Is bigger better? Not to the drivers of the world's most beloved small cars -- the Fiat 500, the VW Beetle, the Honda CRX ... well, the list could go on and on. Small cars have their drawbacks -- safety concerns and hauling capacity are two -- but small-car drivers consider them to be outweighed by the benefits. These include gas mileage, lower emissions, maneuverability and easy parking. (You've probably seen a smart car wedged in crosswise to a space where no car could parallel-park).
Not surprisingly, many of the cars in our quiz come from Europe or Japan, where dense cities make small vehicles desirable, and where people don't have to cover the wide-open spaces that rural Canadians and Americans often have to travel. Even so, North Americans have taken stylish little cars to their hearts in a big way. Just witness the success of the mini Cooper, the smart car, and the re-designed Fiat 500 in recent years. Even when gas prices aren't soaring, some people still want "less to love" in their cars.
How much do you know about the world's most popular little cars -- as well as the oddball microcars that didn't really catch on? We've got a quiz to test your small-car savvy! Buckle up and give it a try!