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Founder & CFP®

UPDATED: Sep 15, 2020

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Subcompact and Compact Cars


A wonderful resource for a complete list of cars by type is They list all kinds of vehicles here and place them in the correct group for easy review.

Subcompact and compact cars include:

  • The Dodge Caliber costs $1,377
  • The Ford Fiesta costs $1,266
  • The Chevy Sonic costs $1,404
  • The Mitsubishi Lancer costs $1,269
  • The Corolla costs $1,456
  • The Kia Rio costs $1,519
  • The Forte costs $1,357
  • The VW Jetta costs $1,332
  • The Audi A3 costs $1,285
  • The Volvo S40 costs $1,304

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Mid-Size Vehicles

Popular midsize cars include the following:

  • The Dodge Avenger costs $1,352
  • The Ford Fusion costs $1,428
  • The Lincoln MKZ costs $1,420
  • The Chevy Malibu costs $1,401
  • The Buick LaCrosse costs $1,294
  • The Honda Accord costs $1,209
  • The Mazda6 costs $1,285
  • The Mitsubishi Galant costs $1,595
  • The Nissan Altima costs $1,456
  • The Subaru Legacy costs $1,222

Full-Size Vehicles

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