Small cars mean big stress relief in the urban jungle.
Short overall length makes these cars experts at fitting into parking spaces and easily maneuverable through narrow streets. And these days, small cars don't have to suck. Our selection of five urban champions includes stylish rides and comfortable cruisers, boasting quality cabin materials and advanced electronics. As an extra bonus, fuel economy tends to be high because of new engine tech and light weight. Further savings comes from the initial low sticker price, with all of these cars coming in at well under $20,000.
At a little over 13 feet, the Chevy Sonic isn't the smallest car in this lineup, but it does have a comfortable ride and plenty of interior space. And check out the motorcycle-inspired instrument cluster.
The Fiat 500 is the retro style leader in this set, a car that will turn heads among the urban backdrop. At about 11.5 feet long, it will also pull U-turns in a single shot.
The longest car here at 13.5 feet, the Accent is practically a limousine compared with the others. Its direct injection engine means excellent fuel economy.
The little iQ shows the most futuristic style of this lot, and, at 10 feet long, it is the second shortest car. As a bonus, it also features cool cabin tech such as Pandora integration.
At under 9 feet long, the Smart is the smallest car here. That length means it can nose into even parallel parking spots and not have its rear hanging out in the street. The Smart also have a very distinctive look, but only room for two passengers.
Compare these cars, side by side.