Best Subcompact Cars

In the EPA's classifications of car sizes, subcompact means a vehicles has less than 100 cubic feet of cargo and passenger space, no matter the price or mission.
1
2019 Mercedes-Benz E Class
2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 coupe
MSRP From: $53,500
7.8
Expert Rating
“With two new engine options, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class reminds us that life is good at the top.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
8 / 10
Performance
8 / 10
Safety
10 / 10
Features
9 / 10
Fuel Economy
4 / 10
2
2019 Acura NSX
2019 Acura NSX
MSRP From: $157,500
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7.4
Expert Rating
“The 2019 Acura NSX drops supercar performance numbers in a gas-electric, typically offbeat tour de force.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
10 / 10
Performance
10 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
7 / 10
Fuel Economy
4 / 10
3
2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT
2020 Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4-Door Coupe
MSRP From: $99,950
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7.2
Expert Rating
“Powerful, track-ready, and comfortable, the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe can do it all.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
8 / 10
Performance
9 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
8 / 10
Fuel Economy
4 / 10
3
2020 Porsche 911
2020 Porsche 911 - Best Car To Buy 2020
MSRP From: $113,300
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7.2
Expert Rating
“The 2020 Porsche 911 improves upon the sports car icon’s incredible performance while adding needed safety and connectivity features.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
8 / 10
Performance
10 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
9 / 10
Fuel Economy
4 / 10
3
2019 Chevrolet Corvette
2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
MSRP From: $55,900
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7.2
Expert Rating
“Every Corvette delivers power and performance, but the Grand Sport emerges as the track star with a reasonable price and a livable ride.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
8 / 10
Performance
10 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
9 / 10
Fuel Economy
3 / 10
3
2019 Porsche 718
2019 Porsche 718 Cayman T
MSRP From: $56,900
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7.2
Expert Rating
“The 2019 Porsche 718 may never be the champion of the automaker’s lineup, but it’s a champ everywhere else.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
9 / 10
Performance
10 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
7 / 10
Fuel Economy
4 / 10
7
2020 BMW 8-Series
2020 BMW M8
MSRP From: $84,900
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7.0
Expert Rating
“It’s back and the 2020 BMW 8-Series is available in any style except SUV. You go, BMW.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
9 / 10
Performance
8 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
8 / 10
Fuel Economy
4 / 10
7
2020 Lexus LC
2020 Lexus LC 500 Inspiration
MSRP From: $92,950
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7.0
Expert Rating
“The 2020 Lexus LC will make any driveway look like a runway.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
10 / 10
Performance
8 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
7 / 10
Fuel Economy
5 / 10
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2019 Jaguar F-Type
2019 Jaguar F-Type
MSRP From: $60,750
7.0
Expert Rating
“The 2019 Jaguar F-Type blurs the line between sports and touring cars.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
9 / 10
Performance
8 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
8 / 10
Fuel Economy
5 / 10
10
2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
MSRP From: $36,650
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6.8
Expert Rating
“The 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class packs sexy tech in a sexy bod, while it throws bargain pricing under the bus.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
8 / 10
Performance
7 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
8 / 10
Fuel Economy
5 / 10
10
2019 Audi A5
2019 Audi A5
MSRP From: $44,200
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6.8
Expert Rating
“The 2019 Audi A5 is a coupe, convertible, or Sportback with verve and impressive standard features.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
7 / 10
Performance
7 / 10
Safety
8 / 10
Features
7 / 10
Fuel Economy
5 / 10
10
2019 BMW i8
2019 BMW i8
MSRP From: $147,500
6.8
Expert Rating
“The 2019 BMW i8 is a head-turner for its looks, which hides its plug-in powertrain. That’s good or bad, depending on your priorities.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
9 / 10
Performance
8 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
8 / 10
Fuel Economy
5 / 10
13
2020 Audi A3
2020 Audi A3
MSRP From: $33,300
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6.7
Expert Rating
“The 2020 Audi A3 is a well-equipped entry-level compact sedan that delivers more substance than flash.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
7 / 10
Performance
7 / 10
Safety
8 / 10
Features
7 / 10
Fuel Economy
5 / 10
14
2020 Mercedes-Benz A Class
2020 Mercedes-Benz A Class
MSRP From: $32,800
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6.6
Expert Rating
“The 2020 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan is the most affordable new Mercedes on sale. Its three-pointed star will be the attraction, but there’s plenty to stick around for after.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
7 / 10
Performance
7 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
8 / 10
Fuel Economy
5 / 10
14
2019 Nissan GT-R
2019 Nissan GT-R
MSRP From: $99,990
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6.6
Expert Rating
“The 2019 Nissan GT-R is a racing video game for the road with twin-turbo power, immense grip, and everyday usability.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
8 / 10
Performance
10 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
7 / 10
Fuel Economy
3 / 10
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2020 BMW Z4
2020 BMW Z4 M40i in Frozen Grey Metallic II paint and Magma Red Vernasca interior
MSRP From: $49,700
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6.4
Expert Rating
“The 2020 BMW Z4 keeps alive the Sunday drive.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
8 / 10
Performance
8 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
4 / 10
Fuel Economy
6 / 10
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2020 BMW 4-Series
2020 BMW 4-Series
MSRP From: $44,750
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6.2
Expert Rating
“The 2020 BMW 4-Series gets the vintage formula correct with good power in a compact shape.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
6 / 10
Performance
7 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
8 / 10
Fuel Economy
5 / 10
17
2020 Ford Mustang
2020 Ford Mustang 2.3 High Performance Package
MSRP From: $26,670
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6.2
Expert Rating
“The 2020 Ford Mustang has natural agility, but new choices bring performance to every price point.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
7 / 10
Performance
9 / 10
Safety
5 / 10
Features
7 / 10
Fuel Economy
5 / 10
17
2020 Lexus RC
2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition
MSRP From: $41,295
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6.2
Expert Rating
“The 2020 Lexus RC is a stylish, sporty coupe that makes a worthwhile rival to German stalwarts.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
7 / 10
Performance
7 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
6 / 10
Fuel Economy
5 / 10
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2020 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
2020 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
MSRP From: $91,000
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6.2
Expert Rating
“The 2020 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class may be the end of the line for the luxury roadster.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
7 / 10
Performance
8 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
7 / 10
Fuel Economy
4 / 10
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2019 Audi TT
2019 Audi TT 20 Years special edition
MSRP From: $44,900
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6.2
Expert Rating
“The 2019 Audi TT isn’t the most exciting sports car, but with impressive tech, performance models, and all-wheel-drive, it’s very well-rounded.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
8 / 10
Performance
7 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
7 / 10
Fuel Economy
5 / 10
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2019 BMW 2-Series
2019 BMW 2-Series
MSRP From: $35,300
6.2
Expert Rating
“The 2019 2-Series coupe or convertible is proof that the formula BMW helped create still works.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
7 / 10
Performance
7 / 10
Safety
7 / 10
Features
6 / 10
Fuel Economy
5 / 10
17
2019 INFINITI Q60
2019 Infiniti Q60
MSRP From: $40,850
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6.2
Expert Rating
“The 2019 Infiniti Q60 is a beautiful luxury coupe that’s an alternative to staid competitors.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
8 / 10
Performance
8 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
5 / 10
Fuel Economy
4 / 10
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2020 MINI Cooper
2020 Mini Cooper
MSRP From: $23,400
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6.0
Expert Rating
“The 2020 Mini Cooper is a fun and funky small hatchback that trades practicality and value for character and quality.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
8 / 10
Performance
7 / 10
Safety
5 / 10
Features
6 / 10
Fuel Economy
6 / 10
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2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata
2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata
MSRP From: $25,730
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6.0
Expert Rating
“The 2019 Mazda MX-5 keeps the crown of “affordable and fun” with a more potent engine this year.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
8 / 10
Performance
8 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
5 / 10
Fuel Economy
5 / 10
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2019 BMW i3
2019 BMW i3
MSRP From: $44,450
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5.8
Expert Rating
“The 2019 BMW i3 is an all-electric hatchback that declares proudly that convention needn’t apply to eco-friendly drivers.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
5 / 10
Performance
5 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
6 / 10
Fuel Economy
9 / 10
27
2020 FIAT 124 Spider
2020 Fiat 124 Spider
MSRP From: $25,390
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5.6
Expert Rating
“It’s fun and it’s flawed, but we still love the 2020 Fiat 124 Spider’s Italian looks and Japanese build quality.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
7 / 10
Performance
7 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
4 / 10
Fuel Economy
6 / 10
27
2020 Lexus GS
2019 Lexus GS
MSRP From: $51,065
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5.6
Expert Rating
“The 2020 Lexus GS is a stylish, sporty sedan for nonconformists.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
7 / 10
Performance
6 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
5 / 10
Fuel Economy
4 / 10
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2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC Class
2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC Final Edition
MSRP From: $49,950
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5.6
Expert Rating
“The 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class sings a pretty swan song—and you can hear it even when the top’s down.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
7 / 10
Performance
6 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
6 / 10
Fuel Economy
5 / 10
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2019 Volkswagen Beetle
2019 Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition
MSRP From: $20,895
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5.6
Expert Rating
“The 2019 Volkswagen Beetle offers a surprising amount of value and a great warranty.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
8 / 10
Performance
6 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
5 / 10
Fuel Economy
5 / 10
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2019 FIAT 500e
2019 Fiat 500e
MSRP From: $33,210
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5.4
Expert Rating
“The 2019 Fiat 500e is a throwback in more ways than one: It has a nostalgic style and feel, but also outdated range.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
6 / 10
Performance
5 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
4 / 10
Fuel Economy
9 / 10
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2019 Subaru BRZ
2019 Subaru BRZ
MSRP From: $25,795
5.3
Expert Rating
“The 2019 Subaru BRZ is a lightweight two-seater coupe that’s proof power and performance aren’t directly proportional.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
7 / 10
Performance
8 / 10
Safety
4 / 10
Features
5 / 10
Fuel Economy
4 / 10
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2019 Toyota 86
2019 Toyota 86 TRD Special Edition
MSRP From: $26,655
5.2
Expert Rating
“If you value driving fun over pure power, there’s hardly a vehicle more up to the task than the 2019 Toyota 86.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
7 / 10
Performance
8 / 10
Safety
4 / 10
Features
4 / 10
Fuel Economy
4 / 10
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2019 smart fortwo
2019 Smart Fortwo
MSRP From: $23,900
5.0
Expert Rating
“The 2019 Smart Fortwo delivers on its promises: two people, electric powertrain, and a city car. It doesn’t promise much else, though.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
5 / 10
Performance
4 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
4 / 10
Fuel Economy
9 / 10
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2019 Toyota Yaris
2019 Toyota Yaris
MSRP From: $15,600
5.0
Expert Rating
“The fun 2019 Toyota Yaris sedan has thankfully outlived its hatchback cousin.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
4 / 10
Performance
5 / 10
Safety
7 / 10
Features
4 / 10
Fuel Economy
7 / 10
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2020 Chevrolet Sonic
2020 Chevrolet Sonic
MSRP From: $16,720
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4.8
Expert Rating
“The 2020 Chevrolet Sonic looks and drives younger than its age, and still offers value and a pinch of fun.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
4 / 10
Performance
5 / 10
Safety
5 / 10
Features
6 / 10
Fuel Economy
5 / 10
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2019 Buick Cascada
2019 Buick Cascada
MSRP From: $33,070
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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2020 Nissan 370Z
2020 Nissan 370Z
MSRP From: $30,090
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4.6
Expert Rating
“The 2020 Nissan 370Z is an old-school sports car that handles and accelerates well but feels like the dated design that it is.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
6 / 10
Performance
7 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
3 / 10
Fuel Economy
4 / 10
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2019 FIAT 500
2019 Fiat 500
MSRP From: $16,495
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4.6
Expert Rating
“The 2019 Fiat 500 is appealing for those who value personality above all else, but it sports some glaring flaws.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
7 / 10
Performance
5 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
5 / 10
Fuel Economy
5 / 10
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2020 Chevrolet Spark
2020 Chevrolet Spark
MSRP From: $13,220
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4.0
Expert Rating
“The 2020 Chevrolet Spark is modern basic motoring: simple features and a low price tag.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
3 / 10
Performance
3 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
4 / 10
Fuel Economy
6 / 10
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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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2020 Mitsubishi Mirage
2020 Mitsubishi Mirage
MSRP From: $13,995
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3.3
Expert Rating
“The 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage ranks near the bottom of our ratings, but gets excellent gas mileage.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
3 / 10
Performance
1 / 10
Safety
2 / 10
Features
4 / 10
Fuel Economy
7 / 10
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