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2016 Honda Fit

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Reviewers write that the 2016 Honda Fit outshines much of the competition with its versatile cargo area, spacious cabin and excellent fuel economy. Read full review»

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Overall:8.8
Critics' Rating:9.3
Performance:7.8
Interior:8.7
Safety:N/A
Reliability: NA
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2015 Mazda Mazda3

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The 2015 Mazda3 offers robust engines, engaging handling and an elegant interior, critics say, making it a top choice in the class. Read full review»

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Overall:8.8
Critics' Rating:9.6
Performance:9.3
Interior:7.8
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 2_5
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2015 Volkswagen Golf

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Critics love the 2015 redesigned Volkswagen Golf's nimble handling, large cargo space and superior cabin quality. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.8
Critics' Rating:9.6
Performance:8.2
Interior:8.4
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 3_0

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2015 Honda Civic

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Reviewers say the 2015 Honda Civic stands apart in its class thanks to excellent fuel efficiency, smooth transmission and classy and spacious interior. Read full review»

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Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:8.0
Interior:7.8
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 4_5
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2015 Buick Verano

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Critics find the 2015 Buick Verano's base engine lacking power and its handling less nimble than some competitors’, but they love its high-end and nearly silent interior. Read full review»

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Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:7.4
Interior:8.0
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 4_0
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2015 Chevrolet Cruze

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The 2015 Chevrolet Cruze offers steady handling, a smooth ride, a roomy trunk for the class and a potent available diesel engine, according to critics. Read full review»

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Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:8.0
Interior:8.2
Safety:9.2
Reliability: 3_0
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2015 Kia Soul

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Reviewers praise the 2015 Kia Soul for its quality cabin materials and long list of standard and available features. Read full review»

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Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:7.3
Interior:8.4
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 3_5

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2015 Subaru WRX

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With a powerful engine, agile handing and standard all-wheel drive, critics report that the all-new 2015 Subaru WRX is exceptionally fun to drive.  Read full review»

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Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:8.8
Interior:7.3
Safety:10.0
Reliability: 2_5
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2015 Ford Fiesta

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Critics praise the 2015 Ford Fiesta's high-quality interior and nimble handling, but they complain about the constricting rear seats and that its tech features are confusing. Read full review»

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Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:8.8
Interior:8.4
Safety:8.0
Reliability: 2_5
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2015 Ford Focus

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Critics praise the refreshed 2015 Ford Focus for its athletic handling, elegant interior and top-quality materials. Read full review»

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Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:8.5
Interior:7.8
Safety:9.4
Reliability: 2_0
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2015 Kia Forte

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The 2015 Kia Forte offers great value because of its abundant tech features, roomy trunk and cabin and comfortable seating, according to reviewers. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:7.3
Interior:8.4
Safety:8.8
Reliability: 3_5
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2015 Kia Rio

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The 2015 Kia Rio features a lively engine and a solid warranty, as well as a quality cabin in its higher trims, reviewers say, but some think ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.6
Performance:7.7
Interior:8.3
Safety:8.9
Reliability: 3_5
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2015 Toyota Prius

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The 2015 Toyota Prius gets outstanding fuel economy and has a roomy interior, automotive writers say, but its lackluster acceleration and drab handling contribute to dull performance. Read full review»

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Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:7.2
Interior:7.0
Safety:9.0
Reliability: 3_5
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2015 Hyundai Accent

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Reviewers praise the 2015 Hyundai Accent for its ample cargo space and smooth ride, though they note that it offers few tech features. Read full review»

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Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:7.6
Interior:7.8
Safety:8.0
Reliability: 4_0
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  • MSRP: $15,700 - $16,800
  • MPG: 31 City / 41 Hwy

#14
2016 Scion iA

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The all-new 2016 Scion iA gets outstanding fuel economy, and most reviewers say it has engaging performance, but could use more engine power. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.0
Performance:8.2
Interior:7.8
Safety:N/A
Reliability: NA
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2015 Chevrolet Sonic

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Critics praise the 2015 Chevrolet Sonic for its athletic handling, spacious backseat and abundance of available features. Read full review»

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Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:7.8
Interior:7.8
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 2_5
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2015 Chevrolet Volt

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The 2015 Chevrolet Volt disappoints reviewers with its undersized cargo area and cramped rear seats, but they like its strong electric powertrain. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:8.2
Interior:6.5
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 3_0
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2015 MINI Cooper

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The 2015 Mini Cooper is especially fun to drive, according to critics, and it is now available in a four-door model featuring roomier rear seats and extra ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.6
Performance:8.7
Interior:7.5
Safety:7.9
Reliability: 2_5
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2015 Nissan Leaf

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The all-electric 2015 Nissan Leaf earns reviewers' praise for its roomy interior and poised handling, though they wish it delivered more highway passing power. Read full review»

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Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.0
Performance:7.7
Interior:7.7
Safety:8.3
Reliability: 4_0
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  • MSRP: $18,460 - $19,200
  • MPG: N/A

#16
2016 Scion iM

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The new 2016 Scion iM offers a lot of standard features for its price, but critics say it is unremarkable by most other measures, including performance and ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.0
Performance:7.5
Interior:7.2
Safety:N/A
Reliability: NA
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2016 Hyundai Elantra

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The 2016 Hyundai Elantra has a spacious cabin and gets good fuel economy with its base engine, but that engine isn't especially powerful and ride quality is ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:8.1
Performance:7.2
Interior:7.9
Safety:8.5
Reliability: NA
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2015 Subaru Impreza

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Critics say the 2015 Subaru Impreza needs more punch at highway speeds, but they appreciate the standard all-wheel drive and ample seating.  Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:8.3
Performance:7.7
Interior:7.8
Safety:9.6
Reliability: 2_0
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2015 Toyota Corolla

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Test drivers say if you need a commuter car with a roomy back seat, the 2015 Toyota Corolla is good, but many competitors deliver a more enjoyable ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:7.3
Performance:7.3
Interior:7.6
Safety:9.4
Reliability: 4_5
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  • MSRP: $16,215 - $31,120
  • MPG: 25 City / 34 Hwy

#22
2015 Volkswagen Jetta

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Critics like the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta's generous interior space and high-performing engine lineup, though some say its technology features could be better. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:8.0
Performance:7.9
Interior:8.1
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 2_5
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2015 Dodge Dart

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The 2015 Dodge Dart earns reviewer praise for is easy-to-use tech features and agile handling, although some dislike the underpowered base engine and complain that the seats ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:7.9
Performance:7.7
Interior:7.8
Safety:9.4
Reliability: 2_5
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2015 Volkswagen Eos

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Quality cabin materials and an inventive convertible top earn critics' praise, but not the small trunk and rear seat. Read full review»

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Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:7.7
Performance:7.7
Interior:7.9
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 3_0
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2015 Honda Civic Hybrid

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The 2015 Honda Civic Hybrid has dull handling, sluggish acceleration and a small trunk, according to reviewers. However, they also note it has a spacious back seat ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:7.2
Performance:6.5
Interior:7.5
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 4_5
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2015 Scion tC

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The 2015 Scion tC earns critics' appreciation for its spacious interior and economical price tag, though they say competitors' coupes perform better.  Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:7.5
Performance:7.1
Interior:7.6
Safety:9.0
Reliability: 3_5
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2015 Ford Focus Electric

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The 2015 Ford Focus Electric has an upscale interior and agile handling for an EV, but its confusing infotainment system and reduced cargo capacity may limit its ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.5
Critics' Rating:7.8
Performance:7.8
Interior:8.1
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 2_0
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2015 Honda CR-Z

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The two-seat 2015 Honda CR-Z impresses test drivers with its agility, though they note that the interior layout is somewhat awkward. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.5
Critics' Rating:7.4
Performance:7.3
Interior:7.3
Safety:9.1
Reliability: 3_5
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2015 Nissan Sentra

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Critics don't think the 2015 Nissan Sentra is particularly powerful or entertaining to drive, but they note that its high fuel economy and large interior make it ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.5
Critics' Rating:7.4
Performance:6.4
Interior:7.7
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 3_5
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2015 Toyota Prius c

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The 2015 Toyota Prius c gets outstanding fuel economy, but auto writers say it has sluggish highway acceleration and an uncomfortable ride on bumpy roads. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.5
Critics' Rating:7.7
Performance:6.4
Interior:6.9
Safety:8.8
Reliability: 3_5
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2015 Chevrolet Spark

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The 2015 Chevrolet Spark will delight frequent city drivers, critics say, thanks to its low starting price and modern interior, although critics point out that many class ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.4
Critics' Rating:7.6
Performance:6.6
Interior:7.1
Safety:9.0
Reliability: 3_0
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2015 MINI Cooper Paceman

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Critics say the base engine in the 2015 Mini Paceman is underpowered and the car has a harsh ride, but they appreciate its nimble handling and powerful ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.3
Critics' Rating:7.5
Performance:8.1
Interior:6.7
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 2_5
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2015 Scion xB

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Though the 2015 Scion xB accelerates slowly at highway speeds and delivers disappointing fuel economy, it offers an impressive amount of space for passengers and cargo, according ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.3
Critics' Rating:7.4
Performance:6.7
Interior:7.4
Safety:8.7
Reliability: 3_0
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2015 Volkswagen Beetle

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The 2015 Volkswagen Beetle has a stylish retro look, but many rivals offer better handling, higher fuel economy and more cargo space for a lower price, according ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.3
Critics' Rating:7.7
Performance:7.3
Interior:7.2
Safety:8.8
Reliability: 2_0
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2015 Hyundai Veloster

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Reviewers enjoy the 2015 Hyundai Veloster's modern interior, though they dislike its rough ride and lethargic base engine. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.2
Critics' Rating:7.4
Performance:7.0
Interior:7.4
Safety:8.5
Reliability: 2_5
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2015 Toyota Prius Plug-In

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The 2015 Toyota Prius Plug-in may get great fuel economy, but it has a shorter electric-only driving range than its plug-in hybrid rivals, and test drivers say ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.2
Critics' Rating:7.0
Performance:6.6
Interior:6.8
Safety:9.2
Reliability: 3_5
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2015 FIAT 500

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Critics find the 2015 Fiat 500's engine capabilities and interior styling lacking, but they enjoy the energetic performance of the higher-trim 500 Abarth. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.1
Critics' Rating:7.5
Performance:7.5
Interior:6.5
Safety:8.5
Reliability: 2_0
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2015 Toyota Yaris

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Many competitors in the same price range perform better than the 2015 Toyota Yaris, automotive writers say, but they note it delivers a premium interior and solid ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.1
Critics' Rating:6.9
Performance:6.4
Interior:7.1
Safety:8.8
Reliability: 3_5
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2015 Mitsubishi Lancer

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Critics say the 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer handles adeptly but that the interior is noisy and uses low-grade materials. Read full review»

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Overall:6.8
Critics' Rating:6.9
Performance:7.0
Interior:6.0
Safety:8.8
Reliability: 2_5
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2015 Scion iQ

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The 2015 Scion iQ may be easy to park and get excellent fuel economy, but its rivals cost less, are more spacious and a lot more fun ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:6.8
Critics' Rating:6.7
Performance:6.5
Interior:6.7
Safety:8.7
Reliability: 3_0
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2015 Nissan Versa

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The 2015 Nissan Versa has a bare-bones interior and delivers a dull performance, but critics say it provides a spacious cabin and decent fuel economy for a ... Read full review»

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Overall:6.5
Critics' Rating:6.8
Performance:6.3
Interior:6.9
Safety:7.9
Reliability: 2_0
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2015 Mitsubishi Mirage

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The 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage offers excellent fuel economy, but reviewers dislike its noisy, underpowered engine, drab interior and shoddy handling. Read full review»

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Overall:6.0
Critics' Rating:5.6
Performance:6.2
Interior:6.2
Safety:8.5
Reliability: 2_5

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2016 Honda Fit

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$15,790 - $21,065
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Reviewers write that the 2016 Honda Fit outshines much of the competition with its versatile cargo area, spacious cabin and excellent fuel economy. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.8
Critics' Rating:9.3
Performance:7.8
Interior:8.7
Safety:N/A
Reliability: NA

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2015 Mazda Mazda3

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$16,945 - $26,595
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The 2015 Mazda3 offers robust engines, engaging handling and an elegant interior, critics say, making it a top choice in the class. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.8
Critics' Rating:9.6
Performance:9.3
Interior:7.8
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 2_5

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2015 Volkswagen Golf

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$19,295 - $39,090
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Critics love the 2015 redesigned Volkswagen Golf's nimble handling, large cargo space and superior cabin quality. Read full review»

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Overall:8.8
Critics' Rating:9.6
Performance:8.2
Interior:8.4
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 3_0

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2015 Honda Civic

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$18,290 - $29,390
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Reviewers say the 2015 Honda Civic stands apart in its class thanks to excellent fuel efficiency, smooth transmission and classy and spacious interior. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:8.0
Interior:7.8
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 4_5

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2015 Buick Verano

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$23,380 - $29,215
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Critics find the 2015 Buick Verano's base engine lacking power and its handling less nimble than some competitors’, but they love its high-end and nearly silent interior. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:7.4
Interior:8.0
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 4_0

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2015 Chevrolet Cruze

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$16,170 - $25,660
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The 2015 Chevrolet Cruze offers steady handling, a smooth ride, a roomy trunk for the class and a potent available diesel engine, according to critics. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:8.0
Interior:8.2
Safety:9.2
Reliability: 3_0

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2015 Kia Soul

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$15,190 - $35,700
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Reviewers praise the 2015 Kia Soul for its quality cabin materials and long list of standard and available features. Read full review»

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Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:7.3
Interior:8.4
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 3_5

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2015 Subaru WRX

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$26,295 - $38,495
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With a powerful engine, agile handing and standard all-wheel drive, critics report that the all-new 2015 Subaru WRX is exceptionally fun to drive.  Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:8.8
Interior:7.3
Safety:10.0
Reliability: 2_5

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2015 Ford Fiesta

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$14,455 - $21,435
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Critics praise the 2015 Ford Fiesta's high-quality interior and nimble handling, but they complain about the constricting rear seats and that its tech features are confusing. Read full review»

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Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:8.8
Interior:8.4
Safety:8.0
Reliability: 2_5

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2015 Ford Focus

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$17,170 - $24,370
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Critics praise the refreshed 2015 Ford Focus for its athletic handling, elegant interior and top-quality materials. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:8.5
Interior:7.8
Safety:9.4
Reliability: 2_0

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2015 Kia Forte

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$15,890 - $21,890
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The 2015 Kia Forte offers great value because of its abundant tech features, roomy trunk and cabin and comfortable seating, according to reviewers. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:7.3
Interior:8.4
Safety:8.8
Reliability: 3_5

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2015 Kia Rio

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$13,990 - $18,290
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The 2015 Kia Rio features a lively engine and a solid warranty, as well as a quality cabin in its higher trims, reviewers say, but some think ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.6
Performance:7.7
Interior:8.3
Safety:8.9
Reliability: 3_5

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2015 Toyota Prius

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$24,200 - $30,005
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The 2015 Toyota Prius gets outstanding fuel economy and has a roomy interior, automotive writers say, but its lackluster acceleration and drab handling contribute to dull performance. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:7.2
Interior:7.0
Safety:9.0
Reliability: 3_5

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2015 Hyundai Accent

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$14,745 - $17,495
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Reviewers praise the 2015 Hyundai Accent for its ample cargo space and smooth ride, though they note that it offers few tech features. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:7.6
Interior:7.8
Safety:8.0
Reliability: 4_0

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2016 Scion iA

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$15,700 - $16,800
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The all-new 2016 Scion iA gets outstanding fuel economy, and most reviewers say it has engaging performance, but could use more engine power. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.0
Performance:8.2
Interior:7.8
Safety:N/A
Reliability: NA

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2015 Chevrolet Sonic

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$14,245 - $21,945
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Critics praise the 2015 Chevrolet Sonic for its athletic handling, spacious backseat and abundance of available features. Read full review»

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Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:7.8
Interior:7.8
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 2_5

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2015 Chevrolet Volt

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$34,345 - $34,345
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The 2015 Chevrolet Volt disappoints reviewers with its undersized cargo area and cramped rear seats, but they like its strong electric powertrain. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:8.2
Interior:6.5
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 3_0

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2015 MINI Cooper

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$20,700 - $35,850
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The 2015 Mini Cooper is especially fun to drive, according to critics, and it is now available in a four-door model featuring roomier rear seats and extra ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.6
Performance:8.7
Interior:7.5
Safety:7.9
Reliability: 2_5

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2015 Nissan Leaf

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$29,010 - $35,120
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The all-electric 2015 Nissan Leaf earns reviewers' praise for its roomy interior and poised handling, though they wish it delivered more highway passing power. Read full review»

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Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.0
Performance:7.7
Interior:7.7
Safety:8.3
Reliability: 4_0

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2016 Scion iM

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The new 2016 Scion iM offers a lot of standard features for its price, but critics say it is unremarkable by most other measures, including performance and ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.0
Performance:7.5
Interior:7.2
Safety:N/A
Reliability: NA

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2016 Hyundai Elantra

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$17,250 - $21,700
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The 2016 Hyundai Elantra has a spacious cabin and gets good fuel economy with its base engine, but that engine isn't especially powerful and ride quality is ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:8.1
Performance:7.2
Interior:7.9
Safety:8.5
Reliability: NA

#22
2015 Subaru Impreza

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$18,195 - $23,295
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Critics say the 2015 Subaru Impreza needs more punch at highway speeds, but they appreciate the standard all-wheel drive and ample seating.  Read full review»

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Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:8.3
Performance:7.7
Interior:7.8
Safety:9.6
Reliability: 2_0

#22
2015 Toyota Corolla

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$16,950 - $22,955
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Test drivers say if you need a commuter car with a roomy back seat, the 2015 Toyota Corolla is good, but many competitors deliver a more enjoyable ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:7.3
Performance:7.3
Interior:7.6
Safety:9.4
Reliability: 4_5

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2015 Volkswagen Jetta

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$16,215 - $31,120
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Critics like the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta's generous interior space and high-performing engine lineup, though some say its technology features could be better. Read full review»

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Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:8.0
Performance:7.9
Interior:8.1
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 2_5

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2015 Dodge Dart

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$16,495 - $23,795
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The 2015 Dodge Dart earns reviewer praise for is easy-to-use tech features and agile handling, although some dislike the underpowered base engine and complain that the seats ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:7.9
Performance:7.7
Interior:7.8
Safety:9.4
Reliability: 2_5

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2015 Volkswagen Eos

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$36,145 - $42,745
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Quality cabin materials and an inventive convertible top earn critics' praise, but not the small trunk and rear seat. Read full review»

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Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:7.7
Performance:7.7
Interior:7.9
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 3_0

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2015 Honda Civic Hybrid

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$24,735 - $27,435
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The 2015 Honda Civic Hybrid has dull handling, sluggish acceleration and a small trunk, according to reviewers. However, they also note it has a spacious back seat ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:7.2
Performance:6.5
Interior:7.5
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 4_5

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2015 Scion tC

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$19,210 - $20,360
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The 2015 Scion tC earns critics' appreciation for its spacious interior and economical price tag, though they say competitors' coupes perform better.  Read full review»

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Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:7.5
Performance:7.1
Interior:7.6
Safety:9.0
Reliability: 3_5

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2015 Ford Focus Electric

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$29,170 - $29,170
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The 2015 Ford Focus Electric has an upscale interior and agile handling for an EV, but its confusing infotainment system and reduced cargo capacity may limit its ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.5
Critics' Rating:7.8
Performance:7.8
Interior:8.1
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 2_0

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2015 Honda CR-Z

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$20,145 - $24,140
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The two-seat 2015 Honda CR-Z impresses test drivers with its agility, though they note that the interior layout is somewhat awkward. Read full review»

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Overall:7.5
Critics' Rating:7.4
Performance:7.3
Interior:7.3
Safety:9.1
Reliability: 3_5

#29
2015 Nissan Sentra

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$16,480 - $20,670
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Critics don't think the 2015 Nissan Sentra is particularly powerful or entertaining to drive, but they note that its high fuel economy and large interior make it ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.5
Critics' Rating:7.4
Performance:6.4
Interior:7.7
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 3_5

#29
2015 Toyota Prius c

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$19,540 - $24,475
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The 2015 Toyota Prius c gets outstanding fuel economy, but auto writers say it has sluggish highway acceleration and an uncomfortable ride on bumpy roads. Read full review»

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Overall:7.5
Critics' Rating:7.7
Performance:6.4
Interior:6.9
Safety:8.8
Reliability: 3_5

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2015 Chevrolet Spark

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$12,270 - $25,560
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The 2015 Chevrolet Spark will delight frequent city drivers, critics say, thanks to its low starting price and modern interior, although critics point out that many class ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.4
Critics' Rating:7.6
Performance:6.6
Interior:7.1
Safety:9.0
Reliability: 3_0

#34
2015 MINI Cooper Paceman

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$23,550 - $35,600
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Critics say the base engine in the 2015 Mini Paceman is underpowered and the car has a harsh ride, but they appreciate its nimble handling and powerful ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.3
Critics' Rating:7.5
Performance:8.1
Interior:6.7
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 2_5

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2015 Scion xB

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$17,120 - $18,070
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Though the 2015 Scion xB accelerates slowly at highway speeds and delivers disappointing fuel economy, it offers an impressive amount of space for passengers and cargo, according ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.3
Critics' Rating:7.4
Performance:6.7
Interior:7.4
Safety:8.7
Reliability: 3_0

#34
2015 Volkswagen Beetle

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$20,195 - $35,975
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The 2015 Volkswagen Beetle has a stylish retro look, but many rivals offer better handling, higher fuel economy and more cargo space for a lower price, according ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.3
Critics' Rating:7.7
Performance:7.3
Interior:7.2
Safety:8.8
Reliability: 2_0

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2015 Hyundai Veloster

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Reviewers enjoy the 2015 Hyundai Veloster's modern interior, though they dislike its rough ride and lethargic base engine. Read full review»

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Overall:7.2
Critics' Rating:7.4
Performance:7.0
Interior:7.4
Safety:8.5
Reliability: 2_5

#37
2015 Toyota Prius Plug-In

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$29,990 - $34,905
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The 2015 Toyota Prius Plug-in may get great fuel economy, but it has a shorter electric-only driving range than its plug-in hybrid rivals, and test drivers say ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.2
Critics' Rating:7.0
Performance:6.6
Interior:6.8
Safety:9.2
Reliability: 3_5

#39
2015 FIAT 500

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Critics find the 2015 Fiat 500's engine capabilities and interior styling lacking, but they enjoy the energetic performance of the higher-trim 500 Abarth. Read full review»

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Overall:7.1
Critics' Rating:7.5
Performance:7.5
Interior:6.5
Safety:8.5
Reliability: 2_0

#39
2015 Toyota Yaris

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Many competitors in the same price range perform better than the 2015 Toyota Yaris, automotive writers say, but they note it delivers a premium interior and solid ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.1
Critics' Rating:6.9
Performance:6.4
Interior:7.1
Safety:8.8
Reliability: 3_5

#41
2015 Mitsubishi Lancer

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$17,395 - $38,995
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Critics say the 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer handles adeptly but that the interior is noisy and uses low-grade materials. Read full review»

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Overall:6.8
Critics' Rating:6.9
Performance:7.0
Interior:6.0
Safety:8.8
Reliability: 2_5

#41
2015 Scion iQ

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$15,665 - $15,665
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The 2015 Scion iQ may be easy to park and get excellent fuel economy, but its rivals cost less, are more spacious and a lot more fun ... Read full review»

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Overall:6.8
Critics' Rating:6.7
Performance:6.5
Interior:6.7
Safety:8.7
Reliability: 3_0

#43
2015 Nissan Versa

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$11,990 - $18,660
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The 2015 Nissan Versa has a bare-bones interior and delivers a dull performance, but critics say it provides a spacious cabin and decent fuel economy for a ... Read full review»

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Overall:6.5
Critics' Rating:6.8
Performance:6.3
Interior:6.9
Safety:7.9
Reliability: 2_0

#44
2015 Mitsubishi Mirage

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$12,995 - $15,395
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The 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage offers excellent fuel economy, but reviewers dislike its noisy, underpowered engine, drab interior and shoddy handling. Read full review»

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Overall:6.0
Critics' Rating:5.6
Performance:6.2
Interior:6.2
Safety:8.5
Reliability: 2_5
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