8 red hot small cars

Gas prices are up and so are small car sales. Here are some tiny rides that should absolutely be on your shopping list.

1 of 8
BACKNEXT
Ford Focus
Price: $16,270 - $22,765
Mileage: 28 City / 38 Hwy

Just hitting the market now, Ford's new Focus is a huge change from the outgoing version.

The Focus has long been just an OK car, but the new Focus feels all wound up and ready to rock.

The suspension is firmer, the steering is tighter, the engine's stronger and transmission is quicker.

Its technology package, is amped up, too. This new Focus has so much tech that there are literally buttons on its buttons. In fact, some may say Ford's gone a little overboard this time.



NEXT: Chevrolet Cruze
Last updated April 13 2011: 7:34 AM ET
More Galleries
Cars that sold for millions at the Scottsdale auctions These were the highest prices paid for collectible cars -- and a bus -- at the Scottsdale auto auctions. More
The best of SkyMall This catalog is always packed with ridiculous items that we just can't live without. More
Blue collar entrepreneurs These five entrepreneurs took their blue collar experience and used it to launch innovative businesses. More

Special Offer

Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer.

Morningstar: © 2015 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Factset: FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2015. All rights reserved.

Chicago Mercantile Association: Certain market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved.

Dow Jones: The Dow Jones branded indices are proprietary to and are calculated, distributed and marketed by DJI Opco, a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and have been licensed for use to S&P Opco, LLC and CNN. Standard & Poor's and S&P are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC and Dow Jones is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC. All content of the Dow Jones branded indices © S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC 2015 and/or its affiliates.