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Used Hatchbacks under $15K

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2010 Toyota Prius

With top fuel economy and reliability ratings and competitive interior and cargo space, reviewers agreed that it ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:9.0
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:8.4
Interior:8.4
Operating Cost:8.8
Safety:8.9
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2009 Honda Fit

When it was new, reviewers recommended the 2009 Honda Fit for its fun driving dynamics, good fuel ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.9
Critics' Rating:9.8
Performance:8.2
Interior:9.1
Operating Cost:8.4
Safety:9.3
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2011 Honda Fit

Even though it’s a small hatchback, the highly-ranked 2011 Honda Fit can haul five people comfortably and ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.7
Critics' Rating:9.5
Performance:8.3
Interior:9.1
Operating Cost:8.5
Safety:9.3
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2009 Toyota Prius

If you’re shopping for a used car that gets exceptional fuel economy, the 2009 Toyota Prius should be on your list. With an outstanding reliability rating and ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.7
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:7.4
Interior:7.3
Operating Cost:8.6
Safety:8.7
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2011 Mazda Mazda3

The 2011 Mazda3 is one of the best-performing 2011 used small cars, and it has a quality interior, class-competitive list of interior features and good safety scores. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:9.3
Performance:8.6
Interior:8.7
Operating Cost:8.2
Safety:9.0
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2010 Honda Fit

With good fuel economy, innovative storage options, great safety ratings and a high reliability score, the 2010 ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:9.6
Performance:8.4
Interior:9.1
Operating Cost:8.6
Safety:9.3
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2010 Scion xB

The 2010 Scion xB is a boxy small car that has good safety and reliability ratings and one of the most spacious cabins in the class. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:7.8
Interior:7.5
Operating Cost:8.2
Safety:9.0
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2009 Scion xB

As a used car, the 2009 Scion xB ranks near the top of the class and stands out with one of the highest reliability scores. Reviewers liked ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:7.8
Interior:7.6
Operating Cost:8.0
Safety:9.0
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2010 Scion xD

The 2010 Scion xD comes with a lot of standard features and has an above-average reliability rating, but if you need a lot of interior space, take ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.5
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:7.3
Interior:7.6
Operating Cost:8.4
Safety:8.5
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2010 Mazda MAZDA3

The 2010 Mazda3 has a winning combination of sporty performance and a practical, well-made interior. Its reliability score could be better, however. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:9.4
Performance:8.7
Interior:8.5
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:9.3
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2011 Ford Fiesta

The 2011 Ford Fiesta surpasses much of the competition with good interior quality, excellent fuel economy ratings, ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:9.6
Performance:8.8
Interior:8.8
Operating Cost:8.5
Safety:9.3
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2011 Scion xB

The highly-ranked 2011 Scion xB has flashy styling, ample passenger and cargo space and impressive tech features that make it a solid used small car. It also ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:7.7
Interior:7.7
Operating Cost:8.2
Safety:10.0
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2011 Kia Forte

The 2011 Kia Forte sedan, hatchback and coupe have good cargo space, class-competitive tech features and good safety scores, but some competitors have better performance and higher ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:7.9
Interior:8.7
Operating Cost:8.4
Safety:9.0
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2011 Kia Soul

The boxy 2011 Kia Soul is a smart choice if you’re looking for a 2011 small used car with excellent safety scores, comfortable seats and good cargo ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:7.2
Interior:8.5
Operating Cost:8.4
Safety:9.3
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2011 Volkswagen Golf

The 2011 Volkswagen Golf stands out among used small cars with enjoyable driving dynamics, ample interior space and a quality cabin, though its reliability rating is below-average ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:8.5
Interior:8.7
Operating Cost:8.2
Safety:9.7
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2009 Pontiac Vibe

The 2009 Pontiac Vibe surpasses many 2009 small cars thanks to its versatile interior, great gas mileage and excellent reliability score. However, uninspiring performance lowers the Vibe’s ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:8.1
Performance:7.1
Interior:7.5
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:9.2
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2009 Volkswagen Rabbit

The 2009 Volkswagen Rabbit is a hatchback that offers a great combination of practicality and spirited performance. It also has a well-made and comfortable cabin, though other ... Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:8.1
Interior:8.6
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:9.0
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2011 Mazda Mazda2

The 2011 Mazda2 has good safety scores, comfortable seats and nimble handling. However, shoppers who want a lot of cargo space or more standard features may want ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:8.9
Interior:7.6
Operating Cost:8.5
Safety:9.3
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2010 Kia Soul

When the Kia Soul hit the market for the 2010 model year, it stood out with its love-it-or-hate-it styling, roomy interior and good safety scores, but others ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:7.2
Interior:8.5
Operating Cost:8.2
Safety:9.3
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2010 Volkswagen GTI

The 2010 Volkswagen GTI offers refined performance, a well-made, spacious cabin and good gas mileage. While the ... Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:9.2
Performance:8.9
Interior:9.0
Operating Cost:7.9
Safety:9.0
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