The Honda Fit is our pick in the small-car niche because it drives well enough and doubles as a pint-sized minivan, thanks to its flip-up, fold-down rear seats.
The Chevy Sonic has been something of a driver’s car in this segment, as has the Ford Fiesta, but compromises abound, especially inside the Fiesta’s borderline inhospitable interior.
Still, a Fiesta ST? Sign us up.
The Nissan Versa likely will be the most affordable new car in America this year, although we’d hardly recommend anyone taking them up on that offer.
The Toyota Yaris is dismal as a hatch but much better as the Yaris iA sedan, even though it’s plenty pricey.
Then there’s the Kia Rio, a mechanical twin to the Accent that lacks a fair amount of equipment when compared model to model.
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|28 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy||25 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy||26 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy||29 MPG City / 40 MPG Hwy||27 MPG City / 39 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||Regular Unleaded I-4|
|Compact Cars||Compact Cars||Subcompact Cars||Small Station Wagon||Compact Cars||Compact Cars|
|SE Sedan Manual||4-Door Sedan Manual LS||S Sedan||LX Manual||S Manual||3-Door L Manual (GS)|
|Front Wheel Drive||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||Manual w/OD|
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