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Used Cars: 2012 Hatchbacks

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2012 Honda Fit

The 2012 Honda Fit has strong fuel economy ratings, and reviewers praised its large and versatile cargo ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:9.5
Performance:8.3
Interior:9.0
Operating Cost:8.4
Safety:9.0
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2012 Toyota Prius

The 2012 Toyota Prius has excellent fuel economy, lots of cargo space and a long list of standard features, though reviewers agreed that it lacks agility. Read full review »

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Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:7.6
Interior:7.7
Operating Cost:8.7
Safety:9.3
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2012 Ford Focus

Test drivers said that the 2012 Ford Focus distinguishes itself from other compact cars with nimble handling and a premium interior. Read full review »

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Overall:8.5
Critics' Rating:9.4
Performance:8.4
Interior:7.7
Operating Cost:8.4
Safety:9.3
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2012 Mazda Mazda3

Reviewers were impressed with the 2012 Mazda3’s attractive interior, nimble handling and available Skyactiv engine. Read full review »

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Overall:8.5
Critics' Rating:9.2
Performance:8.9
Interior:7.6
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:9.2
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2012 Toyota Prius c

Critics said the 2012 Toyota Prius c isn’t especially fast or thrilling to drive, but is a solid choice if you’re after an incredibly fuel-efficient small car. Read full review »

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Overall:8.5
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:6.5
Interior:7.0
Operating Cost:8.8
Safety:10.0
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2012 Chevrolet Sonic

Reviewers praised the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic for its nimble handling and smooth ride quality, saying it drives like a more expensive car. Read full review »

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Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:8.0
Interior:7.9
Operating Cost:8.3
Safety:9.7
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2012 Ford Fiesta

Reviewers said the 2012 Ford Fiesta’s athletic handling and upscale interior put it a notch above many ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:9.5
Performance:8.6
Interior:8.6
Operating Cost:8.4
Safety:9.3
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2012 Mazda Mazda2

Sharp handling sets the 2012 Mazda2 apart, reviewers said, but some rival subcompacts offer more cargo space and better fuel economy. Read full review »

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Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:8.8
Interior:7.4
Operating Cost:8.4
Safety:9.3
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2012 Audi A3

Reviewers said the 2012 Audi A3 offers well-rounded performance, a premium interior and a large, versatile cargo area. Read full review »

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Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:8.7
Interior:8.0
Operating Cost:7.8
Safety:10.0
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2012 Scion xB

While some 2012 small cars get better gas mileage, reviewers liked the 2012 Scion xB’s spacious cabin, ample cargo space and numerous standard features. Read full review »

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Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:8.6
Performance:7.5
Interior:7.7
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:9.7
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2012 Volkswagen Golf

With reviewer-liked engines and sporty, composed handling, the 2012 Volkswagen Golf is a formidable choice among small cars. Read full review »

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Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:8.4
Interior:8.7
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:9.7
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2012 Kia Rio

The redesigned 2012 Kia Rio is thrifty with fuel, and reviewers praised its athletic handling and upscale cabin. Read full review »

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Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:9.2
Performance:7.9
Interior:8.4
Operating Cost:8.5
Safety:8.9
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2012 Subaru Impreza

Though not the most sprightly car available, reviewers said the 2012 Subaru Impreza has a spacious cabin ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:8.4
Interior:8.4
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:9.3
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2012 Volkswagen GTI

Though the 2012 Volkswagen GTI has a low reliability score, critics liked its controlled handling, spacious rear ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:9.3
Performance:8.5
Interior:9.2
Operating Cost:7.9
Safety:9.7
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2012 Hyundai Accent

Test drivers said the 2012 Hyundai Accent is a practical commuter car that offers a good-looking cabin and a comfortable ride. Read full review »

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Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:7.9
Interior:8.1
Operating Cost:8.5
Safety:8.7
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2012 Kia Forte

Reviewers said the 2012 Kia Forte offers a large trunk and a cabin that’s chock full of tech features, but some rivals are more fun to drive. Read full review »

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Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.6
Performance:7.5
Interior:8.4
Operating Cost:8.3
Safety:9.0
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2012 Nissan Leaf

The 2012 Nissan Leaf is environmentally friendly, but a lot of car buyers may find its limited range and cramped interior hard to live with. Read full review »

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Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.1
Performance:8.1
Interior:7.6
Operating Cost:9.1
Safety:9.3
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2012 Kia Soul

While some rivals offer more cargo space, the 2012 Kia Soul impressed reviewers with its comfortable ride and roomy back seat. Read full review »

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Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:7.3
Interior:8.1
Operating Cost:8.3
Safety:9.3
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2012 Nissan Cube

The 2012 Nissan Cube isn't the most fuel-efficient car in the class, but reviewers said it has a comfortable ride and a generous amount of cargo space. Read full review »

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Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:8.2
Performance:7.2
Interior:7.9
Operating Cost:8.3
Safety:9.7
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2012 Scion xD

Although they liked how easy it is to maneuver in tight spaces, reviewers said that most rivals deliver better performance and have a more comfortable cabin than ... Read full review »

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Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:7.7
Performance:7.2
Interior:7.3
Operating Cost:8.4
Safety:10.0
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