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Kia Soul

The Kia Soul is a compact car that debuted at the 2008 Paris Motor Show. For the 2012 model, the car received an upgraded exterior, navigation and automatic climate control.

The Honda Fit is TotalCarScore.com’s top-rated economy car, but the Soul runs a strong second. “This puts the Soul ahead of several well-known economy nameplates, including the Nissan Cube and Toyota Yaris,” Brauer said.