Top-Rated 2021 Small Cars in Quality According to Consumers
Don't let their modest proportions fool you. Many of today's small cars come packed with comfort and convenience features once reserved for luxury models. Indeed, today's compact cars offer an appealing blend of affordability, economy, maneuverability, safety, technology, and a surprising amount of interior space. They're also just about the least expensive way to get a comprehensive new-vehicle warranty and, perhaps most importantly, that coveted new car smell.
To help consumers make informed car-buying decisions, J.D. Power annually conducts its Initial Quality Study (IQS). The study helps to identify the highest-quality new cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans, according to the people who own them. These verified new-vehicle owners provide valuable feedback on the problems they've experienced with their cars during the first 90 days of ownership. J.D. Power compiles this consumer-provided data, and each model's quality score is reported using "problems per 100 vehicles," or PP100. A lower PP100 score reflects higher vehicle quality.
Below, you'll find the ten highest-rated 2021 small cars in quality according to the people who own them. This list includes models from the Small Car and the Compact Car segments, presented in descending order by PP100 score; the model with the highest quality is at the end.