2012 Hyundai ElantraPatrick R - Wichita, KS06/03/2016
I bought this car three years ago and it's been a great change from my '91 Buick Century. I considered other compacts but landed on the Hyundai for its gas mileage, low cost of maintenance, great manufacturer's warranty and modern styling. It has nice amenities for even the basic trim and gets good gas mileage (not as advertised by still superior) for the class. I've done regular maintenance every 3k miles and only had one issue so far that was taken care of by the manufacturer. If you're looking for a commuter vehicle or just a daily driver this is a great vehicle. The space is great for the compact class as well, I play in a band and can move all of my equipment in the backseat/trunk with a passenger very comfortably.
Good on gas and affordable car
2013 Hyundai ElantraChristie Johnson - Raleigh, NC08/27/2015
I transitioned from a SUV to a car which I wasn't sure if I'd like. I was looking for an affordable car with good gas mileage. Surprisingly, I'm enjoying my Hyundai Elantra immensely. My 13 year old son loves when I pick him up from school in the car as he enjoys the sporty look with the additional spoiler. I will be holding onto the Elantra as long as possible as my son will inherit once getting his license.
It is a 4 cylinder so it doesn't eat gas crazily, and actually gets stellar gas mileage. Yet, it has an overhead engine, and is therefore capable of climbing to speed insanely quickly for a car of it's caliber. It's beautiful and extremely comfortable for anyone who sits in any seat. It's great for long trips with the best cruise control I've ever had on any car. It can make calls with the Bluetooth (which I adore) and the interior is gorgeous. My only complaint is the exterior white color, but that is easily fixable. Overall, best. Car. Ever.
Despite their smaller size, these compact cars pack lots of power and plenty of enjoyable features for drivers and passengers alike. Check out this list of our best ranked small and compact cars, based on CarMax sales data from January 1 through April 30.
Known for their space-saving design and easy maneuverability, small and compact cars are a great choice for your next used vehicle. Shop our best-sellers, based on CarMax sales data from January 1, 2018, through April 30, 2018.
Save time on your next vehicle search using our list of best cars with average prices ranging from $10,000 to $35,000, based on CarMax sales and price data from January 1 through April 30. With over fifty-thousand vehicles on our lots nationwide, CarMax has a variety of budget-friendly vehicles to suit your needs.