Best 2013 Compact Cars

View the best 2013 Compact Cars based on our rankings. Then read our used car reviews, compare specs and features, and find 2013 Compact Cars for sale in your area. All Rankings »

27 cars

2013 Buick Verano

With outstanding reliability and safety scores and a quiet interior, the used 2013 Buick Verano sits among the best vehicles in its class. H read more »

8.9SCORE

$8,060 - $8,971 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 32 Hwy MPG

8.9SCORE

$8,060 - $8,971 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 32 Hwy MPG

2013 Toyota Prius

The Toyota Prius sits near the top of our rankings, thanks to its comfortable ride, roomy interior, great safety and reliability ratings, an read more »

8.8SCORE

$9,503 - $9,957 AVG PRICE PAID

51 City / 48 Hwy MPG

8.8SCORE

$9,503 - $9,957 AVG PRICE PAID

51 City / 48 Hwy MPG

2013 Mazda Mazda3

Sporty handling and a smooth ride help the used 2013 Mazda3 do well in our rankings. However, a snug interior, limited cargo space, and … read more »

8.7SCORE

$6,790 - $11,764 AVG PRICE PAID

25 City / 33 Hwy MPG

8.7SCORE

$6,790 - $11,764 AVG PRICE PAID

25 City / 33 Hwy MPG

2013 Scion tC

Reviewers said the 2013 Scion tC has plenty of tech features and a peppy engine, but some also noted that rival coupes are more … read more »

8.6SCORE

$8,050 - $8,202 AVG PRICE PAID

23 City / 31 Hwy MPG

8.6SCORE

$8,050 - $8,202 AVG PRICE PAID

23 City / 31 Hwy MPG

2013 Toyota Prius Plug-in

While reviewers appreciated the 2013 Toyota Prius Plug-in’s excellent fuel economy, they were let down by its lackluster performance and che read more »

8.4SCORE

$9,491 - $9,733 AVG PRICE PAID

51 City / 49 Hwy MPG

8.4SCORE

$9,491 - $9,733 AVG PRICE PAID

51 City / 49 Hwy MPG

2013 Chevrolet Cruze

The 2013 Chevy Cruze ranks in the top half of its class. It’s enjoyable to drive, sports a posh interior, and rates highly for … read more »

8.3SCORE

$6,665 - $8,090 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 35 Hwy MPG

8.3SCORE

$6,665 - $8,090 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 35 Hwy MPG

2013 Honda Civic

The 2013 Honda Civic has a nicer interior and a higher reliability rating than many of its rivals. It’s also fun to drive, with … read more »

8.3SCORE

$8,412 - $12,689 AVG PRICE PAID

28 City / 39 Hwy MPG

8.3SCORE

$8,412 - $12,689 AVG PRICE PAID

28 City / 39 Hwy MPG

2013 Kia Forte

If you’re looking for a compact car with a spacious interior and a strong reliability rating, a used 2013 Kia Forte is worth considering. … read more »

8.3SCORE

$6,973 - $8,531 AVG PRICE PAID

26 City / 36 Hwy MPG

8.3SCORE

$6,973 - $8,531 AVG PRICE PAID

26 City / 36 Hwy MPG

2013 Kia Soul

For easy maneuverability, a roomy cabin, and simple controls, look to a used 2013 Kia Soul. Just note: its firm ride quality and low … read more »

8.3SCORE

$6,792 - $8,943 AVG PRICE PAID

25 City / 30 Hwy MPG

8.3SCORE

$6,792 - $8,943 AVG PRICE PAID

25 City / 30 Hwy MPG

2013 Volkswagen Golf

An available diesel engine gives the 2013 Volkswagen Golf great fuel economy, and reviewers praised its posh interior and controlled handlin read more »

8.3SCORE

$6,470 - $17,249 AVG PRICE PAID

23 City / 33 Hwy MPG

8.3SCORE

$6,470 - $17,249 AVG PRICE PAID

23 City / 33 Hwy MPG

2013 Toyota Corolla

Good safety scores, an outstanding reliability rating, and stable ride quality place the 2013 Toyota Corolla in the top third of our ranking read more »

8.2SCORE

$8,561 - $9,737 AVG PRICE PAID

27 City / 34 Hwy MPG

8.2SCORE

$8,561 - $9,737 AVG PRICE PAID

27 City / 34 Hwy MPG

2013 Subaru Impreza

The 2013 Subaru Impreza has spacious seating plus the rare combination of standard all-wheel drive and good fuel economy. Still, its low rel read more »

8.1SCORE

$8,363 - $20,104 AVG PRICE PAID

25 City / 34 Hwy MPG

8.1SCORE

$8,363 - $20,104 AVG PRICE PAID

25 City / 34 Hwy MPG

2013 Hyundai Elantra

The 2013 Hyundai Elantra stands out in no one area. It has a composed, smooth ride and a stylish, comfortable interior. However, its reliabi read more »

8.0SCORE

$7,231 - $8,696 AVG PRICE PAID

28 City / 38 Hwy MPG

8.0SCORE

$7,231 - $8,696 AVG PRICE PAID

28 City / 38 Hwy MPG

2013 Scion xB

Some compact cars get better gas mileage, but automotive writers said the 2013 Scion xB is easy to drive, and has ample back-seat and … read more »

8.0SCORE

$7,344 - $8,100 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 28 Hwy MPG

8.0SCORE

$7,344 - $8,100 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 28 Hwy MPG

2013 Volkswagen GTI

The Volkswagen GTI gets good fuel economy, and reviewers were impressed with its handsome, roomy cabin and fun driving dynamics. read more »

8.0SCORE

$9,296 - $12,135 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 31 Hwy MPG

8.0SCORE

$9,296 - $12,135 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 31 Hwy MPG

2013 Honda Civic Hybrid

The 2013 Honda Civic Hybrid has solid reliability and safety ratings, but its uninspiring performance and tiny trunk pull it down to the mid read more »

7.9SCORE

$9,327 - $10,313 AVG PRICE PAID

44 City / 44 Hwy MPG

7.9SCORE

$9,327 - $10,313 AVG PRICE PAID

44 City / 44 Hwy MPG

2013 Ford Focus

The Ford Focus has pleasant handling and zippy engine options, but a poor reliability rating sinks this compact car to the middle of its … read more »

7.8SCORE

$6,718 - $12,608 AVG PRICE PAID

26 City / 36 Hwy MPG

7.8SCORE

$6,718 - $12,608 AVG PRICE PAID

26 City / 36 Hwy MPG

2013 Nissan Cube

Test drivers liked the 2013 Nissan Cube’s unique styling and ample cabin space, but said it isn't all that fun to drive and could … read more »

7.8SCORE

$6,713 - $6,802 AVG PRICE PAID

25 City / 30 Hwy MPG

7.8SCORE

$6,713 - $6,802 AVG PRICE PAID

25 City / 30 Hwy MPG

2013 Toyota Matrix

The 2013 Toyota Matrix salvages a midpack ranking on the strength of good safety and reliability ratings. It features poor overall performan read more »

7.8SCORE

$8,745 - $9,992 AVG PRICE PAID

26 City / 32 Hwy MPG

7.8SCORE

$8,745 - $9,992 AVG PRICE PAID

26 City / 32 Hwy MPG

2013 Volkswagen Jetta

A used 2013 Volkswagen Jetta has blasé acceleration and a low reliability rating that position it near the bottom of our rankings. However, read more »

7.7SCORE

$6,281 - $9,691 AVG PRICE PAID

24 City / 29 Hwy MPG

7.7SCORE

$6,281 - $9,691 AVG PRICE PAID

24 City / 29 Hwy MPG

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