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Chevrolet Cruze

#5 in Affordable Small Cars

Reviewers like the pleasant ride, even handling, powerful available diesel engine and spacious trunk for the class that the 2015 Chevrolet Cruze delivers.  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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Chevrolet Sonic

#15 in Affordable Small Cars

With a large rear seat, numerous available features and agile handling, the 2015 Chevrolet Sonic earns reviewers' appreciation. 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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Chevrolet Spark

#30 in Affordable Small Cars

Reviewers say the 2015 Chevrolet Spark is a good choice for urban commuters who desire a contemporary cabin and low base price, but it lacks the power of other cars in the 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
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Dodge Dart

#23 in Affordable Small Cars

Though some test drivers complain about the 2015 Dodge Dart's uncomfortable front seats and weak base engine, they appreciate its nimble handling and user-friendly tech features. 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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FIAT 500

#37 in Affordable Small Cars

The base 2015 Fiat 500's lackluster engine and economical cabin materials fail to impress reviewers, but they are thrilled with the higher-trim 500 Abarth's exhilarating performance.  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
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Ford Fiesta

#9 in Affordable Small Cars

The 2015 Ford Fiesta delivers agile handling and a first-rate cabin, but reviewers are dissatisfied with its perplexing tech features and cramped rear seats. 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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Ford Focus

#9 in Affordable Small Cars

Lively handling, first-rate interior materials and a sophisticated cabin are hallmarks of the refreshed 2015 Ford Focus that win reviewers over. 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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Honda Civic

#4 in Affordable Small Cars

An upscale and roomy interior, silky transmission and solid fuel economy win over critics and help the 2015 Honda Civic shine in a crowded segment. 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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Honda Fit

#1 in Affordable Small Cars

The 2015 Honda Fit has exceptional fuel economy and impresses critics with generous cargo room, a spacious back seat and pleasant ride, making it a standout among small hatchbacks. Read full review»

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Overall:8.9
Critics' Rating:9.5
Performance:7.8
Interior:8.7
Safety:9.4
Reliability: 3_5
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Hyundai Accent

#14 in Affordable Small Cars

The 2015 Hyundai Accent delivers a smooth ride and provides plenty of cargo space, critics say, but they point out that the car doesn't have a number of 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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Hyundai Elantra

#19 in Affordable Small Cars

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 poor over rough roads, reviewers say. 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
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Hyundai Veloster

#35 in Affordable Small Cars

The 2015 Hyundai Veloster's contemporary interior earns critics' appreciation, but not its sluggish base engine and harsh ride. 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
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Kia Forte

#9 in Affordable Small Cars

A spacious interior and trunk, supportive seating and a range of tech features make the 2015 Kia Forte a good value, critics say. Read full review»

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Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:7.3
Interior:8.4
Safety:8.8
Reliability: 3_5
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Kia Rio

#9 in Affordable Small Cars

Critics like the 2015 Kia Rio's spry engine, generous warranty, and well-made interior in its higher trims, but some complain the car’s ride is too stiff.  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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Kia Soul

#5 in Affordable Small Cars

The 2015 Kia Soul's high-end interior materials, as well as numerous standard and optional features, impress automotive writers. 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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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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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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