Best 2017 Affordable Small Cars

View the best 2017 Affordable Small Cars based on our rankings. Then read our used car reviews, compare specs and features, and find 2017 Affordable Small Cars for sale in your area. All Rankings »

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2017 Kia Soul

The 2017 Kia Soul ranks among the best in a very competitive class. The Soul has outstanding seating and cargo space, a high predicted … read more »

9.0SCORE

$13,001 - $16,491 AVG PRICE PAID

25 City / 30 Hwy MPG

9.0SCORE

$13,001 - $16,491 AVG PRICE PAID

25 City / 30 Hwy MPG

2017 Chevrolet Sonic

The 2017 Chevrolet Sonic sits near the top of its class because it has excellent safety and predicted reliability ratings. This Chevy also h read more »

8.8SCORE

$10,313 - $13,504 AVG PRICE PAID

25 City / 33 Hwy MPG

8.8SCORE

$10,313 - $13,504 AVG PRICE PAID

25 City / 33 Hwy MPG

2017 Toyota Yaris iA

The 2017 Toyota Yaris iA ranks near the top of its class on the strength of its excellent predicted reliability and safety ratings. It … read more »

8.7SCORE

$12,831 - $14,121 AVG PRICE PAID

32 City / 40 Hwy MPG

8.7SCORE

$12,831 - $14,121 AVG PRICE PAID

32 City / 40 Hwy MPG

2017 Honda Civic

Outstanding safety scores, a spacious cabin and cargo hold, and driving dynamics that are both engaging and comfortable land the 2017 Honda read more »

8.6SCORE

$15,110 - $22,975 AVG PRICE PAID

31 City / 40 Hwy MPG

8.6SCORE

$15,110 - $22,975 AVG PRICE PAID

31 City / 40 Hwy MPG

2017 Honda Fit

The 2017 Honda Fit’s upscale interior, great safety scores, and versatile cargo area help it rank among the best vehicles in the subcompact read more »

8.6SCORE

$13,693 - $16,243 AVG PRICE PAID

29 City / 36 Hwy MPG

8.6SCORE

$13,693 - $16,243 AVG PRICE PAID

29 City / 36 Hwy MPG

2017 Chevrolet Bolt

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt sits in the top half of our hybrid and electric car rankings. This roomy, feature-rich car has a capable and … read more »

8.5SCORE

$19,177 - $20,974 AVG PRICE PAID

N/A MPG

8.5SCORE

$19,177 - $20,974 AVG PRICE PAID

N/A MPG

2017 Chevrolet Cruze

The 2017 Chevrolet Cruze sits in the top half of the highly competitive compact car class. It boasts a long list of standard tech … read more »

8.5SCORE

$13,967 - $18,733 AVG PRICE PAID

28 City / 39 Hwy MPG

8.5SCORE

$13,967 - $18,733 AVG PRICE PAID

28 City / 39 Hwy MPG

2017 Hyundai Ioniq

The 2017 Hyundai finishes near the top of our hybrid and electric car rankings. It gets otherworldly fuel economy ratings, and it also has … read more »

8.5SCORE

$14,941 - $19,222 AVG PRICE PAID

57 City / 59 Hwy MPG

8.5SCORE

$14,941 - $19,222 AVG PRICE PAID

57 City / 59 Hwy MPG

2017 Kia Forte

The 2017 Kia Forte ranks in the top third of its class, thanks to its comfortable interior, user-friendly tech features, great safety and pr read more »

8.5SCORE

$12,745 - $20,093 AVG PRICE PAID

25 City / 34 Hwy MPG

8.5SCORE

$12,745 - $20,093 AVG PRICE PAID

25 City / 34 Hwy MPG

2017 Toyota Prius

The 2017 Toyota Prius’ refined ride, nimble handling, above-average predicted reliability rating, and nicely equipped interior earn it a pos read more »

8.5SCORE

$19,819 - $22,842 AVG PRICE PAID

54 City / 50 Hwy MPG

8.5SCORE

$19,819 - $22,842 AVG PRICE PAID

54 City / 50 Hwy MPG

2017 Volkswagen GTI

The 2017 Volkswagen GTI ranks near the top of the compact car class. It offers exciting performance and a comfortable interior, but many com read more »

8.5SCORE

$19,763 - $25,404 AVG PRICE PAID

24 City / 34 Hwy MPG

8.5SCORE

$19,763 - $25,404 AVG PRICE PAID

24 City / 34 Hwy MPG

2017 Kia Rio

The 2017 Kia Rio ranks near the top of the subcompact car class thanks to its upscale interior and all-around good performance. read more »

8.4SCORE

$10,692 - $14,251 AVG PRICE PAID

27 City / 36 Hwy MPG

8.4SCORE

$10,692 - $14,251 AVG PRICE PAID

27 City / 36 Hwy MPG

2017 MINI Cooper

When it comes to spirited performance, the 2017 Mini Cooper is the front-runner among its subcompact car competitors, placing near the top o read more »

8.4SCORE

$17,734 - $28,017 AVG PRICE PAID

28 City / 38 Hwy MPG

8.4SCORE

$17,734 - $28,017 AVG PRICE PAID

28 City / 38 Hwy MPG

2017 Hyundai Elantra

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra ranks in the top half of the competitive compact car class. Available as a sedan or hatchback, the Elantra has … read more »

8.3SCORE

$13,369 - $19,001 AVG PRICE PAID

29 City / 38 Hwy MPG

8.3SCORE

$13,369 - $19,001 AVG PRICE PAID

29 City / 38 Hwy MPG

2017 Mazda Mazda3

The 2017 Mazda3 has corner-carving agility, quality cabin materials, and an intuitive infotainment system. However, the compact car class is read more »

8.3SCORE

$14,685 - $20,165 AVG PRICE PAID

27 City / 37 Hwy MPG

8.3SCORE

$14,685 - $20,165 AVG PRICE PAID

27 City / 37 Hwy MPG

2017 Toyota Prius Prime

The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is a plug-in hybrid that offers a smooth ride and an abundance of standard technology and safety features. Howev read more »

8.3SCORE

$19,957 - $22,053 AVG PRICE PAID

N/A MPG

8.3SCORE

$19,957 - $22,053 AVG PRICE PAID

N/A MPG

2017 Volkswagen Golf

The 2017 Volkswagen Golf’s potent engines, athletic handling, high-end interior, and sizeable cargo area help it place in the top half of ou read more »

8.3SCORE

$16,527 - $35,303 AVG PRICE PAID

- TBD - City / - TBD - Hwy MPG

8.3SCORE

$16,527 - $35,303 AVG PRICE PAID

- TBD - City / - TBD - Hwy MPG

2017 Buick Verano

The 2017 Buick Verano has a smooth ride, a good safety score, and a great predicted reliability rating. However, this sedan's cramped rear s read more »

8.2SCORE

$14,669 - $17,779 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 31 Hwy MPG

8.2SCORE

$14,669 - $17,779 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 31 Hwy MPG

2017 Volkswagen Jetta

From an economical commuter car, to a safe family four-door, to a lively performance-focused sedan – there's a 2017 Volkswagen Jetta model t read more »

8.1SCORE

$13,483 - $21,350 AVG PRICE PAID

28 City / 40 Hwy MPG

8.1SCORE

$13,483 - $21,350 AVG PRICE PAID

28 City / 40 Hwy MPG

2017 Chevrolet Volt

The 2017 Chevrolet Volt secures a spot in the middle of our hybrid and electric car rankings. The Volt has pleasant handling, a lengthy … read more »

8.0SCORE

$15,373 - $17,581 AVG PRICE PAID

43 City / 42 Hwy MPG

8.0SCORE

$15,373 - $17,581 AVG PRICE PAID

43 City / 42 Hwy MPG

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