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2016 Honda Fit

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Reviewers write that the 2016 Honda Fit outshines much of the competition with its versatile cargo area, spacious cabin and excellent fuel economy. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.8
Critics' Rating:9.3
Performance:7.8
Interior:8.7
Safety:N/A
Reliability: NA
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2015 Ford Fiesta

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Critics praise the 2015 Ford Fiesta's high-quality interior and nimble handling, but they complain about the constricting rear seats and that its tech features are confusing. 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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2015 Kia Rio

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The 2015 Kia Rio features a lively engine and a solid warranty, as well as a quality cabin in its higher trims, reviewers say, but some think ... 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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2015 Hyundai Accent

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Reviewers praise the 2015 Hyundai Accent for its ample cargo space and smooth ride, though they note that it offers few tech features. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:7.6
Interior:7.8
Safety:8.0
Reliability: 4_0
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  • MSRP: $15,700 - $16,800
  • MPG: 31 City / 41 Hwy

#4
2016 Scion iA

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The all-new 2016 Scion iA gets outstanding fuel economy, and most reviewers say it has engaging performance, but could use more engine power. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.0
Performance:8.2
Interior:7.8
Safety:N/A
Reliability: NA
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2015 Chevrolet Sonic

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Critics praise the 2015 Chevrolet Sonic for its athletic handling, spacious backseat and abundance of available features. Read full review»

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Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:7.8
Interior:7.8
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 2_5
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2015 MINI Cooper

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The 2015 Mini Cooper is especially fun to drive, according to critics, and it is now available in a four-door model featuring roomier rear seats and extra ... 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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The two-seat 2015 Honda CR-Z impresses test drivers with its agility, though they note that the interior layout is somewhat awkward. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.5
Critics' Rating:7.4
Performance:7.3
Interior:7.3
Safety:9.1
Reliability: 3_5
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2015 Toyota Prius c

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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»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.5
Critics' Rating:7.7
Performance:6.4
Interior:6.9
Safety:8.8
Reliability: 3_5
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2015 Chevrolet Spark

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The 2015 Chevrolet Spark will delight frequent city drivers, critics say, thanks to its low starting price and modern interior, although critics point out that many class ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.4
Critics' Rating:7.6
Performance:6.6
Interior:7.1
Safety:9.0
Reliability: 3_0
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2015 MINI Cooper Paceman

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Critics say the base engine in the 2015 Mini Paceman is underpowered and the car has a harsh ride, but they appreciate its nimble handling and powerful ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.3
Critics' Rating:7.5
Performance:8.1
Interior:6.7
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 2_5
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2015 Volkswagen Beetle

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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»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.3
Critics' Rating:7.7
Performance:7.3
Interior:7.2
Safety:8.8
Reliability: 2_0
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2015 FIAT 500

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Critics find the 2015 Fiat 500's engine capabilities and interior styling lacking, but they enjoy the energetic performance of the higher-trim 500 Abarth. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.1
Critics' Rating:7.5
Performance:7.5
Interior:6.5
Safety:8.5
Reliability: 2_0
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2015 Toyota Yaris

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The 2015 Toyota Yaris is outperformed by similarly-priced rivals but still delivers decent fuel efficiency and a quality interior, according to critics. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.1
Critics' Rating:6.9
Performance:6.4
Interior:7.1
Safety:8.8
Reliability: 3_5
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2015 Scion iQ

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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»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:6.8
Critics' Rating:6.7
Performance:6.5
Interior:6.7
Safety:8.7
Reliability: 3_0
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2015 Nissan Versa

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Though it features a spartan interior and uninspiring performance, reviewers say the 2015 Nissan Versa offers good fuel economy and a roomy interior for an incredibly low ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:6.5
Critics' Rating:6.8
Performance:6.3
Interior:6.9
Safety:7.9
Reliability: 2_0
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2015 Mitsubishi Mirage

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The 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage offers excellent fuel economy, but reviewers dislike its noisy, underpowered engine, drab interior and shoddy handling. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:6.0
Critics' Rating:5.6
Performance:6.2
Interior:6.2
Safety:8.5
Reliability: 2_5

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2016 Honda Fit

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$15,790 - $21,065
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Reviewers write that the 2016 Honda Fit outshines much of the competition with its versatile cargo area, spacious cabin and excellent fuel economy. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.8
Critics' Rating:9.3
Performance:7.8
Interior:8.7
Safety:N/A
Reliability: NA

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2015 Ford Fiesta

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$14,455 - $21,435
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Critics praise the 2015 Ford Fiesta's high-quality interior and nimble handling, but they complain about the constricting rear seats and that its tech features are confusing. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
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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The 2015 Kia Rio features a lively engine and a solid warranty, as well as a quality cabin in its higher trims, reviewers say, but some think ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.6
Performance:7.7
Interior:8.3
Safety:8.9
Reliability: 3_5

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2015 Hyundai Accent

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$14,745 - $17,495
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Reviewers praise the 2015 Hyundai Accent for its ample cargo space and smooth ride, though they note that it offers few tech features. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:7.6
Interior:7.8
Safety:8.0
Reliability: 4_0

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2016 Scion iA

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$15,700 - $16,800
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The all-new 2016 Scion iA gets outstanding fuel economy, and most reviewers say it has engaging performance, but could use more engine power. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.0
Performance:8.2
Interior:7.8
Safety:N/A
Reliability: NA

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2015 Chevrolet Sonic

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$14,245 - $21,945
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Critics praise the 2015 Chevrolet Sonic for its athletic handling, spacious backseat and abundance of available features. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:7.8
Interior:7.8
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 2_5

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2015 MINI Cooper

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$20,700 - $35,850
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The 2015 Mini Cooper is especially fun to drive, according to critics, and it is now available in a four-door model featuring roomier rear seats and extra ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
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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The two-seat 2015 Honda CR-Z impresses test drivers with its agility, though they note that the interior layout is somewhat awkward. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.5
Critics' Rating:7.4
Performance:7.3
Interior:7.3
Safety:9.1
Reliability: 3_5

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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»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.5
Critics' Rating:7.7
Performance:6.4
Interior:6.9
Safety:8.8
Reliability: 3_5

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2015 Chevrolet Spark

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$12,270 - $25,560
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The 2015 Chevrolet Spark will delight frequent city drivers, critics say, thanks to its low starting price and modern interior, although critics point out that many class ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.4
Critics' Rating:7.6
Performance:6.6
Interior:7.1
Safety:9.0
Reliability: 3_0

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2015 MINI Cooper Paceman

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$23,550 - $35,600
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Critics say the base engine in the 2015 Mini Paceman is underpowered and the car has a harsh ride, but they appreciate its nimble handling and powerful ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.3
Critics' Rating:7.5
Performance:8.1
Interior:6.7
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 2_5

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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»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.3
Critics' Rating:7.7
Performance:7.3
Interior:7.2
Safety:8.8
Reliability: 2_0

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2015 FIAT 500

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$16,845 - $26,595
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Critics find the 2015 Fiat 500's engine capabilities and interior styling lacking, but they enjoy the energetic performance of the higher-trim 500 Abarth. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.1
Critics' Rating:7.5
Performance:7.5
Interior:6.5
Safety:8.5
Reliability: 2_0

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2015 Toyota Yaris

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$14,845 - $17,620
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The 2015 Toyota Yaris is outperformed by similarly-priced rivals but still delivers decent fuel efficiency and a quality interior, according to critics. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.1
Critics' Rating:6.9
Performance:6.4
Interior:7.1
Safety:8.8
Reliability: 3_5

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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»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:6.8
Critics' Rating:6.7
Performance:6.5
Interior:6.7
Safety:8.7
Reliability: 3_0

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2015 Nissan Versa

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$11,990 - $18,660
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Though it features a spartan interior and uninspiring performance, reviewers say the 2015 Nissan Versa offers good fuel economy and a roomy interior for an incredibly low ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:6.5
Critics' Rating:6.8
Performance:6.3
Interior:6.9
Safety:7.9
Reliability: 2_0

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2015 Mitsubishi Mirage

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$12,995 - $15,395
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The 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage offers excellent fuel economy, but reviewers dislike its noisy, underpowered engine, drab interior and shoddy handling. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:6.0
Critics' Rating:5.6
Performance:6.2
Interior:6.2
Safety:8.5
Reliability: 2_5
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