Fast Five: Best Sub-Compact Cars for 2013
Perhaps the biggest surprise on our list of Best Sub-compact cars for 2013 isn’t so much who made the roster as who didn’t: Entries like the Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris, neither of which has yet to make the full leap to a next-gen model (e.g., neither offer a six-speed automatic transmission, with the former relying on a five-speed unit and the latter still making do with a four-speed). All of our Fast Five Best Sub-Compact Cars, on the other hand, are on the cutting edge of the segment, providing nimble proportions, out-sized fuel-efficiency performances and a surprisingly wide range of features.
Autobytel’s list of approved sub-compact cars also comes with plenty of marketplace momentum, as three scored double-digit sales gains in May—when this story was first published—and the two that didn’t are entering the U.S. marketplace for the first time this year.
Without further ado, and presented in alphabetical order, the Best Sub-Compact Cars for 2013 include: