Small cars in North America have traditionally been simple, cheap, and utilitarian. At the same time, some of them managed to be good looking, despite the boxy designs of the time. Today’s modern subcompacts are anything but simple, with high-end features and aerodynamic styling trickling down to them from higher end models. Despite the increased luxury and complex styling found in these new cars, they are still sold based on their price, economy, and styling. Thankfully these days inexpensive doesn’t necessarily have to mean cheap, and many small cars are genuinely cute and attractive.
If we were shopping for a small car based mainly on its looks (though that’s not something that we would recommend), here is what we’d be looking at.