8 Small Japanese Used Cars You Can Buy | Best Small Cars
Looking for a small Japanese used car? If that is the case, your task is not that simple. There are plenty of great cars in the small car segment.
Japanese cars of any size are famous for being reliable and fuel-efficient. Take a look at your budget and requirements and check out some of the best small cars from Japan.
- 2016 Honda Fit
2016 Honda Fit offers clever settings in a small car. This subcompact hatchback offers various seating and cargo combinations. Being a small car, it can fit a lot of stuff inside. The rear seats can be folded down flat into the floor to make a maximum cargo space of 52.7 cubic feet. The rear seat cushions can also flip up to provide extra stowage spacing behind the front seat. And the front passenger seat can fold forward and add the capability of transporting something almost eight feet long.
In addition to all the above, Fit offers Honda’s reliability and top-notch build quality. Fit’s smart design gives excellent visibility for the driver. The 1.5-liter engine balances a useful 130 horsepower with combined fuel consumption of 35 mpg.
- 2016 Mazda Mazda3
2016 Mazda Mazda 3 is a top choice when buying a compact car. In the presence of rivals, still, it has much to offer. First, it comes as a hatch or sedan. Second, the roomy cabin is equipped with high-class materials and generous equipment levels.
Both the engines are good. It is recommended to go for the 2.0-Liter with 155 hp and 34 mpg combined (automatic transmission). The 2.5-liter engine churns out 184 hp and offers 32 mpg (sedan/automatic transmission).
- 2016 Honda Civic
Civic is a popular car manufactured by Honda. The conversation about the best small cars remains meaningless without mentioning 2016 Honda civic. The 2016 Honda Civic is the tenth generation of the compact sedan, coupe, and hatchback. Both the sedan and coupe versions received warm reviews after the release. The base 2.0 engine is sturdy and the optional 1.5-liter turbo is brilliant. It is equipped with the impressive level of techs like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and so on. It offers generous passenger and cargo space. The cabin is actually quite peaceful.
- 2016 Honda HR-V
The 2016 Honda HR-V is a subcompact crossover. It is based on the Honda Fit. Many of the aspects of a Fit can be found in an HR-V but this small crossover offers a higher driving position, the option of all-wheel drive and comes with a bigger engine. It comes with a 1.8-liter engine under the hood that churns out 141 horsepower.
The rear seats can fold down to offer total cargo space of 58.8 cubic feet in front-drive versions. The difference is seen in the all-wheel-drive version that is slightly less: 57.6 cubic feet. The rear seat bottoms can flip up and offer stowage option. The front passenger seats also offer additional cargo space by flipping down.
- 2016 Mazda CX-3
The 2016 Mazda CX-3 is another top-notch effort from the company that can’t seem to stop making winners. 2016 Mazda CX-3 scores high marks in styling, cabin refinement, driving dynamics, fuel economy and seat comfort. It achieves 31 mpg with the standard front-wheel drive.
- 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Many people would like to say this two-seater roadster as one of the best cars, not only the best small Japanese car. Miata has been one of the best-selling cars of its kind over the last few years. It is also one of the most raced cars ever.
To some people’s surprise, it does not have much power. It may seem negative but churning out 155 horsepower from a 2.0-liter engine means a rear-drive car where an inexperienced driver can have a good time without getting into trouble.
- 2016 Subaru BRZ
The 2016 Subaru BRZ and its companion Scion FR-S give tough competition to compact coupes from other manufacturers. Other coupes can compete in the engine capacity of 2.0 Liter, 200 hp but they won’t have the same engaging chassis, and that fine blend of feel, stability and agility. The BRZ can be said like an MX-5 with a metal top, wrapped up in an appealing package.
- 2016 Toyota Corolla
Toyota Corolla tops the table of best-selling cars ever. It may not be a bastion of cutting-edge design or an example of accessible luxury, but still it is highly dependable. It offers excellent front and rear passenger space. The fuel economy is also impressive as every model hits a combined mpg figure in the 30s.