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Car Rankings: Affordable Compact Cars

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Ranking List | Sort by Scores
Rank Car Overall Performance Interior Safety Reliability MSRP MPG
#1
8.8 Very Good
9.3 7.8 9.7 2.5 $16,945
$26,595
City: 29
Hwy: 41
#1
8.8 Very Good
8.2 8.4 10.0 2.5 $18,995
$29,095
City: 25
Hwy: 36
#3
8.6 Very Good
8.0 7.8 9.3 4.5 $18,290
$24,590
City: 28
Hwy: 36
#3
8.6 Very Good
7.3 8.4 9.7 4.0 $15,100
$35,700
City: 24
Hwy: 30
#5
8.4 Very Good
8.1 8.3 9.2 3.0 $16,170
$25,660
City: 25
Hwy: 36
#5
8.4 Very Good
8.5 7.8 9.5 2.5 $17,170
$24,370
City: 26 (Est)
Hwy: 36 (Est)
#7
8.3 Very Good
7.3 8.4 8.8 3.5 $15,890
$21,890
City: 25
Hwy: 37
#8
8.2 Very Good
7.4 7.9 9.7 3.5 $23,380
$29,215
City: 21
Hwy: 32
#9
8.1 Very Good
8.2 6.5 9.3 3.5 $34,345
$34,345
City: 35
Hwy: 40
#10
7.9 Good
7.3 7.9 9.0 3.0 $17,250
$22,600
City: 27
Hwy: 37
#10
7.9 Good
7.7 7.8 9.6 2.5 $18,195
$23,295
City: 25
Hwy: 34
#10
7.9 Good
7.9 8.1 9.3 3.0 $16,215
$31,670
City: 25
Hwy: 34
#13
7.7 Good
7.7 7.8 9.4 2.5 $16,495
$23,095
City: 25
Hwy: 36
#13
7.7 Good
7.2 7.5 9.4 4.0 $16,900
$22,905
City: 28
Hwy: 37
#15
7.5 Good
6.5 7.2 9.3 4.5 $24,635
$27,335
City: 44
Hwy: 47
#15
7.5 Good
6.9 7.6 8.7 3.5 $16,970
$17,920
City: 22
Hwy: 28
#17
7.2 Good
6.8 7.5 8.5 2.5 $18,000
$23,600
City: 26
Hwy: 35
#17
7.2 Good
7.0 7.6 9.0 2.0 $19,210
$20,360
City: 23
Hwy: 31
#19
7.1 Good
8.6 6.6 N/A 2.0 $26,100
$36,250
City: 27
Hwy: 34
#19
7.1 Good
6.2 7.4 8.5 3.0 $15,990
$19,640
City: 27
Hwy: 36
#21
6.6 Mediocre
7.0 6.0 8.8 2.0 $17,395
$38,995
City: 25
Hwy: 34

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Car Overall Performance Interior Safety Reliability MSRP MPG
NA
N/A N/A N/A N/A $24,735
$27,435
City: 44
Hwy: 47
NA
N/A N/A N/A N/A $16,480
$20,670
City: 27 (Est)
Hwy: 36 (Est)
NA
N/A N/A N/A N/A $17,120
$18,070
City: 22
Hwy: 28
NA
N/A N/A N/A N/A $35,445
$35,445
City: None
Hwy: None

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.