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MINI Cooper

#18 in Affordable Small Cars

The all-new 2014 Mini Cooper hardtop has nimble handling that makes it a lot of fun to drive, as well as a classy cabin, reviewers say, but rivals offer more passenger and cargo ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:8.9
Interior:6.7
Safety:8.6
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MINI Cooper Clubman

#21 in Affordable Small Cars

The 2014 Mini Clubman is brimming with character and delivers a fun ride with room for four, test drivers say. However, many rivals are cheaper, have more cargo space and friendlier tech features. Read full review»

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Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:8.1
Performance:8.2
Interior:6.6
Safety:N/A
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MINI Cooper Paceman

#11 in Upscale Small Cars

Critics say that agile handling and unique interior styling make the 2014 Mini Paceman a fun choice, but its harsh ride and small cargo area limit its appeal. Read full review»

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Overall:7.5
Critics' Rating:7.7
Performance:7.7
Interior:7.2
Safety:N/A
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Mitsubishi Lancer

#39 in Affordable Small Cars

Though its higher trims are racetrack-ready, class rivals surpass the 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer with more cargo space, better fuel economy and more refined interiors, reviewers say. Read full review»

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Overall:6.6
Critics' Rating:6.7
Performance:7.1
Interior:6.0
Safety:9.0
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Nissan Leaf

#9 in Upscale Small Cars

Auto writers agree that if you can live with its limited driving range, the all-electric 2013 Nissan Leaf has a spacious interior and drives like a gas-only car, which makes it a fine ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:8.1
Performance:7.8
Interior:7.5
Safety:9.0
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Scion tC

#32 in Affordable Small Cars

The 2014 Scion tC offers good cabin space, sporty looks and high-tech audio at a nice price, but reviewers say rival coupes are more fun to drive. Read full review»

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Overall:7.2
Critics' Rating:7.6
Performance:7.1
Interior:7.7
Safety:9.0
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Subaru Impreza

#11 in Affordable Small Cars

Reviewers love the 2014 Subaru Impreza’s roomy cabin and standard all-wheel drive, but also wish it had a bit more power on the highway. Read full review»

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Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:8.0
Interior:8.1
Safety:10.0
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Toyota Corolla

#14 in Affordable Small Cars

After a complete overhaul, critics say the 2014 Toyota Corolla still caters to those who value simplicity and dependability over sporty handling and flashy looks. Read full review»

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Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:7.9
Performance:7.1
Interior:7.1
Safety:9.2
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  • MSRP: $19,275 - $22,415
  • MPG: 26 City / 32 Hwy

Toyota Matrix

#32 in Affordable Small Cars

While the 2013 Toyota Matrix’s available all-wheel drive is rare in this class, auto reviewers don’t think it compensates for the Matrix’s mediocre performance and cheap interior. Read full review»

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Overall:7.2
Critics' Rating:6.7
Performance:6.6
Interior:6.9
Safety:9.2
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Toyota Prius c

#11 in Affordable Small Cars

The 2013 Toyota Prius c has impressive gas mileage and easy-to-use tech features, makeing it an excellent commuter car. Read full review»

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Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:6.5
Interior:7.0
Safety:8.3
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  • MSRP: $20,295 - $34,895
  • MPG: 22 City / 29 Hwy

Volkswagen Beetle

#30 in Affordable Small Cars

The 2014 Volkswagen Beetle provides a distinctive blend of nostalgia and performance, though some rivals offer better fuel economy and a lower base price. Read full review»

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Overall:7.3
Critics' Rating:7.6
Performance:7.4
Interior:7.0
Safety:8.8
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Volkswagen Golf

#11 in Affordable Small Cars

Test drivers praise the 2014 Volkswagen Golf for its refined interior, snappy handling and fuel-efficient diesel engine, but they point out that rival cars have lower base prices. Read full review»

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Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:8.1
Interior:8.6
Safety:N/A
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Volkswagen GTI

#1 in Upscale Small Cars

With athletic handling and a spacious, high-quality interior, test drivers say the 2014 Volkswagen GTI continues to provide great driving dynamics in a practical package. Because it has the best combination of positive reviews, ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:9.3
Performance:8.9
Interior:9.1
Safety:9.7
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Volkswagen Jetta

#21 in Affordable Small Cars

Test drivers are pleased with the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta’s spacious cabin and new turbocharged engine, but they say the base model lags behind rivals with poor fuel economy and a spartan interior.  Read full review»

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Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:7.7
Performance:7.6
Interior:8.1
Safety:8.8
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  • MSRP: $25,560 - $31,895
  • MPG: 42 (Est) City / 48 (Est) Hwy

Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

#16 in Affordable Small Cars

Other hybrids may be cheaper, but the VW Jetta Hybrid’s peppy turbocharged engine and sporty handling make it worth consideration for spirited drivers, reviewers say. Read full review»

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Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:8.0
Performance:8.4
Interior:7.7
Safety:8.5
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