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See which Small cars are reviewed by Consumer Reports

Below lists a selection of Small cars that have been reviewed by our expert engineering staff. Consumer Reports operates the largest and most sophisticated independent automobile testing center devoted to the consumer interest anywhere in the world. All cars that are tested, about 80 per year, are bought anonymously and driven for thousands of miles each. The evaluation regimen consists of more than 50 individual tests. Learn more about each of the Small cars that Consumer Reports tests and reviews.
ratings Consumer Reports Reviewed the Volkswagen Jetta GLI
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The Volkswagen Jetta is a sedan offered in 4dr DSG GLI, 4dr Man SE w/Connectivity, 4dr Man TDI, 4dr DSG TDI, 4dr DSG TDI Value Edition, 4dr Man SE, 4dr Auto SE w/Connectivity/Sunroof, 4dr Man S, 4dr DSG Hybrid SE, 4dr DSG Hybrid SEL Premium, 4dr Man GLI Autobahn, 4dr DSG GLI Autobahn w/Nav, 4dr Auto SE w/Connectivity, 4dr Auto SEL, 4dr DSG GLI Edition 30 w/Nav, 4dr Man Base, 4dr Man TDI w/Premium, 4dr Man TDI w/Premium/Nav, 4dr DSG TDI w/Premium/Nav, 4dr Auto SE, 4dr Auto S, 4dr DSG GLI Edition 30, 4dr Man GLI Edition 30 w/Nav, 4dr Man GLI Edition 30, 4dr Man TDI Value Edition, 4dr Man SE w/Connectivity/Sunroof, 4dr DSG Hybrid SEL, 4dr DSG Hybrid, 4dr Man GLI, 4dr Man GLI Autobahn w/Nav, 4dr DSG TDI w/Premium and 4dr DSG GLI Autobahn. The powertrains include 1.4-liter 4 hybrid (170 hp), 1.8-liter 4 turbo (170 hp), 2.0-liter 4 (115 hp), 2.0-liter 4 turbo (210 hp) and 2.0-liter 4 turbodiesel (140 hp) engines, and 5-speed manual, 6-speed automatic, 6-speed manual, 6-speed sequential and 7-speed sequential transmissions. It is Front wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 22 mpg city to 33 mpg highway. The Jetta GLI Autobahn 4-cyl MT uses Premium fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2012
ratings Consumer Reports Reviewed the Scion tC
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The Scion tC is a coupe offered in 2dr HB Man (Natl), 2dr HB Auto (Natl), 2dr HB Auto Anniversary Edition (Natl), 2dr HB Man Monogram (Natl), 2dr HB Auto Monogram (Natl) and 2dr HB Man Anniversary Edition(Natl). The powertrains include 2.5-liter 4 (179 hp) engines, and 6-speed automatic and 6-speed manual transmissions. It is Front wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 23 mpg city to 31 mpg highway. The tC uses Regular fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2014
ratings Consumer Reports Reviewed the Ford Fiesta ST
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The Ford Fiesta is a 4-door hatchback, sedan offered in 4dr Sdn SE, 5dr HB Titanium, 5dr HB SE, 4dr Sdn S, 4dr Sdn Titanium, 5dr HB ST and 5dr HB S. The powertrains include 1.0-liter 3 turbo (123 hp), 1.6-liter 4 (120 hp) and 1.6-liter 4 turbo (197 hp) engines, and 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual and 6-speed sequential transmissions. It is Front wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 26 mpg city to 35 mpg highway. The Fiesta hatchback ST 4-cyl MT uses Regular fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2014
ratings Consumer Reports Reviewed the Hyundai Veloster
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The Hyundai Veloster is a 3-door hatchback offered in 3dr Cpe Auto w/Gray Int, 3dr Cpe Man Turbo w/Blue Int, 3dr Cpe Auto Turbo w/Blue Int, 3dr Cpe Auto RE:FLEX w/Black Int, 3dr Cpe Man w/Black Int, 3dr Cpe Man w/Gray Int, 3dr Cpe Man Turbo w/Black Int, 3dr Cpe Auto RE:FLEX w/Red Int, 3dr Cpe Auto w/Black Int, 3dr Cpe Auto w/Red Int, 3dr Cpe Auto Turbo w/Black Int, 3dr Cpe Man w/Red Int and 3dr Cpe Man Turbo R-Spec. The powertrains include 1.6-liter 4 (138 hp) and 1.6-liter 4 turbo (201 hp) engines, and 6-speed automatic, 6-speed manual and 6-speed sequential transmissions. It is Front wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 27 mpg city to 37 mpg highway. The Veloster uses Regular fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2012
ratings Consumer Reports Reviewed the Nissan Versa Note SV
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The Nissan Versa Note is a 4-door hatchback offered in 5dr HB Manual 1.6 S, 5dr HB CVT 1.6 SV and 5dr HB CVT 1.6 S Plus. The powertrains include 1.6-liter 4 (109 hp) engines, and 5-speed manual and CVT transmissions. It is Front wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 31 mpg city to 40 mpg highway. The Versa Note uses Regular fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2014