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Small Cars With The Best Reliability

February 5, 2015

If you're interested in a small vehicle and reliability is a top concern, I have good news. Consumer Reports recently released a list of what they consider the most reliable small cars available right now. Their list includes the Scion xB, Toyota Yaris, and Honda Civic.

On the flipside, they also highlight small cars you should avoid. That list includes the Fiat 500L, Ford Fiesta, and Chevrolet Cruze.

If a small car is what you're looking for, and you want to make sure you don't pay a big price for it, I recommend you use TrueCar No Haggle and Edmunds Price Promise to compare the best prices among your local dealers.

Most Reliable Small Cars

VehicleBase MSRP Range
Honda Civic$18,290-$27,435
Scion xB$16,970-$20,420
Toyota Yaris$14,845-$17,620

Least Reliable Small Cars

VehicleBase MSRP Range
Chevrolet Cruze$17,745-$24,270
Fiat 500L$19,195-$24,395
Ford Fiesta$14,355-$21,435

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar, Edmunds, and 1-800 Car Show are the quickest way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.

California Residents - Important:

There is a new online car buying service called Roadster, available only to California residents, which I highly recommend you try - especially if you hate the stress of haggling with a car salesman. They provide an expert concierge who negotiates the price of the car and delivers it to your home with zero hassle - you never have to interact with a dealership. Here is my in-depth review of Roadster and why I recommend it.

- Gregg Fidan

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Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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