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Find out what price other people are paying for popular 2013-2014 Compact Cars. Our independent editorial team has researched invoice, retail and promotional prices for cars to help people get a fair price.

Larger than a subcompact but smaller than a mid-size sedan, compact cars typically offer a roomy interior and ample comfort features at a relatively low price. While a few may have an optional high-performance engine, most compacts emphasize fuel efficiency rather than power.

 
 
2013 Acura ILX
CostHelper What People Are Paying Price: Starting at $25,700-$27,000
Reviewers generally praise the ILX for its solid build quality and competitive price tag. Some, however, say the ILX is a bit bland and can be noisy at highway speeds. [See Trims and Prices]
 
2013 Audi A3
CostHelper What People Are Paying Price: Starting at $29,300-$32,600
Critics await a planned 2014 redesign on the aging Audi A3. It's called a compact car like no other. [See Trims and Prices]
 
2013 Audi Q5
CostHelper What People Are Paying Price: Starting at $36,500-$40,900
Reviewers praise the 2013 Audi Q5 for is quality and refinement. It's called a standout among luxury SUVs. [See Trims and Prices]
 
2013 BMW 1-Series
CostHelper What People Are Paying Price: Starting at $30,800-$33,200
Reviewers are fond of the 2013 BMW 1 Series, calling it pure driving fun. It offers plenty of luxury and refinement, but not a lot of cargo room. [See Trims and Prices]
 
2013 Buick Encore
CostHelper What People Are Paying Price: Starting at $23,000-$26,000
Critics generally liked the Buick Encore, but most were a bit perplexed when trying to identify its place in the market. High points include a quiet interior, ample comfort and convenience features, and a solid build quality. However, reviewers were more mixed on the Encore's exterior styling. [See Trims and Prices]
 
2013 Buick Verano
CostHelper What People Are Paying Price: Starting at $22,350-$23,190
Critics praise the Buick Verano for its quiet cabin and available turbocharged engine, with many rating it higher than the much-lauded Acura ILX. Drawbacks include a relatively small interior and lackluster fuel economy. [See Trims and Prices]
 
2013 Chevrolet Cruze
CostHelper What People Are Paying Price: Starting at $16,200-$18,100
Critics are impressed by the Cruze's overall look and performance. With some trims averaging 40 mpg, the Cruze is considered a strong pick for buyers looking for fuel efficiency. [See Trims and Prices]
 
2013 Dodge Dart
CostHelper What People Are Paying Price: Starting at $16,750-$16,769
Critics generally like the Dodge Dart, saying it holds its own against others in its class. Some, however, say it does little to pull ahead of the pack. [See Trims and Prices]
 
2013 Ford Focus
CostHelper What People Are Paying Price: Starting at $13,400-$14,200
The 2013 Ford Focus is a best-in-class small car. The engine provides great fuel efficiency and a smooth ride. The technology available on the car is also lauded, including features to help customers park and a touch-screen that controls many car functions. Critics of the vehicle said it has limited legroom in the backseat. [See Trims and Prices]
 
2012 Honda Civic Coupe
CostHelper What People Are Paying Price: Starting at $14,350-$16,900
Like the Civic sedan, the coupe faces increasingly stiff competition, prompting some reviewers to claim the Civic has lost its edge. [See Trims and Prices]
 
2013 Honda Civic Sedan
CostHelper What People Are Paying Price: Starting at $17,700-$18,900
Critics praised the Civic's refreshed styling and improved handling, say it has helped the car regain some of the edge it was in danger of losing following 2012's lackluster redesign. [See Trims and Prices]
 
2013 Honda Insight
CostHelper What People Are Paying Price: Starting at $18,000-$18,450
The Honda Insight has grown in size considerably since its introduction as a tiny two-door coupe in 2000. However, many reviewers say this growth has dulled the original car's edge. [See Trims and Prices]
 
2013 Kia Forte
CostHelper What People Are Paying Price: Starting at $13,400-$14,200
The Kia Forte is repeatedly called the model that consumers should consider. For an economically priced car, it's equipped with features that are standard on higher-priced vehicles. In addition, the Forte is lauded for being fuel efficient, achieving better than 30 miles per gallon on the highway. Also, it has versatility -- it's available in coupe, sedan and hatchback models to suit consumers' needs. [See Trims and Prices]
 
2013 Kia Rio
CostHelper What People Are Paying Price: Starting at $13,200-$14,100
Reviewers call the 2013 Rio a best-in-class among economy cars. While it's still considered a compact, reviewers noted there was plenty of room for tall people. [See Trims and Prices]
 
2013 Kia Soul
CostHelper What People Are Paying Price: Starting at $13,200-$14,500
The Kia Soul appeals to a younger market and offers a fun to drive ride. Reviewers call the Soul user-friendly, roomy and highly customizable. In addition, the generous Kia 10-year/100,000-mile warranty is a good selling point for the model. [See Trims and Prices]
 
2013 Lexus CT 200h
CostHelper What People Are Paying Price: Starting at $29,750-$33,500
Critics are generally split on the CT 200h, with some praising it as welcome entry in a relatively staid class and other saying its lackluster performance will fail to sway most luxury car buyers. [See Trims and Prices]
 
2013 Mazda 3
CostHelper What People Are Paying Price: Starting at $13,800-$14,900
Reviewers offer effusive praise for the Mazda 3. They call the car refined and performance-oriented. The sporty vehicle performs well in road and safety tests. It is also lauded for its affordability. While reviewers love what's under the hood, the interior of the car and the cargo space were contentious points. [See Trims and Prices]
 
2012 Mini Cooper
CostHelper What People Are Paying Price: Starting at $19,500-$22,500
Reviewers agree the Mini Cooper combines fun and eco-friendly features in a highly customizable and alluring package. While the front is comfortably roomy, the back seat is called child-size and the cargo space in the trunk is limited. [See Trims and Prices]
 
2012 Mitsubishi Lancer
CostHelper What People Are Paying Price: Starting at $13,900-$15,000
Reviewers in general are more impressed by the Lancer Evolution than by its less sporty Lancer. Reviewers said the Lancer sedan and sportback models had good performance ratings, but the interiors were low quality, and in the lower trim levels, cramped. In contrast, the Lancer Evolution is sporty and beloved by car enthusiasts. [See Trims and Prices]
 
2013 Nissan Cube
CostHelper What People Are Paying Price: Starting at $13,400-$15,900
The 2013 Cube is called both inexpensive and comfortable. Reviewers enjoyed driving it in the city and called it a good basic car. [See Trims and Prices]
 
2013 Nissan Leaf
CostHelper What People Are Paying Price: Starting at $19,900-$22,300
Critics praise the Leaf's comfortable, relatively luxurious cabin and relatively low price. However, its limited range could make it a poor fit for many buyers. [See Trims and Prices]
 
2013 Nissan Sentra
CostHelper What People Are Paying Price: Starting at $12,300-$14,200
The Nissan Sentra is a well-liked compact sedan. And it comes at a good price, too, reviewers contend. [See Trims and Prices]
 
2013 Scion xB
CostHelper What People Are Paying Price: Starting at $16,000-$18,500
The Scion xB is praised for its peppy engine, its excessively roomy interior and its highly customizable nature. Aimed at younger drivers, the xB has a boxy look that doesn't please all drivers. The xB is called a great car for audiophiles with its expansive audio controls and features. [See Trims and Prices]
 
2013 Scion xD
CostHelper What People Are Paying Price: Starting at $15,400-$17,000
One reviewer likened the Scion xD to the middle child syndrome -- it is the ignored middle car, while the xB and the xC garner all the attention. The xD delivers a comfortable ride around town, but it won't be inspiring drivers to take the long way home. Reviewers say it doesn't have enough cargo space or leg room. [See Trims and Prices]
 
2013 Subaru Impreza
CostHelper What People Are Paying Price: Starting at $17,000-$18,900
The Subaru Impreza is praised for appealing to a range of customers with its broad selection of models and trims. [See Trims and Prices]
 
2013 Toyota Corolla
CostHelper What People Are Paying Price: Starting at $14,000-$16,250
Reviewers are not overly impressed with the Toyota Corolla, and many said the company did not keep up with others in the segment. While the Corolla is still called dependable, its price and fuel efficiency could both be more competitive. [See Trims and Prices]
 
2013 Toyota Matrix
CostHelper What People Are Paying Price: Starting at $18,500-$19,000
The Toyota Matrix competes in the quirky boxy-style-vehicle market and offers similar features and capacity as its competitors. It has a roomy interior and plenty of cargo space. While the engine on the base model is called sluggish by reviewers, the S model engine receives high marks and provides ample power. Nevertheless, reviewers tend to recommend looking at other models before selecting a Matrix. [See Trims and Prices]
 
2013 Toyota Prius
CostHelper What People Are Paying Price: Starting at $23,200-$24,900
The Toyota Prius has garnered mostly positive reviews since its launch. Known for its distinctive shape, reviewers praise the car's clever features and use of interior space. [See Trims and Prices]
 
2013 Toyota Prius Plug-in
CostHelper What People Are Paying Price: Starting at $30,900-$33,150
Critics generally praise the new technology but note it may be a stepping stone while the automaker works on creating a full-electric model. [See Trims and Prices]
 
2013 Volkswagen Beetle
CostHelper What People Are Paying Price: Starting at $19,100-$20,500
Reviewers like the versatility of the 2013 Beetle line-up, which offers four transmissions and three engines. Reviewers also said the car is fun to drive. [See Trims and Prices]
 
2013 Volkswagen Eos
CostHelper What People Are Paying Price: Starting at $33,200-$34,900
Reviewers say the Volkswagen Eos is often overlooked, but has quite a bit to offer including a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and a power-sliding convertible hardtop with a sunroof. The complaints about the Eos are typical of most convertibles: There is a cramped back seat and a tiny trunk. [See Trims and Prices]
 
2013 Volkswagen Jetta
CostHelper What People Are Paying Price: Starting at $13,500-$15,900
Reviewers are pleasantly surprised by the roominess of the Jetta. Although most models don't have the fuel efficiency of others in the class, the turbocharged diesel does get a decent 30 mpg. The hybrid model is expected to get 45 mpg. [See Trims and Prices]
 
2013 Volvo C30
CostHelper What People Are Paying Price: Starting at $24,900-$30,100
Although reviewers find the C30 to be attractive and sporty, they find fault with the lack of cargo space and the cramped rear quarters. The engine provides adequate power and daily commuters will find the ride smooth and comfortable. There are better choices among hatchbacks, reviewers said. [See Trims and Prices]