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Mazda Mazda3

#2 in Affordable Small Cars

Rated a 2015 compact car top choice, the Mazda Mazda3 impresses reviewers with its responsive handling, sophisticated interior and reliable engines. Read full review»

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Overall:8.8
Critics' Rating:9.5
Performance:9.3
Interior:7.8
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 2_5
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Mitsubishi Lancer

#39 in Affordable Small Cars

Low-quality cabin materials and a loud ride detract from the 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer's agile handling, reviewers say.  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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Mitsubishi Mirage

#42 in Affordable Small Cars

A mundane interior, sloppy handling and a loud, weak engine overshadow the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage's outstanding fuel economy, test drivers say. 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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Mitsubishi Outlander Sport

#24 in Affordable Compact SUVs

In performance and cabin design, auto journalists say the 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport isn't keeping pace with its competition, though some reviewers appreciate its smooth ride. Read full review»

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Overall:6.9
Critics' Rating:6.9
Performance:6.9
Interior:6.8
Safety:9.0
Reliability: 2_5
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Nissan Frontier

#4 in Compact Pickup Trucks

According to test drivers, the 2015 Nissan Frontier falls short of rivals that have a more spacious back seat, nicer cabin materials and a smoother ride. Read full review»

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Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:7.9
Performance:7.6
Interior:6.6
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 3_5
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Nissan Sentra

#27 in Affordable Small Cars

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 a decent option for daily commutes. 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
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Nissan Versa

#41 in Affordable Small Cars

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 bargain-basement price. 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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Scion iQ

#39 in Affordable Small Cars

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 to drive, according to critics. 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
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Scion tC

#25 in Affordable Small Cars

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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Scion xB

#32 in Affordable Small Cars

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 to critics. 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
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Subaru Impreza

#20 in Affordable Small Cars

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
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Toyota Corolla

#20 in Affordable Small Cars

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 ride.  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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Toyota Prius c

#30 in Affordable Small Cars

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:7.4
Critics' Rating:7.7
Performance:6.4
Interior:6.9
Safety:8.3
Reliability: 3_5
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Toyota Yaris

#37 in Affordable Small Cars

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 fuel economy.  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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Volkswagen Golf

#2 in Affordable Small Cars

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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  • MSRP: $16,215 - $31,120
  • MPG: 25 City / 34 Hwy

Volkswagen Jetta

#20 in Affordable Small Cars

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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