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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 Focus Electric
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The Ford Focus is a 4-door hatchback, sedan offered in 5dr HB ST, 4dr Sdn SE, 4dr Sdn Titanium, 5dr HB Titanium, 5dr HB SE, 4dr Sdn S and 5dr HB. The powertrains include 0.0-liter electric (143 hp), 2.0-liter 4 (159 hp), 2.0-liter 4 (160 hp) and 2.0-liter 4 turbo (252 hp) engines, and 1-speed direct, 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual and 6-speed sequential transmissions. It is Front wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 110 mpg city to 99 mpg highway. The Focus hatchback Electric electric uses Electric fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2012
ratings Consumer Reports Reviewed the Toyota Corolla LE Plus
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The Toyota Corolla is a sedan offered in 4dr Sdn CVT ECO Premium (Natl), 4dr Sdn Man S Plus (Natl), 4dr Sdn CVT LE Plus (Natl), 4dr Sdn CVT LE Premium (Natl), 4dr Sdn CVT S Plus (Natl), 4dr Sdn CVT ECO (Natl), 4dr Sdn CVT ECO Plus (Natl), 4dr Sdn CVT S (Natl), 4dr Sdn Auto L (Natl), 4dr Sdn CVT LE (Natl), 4dr Sdn Man L (Natl) and 4dr Sdn CVT S Premium (Natl). The powertrains include 1.8-liter 4 (132 hp) and 1.8-liter 4 (140 hp) engines, and 4-speed automatic, 6-speed manual and CVT transmissions. It is Front wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 29 mpg city to 38 mpg highway. The Corolla uses Regular fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2014
ratings Consumer Reports Reviewed the Honda Insight EX
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The Honda Insight is a 4-door hatchback offered in 5dr CVT EX w/Navi, 5dr CVT, 5dr CVT LX and 5dr CVT EX. The powertrains include 1.3-liter 4 hybrid (98 hp) engines, and CVT transmissions. It is Front wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 40 mpg city to 43 mpg highway. The Insight uses Regular fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2010
ratings Consumer Reports Reviewed the Chevrolet Sonic LT (1.8)
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The Chevrolet Sonic is a 4-door hatchback, sedan offered in 4dr Sdn Manual LT, 4dr Sdn Manual LTZ, 5dr HB Manual LS, 5dr HB Manual LT, 5dr HB Manual LTZ, 4dr Sdn Auto RS, 4dr Sdn Auto LS, 4dr Sdn Manual LS, 5dr HB Auto LTZ, 5dr HB Manual RS, 4dr Sdn Auto LT, 5dr HB Auto RS, 4dr Sdn Auto LTZ, 5dr HB Auto LS, 5dr HB Auto LT and 4dr Sdn Manual RS. The powertrains include 1.4-liter 4 turbo (138 hp) and 1.8-liter 4 (138 hp) engines, and 5-speed manual, 6-speed automatic and 6-speed manual transmissions. It is Front wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 25 mpg city to 35 mpg highway. The Sonic sedan LT 4-cyl uses Regular fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2012
ratings Consumer Reports Reviewed the Buick Verano
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The Buick Verano is a sedan offered in 4dr Sdn, 4dr Sdn Premium Group, 4dr Sdn Convenience Group and 4dr Sdn Leather Group. The powertrains include 2.0-liter 4 turbo (250 hp) and 2.4-liter 4 (180 hp) engines, and 6-speed automatic and 6-speed manual transmissions. It is Front wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 21 mpg city to 32 mpg highway. The Verano uses Regular fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2012