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Audi A3

#9 in Upscale Small Cars

The redesigned 2015 Audi A3 earns praise for its peppy turbocharged engines, sporty handling and long list of standard and optional features. Read full review»

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Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:8.1
Interior:8.0
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 3_0
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Buick Verano

#6 in Affordable Small Cars

Reviewers praise the Buick Verano’s premium and near-silent cabin, but they say its base engine is underpowered and its handling isn’t as sporty as some rivals’. 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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Chevrolet Cruze

#6 in Affordable Small Cars

The 2015 Chevrolet Cruze has a comfortable ride, balanced handling, a potent diesel engine option and a large trunk for the class, test drivers say. 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

Test drivers say the 2015 Chevrolet Sonic is quite nimble, and they like its spacious rear seat and generous list of available features. Read full review»

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Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:7.8
Interior:7.8
Safety:9.2
Reliability: 2_5
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Chevrolet Spark

#28 in Affordable Small Cars

While it isn’t the most powerful car in the class, the 2015 Chevrolet Spark is a good option for city commuters seeking a modern interior and a low base price, according to critics. 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

Reviewers like the 2015 Dodge Dart’s agile handling and easy-to-use tech features, but some take issue with its uncomfortable front seats and underpowered base engine. 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

#35 in Affordable Small Cars

Test drivers write that the base Fiat 500 falls short with an underpowered engine and cheap interior materials, though they love the Fiat 500 Abarth’s thrilling 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

#12 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:8.2
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:8.8
Interior:8.5
Safety:8.0
Reliability: 2_0
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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:9.5
Reliability: 2_0
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Honda Civic

#4 in Affordable Small Cars

The 2015 Honda Civic stands out in a competitive segment with a classy and spacious cabin, a smooth transmission and good fuel economy for the class, reviewers say. 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 Civic Hybrid

#24 in Affordable Small Cars

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 and gets excellent fuel economy for ... 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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Honda CR-Z

#26 in Affordable Small Cars

The 2015 Honda CR-Z is more nimble than most hybrids, but limited seating means that its cabin could be more practical, according to auto writers. 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
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Honda Fit

#1 in Affordable Small Cars

Abundant cargo space, a roomy back seat and a comfortable ride make the redesigned 2015 Honda Fit a standout among small hatchbacks, reviewers say. It also has superb fuel economy ratings. Read full review»

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Overall:9.0
Critics' Rating:9.5
Performance:7.8
Interior:8.7
Safety:9.4
Reliability: 4_0
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Hyundai Elantra

#19 in Affordable Small Cars

Though critics say the 2015 Hyundai Elantra offers ample cargo space, good fuel economy and user-friendly tech features, some are let down by its sluggish base engine and jarring ride. Read full review»

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Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:8.2
Performance:7.3
Interior:7.9
Safety:9.0
Reliability: 3_0
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Hyundai Veloster

#36 in Affordable Small Cars

Reviewers like the 2015 Hyundai Veloster’s modern cabin design, but say its base engine is underpowered and that it has an uncomfortable ride. Read full review»

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Overall:7.0
Critics' Rating:7.3
Performance:6.8
Interior:7.4
Safety:8.5
Reliability: 2_0
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Kia Forte

#9 in Affordable Small Cars

Automotive journalists say the 2015 Kia Forte is a good value that offers comfortable seating, a roomy cabin and trunk as well as an abundance of tech features. 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 Soul

#6 in Affordable Small Cars

The 2015 Kia Soul impresses reviewers with upscale cabin materials and an abundance of standard and optional 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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Mazda Mazda3

#3 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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MINI Cooper Paceman

#33 in Affordable Small Cars

The 2015 Mini Paceman has nimble handling and strong engine options, according to reviewers, but they think the base engine isn’t very powerful, and that the Paceman has a harsh ride. 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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Mitsubishi Lancer

#39 in Affordable Small Cars

Test drivers agree that although the 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer has nimble handling, it stumbles with low-rent cabin materials and a noisy ride. Read full review»

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Overall:6.7
Critics' Rating:6.8
Performance:7.0
Interior:6.0
Safety:8.8
Reliability: 2_5
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