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Car Rankings: Affordable Small Cars

View the best small cars generally priced under $20,000. Compare small car reviews, specs and features for your top small cars. Learn more about our rankings.

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Rank Car Overall Performance Interior Safety Reliability MSRP MPG
#1
8.9 Very Good
9.3 7.6 9.7 3.0 $16,945
$26,495
City: 30
Hwy: 41
#2
8.5 Very Good
7.8 7.6 9.3 4.5 $18,190
$29,290
City: 29
Hwy: 38
#3
8.4 Very Good
8.1 8.8 8.3 3.0 $15,425
$19,790
City: 28
Hwy: 35
#4
8.3 Very Good
8.2 8.3 9.2 2.5 $17,520
$24,985
City: 22
Hwy: 35
#4
8.3 Very Good
8.7 8.5 8.0 2.0 $14,100
$21,400
City: 27
Hwy: 38
#4
8.3 Very Good
8.5 7.7 9.0 2.5 $16,810
$24,115
City: 26 (Est)
Hwy: 36 (Est)
#4
8.3 Very Good
7.5 8.1 8.1 3.0 $15,900
$21,900
City: 25
Hwy: 36
#4
8.3 Very Good
7.8 8.2 8.5 3.5 $13,900
$18,090
City: 27
Hwy: 37
#9
8.2 Very Good
7.7 7.8 9.2 3.0 $14,170
$21,610
City: 26
Hwy: 35
#9
8.2 Very Good
7.2 8.4 9.7 3.5 $14,900
$20,500
City: 24
Hwy: 30
#11
8.1 Very Good
8.0 8.1 10.0 2.5 $17,895
$37,845
City: 25
Hwy: 34
#11
8.1 Very Good
6.5 7.0 8.3 3.5 $19,080
$23,360
City: 53 (2012)
Hwy: 46 (2012)
#11
8.1 Very Good
8.1 8.6 N/A 2.5 $19,995
$27,995
City: 23
Hwy: 30
#14
8.0 Very Good
7.7 7.9 8.0 3.0 $14,645
$17,395
City: 27 (Est)
Hwy: 38 (Est)
#14
8.0 Very Good
7.1 7.1 9.2 4.5 $16,800
$21,300
City: 27
Hwy: 36
#16
7.8 Good
7.4 7.9 9.0 2.5 $17,200
$21,650
City: 27
Hwy: 37
#16
7.8 Good
8.4 7.7 8.5 3.0 $25,560
$31,895
City: 42 (Est)
Hwy: 48 (Est)
#18
7.7 Good
7.7 7.8 9.4 2.5 $16,495
$22,995
City: 25
Hwy: 36
#18
7.7 Good
8.9 6.7 8.6 2.0 $19,950
$35,300
City: None
Hwy: None
#18
7.7 Good
6.9 7.6 9.7 3.5 $16,970
$17,920
City: 22
Hwy: 28
#21
7.6 Good
7.4 7.4 9.1 3.5 $19,995
$23,990
City: 31 (Est)
Hwy: 38 (Est)
#21
7.6 Good
8.2 6.6 N/A 2.5 $21,400
$32,300
City: 28
Hwy: 35
#21
7.6 Good
7.6 8.1 8.8 3.0 $15,695
$29,955
City: 23
Hwy: 29
#24
7.5 Good
7.5 6.4 8.5 N/A $16,195
$26,195
City: 31
Hwy: 40
#25
7.4 Good
6.5 7.3 9.0 3.0 $12,170
$16,385
City: 31 (Est)
Hwy: 39 (Est)
#25
7.4 Good
6.3 7.2 9.3 4.5 $24,360
$27,060
City: 44
Hwy: 44
#25
7.4 Good
8.1 6.8 8.2 3.5 $14,720
$17,050
City: 29
Hwy: 35
#25
7.4 Good
6.8 7.7 9.7 3.0 $16,760
$18,860
City: 25
Hwy: 30
#25
7.4 Good
7.0 7.0 10.0 3.0 $15,920
$16,720
City: 27
Hwy: 33
#30
7.3 Good
6.5 7.2 8.8 4.0 $14,430
$17,340
City: 30
Hwy: 36
#30
7.3 Good
7.4 7.0 8.8 2.5 $20,295
$34,895
City: 22
Hwy: 29
#32
7.2 Good
6.8 7.6 N/A 2.5 $17,600
$23,100
City: 27
Hwy: 37
#32
7.2 Good
7.1 7.7 9.0 2.0 $19,210
$22,440
City: 23
Hwy: 31
#32
7.2 Good
6.6 6.9 9.2 4.0 $19,275
$22,415
City: 26
Hwy: 32
#35
7.0 Good
6.2 7.4 8.5 2.5 $15,990
$19,590
City: 27 (Est)
Hwy: 36 (Est)
#36
6.9 Mediocre
6.8 6.8 9.7 3.5 $18,725
$23,915
City: 41 (Est)
Hwy: 44 (Est)
#37
6.8 Mediocre
6.5 6.7 8.7 2.5 $15,665
$17,850
City: 36
Hwy: 37
#38
6.7 Mediocre
6.4 6.9 7.9 2.5 $11,990
$16,890
City: 27
Hwy: 36
#39
6.6 Mediocre
7.1 6.0 9.0 2.0 $17,195
$38,195
City: 26
Hwy: 34
#40
6.5 Mediocre
6.5 6.5 8.5 3.0 $12,995
$15,195
City: 34
Hwy: 42

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Car Overall Performance Interior Safety Reliability MSRP MPG
NA
N/A N/A N/A N/A $15,525
$20,800
City: 32 (Est)
Hwy: 38 (Est)
NA
N/A N/A N/A N/A $19,080
$23,360
City: 53
Hwy: 46
NA
N/A N/A N/A N/A $26,685
$27,010
City:
Hwy:
NA
N/A N/A N/A N/A $17,800
$23,300
City: 28
Hwy: 36
NA
N/A N/A N/A N/A $0
$0
City:
Hwy:
NA
N/A N/A N/A N/A $None
$None
City: None
Hwy: None
NA
N/A N/A N/A N/A $24,635
$27,335
City: 44
Hwy: 47
NA
N/A N/A N/A N/A $22,995
$22,995
City: None
Hwy: None
NA
N/A N/A N/A N/A $25,000
$28,000
City: None
Hwy: None