacts offer more cargo space and better fuel economy. read more »

8.1SCORE

$5,564 - $5,949 AVG PRICE PAID

29 City / 35 Hwy MPG

8.1SCORE

$5,564 - $5,949 AVG PRICE PAID

29 City / 35 Hwy MPG

2012 Mini Cooper

The 2012 Mini Cooper is incredibly agile and fun to drive, reviewers said, though it has a cramped back seat and a smaller cargo … read more »

8.0SCORE

$6,140 - $11,287 AVG PRICE PAID

29 City / 37 Hwy MPG

8.0SCORE

$6,140 - $11,287 AVG PRICE PAID

29 City / 37 Hwy MPG

2012 Chevrolet Sonic

Reviewers praised the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic for its nimble handling and smooth ride quality, saying it drives like a more expensive car. read more »

7.8SCORE

$4,970 - $6,678 AVG PRICE PAID

26 City / 35 Hwy MPG

7.8SCORE

$4,970 - $6,678 AVG PRICE PAID

26 City / 35 Hwy MPG

2012 Scion iQ

The 2012 Scion iQ’s small size makes it a great urban runabout, according to reviewers, but most rivals offer a more enjoyable driving exper read more »

7.8SCORE

$5,800 AVG PRICE PAID

36 City / 37 Hwy MPG

7.8SCORE

$5,800 AVG PRICE PAID

36 City / 37 Hwy MPG

2012 Smart Fortwo

The 2012 Smart Fortwo’s compact size makes it easy to maneuver in tight areas, but critics said its sluggish engine, crude transmission and read more »

7.7SCORE

$3,996 - $5,179 AVG PRICE PAID

34 City / 38 Hwy MPG

7.7SCORE

$3,996 - $5,179 AVG PRICE PAID

34 City / 38 Hwy MPG

2012 Mini Cooper Clubman

The 2012 Mini Clubman offers more cargo and passenger space than the regular Mini Cooper and reviewers said it is fun to drive, but … read more »

7.6SCORE

$6,794 - $10,114 AVG PRICE PAID

27 City / 35 Hwy MPG

7.6SCORE

$6,794 - $10,114 AVG PRICE PAID

27 City / 35 Hwy MPG

2012 Nissan Versa

Reviewers said the 2012 Nissan Versa sedan is an adequate performer and has a spacious cabin, but many rival small cars are just as … read more »

7.6SCORE

$5,124 - $5,750 AVG PRICE PAID

27 City / 36 Hwy MPG

7.6SCORE

$5,124 - $5,750 AVG PRICE PAID

27 City / 36 Hwy MPG

2012 Volkswagen Beetle

The redesigned 2012 Volkswagen Beetle has an eye-catching design, but critics said many rival small cars deliver more driving excitement and read more »

7.4SCORE

$5,699 - $8,102 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 31 Hwy MPG

7.4SCORE

$5,699 - $8,102 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 31 Hwy MPG

2012 MINI Cooper Coupe

Test drivers said that sprightly handling is the 2012 Mini Cooper Coupe’s strongest suit, though some thought its interior features could be read more »

7.3SCORE

$7,525 - $10,206 AVG PRICE PAID

29 City / 37 Hwy MPG

7.3SCORE

$7,525 - $10,206 AVG PRICE PAID

29 City / 37 Hwy MPG

2012 Fiat 500

While some rivals are more spacious, test drivers said the 2012 Fiat 500 has nimble handling in the city and a lot of style. read more »

7.1SCORE

$5,399 - $8,702 AVG PRICE PAID

30 City / 38 Hwy MPG

7.1SCORE

$5,399 - $8,702 AVG PRICE PAID

30 City / 38 Hwy MPG

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