The Top Five Affordable Compact Cars On The Market

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When it comes to cars, sometimes more is less. For those who need something that can easily get them from A to B without being cumbersome, small cars are the way to go. But how do you know which one to pick? How can you make sure you’re getting the most value for your money? Help is at hand. First Pit Stop can help you narrow the choices right down with our comparisons of some of the best, small, affordable cars available.

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Hyundai Elantra

A fresh, compact Sedan that’s reliable and not over-expensive. The Elantra is one of the lesser known names in great small cars but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t deserve a spot here. In a comparison against the similarly sized Sedan, the Kia Forte, we found that the design of the Elantra won out in the end. Some of the options that can really add owner value to this include ventilated front seats and push-button start. It won’t blow your mind, but it’s a decent reliable ride.

Toyota Yaris

The Echo might have once dominated the spot as one of the top entry-level, inexpensive but reliable rides. Now the Yaris proudly holds that title all to itself. Once an unimpressive range, the Yaris has seen a dedicated effort to improve each iteration since. The product is a car that will last you a long time and beat out a lot of the competitors when it comes to energy reliability. The long-lives of these cars needs to be seen to be believed. Visit some of the used Yaris’s at a dealership like Inchcape Toyota to see the reliability first-hand.

Honda Civic

Another Japanese car name that is leading the market when it comes to affordable, reliable purchases. The Honda Civic’s 2015 iteration has been suffering from some piston issues. But certainly don’t let that put you off trying out this sedan. The 2016 edition benefits from a change in the engine, making it more powerful that before. Despite that, it has proven to be the least expensive Civic yet.

Ford Fiesta

The Ford Fiesta has become the old reliable of the company. In fact, it has made an imprint in the cultural consciousness. You only need to take a look at the car’s official Twitter to realise that. But the virtues of value can be said to be epitomised by this entry from the British car manufacturer. If you’re looking for belt-tightening and money saving, this is perhaps the most frugal on the list. On this list, however, it shines for bringing a level of its own sportiness to the economy car.

Subaru Impreza

This car has one of the more impressive all-wheel drives around. No doubt some of you will remember it best for Colin McRae’s famous use of this vehicle. That doesn’t mean it’s only for pro sportsmen, however. The Impreza is shockingly affordable for the kind of power and control it can offer. If you have a family coming with you, you’ll be happy to hear of the ample cargo space it has to offer, too.

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