If a retro-inspired, quirky small hatchback is what you want, your choices are limited to the Mini Cooper, Fiat 500, and Volkswagen Beetle, though the latter is in its last year.
The Fiat matches the Mini in its commitment to cuteness but falls behind in several key areas such as quality and safety.
Kia’s recently-redesigned Rio is a well-rounded small car for a serious bargain, and the Honda Fit makes better use of its interior space than almost any other vehicle.
The Toyota Yaris is also a value play but comes in hatchback and fun-to-drive Mazda-based sedan.
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|2019 MINI Cooper|
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|2019 Honda Fit|
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|2019 Kia Rio|
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|2019 Toyota Yaris|
#15 in Subcompact Cars
|2019 Volkswagen Beetle|
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|2019 FIAT 500|
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