Best 2017 Compact Cars

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18 cars

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

$13,903 - $17,641 AVG PRICE PAID

25 City / 30 Hwy MPG

9.0SCORE

$13,903 - $17,641 AVG PRICE PAID

25 City / 30 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

$15,763 - $22,492 AVG PRICE PAID

31 City / 40 Hwy MPG

8.6SCORE

$15,763 - $22,492 AVG PRICE PAID

31 City / 40 Hwy 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

$13,425 - $16,906 AVG PRICE PAID

28 City / 39 Hwy MPG

8.5SCORE

$13,425 - $16,906 AVG PRICE PAID

28 City / 39 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

$12,889 - $19,897 AVG PRICE PAID

25 City / 34 Hwy MPG

8.5SCORE

$12,889 - $19,897 AVG PRICE PAID

25 City / 34 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

$19,971 - $25,038 AVG PRICE PAID

24 City / 34 Hwy MPG

8.5SCORE

$19,971 - $25,038 AVG PRICE PAID

24 City / 34 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

$13,969 - $18,268 AVG PRICE PAID

29 City / 38 Hwy MPG

8.3SCORE

$13,969 - $18,268 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

$15,309 - $20,146 AVG PRICE PAID

27 City / 37 Hwy MPG

8.3SCORE

$15,309 - $20,146 AVG PRICE PAID

27 City / 37 Hwy 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

$15,677 - $33,829 AVG PRICE PAID

- TBD - City / - TBD - Hwy MPG

8.3SCORE

$15,677 - $33,829 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

$14,117 - $17,215 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 31 Hwy MPG

8.2SCORE

$14,117 - $17,215 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

$13,910 - $20,676 AVG PRICE PAID

28 City / 40 Hwy MPG

8.1SCORE

$13,910 - $20,676 AVG PRICE PAID

28 City / 40 Hwy MPG

2017 Ford Focus

Agile handling and an upscale cabin make the 2017 Ford Focus appealing, but limited rear-seat legroom and an unimpressive predicted reliabil read more »

8.0SCORE

$12,360 - $34,285 AVG PRICE PAID

25 City / 34 Hwy MPG

8.0SCORE

$12,360 - $34,285 AVG PRICE PAID

25 City / 34 Hwy MPG

2017 Subaru Impreza

The 2017 Subaru Impreza finishes in the lower half of our rankings. Although it has top-notch safety scores, its predicted reliability ratin read more »

8.0SCORE

$16,598 - $20,342 AVG PRICE PAID

28 City / 38 Hwy MPG

8.0SCORE

$16,598 - $20,342 AVG PRICE PAID

28 City / 38 Hwy MPG

2017 Nissan Sentra

The 2017 Nissan Sentra sits near the bottom of our compact car rankings, due to its underpowered engine and dull handling. Its safety scores read more »

7.9SCORE

$12,742 - $17,569 AVG PRICE PAID

29 City / 37 Hwy MPG

7.9SCORE

$12,742 - $17,569 AVG PRICE PAID

29 City / 37 Hwy MPG

2017 Hyundai Veloster

The 2017 Hyundai Veloster ranks in the lower third of the compact car class. It has a rough ride, lackluster handling, an underpowered base read more »

7.8SCORE

$14,901 - $18,314 AVG PRICE PAID

28 City / 35 Hwy MPG

7.8SCORE

$14,901 - $18,314 AVG PRICE PAID

28 City / 35 Hwy MPG

2017 Subaru WRX

With its potent engines, nimble handling, and standard all-wheel drive, the 2017 Subaru WRX stands out from its compact car rivals as one of read more »

7.8SCORE

$25,320 - $33,535 AVG PRICE PAID

20 City / 27 Hwy MPG

7.8SCORE

$25,320 - $33,535 AVG PRICE PAID

20 City / 27 Hwy MPG

2017 Toyota Corolla

The 2017 Toyota Corolla offers an array of advanced safety features and an above-average predicted reliability rating, but its underpowered read more »

7.8SCORE

$15,518 - $18,120 AVG PRICE PAID

27 City / 35 Hwy MPG

7.8SCORE

$15,518 - $18,120 AVG PRICE PAID

27 City / 35 Hwy MPG

2017 Toyota Corolla iM

The 2017 Toyota Corolla iM ranks near the back of the compact car class. The Corolla iM has an upscale interior and a good … read more »

7.5SCORE

$16,446 - $16,704 AVG PRICE PAID

28 City / 36 Hwy MPG

7.5SCORE

$16,446 - $16,704 AVG PRICE PAID

28 City / 36 Hwy MPG

2017 Mitsubishi Lancer

Although the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer has crisp handling, it ranks in the bottom of the compact cars class. It has a noisy, low-rent cabin … read more »

6.4SCORE

$14,324 - $16,850 AVG PRICE PAID

27 City / 34 Hwy MPG

6.4SCORE

$14,324 - $16,850 AVG PRICE PAID

27 City / 34 Hwy MPG

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