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2015 Honda Fit

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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 ... Read full review»

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Overall:9.2
Critics' Rating:9.5
Performance:7.8
Interior:8.7
Safety:9.5
Reliability: NA
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2015 Kia Rio

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While some dislike its stiff ride, auto writers praise the 2015 Kia Rio’s lively engine, long warranty and high-quality cabin in higher trims. Read full review»

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Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.6
Performance:7.7
Interior:8.3
Safety:9.4
Reliability: NA
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2015 Chevrolet Sonic

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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:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:7.8
Interior:7.8
Safety:9.4
Reliability: NA
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2015 Ford Fiesta

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Though some are let down by its confusing tech features and small back seat, critics agree that the 2015 Ford Fiesta offers nimble driving dynamics and a ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:8.8
Interior:8.5
Safety:7.0
Reliability: NA
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2015 Hyundai Accent

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Though it isn’t available with many tech features, the 2015 Hyundai Accent pleases critics with ample cargo space and a comfortable ride. Read full review»

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Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:7.6
Interior:7.8
Safety:8.0
Reliability: NA
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2014 Chevrolet Spark EV

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The 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV distinguishes itself with a competitive price, peppy acceleration and a smooth ride, reviewers say, but a long charge time may make it ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:8.3
Performance:7.6
Interior:6.8
Safety:9.5
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2015 MINI Cooper

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The 2015 Mini Cooper is extremely fun to drive, auto writers say, and now offers a four-door model with a larger back seat and more cargo space. Read full review»

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Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:8.6
Performance:8.7
Interior:7.5
Safety:N/A
Reliability: NA
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2014 Toyota Prius c

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The 2014 Toyota Prius c offers class-leading fuel economy and reviewers praise its roomy cabin and low base price, but say rival cars offer sportier handling and ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:6.3
Interior:7.0
Safety:8.3
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2015 FIAT 500

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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:7.5
Critics' Rating:7.5
Performance:7.5
Interior:6.5
Safety:8.5
Reliability: NA
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2015 Chevrolet Spark

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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 ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.4
Critics' Rating:7.6
Performance:6.6
Interior:7.1
Safety:8.5
Reliability: NA
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2015 Honda CR-Z

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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:7.3
Critics' Rating:7.4
Performance:7.3
Interior:7.3
Safety:8.1
Reliability: NA
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2014 Volkswagen Beetle

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Reviewers say 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:7.3
Interior:7.1
Safety:8.8
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2015 Toyota Yaris

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The 2015 Toyota Yaris has a high-quality interior and good fuel economy, according to critics, but many rivals have better performance at a similar price. Read full review»

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Overall:7.1
Critics' Rating:6.9
Performance:6.4
Interior:7.1
Safety:8.5
Reliability: NA
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2014 Scion iQ

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Automotive writers say the 2014 Scion iQ sips gas and is a cinch to park, but rival cars are cheaper, more spacious and more refined. Read full review»

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Overall:6.8
Critics' Rating:6.8
Performance:6.5
Interior:6.7
Safety:8.7
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2015 Nissan Versa

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Reviewers say the 2015 Nissan Versa offers a roomy cabin and good gas mileage at a rock-bottom price, but they dislike its no-frills interior and lackluster performance. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:6.6
Critics' Rating:6.8
Performance:6.3
Interior:6.9
Safety:7.1
Reliability: NA
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2015 Mitsubishi Mirage

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The 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage may get superb fuel economy, but critics are disappointed by its dreary cabin, clumsy handling and noisy, underpowered engine. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:6.1
Critics' Rating:5.6
Performance:6.2
Interior:6.2
Safety:N/A
Reliability: NA
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