Just because you buy an affordable compact sedan doesn’t mean you want it to be loud! Here at Car Confections, we take a sound level reading for each compact car we review so that they can be ranked from quietest to loudest! That includes the #1 sedan in the world, the Toyota Corolla, as well as the Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, and Volkswagen Jetta. So which model is the quietest in the segment? Check out the list below to find out!

Model YearMake and ModelReading (in dB)Smile Rating
22Volkswagen Jetta53.63
22Mazda 3 Hatch Turbo Premium54.74
23Toyota Prius Prime55.14
23Hyundai Elantra55.42
24Toyota Corolla Hybrid57.12
22Nissan Sentra58.42
23Toyota Corolla Hybrid58.82
21Kia Forte GT59.24
24Toyota Prius XLE59.53
24Honda Civic Touring59.92
24Hyundai Elantra SEL60.32
24Nissan Sentra60.42
22Kia Forte61.33
24Mazda 3 Sedan Select Sport64.03
23Honda Civic Sport64.22