Need a Small Car? Start Here.

We know it seems like all cars are getting bigger, but there are still a boatload of tiny city runners for sale that will slip through traffic jams and fit in all the small parking spaces. And they’re not prohibitively expensive either, many of these are affordable to a newly graduated college student (with a job) or someone looking to downsize. Here, in order of overall length, are the smallest cars from every manufacturer. They’re not all penalty boxes either, some would be considered “fun.” Read on to find yours.

Yes the Chevy Spark is small, the smallest on our list, in fact. But it looks kinda cool and you can get the most out of that 1.4 with the manual transmission.

Powertrain: 1.4-liter I4, 98 hp, 94 lb-ft

30/38/33 mpg – $14,095

The Mitsubishi Mirage is honest, efficient transportation, and that’s it.

Powertrain: 1.2-liter I3, 78 hp, 74 lb-ft

36/43/39 mpg – $13,995

A list of small cars wouldn’t be complete with a Mini.

Powertrain: 1.5-liter turbocharged I3, 134 hp, 162 lb-ft

28/36/31 mpg – $22,400

We told you there would be some fun ones on here, and this Mazda Miata the most fun you can have for $27K.

Powertrain: 2.0-liter I4, 181 hp, 151 lb-ft

26/35/30 mpg – $26,580

The Alfa Romeo 4C Spider is still on sale, for a good chunk of change, but like the Miata, the fun quotient is off the scale.

Powertrain: 1.75-liter turbocharged I4, 237 hp, 258 lb-ft

24/34/28 mpg – $67,150

The Hyundai Venue is banking on cool looks and a growing segment of very small crossovers.

Powertrain: 1.6-liter I4, 121 hp, 113 lb-ft

30/34/32 mpg – $17,350

A clone of the Mazda Miata, don’t sleep on the fun Fiat 124 Spider. There’s an Abarth version too.

Powertrain: 1.4-liter turbocharged I4, 160 hp, 184 lb-ft

26/35/30 mpg – $26,840

We liked the hatchback better, but the new Kia Rio sedan looks better than expected.

Powertrain: 1.6-liter I4, 120 hp, 112 lb-ft

33/41/36 mpg – $15,850

The Ford EcoSport is a good bit smaller than the Escape, but at less than $20K it’s hard to complain.

Powertrain: 1.0-liter turbocharged I3, 123 hp, 125 lb-ft

27/29/28 mpg – $19,995

The Honda Fit was an early entrant into the subcompact fray; it’s still one of best.

Powertrain: 1.5-liter I4, 130 hp, 114 lb-ft

29/36/31 mpg – $17,145

The Toyota Yaris has become better looking at the years wear on.

Powertrain: 1.5-liter I4, 106 hp, 103 lb-ft

32/40/35 mpg – $17,750

The Subaru BRZ falls on the fun side of this list, mostly because of its RWD layout and manual transmission option.

Powertrain: 2.0-liter I4, 205 hp, 156 lb-ft

24/33/27 mpg – $28,845

Even the base Volkswagen Golf provides everything 90 percent of drivers need.

Powertrain: 1.4-liter turbocharged I4, 147 hp, 184 lb-ft

29/35/32 mpg – $23,195

Subcompact crossovers are hot right now, and the Buick Encore is one of them.

Powertrain: 1.4-liter turbocharged I4, 138 hp, 148 lb-ft

25/30/27 mpg – $24,195

The Nissan Kicks looks cool and isn’t as slow as some of the cars on the list. If you don’t mind the design, check it out.

Powertrain: 1.6-liter I4, 122 hp, 114 lb-ft

31/36/33 mpg – $19,070

Since Range Rover put a new nose on the Evoque, and lightly refreshed its shape, it looks much better.

Powertrain: 2.0-liter turbocharged I4, 246 hp, 269 lb-ft

20/27/23 mpg – $42,650

OK, this Porsche Cayman is actually the most fun car on this list, but it is about double the price of the Mazda Miata.

Powertrain: 2.0-liter turbocharged H4, 300 hp, 280 lb-ft

21/27/23 mpg – $57,500

The Jaguar E-Pace is one of the better looking luxury compact crossovers.

Powertrain: 2.0-liter turbocharged I4, 246 hp, 269 lb-ft

21/28/24 mpg – $39,950

Like the Evoque, the Jeep Compass has become much better looking over the years.

Powertrain: 2.4-liter I4, 180 hp, 175 lb-ft

23/32/26 mpg – $22,280

Smaller than the the A-Class, the Mercedes-Benz GLA still feels like a luxury vehicle.

Powertrain: 2.0-liter turbocharged I4, 208 hp, 258 lb-ft

24/34/28 mpg – $34,250

The Volvo XC40 is part of the new breed of Swedes, and they’re almost all gorgeous.

Powertrain: 2.0-liter turbocharged I4, 187 hp, 221 lb-ft

22/30/25 mpg – $34,695

The BMW 2-Series line is probably the best that BMW makes.

Powertrain: 2.0-liter turbocharged I4, 248 hp, 258 lb-ft

24/32/27 mpg – $35,300

A decade ago, the Audi A3 would have ranked higher (smaller) on this list. But it has grown.

Powertrain: 2.0-liter turbocharged I4, 184 hp, 221 lb-ft

27/36/30 mpg – $33,300

The styling is wild on the Lexus UX, but it looks much better than its Toyota clone.

Powertrain: 2.0-liter I4, 169 hp, 151 lb-ft

29/37/33 mpg – $32,300

The Cadillac XT4 is small, but not too small.

Powertrain: 2.0-liter turbocharged I4, 237 hp, 258 lb-ft

24/30/26 mpg – $36,690

The G70 isn’t small, but it is the smallest car Genesis makes. The Sport model is one of my favorites.

Powertrain: 2.0-liter turbocharged I4, 252 hp, 260 lb-ft

22/30/25 mpg – $35,450

Infiniti is back from design hell with the QX50.

Powertrain: 2.0-liter turbocharged I4, 268 hp, 280 lb-ft

23/29/26 mpg – $37,950

The Chrysler 300 is still on sale, and with recent news, probably will be for a few more years.

Powertrain: 3.6-liter V6, 292 hp, 260 lb-ft

19/30/24 mpg – $30,040

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