Best 2016 Affordable Small Cars

View the best 2016 Affordable Small Cars based on our rankings. Then read our used car reviews, compare specs and features, and find 2016 Affordable Small Cars for sale in your area. All Rankings »

39 cars

2016 Toyota Prius

The 2016 Toyota Prius ranks at the top of its class, thanks to its refined ride and handling, handsome interior, generous cargo space, and … read more »

8.9SCORE

$15,923 - $18,330 AVG PRICE PAID

54 City / 50 Hwy MPG

8.9SCORE

$15,923 - $18,330 AVG PRICE PAID

54 City / 50 Hwy MPG

2016 Scion iA

Great gas mileage estimates, excellent reliability and safety scores, and an upscale cabin are some of factors that place the 2016 Scion iA read more »

8.8SCORE

$11,031 - $12,048 AVG PRICE PAID

31 City / 41 Hwy MPG

8.8SCORE

$11,031 - $12,048 AVG PRICE PAID

31 City / 41 Hwy MPG

2016 Mazda Mazda3

The 2016 Mazda3 ranks near the top of the compact car class because it has an upscale interior, athletic performance, and top-tier safety sc read more »

8.7SCORE

$13,088 - $18,395 AVG PRICE PAID

29 City / 41 Hwy MPG

8.7SCORE

$13,088 - $18,395 AVG PRICE PAID

29 City / 41 Hwy MPG

2016 Chevrolet Sonic

The 2016 Chevrolet Sonic ranks among the best subcompact cars. It has loads of seating and cargo space, easy-to-use tech features, and capab read more »

8.6SCORE

$8,826 - $16,135 AVG PRICE PAID

26 City / 35 Hwy MPG

8.6SCORE

$8,826 - $16,135 AVG PRICE PAID

26 City / 35 Hwy MPG

2016 Honda Civic

The 2016 Honda Civic ranks among the best used compact cars thanks to an upscale interior, pleasant handling, and excellent safety scores. I read more »

8.6SCORE

$14,176 - $18,200 AVG PRICE PAID

27 City / 40 Hwy MPG

8.6SCORE

$14,176 - $18,200 AVG PRICE PAID

27 City / 40 Hwy MPG

2016 Honda Fit

As one of the most well-rounded models in the class, the 2016 Honda Fit is right at home among the best subcompact cars on … read more »

8.6SCORE

$12,359 - $14,297 AVG PRICE PAID

29 City / 37 Hwy MPG

8.6SCORE

$12,359 - $14,297 AVG PRICE PAID

29 City / 37 Hwy MPG

2016 Kia Soul

The 2016 Kia Soul ranks near the top of the very competitive 2016 compact car class. The Soul has roomy seating and cargo space, … read more »

8.6SCORE

$11,529 - $18,275 AVG PRICE PAID

24 City / 30 Hwy MPG

8.6SCORE

$11,529 - $18,275 AVG PRICE PAID

24 City / 30 Hwy MPG

2016 Buick Verano

The 2016 Buick Verano places in the top third of our compact car rankings. It boasts a class-leading reliability rating, a hushed cabin full read more »

8.5SCORE

$12,675 - $15,549 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 32 Hwy MPG

8.5SCORE

$12,675 - $15,549 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 32 Hwy MPG

2016 Chevrolet Volt

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt ranks near the top of the hybrid and electric car class thanks to its excellent all-electric driving range, great sa read more »

8.5SCORE

$14,034 - $16,011 AVG PRICE PAID

43 City / 42 Hwy MPG

8.5SCORE

$14,034 - $16,011 AVG PRICE PAID

43 City / 42 Hwy MPG

2016 Volkswagen GTI

The 2016 Volkswagen GTI delivers exciting driving dynamics and great cargo space. However, an average reliability rating and a relatively hi read more »

8.4SCORE

$11,822 - $22,262 AVG PRICE PAID

25 City / 34 Hwy MPG

8.4SCORE

$11,822 - $22,262 AVG PRICE PAID

25 City / 34 Hwy MPG

2016 MINI Cooper Clubman

The 2016 Mini Clubman ranks in the top half of the subcompact car class. The Clubman is fun to drive, it looks and feels … read more »

8.3SCORE

$17,301 - $19,376 AVG PRICE PAID

25 City / 35 Hwy MPG

8.3SCORE

$17,301 - $19,376 AVG PRICE PAID

25 City / 35 Hwy MPG

2016 Chevrolet Cruze

The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze finishes in the top third of our compact car rankings. It boasts outstanding fuel economy, a cushioned ride, and us read more »

8.2SCORE

$10,055 - $13,971 AVG PRICE PAID

29 City / 41 Hwy MPG

8.2SCORE

$10,055 - $13,971 AVG PRICE PAID

29 City / 41 Hwy MPG

2016 Kia Forte

The 2016 Kia Forte has peppy engine options and a spacious interior that comes loaded with features. However, its dull handling, harsh ride, read more »

8.2SCORE

$10,858 - $14,291 AVG PRICE PAID

25 City / 37 Hwy MPG

8.2SCORE

$10,858 - $14,291 AVG PRICE PAID

25 City / 37 Hwy MPG

2016 MINI Cooper

The 2016 Mini Cooper has a nice selection of engines and body styles, but its relative high cost of ownership keeps it from ranking … read more »

8.2SCORE

$15,615 - $23,233 AVG PRICE PAID

28 City / 39 Hwy MPG

8.2SCORE

$15,615 - $23,233 AVG PRICE PAID

28 City / 39 Hwy MPG

2016 Ford Focus

The 2016 Ford Focus offers poised handling and zippy engine performance, but it ranks in the middle of the compact car class because of … read more »

8.1SCORE

$11,269 - $33,702 AVG PRICE PAID

26 City / 36 Hwy MPG

8.1SCORE

$11,269 - $33,702 AVG PRICE PAID

26 City / 36 Hwy MPG

2016 Nissan Leaf

The 2016 Nissan Leaf is a decent electric vehicle with a spacious interior and a cushioned ride. However, it has a plastic-heavy cabin and … read more »

8.1SCORE

$9,571 - $11,730 AVG PRICE PAID

126 City / 101 Hwy MPG

8.1SCORE

$9,571 - $11,730 AVG PRICE PAID

126 City / 101 Hwy MPG

2016 Hyundai Accent

The 2016 Hyundai Accent has a cushioned ride and is available in a spacious hatchback model. Still, it ranks midpack among subcompact cars b read more »

8.0SCORE

$9,702 - $11,806 AVG PRICE PAID

27 City / 38 Hwy MPG

8.0SCORE

$9,702 - $11,806 AVG PRICE PAID

27 City / 38 Hwy MPG

2016 Ford Fiesta

The 2016 Ford Fiesta is plagued by subpar safety and reliability ratings, but its sporty handling, quality cabin, and user-friendly infotain read more »

7.9SCORE

$9,578 - $17,306 AVG PRICE PAID

28 City / 36 Hwy MPG

7.9SCORE

$9,578 - $17,306 AVG PRICE PAID

28 City / 36 Hwy MPG

2016 Kia Rio

The 2016 Kia Rio finishes in the middle of our subcompact car rankings. It's fairly sporty by class standards, and it has a spacious, … read more »

7.9SCORE

$9,633 - $12,347 AVG PRICE PAID

27 City / 38 Hwy MPG

7.9SCORE

$9,633 - $12,347 AVG PRICE PAID

27 City / 38 Hwy MPG

2016 Scion iM

The 2016 Scion iM places in the middle of our compact car rankings. It has a hushed cabin, a list of appealing standard features, … read more »

7.9SCORE

$12,965 - $13,797 AVG PRICE PAID

27 City / 36 Hwy MPG

7.9SCORE

$12,965 - $13,797 AVG PRICE PAID

27 City / 36 Hwy MPG

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