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2015 Volkswagen GTI

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The 2015 Volkswagen GTI provides engaging handling, a powerful powertrain and a spacious cargo hold, according to test drivers. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:9.0
Critics' Rating:9.7
Performance:8.8
Interior:8.2
Safety:10.0
Reliability: 3_0

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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»

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Overall:8.8
Critics' Rating:9.3
Performance:7.8
Interior:8.7
Safety:N/A
Reliability: NA
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2015 Mazda Mazda3

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The 2015 Mazda3 offers robust engines, engaging handling and an elegant interior, critics say, making it a top choice in the class. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.8
Critics' Rating:9.6
Performance:9.3
Interior:7.8
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 2_5
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#2
2015 Volkswagen Golf

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Critics love the 2015 redesigned Volkswagen Golf's nimble handling, large cargo space and superior cabin quality. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.8
Critics' Rating:9.6
Performance:8.2
Interior:8.4
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 3_0

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2015 Kia Soul

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Reviewers praise the 2015 Kia Soul for its quality cabin materials and long list of standard and available features. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:7.3
Interior:8.4
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 3_5

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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»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:8.8
Interior:8.4
Safety:8.0
Reliability: 2_5
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2015 Ford Focus

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Critics praise the refreshed 2015 Ford Focus for its athletic handling, elegant interior and top-quality materials. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:8.5
Interior:7.8
Safety:9.4
Reliability: 2_0
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2015 Kia Forte

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The 2015 Kia Forte offers great value because of its abundant tech features, roomy trunk and cabin and comfortable seating, according to reviewers. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:7.3
Interior:8.4
Safety:8.8
Reliability: 3_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»

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 Toyota Prius

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Test drivers laud the 2015 Toyota Prius for its spacious cabin and remarkable fuel economy but add that its performance is underwhelming thanks to dull handling and ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:7.2
Interior:7.0
Safety:9.0
Reliability: 3_5
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2015 Ford C-Max Hybrid

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The 2015 Ford C-Max Hybrid has agile handling and plenty of passenger space, according to critics, but its appeal is diminished by a frustrating infotainment system and ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:8.2
Interior:7.9
Safety:9.0
Reliability: 3_0
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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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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»

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 Chevrolet Volt

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The 2015 Chevrolet Volt disappoints reviewers with its undersized cargo area and cramped rear seats, but they like its strong electric powertrain. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:8.2
Interior:6.5
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 3_0
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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»

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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#13
2015 Nissan Leaf

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The all-electric 2015 Nissan Leaf earns reviewers' praise for its roomy interior and poised handling, though they wish it delivered more highway passing power. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.0
Performance:7.7
Interior:7.7
Safety:8.3
Reliability: 4_0
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  • MSRP: $18,460 - $19,200
  • MPG: N/A

#13
2016 Scion iM

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The new 2016 Scion iM offers a lot of standard features for its price, but critics say it is unremarkable by most other measures, including performance and ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.0
Performance:7.5
Interior:7.2
Safety:N/A
Reliability: NA
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2016 Hyundai Elantra

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The 2016 Hyundai Elantra has a spacious cabin and gets good fuel economy with its base engine, but that engine isn't especially powerful and ride quality is ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:8.1
Performance:7.2
Interior:7.9
Safety:8.5
Reliability: NA
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#19
2015 Lexus CT Hybrid

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Test drivers find that the 2015 Lexus CT 200h has inadequate acceleration and technology features that can be hard to use, but its fuel economy is outstanding.  Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:7.4
Performance:6.7
Interior:6.8
Safety:10.0
Reliability: 4_5
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2015 Subaru Impreza

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The 2015 Subaru Impreza fails to impress test drivers on the highway, but they praise the roomy seating and standard all-wheel drive. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:8.3
Performance:7.7
Interior:7.8
Safety:9.6
Reliability: 2_0
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2015 Nissan Juke

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The 2015 Nissan Juke impresses reviewers with its peppy engine, agile handling and excellent fuel economy, though they say it has a cramped interior and small cargo ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:8.0
Performance:8.5
Interior:6.6
Safety:8.1
Reliability: 2_5
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2015 Ford Focus Electric

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The 2015 Ford Focus Electric has an upscale interior and agile handling for an EV, but its confusing infotainment system and reduced cargo capacity may limit its ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.5
Critics' Rating:7.8
Performance:7.8
Interior:8.1
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 2_0
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#22
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 MINI Cooper Countryman

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The 2015 Mini Cooper Countryman handles athletically and earns great fuel economy for the class, according to automotive journalists, though it has less cargo room than many ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.5
Critics' Rating:7.4
Performance:8.3
Interior:7.4
Safety:10.0
Reliability: 2_5
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#22
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 Ford C-Max Energi

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Though it has a tiny cargo hold, critics like the 2015 Ford C-Max Energi’s agile handling and roomy back seat. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.4
Critics' Rating:7.5
Performance:7.8
Interior:7.2
Safety:8.5
Reliability: 3_0
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#28
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 Scion xB

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Though the 2015 Scion xB accelerates slowly at highway speeds and delivers disappointing fuel economy, it offers an impressive amount of space for passengers and cargo, according ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.3
Critics' Rating:7.4
Performance:6.7
Interior:7.4
Safety:8.7
Reliability: 3_0
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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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#31
2015 Hyundai Veloster

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Reviewers enjoy the 2015 Hyundai Veloster's modern interior, though they dislike its rough ride and lethargic base engine. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.2
Critics' Rating:7.4
Performance:7.0
Interior:7.4
Safety:8.5
Reliability: 2_5
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2015 Toyota Prius Plug-In

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The 2015 Toyota Prius Plug-in may get great fuel economy, but it has a shorter electric-only driving range than its plug-in hybrid rivals, and test drivers say ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.2
Critics' Rating:7.0
Performance:6.6
Interior:6.8
Safety:9.2
Reliability: 3_5
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#33
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 FIAT 500L

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The 2015 Fiat 500L has a straightforward infotainment system and an airy cabin, but it's not as fun to drive as some rivals, according to critics. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.1
Critics' Rating:7.6
Performance:7.0
Interior:7.4
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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#36
2015 Mitsubishi Lancer

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Critics say the 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer handles adeptly but that the interior is noisy and uses low-grade materials. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:6.8
Critics' Rating:6.9
Performance:7.0
Interior:6.0
Safety:8.8
Reliability: 2_5
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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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#38
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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2015 Volkswagen GTI

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$24,785 - $32,640
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The 2015 Volkswagen GTI provides engaging handling, a powerful powertrain and a spacious cargo hold, according to test drivers. Read full review»

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Overall:9.0
Critics' Rating:9.7
Performance:8.8
Interior:8.2
Safety:10.0
Reliability: 3_0

#2
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

#2
2015 Mazda Mazda3

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$16,945 - $26,595
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The 2015 Mazda3 offers robust engines, engaging handling and an elegant interior, critics say, making it a top choice in the class. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.8
Critics' Rating:9.6
Performance:9.3
Interior:7.8
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 2_5

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2015 Volkswagen Golf

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$19,295 - $39,090
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Critics love the 2015 redesigned Volkswagen Golf's nimble handling, large cargo space and superior cabin quality. Read full review»

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U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.8
Critics' Rating:9.6
Performance:8.2
Interior:8.4
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 3_0

#5
2015 Kia Soul

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$15,190 - $35,700
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Reviewers praise the 2015 Kia Soul for its quality cabin materials and long list of standard and available features. Read full review»

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U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:7.3
Interior:8.4
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 3_5

#6
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

#6
2015 Ford Focus

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$17,170 - $24,370
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Critics praise the refreshed 2015 Ford Focus for its athletic handling, elegant interior and top-quality materials. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:8.5
Interior:7.8
Safety:9.4
Reliability: 2_0

#6
2015 Kia Forte

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$15,890 - $21,890
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The 2015 Kia Forte offers great value because of its abundant tech features, roomy trunk and cabin and comfortable seating, according to reviewers. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:7.3
Interior:8.4
Safety:8.8
Reliability: 3_5

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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 Toyota Prius

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$24,200 - $30,005
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Test drivers laud the 2015 Toyota Prius for its spacious cabin and remarkable fuel economy but add that its performance is underwhelming thanks to dull handling and ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:7.2
Interior:7.0
Safety:9.0
Reliability: 3_5

#11
2015 Ford C-Max Hybrid

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$24,170 - $27,170
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The 2015 Ford C-Max Hybrid has agile handling and plenty of passenger space, according to critics, but its appeal is diminished by a frustrating infotainment system and ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:8.2
Interior:7.9
Safety:9.0
Reliability: 3_0

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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

#13
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

#13
2015 Chevrolet Volt

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$34,345 - $34,345
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The 2015 Chevrolet Volt disappoints reviewers with its undersized cargo area and cramped rear seats, but they like its strong electric powertrain. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:8.2
Interior:6.5
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 3_0

#13
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

#13
2015 Nissan Leaf

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$29,010 - $35,120
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The all-electric 2015 Nissan Leaf earns reviewers' praise for its roomy interior and poised handling, though they wish it delivered more highway passing power. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.0
Performance:7.7
Interior:7.7
Safety:8.3
Reliability: 4_0

#13
2016 Scion iM

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$18,460 - $19,200
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The new 2016 Scion iM offers a lot of standard features for its price, but critics say it is unremarkable by most other measures, including performance and ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.0
Performance:7.5
Interior:7.2
Safety:N/A
Reliability: NA

#18
2016 Hyundai Elantra

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$17,250 - $21,700
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The 2016 Hyundai Elantra has a spacious cabin and gets good fuel economy with its base engine, but that engine isn't especially powerful and ride quality is ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:8.1
Performance:7.2
Interior:7.9
Safety:8.5
Reliability: NA

#19
2015 Lexus CT Hybrid

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$32,200 - $32,200
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Test drivers find that the 2015 Lexus CT 200h has inadequate acceleration and technology features that can be hard to use, but its fuel economy is outstanding.  Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:7.4
Performance:6.7
Interior:6.8
Safety:10.0
Reliability: 4_5

#19
2015 Subaru Impreza

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$18,195 - $23,295
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The 2015 Subaru Impreza fails to impress test drivers on the highway, but they praise the roomy seating and standard all-wheel drive. Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:8.3
Performance:7.7
Interior:7.8
Safety:9.6
Reliability: 2_0

#21
2015 Nissan Juke

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$20,250 - $30,020
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The 2015 Nissan Juke impresses reviewers with its peppy engine, agile handling and excellent fuel economy, though they say it has a cramped interior and small cargo ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:8.0
Performance:8.5
Interior:6.6
Safety:8.1
Reliability: 2_5

#22
2015 Ford Focus Electric

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$29,170 - $29,170
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The 2015 Ford Focus Electric has an upscale interior and agile handling for an EV, but its confusing infotainment system and reduced cargo capacity may limit its ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.5
Critics' Rating:7.8
Performance:7.8
Interior:8.1
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 2_0

#22
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

#22
2015 MINI Cooper Countryman

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$22,750 - $35,350
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The 2015 Mini Cooper Countryman handles athletically and earns great fuel economy for the class, according to automotive journalists, though it has less cargo room than many ... Read full review»

U.S.News Scores
Overall:7.5
Critics' Rating:7.4
Performance:8.3
Interior:7.4
Safety:10.0
Reliability: 2_5

#22
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:7.5
Critics' Rating:7.7
Performance:6.4
Interior:6.9
Safety:8.8
Reliability: 3_5

#26
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»

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Overall:7.4
Critics' Rating:7.6
Performance:6.6
Interior:7.1
Safety:9.0
Reliability: 3_0

#26
2015 Ford C-Max Energi

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$31,770 - $31,770
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Though it has a tiny cargo hold, critics like the 2015 Ford C-Max Energi’s agile handling and roomy back seat. Read full review»

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Overall:7.4
Critics' Rating:7.5
Performance:7.8
Interior:7.2
Safety:8.5
Reliability: 3_0

#28
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»

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Overall:7.3
Critics' Rating:7.5
Performance:8.1
Interior:6.7
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 2_5

#28
2015 Scion xB

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$17,120 - $18,070
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Though the 2015 Scion xB accelerates slowly at highway speeds and delivers disappointing fuel economy, it offers an impressive amount of space for passengers and cargo, according ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.3
Critics' Rating:7.4
Performance:6.7
Interior:7.4
Safety:8.7
Reliability: 3_0

#28
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

#31
2015 Hyundai Veloster

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$18,000 - $23,600
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Reviewers enjoy the 2015 Hyundai Veloster's modern interior, though they dislike its rough ride and lethargic base engine. Read full review»

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Overall:7.2
Critics' Rating:7.4
Performance:7.0
Interior:7.4
Safety:8.5
Reliability: 2_5

#31
2015 Toyota Prius Plug-In

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$29,990 - $34,905
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The 2015 Toyota Prius Plug-in may get great fuel economy, but it has a shorter electric-only driving range than its plug-in hybrid rivals, and test drivers say ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.2
Critics' Rating:7.0
Performance:6.6
Interior:6.8
Safety:9.2
Reliability: 3_5

#33
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»

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Overall:7.1
Critics' Rating:7.5
Performance:7.5
Interior:6.5
Safety:8.5
Reliability: 2_0

#33
2015 FIAT 500L

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$19,345 - $24,695
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The 2015 Fiat 500L has a straightforward infotainment system and an airy cabin, but it's not as fun to drive as some rivals, according to critics. Read full review»

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Overall:7.1
Critics' Rating:7.6
Performance:7.0
Interior:7.4
Safety:8.5
Reliability: 2_0

#33
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»

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Overall:7.1
Critics' Rating:6.9
Performance:6.4
Interior:7.1
Safety:8.8
Reliability: 3_5

#36
2015 Mitsubishi Lancer

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$17,395 - $38,995
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Critics say the 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer handles adeptly but that the interior is noisy and uses low-grade materials. Read full review»

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Overall:6.8
Critics' Rating:6.9
Performance:7.0
Interior:6.0
Safety:8.8
Reliability: 2_5

#37
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»

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Overall:6.5
Critics' Rating:6.8
Performance:6.3
Interior:6.9
Safety:7.9
Reliability: 2_0

#38
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»

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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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