Lightest cars

Top 7 lightest cars. Updated July 2019.

The cheapest, most simple and lightest car below compact and sub-compact hatchback used to be the classic microcar from 1950s 1960s and 1970s.

One or two occupants, tiny twin cylinder motorcycle engine, no power steering, air conditioning or any non-essentials.

Those type of cars died off after stricter crash testing regulations were introduced in late 1980s, and even sub-compacts have grown in size and weight every year since.

Few modern sportscars still remain in the rarefied sub 1000 kg (2200 lb) class and most of the cars in this list are well over 40 years old.

# make & model▼ Weight (lbs) Image
1. 1970 Bond Bug 700 ES 897 Photo of 1970 Bond Bug 700 ES
2. 1957 Goggomobile Dart 882 Photo of 1957 Goggomobile Dart
3. 2001 REVA-i G-Wiz 882 Photo of 2001 REVA-i G-Wiz
4. 1955 BMW Isetta 796 Photo of 1955 BMW Isetta
5. 1957 Berkeley SE 492 Roadster 725 Photo of 1957 Berkeley SE 492 Roadster
6. 1971 AWS Shopper 915 Photo of 1971 AWS Shopper
7. 1959 Messerschmitt Tiger TG 500 860 Photo of 1959 Messerschmitt Tiger TG 500


All data sourced from manufacturer's official figures.

List authored by Christian Zelcs. Last updated on 07/29/2019, last addition - REVA-i G-Wiz.