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Over the last few years, the word "economy" has taken on many different meanings. The global economy has been deteriorating but fuel economy has been skyrocketing. This list is about economy cars which have become more and more popular as budgets continue to decrease and the need to save becomes ever more important. Small car brands make some of the best economy cars and this list has more than just the top ten economy cars, with lots of small car names for you to peruse.

Economy cars are designed to give you everything you need from a vehicle at a great price so that you can spend your money on all of life's other necessities. One of the best economy cars is the Toyota Camry. The Toyota name is synonymous with quality and reliability and even though recently there have been some very publicized failures on Toyota's part, they have definitely stepped up to the plate in addressing all of the issues with their vehicles and they have ensured that they don't happen again.

What is the best economy car? Other great economy automakers include Honda, Kia and Hyundai and all of their cars have their own good qualities. If economy cars bore you and you want to take a look at something more exciting check out the list of the best pony cars.
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149 54
Toyota Corolla is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
flygreen added Toyota Corolla Toyota

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139 58
Mazda3 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
Mazda3 Mazda

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120 48
Mazda6 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
bigmelton added Mazda6 Mazda

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149 98
Toyota Camry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
_1445931925871 added Toyota Camry Toyota

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120 110
Ford Focus is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
Ford Focus Ford

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120 157
Honda Fit is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
Honda Fit Honda

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104 120
Subaru Impreza is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy

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85 122
Honda Civic Hybrid is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy

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18 27
Volkswagen Jetta is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
Volkswagen Jetta Volkswagen

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29 52
Toyota Yaris is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
westinghouse added Toyota Yaris Toyota

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15 12
BMW 3 Series is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
westinghouse added BMW 3 Series E46 BMW

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16 20
Mazda 2 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
Mazda 2

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11 10
Volkswagen Polo Mk5 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
westinghouse added Volkswagen Polo Mk5 Volkswagen

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20 34
Suzuki SX4 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
Suzuki SX4 Suzuki Motor Corporation, Fiat

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10 9
SEAT Ibiza is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
westinghouse added SEAT Ibiza SEAT

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20 34
Hyundai Veloster is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy

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7 5
Subaru Forester is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
Jason M Hall added Subaru Forester Subaru

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8 8
Škoda Rapid is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
westinghouse added Škoda Rapid Škoda

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5 3
Honda Civic Si is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
armok added Honda Civic Si

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7 7
Toyota Auris is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
westinghouse added Toyota Auris Toyota

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3 1
Daihatsu Copen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
promethius01 added Daihatsu Copen Daihatsu

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12 25
Fiat 500 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
Fiat 500 Fiat

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3 3
Renault Clio Renault Sport is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
rsithron added Renault Clio Renault Sport Renault

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17 32
Nissan Sentra is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
flygreen added Nissan Sentra Nissan

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6 10
Suzuki Swift is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
westinghouse added Suzuki Swift Suzuki Motor Corporation, Suzuki

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5 8
Mitsubishi Colt is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
westinghouse added Mitsubishi Colt Mitsubishi

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65 171
Ford Fiesta is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy

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1 1
Kia Ceed is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
Filip Andersson added Kia Ceed

The Most Popular Cars for Men

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4 8
Nissan Primera is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
westinghouse added Nissan Primera Nissan

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3 6
Mitsubishi Carisma is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
westinghouse added Mitsubishi Carisma Mitsubishi

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10 28
Nissan Cube is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
Nissan Cube Nissan

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5 11
1995 Toyota Camry is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
_1445931925871 added 1995 Toyota Camry

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16 44
Kia Soul is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
Kia Soul Kia

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59 168
MINI Cooper is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
MINI Cooper MINI, British Motor Corporation

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16 48
Hyundai Accent is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
Hyundai Accent Hyundai

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7 21
Hyundai i10 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
Boudou1984 added Hyundai i10 Hyundai

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39 154
Volkswagen Golf is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
Volkswagen Golf Volkswagen

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34 168
Nissan Versa is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
Nissan Versa Nissan

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6 39
Chevrolet Aveo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
Chevrolet Aveo Chevrolet

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23 137
Kia Forte is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
Kia Forte Kia

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24 141
Kia Rio is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
Kia Rio Kia

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24 148
Chevrolet Sonic is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
Chevrolet Sonic Chevrolet