Welcome to Autobytel’s “Best Small Cars 2015” club, where you’ll find only the cream of the compact crop—and a few yet smaller vehicles as well.
As a result, every entry on this list is under 180 inches or so in length, but they all make maximum use of the space they do have to offer some of the industry’s top technologies, most daring designs and highest efficiency ratings. And there are some fairly lux cars, too, as even today’s premium auto brands are moving into the tinier vehicle segments. Of course, at this stage in the game, the tiniest thing about those segments are the vehicles; their sales numbers have actually grown pretty high.
Now, this does mean some of the usual suspects are absent from these latest rankings, but that also goes to show how large the small-car field has gotten.