America's long-standing love affair with all things large is no secret — this is, in fact, the country that birthed the Big Mac, the Big Gulp and Biggie Smalls — which is why the recent resurgence of the compact car has come as a welcome surprise. Brought on by high fuel costs and an uncertain economy, the small car renaissance has caught on quickly with young urbanites looking for something that is both cool and convenient for navigating tight city spaces. However, with their smart use of space and value-oriented designs, our favorite vehicles work just as well for suburban moms as they do hip twentysomethings.
Top 10 City Cars Small, stylish and fuel-efficient, our Top 10 City Cars were designed with urban driving in mind. Find everything from budget hatchbacks to compact cabriolets on our eclectic list.
Top 10 Small SUVs Featuring many of the perks of traditional SUVs while alleviating much of the burden experienced at the pump, these vehicles are the perfect choice for adventure seekers and soccer moms alike.