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1
2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback
5.0 
2
2019 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
4.5 
2
TIE
2019 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
4.5 
2
TIE
2019 Volkswagen Jetta
“The interior is clean, stylish and comfortable, while being smart, accommodating, and functional.” — New Car Test Drive   See More Reviews
4.5 
3
2019 Chevrolet Cruze
“The Cruze takes to the curves ably, with a competent suspension and good body control. ” — Cars.com   See More Reviews
4.0 
3
TIE
2019 Chevrolet Sonic
4.0 
3
TIE
2019 Honda Insight
4.0 
3
TIE
2019 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
4.0 
3
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2019 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
4.0 
4
2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV
3.5 
4
TIE
2019 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
3.5 
4
TIE
2019 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
3.5 
4
TIE
2019 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
3.5 
4
TIE
2019 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
3.5 
4
TIE
2019 Kia Soul
“...Kia Soul remains one of the most space-efficient, fashionable vehicles on the market...” — The Car Connection   See More Reviews
3.5 
4
TIE
2019 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
3.5 
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