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Used Small Cars $15K to $18K

View the best used small cars priced between $15,000 and $18,000. Then read our used car reviews, compare specs and features, and find used small cars for sale in your area. Learn more about our rankings»

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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 a safe and incredibly fuel-efficient ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:6.5
Interior:7.0
Operating Cost:8.9
Safety:10.0
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2012 Volkswagen Golf

With great safety scores, reviewer-liked engines and sporty, refined 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:8.2
Safety:9.7
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2011 Honda Civic Hybrid

The 2011 Honda Civic Hybrid’s high fuel economy ratings, good reliability scores and strong list of standard features make it a smart choice for shoppers looking for ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.2
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:7.3
Interior:7.9
Operating Cost:8.8
Safety:7.0
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2012 Subaru Impreza

The redesigned 2012 Subaru Impreza stands out with a good safety score and rare-for-the-class all-wheel drive, but ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:8.4
Interior:8.4
Operating Cost:8.2
Safety:9.3
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2010 Mini Cooper

The 2010 Mini Cooper has retro styling and some of the best performance in the class, but a small interior and an unimpressive reliability score make other ... Read full review »

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Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:8.5
Interior:6.5
Operating Cost:7.8
Safety:9.2
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2012 Toyota Matrix

The 2012 Toyota Matrix has an above-average 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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Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:6.9
Performance:6.8
Interior:7.2
Operating Cost:8.2
Safety:9.3
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2011 Nissan Juke

Some reviewers aren’t sure what the 2011 Nissan Juke is. Whether you think it’s a car or an SUV, the Juke aims to please shoppers who want ... Read full review »

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Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:8.3
Performance:8.0
Interior:6.9
Operating Cost:8.4
Safety:10.0
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2012 Volkswagen Beetle

The redesigned 2012 Volkswagen Beetle has good safety scores and an eye-catching design, but critics said many rival small cars deliver more driving excitement and a more ... Read full review »

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Overall:7.5
Critics' Rating:8.0
Performance:8.0
Interior:7.0
Operating Cost:8.0
Safety:9.3
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