Best Small Cars

Small cars can be hatchbacks, sedans, coupes or convertibles. The common link: adult-sized seating for two in front, with additional spaces for up to three small passengers in back (or none, in the case of some pickups, convertibles, and other body styles).
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2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV
2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV
MSRP From: $36,620
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6.8
Expert Rating
“The 2019 Chevy Bolt EV electric hatchback started a trend that others are only now catching up to.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
6 / 10
Performance
7 / 10
Safety
6 / 10
Features
6 / 10
Fuel Economy
10 / 10
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2019 Honda Insight
2019 Honda Insight
MSRP From: $22,830
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6.8
Expert Rating
“Forget the other Hondas to wear the Insight name, the 2019 Honda Insight is what “normal” will look like for small cars in the near future.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
7 / 10
Performance
5 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
7 / 10
Fuel Economy
8 / 10
3
2019 Chevrolet Volt
2019 Chevrolet Volt
MSRP From: $33,520
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6.7
Expert Rating
“The 2019 Chevrolet Volt is a solid plug-in hybrid choice thanks to its long overall range and comfortable, high-quality feel.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
7 / 10
Performance
6 / 10
Safety
7 / 10
Features
6 / 10
Fuel Economy
9 / 10
4
2019 Kia Soul
2019 Kia Soul
MSRP From: $16,490
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6.5
Expert Rating
“The 2019 Kia Soul splits its priorities three ways: sporty at the top end, safety in the middle, bargain-priced at the bottom end.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
8 / 10
Performance
5 / 10
Safety
7 / 10
Features
7 / 10
Fuel Economy
5 / 10
5
2019 FIAT 124 Spider
2019 Fiat 124 Spider
MSRP From: $24,995
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6.2
Expert Rating
“Agile handling and a composed ride balance out the 2019 Fiat 124 Spider’s slightly laggy turbo-4 engine.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
7 / 10
Performance
7 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
6 / 10
Fuel Economy
6 / 10
5
2019 Hyundai Veloster
2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo R-Spec
MSRP From: $18,500
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6.2
Expert Rating
“The 2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo spends all its second-generation capital on feel-good features–and it works.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
7 / 10
Performance
5 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
8 / 10
Fuel Economy
6 / 10
5
2019 Subaru WRX
2019 Subaru WRX and WRX STI
MSRP From: $27,195
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6.2
Expert Rating
“The 2019 Subaru WRX and WRX STI trade eye-catching design for breathtaking performance on a variety of road surfaces.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
6 / 10
Performance
9 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
5 / 10
Fuel Economy
4 / 10
5
2019 Toyota Corolla
2019 Toyota Corolla hatch
MSRP From: $18,700
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6.2
Expert Rating
“The new 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback is really a European-market model with American license plates.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
6 / 10
Performance
6 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
7 / 10
Fuel Economy
7 / 10
9
2019 Ford Mustang
2019 Ford Mustang
MSRP From: $26,120
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6.0
Expert Rating
“The 2019 Ford Mustang finally gets it: muscle-car power doesn’t have to come with muscle-car handling compromises.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
7 / 10
Performance
7 / 10
Safety
6 / 10
Features
7 / 10
Fuel Economy
5 / 10
10
2019 Honda Fit
2019 Honda Fit
MSRP From: $16,190
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5.8
Expert Rating
“The 2019 Honda Fit is the spiritual successor to what put Honda on the map: it's small, versatile, and fuel efficient.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
5 / 10
Performance
5 / 10
Safety
7 / 10
Features
5 / 10
Fuel Economy
7 / 10
10
2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class
MSRP From: $33,100
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5.8
Expert Rating
“The 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class is a compact luxury car with finesse. Its low price is justified in its small footprint and interior, but it still looks great.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
7 / 10
Performance
6 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
7 / 10
Fuel Economy
5 / 10
10
2019 Volkswagen Jetta
2019 Volkswagen Jetta
MSRP From: $18,545
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5.8
Expert Rating
“The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is a mild-mannered, well-equipped compact sedan.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
5 / 10
Performance
5 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
7 / 10
Fuel Economy
7 / 10
13
2019 Chevrolet Cruze
2019 Chevrolet Cruze
MSRP From: $17,995
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5.4
Expert Rating
“The 2019 Chevrolet Cruze gains some good content, but its advanced safety tech should be more accessible.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
5 / 10
Performance
5 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
6 / 10
Fuel Economy
6 / 10
13
2019 Hyundai Accent
2019 Hyundai Accent
MSRP From: $14,995
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5.0
Expert Rating
Styling
5 / 10
Performance
3 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
6 / 10
Fuel Economy
6 / 10
15
2019 Chevrolet Sonic
2019 Chevrolet Sonic
MSRP From: $15,420
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5.0
Expert Rating
“The 2019 Chevrolet Sonic shows its age but remains a good choice for an inexpensive car with surprising technology.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
5 / 10
Performance
5 / 10
Safety
5 / 10
Features
5 / 10
Fuel Economy
6 / 10
16
2019 Buick Cascada
2019 Buick Cascada
MSRP From: $33,070
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4.8
Expert Rating
“The 2019 Buick Cascada convertible means retirement like a gold watch. It’s stylish, small, and reasonably priced, but not very spacious.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
5 / 10
Performance
4 / 10
Safety
5 / 10
Features
7 / 10
Fuel Economy
4 / 10
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2019 Nissan Sentra
2019 Nissan Sentra
MSRP From: $17,790
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4.8
Expert Rating
“The 2019 Nissan Sentra is a compact sedan that handles the basics and little more.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
4 / 10
Performance
2 / 10
Safety
5 / 10
Features
6 / 10
Fuel Economy
6 / 10
18
2019 FIAT 500L
2019 Fiat 500L
MSRP From: $21,495
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4.2
Expert Rating
“The 2019 Fiat 500L is a tall-riding family hatchback that struggles with style and comfort in the name of affordability.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
3 / 10
Performance
3 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
6 / 10
Fuel Economy
5 / 10
19
2019 Chevrolet Spark
2019 Chevrolet Spark
MSRP From: $13,220
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3.8
Expert Rating
“The 2019 Chevrolet Spark makes a great urban minicar, but its appeal is limited.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
3 / 10
Performance
2 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
4 / 10
Fuel Economy
6 / 10
20
2019 Ford Fiesta
2019 Ford Fiesta
MSRP From: $14,260
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3.7
Expert Rating
“The 2019 Ford Fiesta can deliver thrills, but it shows its age in too many ways for us to recommend.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
4 / 10
Performance
4 / 10
Safety
2 / 10
Features
4 / 10
Fuel Economy
6 / 10
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2019 Nissan Versa
2019 Nissan Versa
MSRP From: $12,360
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3.5
Expert Rating
“The 2019 Nissan Versa is the cheapest way to get new-car smell and a full warranty, but rivals deliver plenty for not much more.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
3 / 10
Performance
3 / 10
Safety
2 / 10
Features
4 / 10
Fuel Economy
6 / 10
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