Compact cars are popular with new drivers and first-time buyers because of their low sticker prices. They've come a long way from their "bargain basement" perception and now often include a plethora of tech and comfort features. They were also popular during the early 2000s when gasoline prices were on the rise thanks to their great fuel economy.
Lately, however, many compact cars have been put on the chopping blocks by their parent company as more and more consumers are buying subcompact and compact SUVs. Still, there are some great finds in the compact car segment. We rank 16 compact cars from best to worst depending on their driving performance, standard features, design, and value.