Product Reviews

Welcome to Consumer Reports.

We’re so glad to have you as a member. You now have access to benefits that can help you choose right, be safe and stay informed.

Small in size but large in performance and fuel economy, small cars vary widely in reliability and price.

View our ratings and reviews, and browse our buying guide to find the best small cars for your comfort and your wallet. 

Find Small cars Ratings
Buying guide hero image

Small cars Buying Guide

For tasks such as commuting, running errands, and zipping around town, a small car is often the most practical choice. Automakers are constantly lavishing more attention on packaging to maximize interior space. As a result, the latest compact cars have the rear-seat room you might have expected in a midsized car only a few years ago, and some smaller subcompacts still have reasonable space for two in back.