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Car Rankings: Affordable Subcompact Cars

View the best subcompact cars then find the best local prices for the top subcompacts on your list. Learn more about our rankings.

Ranking List | Sort by Scores
Rank Car Overall Performance Interior Safety Reliability MSRP MPG
#1
8.9 Very Good
7.8 8.7 9.4 3.5 $15,650
$20,925
City: 33
Hwy: 41
#2
8.3 Very Good
8.8 8.4 8.0 2.5 $14,455
$21,435
City: 28
Hwy: 36
#2
8.3 Very Good
7.7 8.3 8.9 3.5 $13,990
$18,290
City: 27
Hwy: 37
#4
8.1 Very Good
7.6 7.8 8.0 4.0 $14,745
$17,495
City: 27
Hwy: 38
#5
8.0 Very Good
7.8 7.8 9.7 2.5 $14,245
$21,945
City: 26
Hwy: 35
#5
8.0 Very Good
8.7 7.5 7.9 2.5 $20,700
$35,850
City: 29
Hwy: 40
#7
7.5 Good
7.3 7.3 9.1 3.5 $20,145
$24,140
City: 31
Hwy: 38
#8
7.4 Good
6.6 7.1 9.0 3.0 $12,270
$25,560
City: 31
Hwy: 39
#8
7.4 Good
6.4 6.9 8.3 3.5 $19,540
$24,475
City: 53
Hwy: 46
#10
7.3 Good
7.3 7.2 8.8 2.0 $20,195
$35,975
City: 24
Hwy: 33
#11
7.1 Good
7.5 6.5 8.5 2.0 $16,845
$26,595
City: 31
Hwy: 40
#11
7.1 Good
6.4 7.1 8.8 3.5 $14,845
$17,620
City: 30
Hwy: 37
#13
6.8 Mediocre
6.5 6.7 8.7 3.0 $15,665
$15,665
City: 36
Hwy: 37
#14
6.5 Mediocre
6.3 6.9 7.9 2.0 $11,990
$18,660
City: 27
Hwy: 36
#15
6.0 Mediocre
6.2 6.2 8.5 2.5 $12,995
$15,395
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 $0
$0
City: 26
Hwy: 35
NA
N/A N/A N/A N/A $0
$0
City: 30
Hwy: 39
NA
N/A N/A N/A N/A $14,580
$21,460
City: 28 (Est)
Hwy: 36 (Est)
NA
N/A N/A N/A N/A $15,790
$21,065
City: 29
Hwy: 37
NA
N/A N/A N/A N/A $14,165
$20,905
City: None
Hwy: None
NA
N/A N/A N/A N/A $20,700
$30,600
City: 29 (Est)
Hwy: 40 (Est)

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