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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. Moreover, cars continue to raise in price. Then you have registration, insurance, and gas to add to the total. Considering all this, economy cars 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. So, whether you're looking for something that's more fuel efficient or you just need a more affordable compact car, you'll find some great options on the list below.

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. For many of us, we just want a car that won't break down right away and isn't costly when it inevitably does need some maintenance. In other words, we want reliable cars that won't break the bank. One of the best economy cars is the Toyota Camry. The Toyota name is synonymous with quality and reliability and even though there have been some very publicized failures on Toyota's part over the years, they have definitely stepped up to the plate in addressing all of the issues with their vehicles, and they've gone the extra mile to ensure similar issues don't happen again.

Of course, Toyota is far from your only option. While they do indeed make some great economy cars that can last years, they certainly have some serious competitors offering similar options. Ford, Subaru, and Honda are just a few automakers that offer a range of affordable and efficient cars, with long histories of making reliable vehicles. The Ford Focus, for instance, is widely considered one of the better options for economy cars—and you can even choose between a hatchback and sedan. Since safety is also key for many drivers, Subaru can also be a great choice. They have remarkable safety ratings and have long been considered a great company. In short, just because you're looking for an economy car doesn't mean you'll have to settle for something of lesser quality. Sure, they're certainly not luxury sports cars, but they can get you where you need to go for years on end. If you do your research, you may even save on gas with a more fuel-efficient option.

What is the best economy car? Other great economy automakers include Mazda, Kia, and Hyundai and all of their cars have their own good qualities. To some degree, it can come down to simple preference, as there are plenty of great and affordable choices. 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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220 75
Toyota Corolla is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
flygreen added Toyota

2
173 78
Mazda3 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
Mazda

3
187 107
Toyota Camry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
_1445931925871 added Toyota

4
139 58
Mazda6 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
bigmelton added Mazda

5
140 121
Ford Focus is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
Ford

6
134 130
Subaru Impreza is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy

7
137 168
Honda Fit is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
Honda

8
97 132
Honda Civic Hybrid is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy

9
30 35
Volkswagen Jetta is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
Volkswagen

10
29 24
BMW 3 Series is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
westinghouse added BMW

11
40 62
Toyota Yaris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
westinghouse added Toyota

12
25 29
Mazda 2 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
Mazda 2

13
15 9
Honda Civic Si is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
armok added

14
29 38
Hyundai Veloster is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy

15
16 14
Subaru Forester is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
Jason M Hall added Subaru

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15 16
Volkswagen Polo Mk5 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
westinghouse added Volkswagen

17
8 6
Daihatsu Copen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
promethius01 added Daihatsu

18
26 37
Nissan Sentra is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
flygreen added Nissan

19
10 10
Mitsubishi Carisma is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
westinghouse added Mitsubishi

20
24 42
Suzuki SX4 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
Suzuki Motor Corporation, Fiat

21
13 17
SEAT Ibiza is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
westinghouse added SEAT

22
12 16
Škoda Rapid is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
westinghouse added Škoda

23
9 11
Toyota Auris is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
westinghouse added Toyota

24
6 6
Renault Clio Renault Sport is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
rsithron added Renault

25
8 10
Nissan Primera is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
westinghouse added Nissan

26
15 30
Fiat 500 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
Fiat

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4 6
Kia Ceed is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
Filip Andersson added Kia Ceed

28
8 15
Mitsubishi Colt is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
westinghouse added Mitsubishi

29
69 174
Ford Fiesta is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy

30
8 16
Suzuki Swift is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
westinghouse added Suzuki Motor Corporation, Suzuki

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8 17
1995 Toyota Camry is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
_1445931925871 added 1995 Toyota Camry

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13 34
Nissan Cube is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
Nissan

33
21 51
Kia Soul is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
Kia

34
21 53
Hyundai Accent is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
Hyundai

35
66 173
MINI Cooper is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
MINI, British Motor Corporation

36
11 26
Hyundai i10 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
Boudou1984 added Hyundai

37
46 158
Volkswagen Golf is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
Volkswagen

38
39 171
Nissan Versa is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
Nissan

39
28 144
Kia Rio is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
Kia

40
26 140
Kia Forte is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
Kia

41
7 45
Chevrolet Aveo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
Chevrolet

42
28 152
Chevrolet Sonic is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Bang-for-Your-Buck Cars to Buy
Chevrolet