With so many great small cars on the market in 2019, it was tough to whittle down our list of the best compacts to just 10 entries. While these are the best of times for some in the compact car market, they're also the worst of times for others.

For fans of cars from domestic manufacturers, the options have evaporated. With the end of line looming for the Ford Focus and Chevrolet Cruze, if you want the best compact car for the money going forward, you’ll need to buy a vehicle from an import brand. While both the Focus and Cruze are well-sorted vehicles (and will stay in production abroad), slow sales in America and production costs weighed heavily on domestic factories. Snap them up now, while you still can. Click on to see the 10 Best Compact Cars for the Money.