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#1
2015 Honda Fit

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$15,650 - $20,925
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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 ... 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

#2
2015 Ford Fiesta

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$14,455 - $21,435
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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

#2
2015 Kia Rio

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$13,990 - $18,290
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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

#4
2015 Hyundai Accent

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$14,745 - $17,495
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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 ... 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

#5
2015 Chevrolet Sonic

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$14,245 - $21,945
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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

#5
2015 MINI Cooper

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$20,700 - $35,850
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The 2015 Mini Cooper now has a four-door model with expanded cargo space and a more spacious back seat, and reviewers find the car exceptionally fun to ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.6
Performance:8.7
Interior:7.5
Safety:7.9
Reliability: 2_5

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2015 Honda CR-Z

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$20,145 - $24,140
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Critics say the 2015 Honda CR-Z is more agile than most hybrids, but note it seats only two people and the cabin could be more practical. 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

#8
2015 Chevrolet Spark

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$12,270 - $25,560
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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 ... 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

#8
2015 Toyota Prius c

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$19,540 - $24,475
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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

#10
2015 Volkswagen Beetle

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$20,195 - $35,975
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The 2015 Volkswagen Beetle has a stylish retro look, but many rivals offer better handling, higher fuel economy and more cargo space for a lower price, according ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.3
Critics' Rating:7.7
Performance:7.3
Interior:7.2
Safety:8.8
Reliability: 2_0

#11
2015 FIAT 500

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$16,845 - $26,595
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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

#11
2015 Toyota Yaris

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$14,845 - $17,620
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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 ... 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

#13
2015 Scion iQ

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$15,665 - $15,665
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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 ... 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

#14
2015 Nissan Versa

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$11,990 - $18,660
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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 ... 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

#15
2015 Mitsubishi Mirage

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$12,995 - $15,395
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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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