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Used Hatchbacks under $15K

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#35
2009 Volkswagen GTI

Reviewers found few flaws with the 2009 Volkswagen GTI. They said that performance is outstanding and that the interior is high-quality. However, rival small cars offer better ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:9.3
Performance:8.9
Interior:8.6
Operating Cost:7.8
Safety:8.5
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#42
2012 Fiat 500

While some rivals are more spacious, test drivers said the 2012 Fiat 500 has nimble handling in the city and a lot of style. Read full review »

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Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:7.9
Performance:7.6
Interior:6.4
Operating Cost:8.3
Safety:8.8
Reliability: NA
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#42
2012 Hyundai Veloster

While reviewers said it could use more power, the 2012 Hyundai Veloster won points with critics for its upscale cabin and long list of features. Read full review »

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Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:8.2
Performance:6.7
Interior:8.3
Operating Cost:8.4
Safety:N/A
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#42
2010 Nissan Cube

The 2010 Nissan Cube makes a statement with its boxy styling, and it has one of the roomiest interiors in the class, good safety scores and a ... Read full review »

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Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:8.1
Performance:7.2
Interior:7.9
Operating Cost:8.4
Safety:9.0
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#42
2009 MINI Cooper

The 2009 Mini Cooper is fun to drive and fuel-efficient, but a cramped cabin makes it less practical than other small cars. Read full review »

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Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:8.4
Interior:6.5
Operating Cost:7.7
Safety:9.2
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#42
2009 Volvo C30

The four-seat 2009 Volvo C30 is a solid upscale small car with a well-liked turbocharged engine and a stylish exterior design, though some rival hatchbacks offer more ... Read full review »

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Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:8.1
Performance:7.9
Interior:7.9
Operating Cost:N/A
Safety:10.0
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2011 Ford Focus

The 2011 Ford Focus sedan has strong safety scores, high-tech entertainment features and good cargo space, though reviewers weren’t as enamored with its interior quality and performance. Read full review »

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Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:7.2
Performance:7.5
Interior:7.7
Operating Cost:8.4
Safety:9.1
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2011 Subaru Impreza

The 2011 Subaru Impreza has standard all-wheel drive and good performance, making it a sure-footed option for 2011 small car shoppers. However, buyers in search of a ... Read full review »

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Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:7.7
Performance:8.0
Interior:7.4
Operating Cost:8.0
Safety:9.7
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#47
2011 Suzuki SX4

The Suzuki SX4’s most appealing feature is available all-wheel drive. Shoppers who don’t need this option should research the competition. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:8.3
Performance:7.6
Interior:7.6
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:9.2
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#47
2011 Toyota Matrix

The 2011 Toyota Matrix is fuel-efficient and utilitarian, but reviewers said it can’t top its competitors because its performance is underwhelming, and it doesn’t offer nearly as ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:6.9
Performance:6.9
Interior:7.5
Operating Cost:8.3
Safety:9.3
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2010 Toyota Yaris

The 2010 Toyota Yaris has a good reliability rating, comes with a lot of safety features and doesn’t use a ton of gas, but a cramped rear ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:7.2
Performance:7.3
Interior:6.9
Operating Cost:8.5
Safety:8.5
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2012 Toyota Matrix

The 2012 Toyota Matrix has a good reliability score and is also one of the few hatchbacks available with all-wheel drive, but some reviewers said that other ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:6.9
Performance:6.8
Interior:7.2
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:9.3
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2012 Toyota Yaris

While the 2012 Toyota Yaris has a good reliability rating, reviewers said that some competing small cars are more fun to drive. Read full review »

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Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:6.6
Performance:6.7
Interior:7.1
Operating Cost:8.5
Safety:9.3
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2011 Nissan Versa

The 2011 Nissan Versa is a good choice for budget-minded shoppers who want a spacious, basic small car that can get them from point A to point ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:7.3
Interior:8.3
Operating Cost:8.5
Safety:7.4
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#52
2011 Toyota Yaris

With excellent fuel economy ratings, lots of standard safety features and a good reliability score, the 2011 Toyota Yaris is a smart choice for shoppers who want ... Read full review »

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Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:7.2
Performance:7.3
Interior:6.9
Operating Cost:8.6
Safety:9.0
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#52
2010 Nissan Versa

With above-average safety scores, good fuel economy and a spacious cabin, the 2010 Nissan Versa is a ... Read full review »

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Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:8.6
Performance:7.3
Interior:8.3
Operating Cost:8.4
Safety:8.7
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2009 Mazda MAZDA3

The 2009 Mazda3 has class-leading performance, but a poor reliability score puts it in the middle of the class as a used car. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:8.4
Interior:7.8
Operating Cost:8.0
Safety:N/A
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#52
2009 Suzuki SX4

With a model line that includes a crossover with all-wheel drive, the 2009 Suzuki SX4 has a model to suit almost everyone. However, this sporty small car ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:8.6
Performance:7.9
Interior:8.1
Operating Cost:8.0
Safety:8.7
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2010 Hyundai Accent

While the 2010 Hyundai Accent has good fuel economy and a roomy cabin, most 2010 small cars have better performance and safety scores.   Read full review »

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Overall:7.5
Critics' Rating:8.2
Performance:6.7
Interior:7.3
Operating Cost:8.6
Safety:7.5
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2010 Pontiac Vibe

With lots of cargo space and good safety and reliability scores, car reviewers said that the 2010 Pontiac Vibe is a practical choice for small car shoppers. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.5
Critics' Rating:7.5
Performance:7.1
Interior:7.6
Operating Cost:8.0
Safety:9.2
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