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#1 Kia Soul Image View Photos
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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 full review »

8.7
$11,706 - $25,711
24 City / 30 Hwy
8.7
$11,706 - $25,711
24 City / 30 Hwy
#2 Chevrolet Sonic Image View Photos
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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 capable performance. ... Read full review »

8.6
$9,072 - $13,627
26 City / 35 Hwy
8.6
$9,072 - $13,627
26 City / 35 Hwy
#2 Honda Fit Image View Photos
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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 full review »

8.6
$12,955 - $17,309
29 City / 37 Hwy
8.6
$12,955 - $17,309
29 City / 37 Hwy
#2 Kia Rio Image View Photos
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2016 Kia Rio

The 2016 Kia Rio has lively acceleration and agile handling. Its interior is spacious and designed with good-quality materials, but its limited list of ... Read full review »

8.6
$8,995 - $15,675
27 City / 38 Hwy
8.6
$8,995 - $15,675
27 City / 38 Hwy
#5 Chevrolet Volt Image View Photos
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2016 Chevrolet Volt

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt sits near the top of our compact car rankings. The Volt has a premium interior, top-flight safety scores, a substantial ... Read full review »

8.5
$19,324 - $22,405
43 City / 42 Hwy
8.5
$19,324 - $22,405
43 City / 42 Hwy
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#5 Lexus CT Hybrid Image View Photos
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2016 Lexus CT Hybrid

The 2016 Lexus CT Hybrid ranks toward the top of the luxury small car class, thanks to its excellent ratings for safety and reliability. Read full review »

8.5
$19,622
43 City / 40 Hwy
8.5
$19,622
43 City / 40 Hwy
#5 Mazda Mazda3 Image View Photos
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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 scores. Read full review »

8.5
$12,911 - $19,859
29 City / 41 Hwy
8.5
$12,911 - $19,859
29 City / 41 Hwy
#8 Nissan Leaf Image View Photos
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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 full review »

8.4
$17,838 - $23,242
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8.4
$17,838 - $23,242
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#8 Volkswagen GTI Image View Photos
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2016 Volkswagen GTI

The 2016 Volkswagen GTI delivers exciting driving dynamics and great cargo space. However, an average reliability rating and a relatively high cost of ownership ... Read full review »

8.4
$15,861 - $23,513
25 City / 34 Hwy
8.4
$15,861 - $23,513
25 City / 34 Hwy
#10 Kia Forte Image View Photos
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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, and ... Read full review »

8.3
$11,025 - $14,380
25 City / 37 Hwy
8.3
$11,025 - $14,380
25 City / 37 Hwy
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#10 Scion iM Image View Photos
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2016 Scion iM

The 2016 Scion iM has a hushed cabin, numerous appealing standard features, and an outstanding reliability score. Still, the iM places in the middle ... Read full review »

8.3
$13,937 - $14,476
27 City / 36 Hwy
8.3
$13,937 - $14,476
27 City / 36 Hwy
#12 MINI Cooper Image View Photos
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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 full review »

8.2
$15,570 - $23,581
28 City / 39 Hwy
8.2
$15,570 - $23,581
28 City / 39 Hwy
#13 Ford Focus Image View Photos
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2016 Ford Focus

The 2016 Ford Focus offers a more engaging driving experience than the majority of compact cars, and it has an upscale interior. However, a ... Read full review »

8.1
$11,067 - $28,732
26 City / 36 Hwy
8.1
$11,067 - $28,732
26 City / 36 Hwy
#13 Hyundai Elantra Image View Photos
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2016 Hyundai Elantra

The 2016 Hyundai Elantra ranks in the middle of the compact car class. While it's an OK model, it doesn't really stand out in ... Read full review »

8.1
$11,230 - $13,762
27 City / 37 Hwy
8.1
$11,230 - $13,762
27 City / 37 Hwy
#15 Chevrolet Spark Image View Photos
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2016 Chevrolet Spark

The 2016 Chevrolet Spark ranks midpack in our subcompact car rankings. It is easy to park and comes standard with many smartphone connectivity options, ... Read full review »

8.0
$8,384 - $15,822
31 City / 39 Hwy
8.0
$8,384 - $15,822
31 City / 39 Hwy
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#15 FIAT 500 Image View Photos
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2016 FIAT 500

The 2016 Fiat 500 has good fuel economy with the manual transmission and an above-average reliability rating. However, it sits in the middle of ... Read full review »

8.0
$10,292 - $16,286
31 City / 40 Hwy
8.0
$10,292 - $16,286
31 City / 40 Hwy
#15 Hyundai Accent Image View Photos
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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 because ... Read full review »

8.0
$10,308 - $12,044
27 City / 38 Hwy
8.0
$10,308 - $12,044
27 City / 38 Hwy
#15 MINI Cooper Countryman Image View Photos
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2016 MINI Cooper Countryman

The 2016 Mini Countryman's exceptional crash test scores and reliability rating paired with its upscale interior and thrilling driving dynamics help this crossover rank ... Read full review »

8.0
$17,335 - $23,374
27 City / 32 Hwy
8.0
$17,335 - $23,374
27 City / 32 Hwy
#15 Subaru Impreza Image View Photos
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2016 Subaru Impreza

The 2016 Subaru Impreza ranks in the lower third of the compact car class. The Impreza has a spacious interior, all-wheel drive, and a ... Read full review »

8.0
$14,567 - $18,483
25 City / 34 Hwy
8.0
$14,567 - $18,483
25 City / 34 Hwy
#15 Toyota Prius c Image View Photos
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2016 Toyota Prius c

With outstanding fuel economy and an easy-to-drive nature, the 2016 Toyota Prius c hybrid is an excellent choice as a city car. It sits ... Read full review »

8.0
$14,514 - $18,030
53 (Est) City / 46 (Est) Hwy
8.0
$14,514 - $18,030
53 (Est) City / 46 (Est) Hwy
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