Even luxury small cars can't seem to fend off the ever mighty crossover from eating into their buyers. Sales numbers are down for many of these vehicles, but it's looking like manufacturers are keeping them around, at least for now. That's probably thanks to higher margins on these luxury cars. The subcompact and compact segments typically straddle the line between sport-focused and feature-filled, especially compared to their more stately larger siblings.
We rank 24 compact and subcompact luxury cars from best to worst depending on their driving performance, standard features, design, and value. If we did a standalone list for each segment, it would be pretty small. Instead, we combined both sizes into a "small" luxury car list.