The Best and Worst Subcompact Cars of 2019

Subcompact cars are the smallest of the bunch. And, lately, they've been somewhat of a lost art. Buyers are instead opting for subcompact and compact SUVs, vehicle classes that didn't really exist over a decade ago. In fact, many of these models are getting the ax next year in 2020, including the Toyota Prius C and the Ford Fiesta.

Even so, this class of small cars remains popular with first-time drivers and car buyers because of their budget-conscious prices. And there are some surprising high points in these cars that are most often overlooked by consumers. We rank 14 subcompact cars from best to worst depending on their driving performance, standard features, design, and value.

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