Just because you have a small used car doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have a lot to give. There are several models on the market that pack a punch underneath the hood, and they don’t cost a fortune to invest in either. The Dodge Dart, Volkswagen Golf, Kia Soul and Mazda3 are just four of the many used small cars that can give you the most bang for your buck.

2016 Dodge Dart

The Dodge Dart comes with front wheel drive for easy maneuverability, and even with a base 2.0 liter engine, it can reach 160 horsepower. This small car is just what you need if you travel frequently on both the freeway and city roads.

2017 Volkswagen Golf

The 2017 Volkswagen Golf is the “little car that could” with a powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engine that can get up to 170 horsepower on the highway. With its sporty handling, it’s one of the more popular small cars on the market that packs a punch. It also comes with four doors and a spacious interior for maximum comfort.

2016 Kia Soul

The 2016 Kia Soul + is another option you might want to consider if you’re interested in weaving in and out of traffic in style. Its 2-liter four-cylinder engine gets up to 161 horsepower, and it comes with conveniences such as remote keyless entry and a rearview camera. It also gets better gas mileage than the standard Soul model, making it ideal for those who want to splurge less at the pump.

2017 Mazda3

Similar to the other small used cars that pack a punch, the Mazda3 comes with a 2-liter turbocharged engine. What separates it from the rest is its easy handling, making it fun to drive, regardless of whether you’re traveling down side roads or Main Street. The Mazda3 also comes in a hatchback version or sedan to accommodate your specific style preference.

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