The 2012 Fiat 500 is small even among the subcompact class.
Ford's Fiesta has some of the same size issues, but it also has rear doors, which makes entry and exit much easier than in the 500--and it's attractive in its own modern way.
The Honda Fit is the MPV of the class, with enough spread-out room to convince you it's a small minivan and the handling to do the same.
The Toyota Yaris won't excite any drivers, but it's packaged well and has been reliable over time.
|2012 FIAT 500||2012 Ford Fiesta||2012 Honda Fit||2012 Toyota Yaris|
|$15,500Browse Used Listings||$13,200Browse Used Listings||$15,325Browse Used Listings||$14,115Browse Used Listings|
|27 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy||28 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy||27 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy||30 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4|
|Minicompact Car||Subcompact||Small Station Wagon||Subcompact|
|2-Door HB Pop||4-Door Sedan S||5-Door HB Manual||3-Door Liftback Manual L (SE)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front-wheel drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Hatchback||Sedan||5 Door Hatchback||3 Door Hatchback|