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Used Cars: 2012 Upscale Small Cars

View the best 2012 Upscale Small Cars based on our rankings. Then read our used car reviews, compare specs and features, and find 2012 Upscale Small Cars for sale in your area. Learn more about our rankings»

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#1
2012 Buick Verano

While some reviewers said it could use more power, the 2012 Buick Verano excels with a comfortable ride and luxurious interior. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.0
Performance:7.7
Interior:8.1
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:10.0
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#2
2012 Acura TSX

The 2012 Acura TSX comes loaded with standard features, and it pleased critics with an eye-catching interior ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:8.6
Performance:7.7
Interior:8.2
Operating Cost:7.9
Safety:10.0
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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 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:9.1
Operating Cost:7.9
Safety:9.7
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2012 Lexus CT Hybrid

The 2012 Lexus CT 200h has superb fuel economy and a great reliability rating, though some reviewers said it falls short with leisurely acceleration and cramped rear ... Read full review »

Used Car Scores
Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:7.2
Performance:6.8
Interior:7.2
Operating Cost:8.6
Safety:10.0
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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:8.0
Interior:7.7
Operating Cost:9.1
Safety:9.3
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2012 BMW 1-Series

While it doesn’t have the best fuel economy in the class, the 2012 BMW 1-Series pleased reviewers with athletic handling and swift acceleration. Read full review »

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Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:9.0
Interior:7.1
Operating Cost:7.4
Safety:N/A
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2012 Volvo C30

Critics agreed that the 2012 Volvo C30 has composed handling and an attractive interior design, though it has a small cargo area for a hatchback. Read full review »

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Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:7.7
Performance:7.7
Interior:8.0
Operating Cost:7.9
Safety:10.0
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2012 MINI Cooper Countryman

While many upscale small cars earn a better reliability score, critics agreed that the 2012 Mini Countryman has nimble handling and a lively turbocharged engine. Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall:7.5
Critics' Rating:7.8
Performance:8.3
Interior:7.8
Operating Cost:7.8
Safety:10.0
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