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2018 Ford Fiesta

Starting Price

$16,610
4.2 

Combined Fuel Economy

31 MPG

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Small Hatchbacks

2019 FIAT 500 Abarth

2019 FIAT 500 Abarth

Combined Fuel Economy

27 MPG

Horsepower

160
3.5 

Consumer Rating

4.4 

The 2019 Fiat 500 is compact, affordable and fuel-efficient plus it has unique styling and a very upscale interior.

2019 FIAT 500

2019 FIAT 500

Combined Fuel Economy

27 MPG

Horsepower

135
3.5 

Consumer Rating

4.4 

The 2019 Fiat 500 is compact, affordable and fuel-efficient plus it has unique styling and a very upscale interior.

2018 FIAT 500e

2018 FIAT 500e

Combined Fuel Economy

112 MPGe

Horsepower

111
3.5 

Consumer Rating

5 

For those seeking a distinctive small car that’s also fun to drive and very affordable, the 2018 Fiat 500 checks all the right boxes.

2018 smart fortwo electric drive

2018 smart fortwo electric drive

Combined Fuel Economy

108 MPGe

Horsepower

80
3 

Consumer Rating

5 

The 2018 Smart Fortwo is a 2-seat electric commuter car big on style and maneuverability, but short on range and accommodations.

Subcompact Hatchbacks

2019 Honda Fit

2019 Honda Fit

Combined Fuel Economy

36 MPG

Horsepower

128
4.6 

Consumer Rating

4.6 

Adding safety tech to the 2019 model, Honda has built upon the Fit’s legacy as a fuel-efficient hatchback that’s fun and versatile.

2019 BMW i3

2019 BMW i3

Combined Fuel Economy

31 MPG | 100 MPGe

Horsepower

181
4.5 

Consumer Rating

4.3 

The updated 2019 BMW i3 electric car and sportier i3s could be seen as subcompact hatchbacks, but radical construction sets them apart.

2019 Kia Rio

2019 Kia Rio

Combined Fuel Economy

32 MPG

Horsepower

130
4.3 

Consumer Rating

5 

The Kia Rio, subcompact sedan or hatchback, continues to impress us with the refinement and safety technologies of cars costing much more.

2019 Chevrolet Sonic

2019 Chevrolet Sonic

Combined Fuel Economy

29 MPG

Horsepower

138
4.3 

Consumer Rating

4.4 

The 2019 Chevrolet Sonic offers good fuel economy, a sporty attitude and cool features, but falls short in offering advanced driver assists.

2019 Nissan Versa Note

2019 Nissan Versa Note

Combined Fuel Economy

34 MPG

Horsepower

109
4.3 

Consumer Rating

4 

The 2019 Nissan Versa Note subcompact hatchback offers a lot of interior space and excellent fuel economy at reasonable prices.

2019 Ford Fiesta

2019 Ford Fiesta

Combined Fuel Economy

30 MPG

Horsepower

120
4.2 

Consumer Rating

3.9 

The 2019 Ford Fiesta offers a choice between a nicely equipped economy car or an economy-minded turbocharged sports car.

2019 Toyota Prius c

2019 Toyota Prius c

Combined Fuel Economy

46 MPG

Horsepower

73
4.1 

Consumer Rating

4.8 

The 2019 Toyota Prius C is the most affordable new hybrid car. It’s also a pretty and practical subcompact hatchback.

2019 Chevrolet Spark

2019 Chevrolet Spark

Combined Fuel Economy

33 MPG

Horsepower

98
3.8 

Consumer Rating

4.5 

The 2019 Chevrolet Spark defines basic transportation, offsetting a low price with great mileage and a lot of high-tech features.

2019 Mitsubishi Mirage

2019 Mitsubishi Mirage

Combined Fuel Economy

39 MPG

Horsepower

78
3 

Consumer Rating

4.8 

The subcompact 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage and Mirage G4 offer basic transportation at a good price, but fall short of the segment leaders.

2018 Toyota Yaris

2018 Toyota Yaris

Combined Fuel Economy

32 MPG

Horsepower

106
3.9 

Consumer Rating

4.7 

The 2018 Yaris is the least expensive Toyota, but it still comes with advanced safety tech, easy driving manners and low ownership costs.

Compact Hatchbacks

2019 Honda Civic Type R

2019 Honda Civic Type R

Combined Fuel Economy

25 MPG

Horsepower

306
4.7 

Consumer Rating

5 

The 2019 Honda Civic Type R delivers great performance and features at a price not all that much higher than a well-equipped Honda Accord.

2019 Toyota Prius Prime

2019 Toyota Prius Prime

Combined Fuel Economy

54 MPG | 133 MPGe

Horsepower

95
4.7 

Consumer Rating

4.6 

The 2019 Toyota Prius Prime combines all that’s good about the standard Prius, then adds a plug-in option with 25-mile pure-electric range.

2019 Honda Civic

2019 Honda Civic

Combined Fuel Economy

33 MPG

Horsepower

180
4.6 

Consumer Rating

4.4 

Offered as a sedan, coupe or hatchback and with varying horsepower, the 2019 Honda Civic may be the most versatile compact on the planet.

2019 Hyundai Elantra GT

2019 Hyundai Elantra GT

Combined Fuel Economy

27 MPG

Horsepower

161
4.5 

Consumer Rating

4.5 

The 2019 Hyundai Elantra offers luxury levels of equipment and technology in a stylish sedan that is remarkably affordable.

2019 Toyota Prius

2019 Toyota Prius

Combined Fuel Economy

50 MPG

Horsepower

96
4.4 

Consumer Rating

4.7 

The 2019 Toyota Prius gains optional all-wheel drive, making America’s best-selling hybrid car an even more attractive prospect.

2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

Combined Fuel Economy

136 MPGe

Horsepower

118
4.4 

Consumer Rating

4.3 

The 2019 Hyundai Ioniq comes in hybrid, plug-in hybrid or pure electric form, offering value and style combined in a compact hybrid car.

2019 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid

2019 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid

Combined Fuel Economy

52 MPG | 119 MPGe

Horsepower

104
4.4 

Consumer Rating

4.3 

The 2019 Hyundai Ioniq comes in hybrid, plug-in hybrid or pure electric form, offering value and style combined in a compact hybrid car.

2019 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

2019 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

Combined Fuel Economy

58 MPG

Horsepower

104
4.4 

Consumer Rating

4.3 

The 2019 Hyundai Ioniq comes in hybrid, plug-in hybrid or pure electric form, offering value and style combined in a compact hybrid car.

2019 Nissan LEAF

2019 Nissan LEAF

Combined Fuel Economy

112 MPGe

Horsepower

147
4.4 

Consumer Rating

3.3 

The 2019 Nissan Leaf EV, now with a new 226-mile-range model, makes it easy to make the switch from fossil fuels. At a good price, too.

2019 Volkswagen Golf R

2019 Volkswagen Golf R

Combined Fuel Economy

26 MPG

Horsepower

288
4.1 

Consumer Rating

5 

The 2019 Volkswagen Golf is fun, efficient, practical and more sophisticated than its price suggests. Sporty GTI and R models boost the fun.

Mid-Size Hatchbacks

2018 Ferrari GTC4Lusso

2018 Ferrari GTC4Lusso

Combined Fuel Economy

13 MPG

Horsepower

680

With four seats, four wheels driving and four wheels steering, the 680-horsepower 2018 Ferrari GTC4Lusso is in a class all by itself.

Luxury Hatchbacks

2019 BMW i3

2019 BMW i3

Combined Fuel Economy

31 MPG | 100 MPGe

Horsepower

181
4.5 

Consumer Rating

4.3 

The updated 2019 BMW i3 electric car and sportier i3s could be seen as subcompact hatchbacks, but radical construction sets them apart.

2018 Ferrari GTC4Lusso

2018 Ferrari GTC4Lusso

Combined Fuel Economy

13 MPG

Horsepower

680

With four seats, four wheels driving and four wheels steering, the 680-horsepower 2018 Ferrari GTC4Lusso is in a class all by itself.

Sports Cars Hatchbacks

2019 Honda Civic Type R

2019 Honda Civic Type R

Combined Fuel Economy

25 MPG

Horsepower

306
4.7 

Consumer Rating

5 

The 2019 Honda Civic Type R delivers great performance and features at a price not all that much higher than a well-equipped Honda Accord.

2019 Ford Fiesta

2019 Ford Fiesta

Combined Fuel Economy

28 MPG

Horsepower

197
4.2 

Consumer Rating

3.9 

The 2019 Ford Fiesta offers a choice between a nicely equipped economy car or an economy-minded turbocharged sports car.

2019 Volkswagen Golf R

2019 Volkswagen Golf R

Combined Fuel Economy

26 MPG

Horsepower

288
4.1 

Consumer Rating

5 

The 2019 Volkswagen Golf is fun, efficient, practical and more sophisticated than its price suggests. Sporty GTI and R models boost the fun.

2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI

2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Combined Fuel Economy

27 MPG

Horsepower

228
4.1 

Consumer Rating

4.6 

The 2019 Volkswagen Golf is fun, efficient, practical and more sophisticated than its price suggests. Sporty GTI and R models boost the fun.

2019 FIAT 500 Abarth

2019 FIAT 500 Abarth

Combined Fuel Economy

27 MPG

Horsepower

160
3.5 

Consumer Rating

4.4 

The 2019 Fiat 500 is compact, affordable and fuel-efficient plus it has unique styling and a very upscale interior.

2018 Ford Focus

2018 Ford Focus

Combined Fuel Economy

25 MPG

Horsepower

252
4.1 

Consumer Rating

3.8 

A best-seller in the compact class, the 2018 Ford Focus is a fun-to-drive sedan or hatchback with high-tech features and high fuel economy.

2018 MINI Hardtop 2 Door

2018 MINI Hardtop 2 Door

Combined Fuel Economy

26 MPG

Horsepower

189
3.8 

Consumer Rating

4.6 

With quirky style, fun handling, and premium appeal, the 2018 Mini Cooper lineup comes in a 2 Door or 4 Door Hardtop, or convertible.

2018 MINI Hardtop 4 Door

2018 MINI Hardtop 4 Door

Combined Fuel Economy

26 MPG

Horsepower

189
3.8 

Consumer Rating

4.6 

With quirky style, fun handling, and premium appeal, the 2018 Mini Cooper lineup comes in a 2 Door or 4 Door Hardtop, or convertible.

2019 MINI Clubman

2019 MINI Clubman

Combined Fuel Economy

24 MPG

Horsepower

228

Consumer Rating

4.5 

The 2019 Mini Clubman retains the driver engagement for which Mini is rightly renowned, while being generous with passenger and cargo space.

2018 Ferrari GTC4Lusso

2018 Ferrari GTC4Lusso

Combined Fuel Economy

13 MPG

Horsepower

680

With four seats, four wheels driving and four wheels steering, the 680-horsepower 2018 Ferrari GTC4Lusso is in a class all by itself.

AWD Hatchbacks

2019 Toyota Prius

2019 Toyota Prius

Combined Fuel Economy

50 MPG

Horsepower

96
4.4 

Consumer Rating

4.7 

The 2019 Toyota Prius gains optional all-wheel drive, making America’s best-selling hybrid car an even more attractive prospect.

2019 Volkswagen Golf R

2019 Volkswagen Golf R

Combined Fuel Economy

26 MPG

Horsepower

288
4.1 

Consumer Rating

5 

The 2019 Volkswagen Golf is fun, efficient, practical and more sophisticated than its price suggests. Sporty GTI and R models boost the fun.

2018 Ford Focus

2018 Ford Focus

Combined Fuel Economy

22 MPG

Horsepower

350
4.1 

Consumer Rating

3.8 

A best-seller in the compact class, the 2018 Ford Focus is a fun-to-drive sedan or hatchback with high-tech features and high fuel economy.

2019 MAZDA MAZDA3

2019 MAZDA MAZDA3

Combined Fuel Economy

27 MPG

Horsepower

186

Consumer Rating

5 

Remade for 2019, the Mazda3 sedan and hatchback are exceptionally satisfying to drive. Fresh tech and all-wheel drive are new highlights.

2019 MINI Clubman

2019 MINI Clubman

Combined Fuel Economy

24 MPG

Horsepower

228

Consumer Rating

4.5 

The 2019 Mini Clubman retains the driver engagement for which Mini is rightly renowned, while being generous with passenger and cargo space.

2018 Ferrari GTC4Lusso

2018 Ferrari GTC4Lusso

Combined Fuel Economy

13 MPG

Horsepower

680

With four seats, four wheels driving and four wheels steering, the 680-horsepower 2018 Ferrari GTC4Lusso is in a class all by itself.

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