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Used Hatchbacks under $15K

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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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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 »

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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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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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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 »

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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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2010 Volkswagen Golf

The 2010 Volkswagen Golf’s available diesel engine, engaging performance and quality, spacious interior put it a notch above many competitors. Read full review »

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Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:9.2
Performance:8.7
Interior:8.9
Operating Cost:8.2
Safety:9.0
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2010 Volvo C30

The 2010 Volvo C30 is more than just a stylish, retro-inspired hatchback. The C30’s outstanding safety ratings, strong reliability and well-equipped cabin make it a smart buy ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.2
Performance:7.9
Interior:7.9
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Safety:10.0
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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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Used Car Scores
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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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.6
Performance:7.5
Interior:8.4
Operating Cost:8.3
Safety:9.0
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2011 Scion xD

The 2011 Scion xD’s hip exterior, long list of standard features and good handling make it a smart choice for shoppers who need a used small car. ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:7.9
Performance:7.3
Interior:7.4
Operating Cost:8.5
Safety:9.0
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2009 Scion xD

The 2009 Scion xD separates itself from the pack with a good reliability score and plenty interior tech features, but competing hatchbacks have more utilitarian interiors. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.3
Performance:7.2
Interior:7.5
Operating Cost:8.2
Safety:8.5
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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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Used Car Scores
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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Used Car Scores
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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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:7.7
Performance:7.2
Interior:7.3
Operating Cost:8.4
Safety:10.0
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2011 Nissan Cube

The 2011 Nissan Cube is a good choice for shoppers who want standout styling and a unique interior. Its boxy style also means that the Cube offers ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:8.2
Performance:7.2
Interior:7.9
Operating Cost:8.5
Safety:9.7
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2009 Audi A3

The 2009 Audi A3 is a sleek-looking hatchback with a well-made cabin and sports car-like performance. It also has an outstanding safety score, though its poor reliability ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:8.8
Interior:8.1
Operating Cost:7.6
Safety:10.0
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2009 Toyota Yaris

The 2009 Toyota Yaris is pleasant to drive and has an outstanding reliability score, but it may not be large enough for all shoppers. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:7.1
Performance:7.0
Interior:6.8
Operating Cost:8.4
Safety:8.5
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