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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 Ford C-MAX Energi (plug-in)
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The Ford C-MAX is a wagon offered in 5dr HB SEL, 5dr HB SE and 5dr HB SEL. The powertrains include 2.0-liter 4 electric (188 hp) and 2.0-liter 4 hybrid (188 hp) engines, and CVT transmissions. It is Front wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 88 mpg city to 38 mpg highway. The C-MAX Energi 4-cyl CVT uses Regular fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2014
ratings Consumer Reports Reviewed the Honda Civic Si
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The Honda Civic is a coupe, sedan offered in 2dr Man LX, 4dr CVT EX-L, 4dr CVT LX, 4dr Man Si w/Navi, 4dr Sdn L4 CVT, 2dr Man Si w/Summer Tires & Navi, 4dr Sdn L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather, 4dr Sdn L4 CVT w/Navi, 4dr CVT HF, 4dr Man Si, 2dr Man EX, 2dr CVT EX-L, 2dr Man Si, 4dr CVT EX, 4dr CVT EX-L w/Navi, 4dr Man Si w/Summer Tires, 4dr Auto CNG, 4dr Man LX, 4dr CVT SE, 2dr CVT EX, 2dr Man Si w/Navi, 2dr CVT LX, 4dr Auto CNG w/Navi, 4dr Sdn L4 CVT w/Leather, 2dr CVT EX-L w/Navi and 2dr Man Si w/Summer Tires. The powertrains include 1.5-liter 4 hybrid (110 hp), 1.8-liter 4 (110 hp), 1.8-liter 4 (143 hp) and 2.4-liter 4 (205 hp) engines, and 5-speed automatic, 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual and CVT transmissions. It is Front wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 22 mpg city to 31 mpg highway. The Civic sedan Si 4-cyl MT uses Premium fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2012
ratings Consumer Reports Reviewed the Honda Civic EX
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The Honda Civic is a coupe, sedan offered in 2dr Man LX, 4dr CVT EX-L, 4dr CVT LX, 4dr Man Si w/Navi, 4dr Sdn L4 CVT, 2dr Man Si w/Summer Tires & Navi, 4dr Sdn L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather, 4dr Sdn L4 CVT w/Navi, 4dr CVT HF, 4dr Man Si, 2dr Man EX, 2dr CVT EX-L, 2dr Man Si, 4dr CVT EX, 4dr CVT EX-L w/Navi, 4dr Man Si w/Summer Tires, 4dr Auto CNG, 4dr Man LX, 4dr CVT SE, 2dr CVT EX, 2dr Man Si w/Navi, 2dr CVT LX, 4dr Auto CNG w/Navi, 4dr Sdn L4 CVT w/Leather, 2dr CVT EX-L w/Navi and 2dr Man Si w/Summer Tires. The powertrains include 1.5-liter 4 hybrid (110 hp), 1.8-liter 4 (110 hp), 1.8-liter 4 (143 hp) and 2.4-liter 4 (205 hp) engines, and 5-speed automatic, 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual and CVT transmissions. It is Front wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 30 mpg city to 39 mpg highway. The Civic sedan EX 4-cyl CVT uses Regular fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2014
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 Man Release Series (Natl), 2dr HB Auto (Natl) and 2dr HB Auto Release Series (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 Fiat 500 Abarth
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The Fiat 500 is a 2-door hatchback, convertible offered in 2dr HB Ribelle, 2dr HB Abarth, 2dr HB Lounge, 2dr HB Sport, 2dr Conv Abarth, 2dr HB Pop, 2dr HB Turbo, 2dr HB BATTERY ELECTRIC, 2dr HB 1957 Edition, 2dr Conv Lounge, 2dr Conv Pop and 2dr Conv 1957 Edition. The powertrains include 0.0-liter electric (111 hp), 1.4-liter 4 (101 hp), 1.4-liter 4 turbo (135 hp) and 1.4-liter 4 turbo (160 hp) engines, and 5-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmissions. It is Front wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 28 mpg city to 34 mpg highway. The 500 hatchback Abarth 4-cyl MT uses Premium fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2013