Subcompact models used to be unexciting, scaled down versions of larger models—in most cases, with all the best features missing.
But the latest small cars are different, with smart design and clever features, as well as an engaging driving experience.
The Perhaps the surprise of this segment has been the Chevrolet Sonic; it's one of the best subcompacts for handling, styling, and safety, even though it's not the most spacious or versatile.
Honda Fit is the reigning top performer in this class, with excellent handling, good safety, and a responsive, nimble driving feel.
The Fiesta may beat the Honda's love-it-or-hate-it styling for some, but the Fit has lots more interior space and versatility.
The Toyota Yaris is another interesting alternative, and while its stylish exterior might pull you in, it's just not that engaging to drive.
Nissan's Versa has also become more of a traditional economy car, with low cost its main goal.
The Hyundai Accent is new for the 2018 model year, and will only be available as a sedan.
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|26 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy||25 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy||29 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy||28 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy||30 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded I-4||Gas I4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4|
|Subcompact Cars||Compact Cars||Small Station Wagons||Compact Cars||Compact Cars|
|S Sedan||4-Door Sedan Manual LS||LX Manual||SE Sedan Manual||3-Door L Manual (GS)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Manual w/OD||Manual||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD|
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|2018 Ford Fiesta vs. 2018 Chevrolet Sonic||2018 Ford Fiesta vs. 2018 Honda Fit||2018 Ford Fiesta vs. 2018 Hyundai Accent||2018 Ford Fiesta vs. 2018 Toyota Yaris|