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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV
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2018 Chevrolet Cruze
“The Cruze takes to the curves ably, with a competent suspension and good body control. ” — Cars.com   See More Reviews
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2017 Chevrolet Cruze
“The Cruze takes to the curves ably, with a competent suspension and good body control. ” — Cars.com   See More Reviews
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2018 Chevrolet Sonic
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2017 Chevrolet Sonic
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2017 Chevrolet Spark
“Like the last Spark, the majority of this new model?s design and engineering work took place at GM's technical center in South Korea. This is a good thing, because cars of this size are far more common there than here in the U.S.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
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2018 Chevrolet Volt
“Acceleration is one continuous ooze of thrust - sort-of CVT-like, only without the engine drone.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
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2017 Chevrolet Volt
“Acceleration is one continuous ooze of thrust - sort-of CVT-like, only without the engine drone.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
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2017 FIAT 500
“It's fuel-efficient, easy to toss around and can be parked without aid of cameras or warnings.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
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2017 FIAT 500L
“The high roof and the huge front quarter-windows lend the interior a capacious feeling, and the cabin's fun "squircle"-shaped design theme and its quality materials make it feel Euro-stylish. ” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
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2017 FIAT 500c
“The NVH gurus have done their job to keep the noise down - the cabin remains quiet even on the highway with heavy rain pelting the fabric top.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
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2017 FIAT 500e
“Factor in the electric's limited range and low-end grunt, and the 500E is best used as a dedicated city commuter.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
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2017 Ford C-Max Energi
“The 5-passenger cabin is filled with attractive, soft-touch surfaces that combine to produce a remarkably upscale feel, particularly for this class of vehicle. Ergonomics are excellent, with controls that are user-friendly and easily accessible. Headroom is overly abundant in all seating positions, and rear legroom is suitable for six-footers.” — Kelley Blue Book   See More Reviews
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2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid
“The 5-passenger cabin is filled with attractive, soft-touch surfaces that combine to produce a remarkably upscale feel, particularly for this class of vehicle. Ergonomics are excellent, with controls that are user-friendly and easily accessible. Headroom is overly abundant in all seating positions, and rear legroom is suitable for six-footers.” — Kelley Blue Book   See More Reviews
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2017 Ford Fiesta
“While appearing not unlike a shrunken three-door Focus, the Fiesta has reasonably engaging lines, making for a fun, youthful image.” — Motor Trend   See More Reviews
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2017 Ford Focus
“When it comes to that elusive fun-to-drive factor, for example, you'll find the Focus to be one of the more engaging cars in its class, with nimble handling that doesn't come at the expense of ride comfort.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
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2017 Ford Focus Electric
“As for the Focus Electric, its battery-powered motor delivers immediate acceleration from a standing start, but that snappy sensation diminishes at higher speeds. Handling isn't quite as sharp either [as the Focus], but it's still one of the better-driving EVs in this price range.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
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2017 Ford Focus RS
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2017 Ford Focus ST
“The only transmission is a short-throw six-speed manual, further emphasizing the Focus ST's high-performance purpose. Handling, meanwhile, is honed by sport-tuned underpinnings that can even facilitate a touch of oversteer for accomplished drivers at a track day.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
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2018 Honda Civic
“Like other Civics, the base model turns in quickly and rotates with heroically little front-end push, although all of the models we drove would benefit from more tire grip.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
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2017 Honda Civic
“Like other Civics, the base model turns in quickly and rotates with heroically little front-end push, although all of the models we drove would benefit from more tire grip.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
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2018 Honda Fit
“...allowed Honda to move the rear seat an incredible 4.8 inches farther back from the front.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
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2017 Honda Fit
“...allowed Honda to move the rear seat an incredible 4.8 inches farther back from the front.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
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2017 Hyundai Accent
“Its strengths are value and interior space.” — The Car Connection   See More Reviews
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2018 Hyundai Elantra
“The Hyundai Elantra combines a roomy cabin, lots of equipment, impressive fuel economy, and a low price. ” — Consumer Reports   See More Reviews
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2017 Hyundai Elantra
“The Hyundai Elantra combines a roomy cabin, lots of equipment, impressive fuel economy, and a low price. ” — Consumer Reports   See More Reviews
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2018 Hyundai Elantra GT
“...the GT represents yet another snappy interpretation of Hyundai's latest design language.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
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2017 Hyundai Elantra GT
“...the GT represents yet another snappy interpretation of Hyundai's latest design language.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
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2017 Hyundai Veloster
“Hyundai's brilliant design team has integrated this 3-door design into the car's sleek styling so unless you look close, you'd be none the wiser.” — Kelley Blue Book   See More Reviews
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2017 Kia Forte
“There's an exceptionally roomy trunk by compact-sedan standards - and the rear seatbacks can flop forward to expand that capacity.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
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2018 Kia Rio
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2017 Kia Rio
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2018 Kia Soul
“...Kia Soul remains one of the most space-efficient, fashionable vehicles on the market...” — The Car Connection   See More Reviews
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2017 Kia Soul
“...Kia Soul remains one of the most space-efficient, fashionable vehicles on the market...” — The Car Connection   See More Reviews
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2017 Kia Soul EV
“...Soul EV retains the boxy profile and different look of the basic model, which offers more space for people and cargo than most small cars with the same footprint” — The Car Connection   See More Reviews
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2018 MINI Clubman
“Built on the bones of the recently redesigned Mini Hardtop, the new Clubman cuts an attractive profile thanks to a low, wide stance that works with the curvaceous bodywork.” — Automobile   See More Reviews
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2017 MINI Clubman
“Built on the bones of the recently redesigned Mini Hardtop, the new Clubman cuts an attractive profile thanks to a low, wide stance that works with the curvaceous bodywork.” — Automobile   See More Reviews
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2018 MINI Hardtop
“The cabin is quieter than those of Minis past (when it doesn't sound like a cocktail shaker), and the interior is much easier to use, thanks in part to the excellent infotainment suite, which is essentially BMW's iDrive reskinned with brighter colors. ” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
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2017 MINI Hardtop
“The cabin is quieter than those of Minis past (when it doesn't sound like a cocktail shaker), and the interior is much easier to use, thanks in part to the excellent infotainment suite, which is essentially BMW's iDrive reskinned with brighter colors. ” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
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2018 Mazda Mazda3
“the latest Mazda 3 reasserts its place as a premier choice for a small sedan or hatchback.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
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2017 Mazda Mazda3
“the latest Mazda 3 reasserts its place as a premier choice for a small sedan or hatchback.” — Edmunds.com   See More Reviews
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2017 Mitsubishi Lancer
“...it represents good value for money and offers relatively sporty driving manners...” — The Car Connection   See More Reviews
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2018 Mitsubishi Mirage
“The best thing to happen to the Mirage for 2017 is an extensive exterior refresh. Everything in front of the A-pillar is new - giving the Mirage a more mature look, mostly thanks to the fact that it now has a mesh grille.” — AutoWeek   See More Reviews
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2017 Mitsubishi Mirage
“The best thing to happen to the Mirage for 2017 is an extensive exterior refresh. Everything in front of the A-pillar is new - giving the Mirage a more mature look, mostly thanks to the fact that it now has a mesh grille.” — AutoWeek   See More Reviews
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2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4
“The wide-ranging upgrades on the Mirage 5-door extends to the G4 Sedan's cabin as well, where richer fabrics and a new steering wheel are complemented by the availability of support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto apps using its new Display Audio system.” — Kelley Blue Book   See More Reviews
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2017 Mitsubishi Mirage G4
“The wide-ranging upgrades on the Mirage 5-door extends to the G4 Sedan's cabin as well, where richer fabrics and a new steering wheel are complemented by the availability of support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto apps using its new Display Audio system.” — Kelley Blue Book   See More Reviews
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2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV
“As with most electric powertrains, acceleration is very good as peak torque is available on command from a dead stop. ” — Automobile   See More Reviews
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2017 Nissan LEAF
“Trips to lunch and nearby errands are easy and even occasionally pleasant, given the serenity of the low-noise propulsion system and the no-shift, always-on power delivery. ” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
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2017 Nissan Sentra
“Those are real LEDs you're seeing dressing up the headlights and taillights; they're standard equipment.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
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2018 Nissan Versa
“The cabin is comfortable and offers a good number of conveniences. In short, the Nissan Versa is a roomy, practical small car. ” — New Car Test Drive   See More Reviews
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2017 Nissan Versa
“The cabin is comfortable and offers a good number of conveniences. In short, the Nissan Versa is a roomy, practical small car. ” — New Car Test Drive   See More Reviews
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2017 Nissan Versa Note
“Nissan has hollowed out the Note's interior to provide surprising space. Various Nissan charts show the Note as being best in class in a number of interior measurements, but the one that impresses most is rear-seat space.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
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2018 Subaru Impreza
“With good fuel economy to match its all-weather traction, you can get a lot of car for a reasonable price...” — Kelley Blue Book   See More Reviews
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2017 Subaru Impreza
“With good fuel economy to match its all-weather traction, you can get a lot of car for a reasonable price...” — Kelley Blue Book   See More Reviews
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2018 Toyota Corolla
“The front seats are comfortable and Toyota has lengthened their cushions; despite that, the Corolla will seat four six-footers without front-seat occupants having to slide their seats far forward” — The Car Connection   See More Reviews
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2017 Toyota Corolla
“The front seats are comfortable and Toyota has lengthened their cushions; despite that, the Corolla will seat four six-footers without front-seat occupants having to slide their seats far forward” — The Car Connection   See More Reviews
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2018 Toyota Corolla iM
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2017 Toyota Corolla iM
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2017 Toyota Prius
“What's not to like about 50 mpg?” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
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2018 Toyota Prius c
“Doing our eco best on a 15-mile loop, we managed an indicated 55 mpg. ” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
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2017 Toyota Prius c
“Doing our eco best on a 15-mile loop, we managed an indicated 55 mpg. ” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
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2018 Toyota Yaris
“The dashboard is pleasing, and Toyota has moved the speedometer to in front of the driver where it belongs.” — New Car Test Drive   See More Reviews
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2017 Toyota Yaris
“The dashboard is pleasing, and Toyota has moved the speedometer to in front of the driver where it belongs.” — New Car Test Drive   See More Reviews
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2018 Toyota Yaris iA
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2017 Toyota Yaris iA
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2018 Volkswagen Beetle
“Comfortable and spacious up front, .. VW Beetle's cabin is well-laid out and handsome” — The Car Connection   See More Reviews
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2017 Volkswagen Beetle
“Comfortable and spacious up front, .. VW Beetle's cabin is well-laid out and handsome” — The Car Connection   See More Reviews
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2017 Volkswagen Golf
“The body feels stiff, the chassis firm, and the steering is as responsive as ever.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
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2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack
“The Alltrack is as composed as it is quiet, drumming up very little noise as it rolls along. One could safely assume that wouldn't be the case if a couple of kayaks or mountain bikes were strapped to the roof, which will likely be the case for a lot of Alltracks.” — Automobile   See More Reviews
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2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
“The VW is comfortable, looks good, hauls a ton of stuff, is reasonably priced, is one of the best highway cruisers available anywhere, and can more than hold its own if you decide to assault a local back road.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
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2018 Volkswagen Jetta
“The interior is clean, stylish and comfortable, while being smart, accommodating, and functional.” — New Car Test Drive   See More Reviews
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2017 Volkswagen Jetta
“The interior is clean, stylish and comfortable, while being smart, accommodating, and functional.” — New Car Test Drive   See More Reviews
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2017 Volkswagen e-Golf
“Despite its all-electric power, the e-Golf retains much of the driving charm of its gas and diesel VW Golf cohorts, thanks to a firm suspension and taut handling.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
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2016 Volkswagen e-Golf
“Despite its all-electric power, the e-Golf retains much of the driving charm of its gas and diesel VW Golf cohorts, thanks to a firm suspension and taut handling.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
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2017 smart fortwo
“It is the smallest car curious Americans will likely ever get into, and the seeming vulnerability of its golf-cart dimensions, riding on little 15-inch donuts, may frighten off a lot of buyers. But it's very easy to get into and out of; it's not at all cramped inside-in fact, it has about the same legroom, and close to the headroom, of a Cadillac Escalade. The seats are exceptionally comfortable, the materials inside are first-rate, and the view out the windshield is panoramic. And the fortwo comes with an odd feeling when one notices that each of the doors runs almost the entire length of the car.” — Car and Driver   See More Reviews
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2017 smart fortwo electric drive
“....power and torque come on instantly at each throttle jab, another reason why the Smart ED's package is so compelling.” — Motor Trend   See More Reviews
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