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8 small cars: Cargo space vs. parking space

These small cars still pack a lot of room for luggage.

Ford Focus hatchback

little big cars 2012 ford focus
  • Overall length: 171.6
  • Luggage Capacity: 23.8 cubic feet
  • Fuel economy: 27 city, 38 hwy
  • Base price: $19,200

It's not immediately clear how the Focus fits so much cargo space -- nearly as much as the C-Max under its sloping hatchback -- but according to figures supplied by the automotive Web site Edmunds.com and the EPA, there's plenty of space in there. The Focus also has the benefit of being a fun-to-drive little car. (And you can get the really fun to drive Focus ST performance model, and still carry a lot of stuff.)

- Last updated September 03 2013 06:14 AM ET