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.
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2019 FIAT 124 Spider
2019 Fiat 124 Spider
MSRP From: $25,190
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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
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2019 INFINITI Q60
2019 Infiniti Q60
MSRP From: $40,750
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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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2019 BMW 2-Series
2019 BMW 2-Series
MSRP From: $35,300
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6.0
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
5 / 10
Fuel Economy
5 / 10
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2019 Ford Mustang
2019 Ford Mustang
MSRP From: $26,395
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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
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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 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
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2019 BMW i3
2019 BMW i3
MSRP From: $44,450
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5.6
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
5 / 10
Fuel Economy
9 / 10
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2019 Subaru BRZ
2019 Subaru BRZ
MSRP From: $25,795
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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: $26,505
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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 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
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2019 FIAT 500
2019 Fiat 500
MSRP From: $16,245
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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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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
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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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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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2019 Mitsubishi Mirage
2019 Mitsubishi Mirage
MSRP From: $13,795
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3.3
Expert Rating
“The 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage challenges the assumption that there are no bad new cars anymore.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
3 / 10
Performance
1 / 10
Safety
2 / 10
Features
4 / 10
Fuel Economy
7 / 10
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