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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 Toyota Corolla LE Plus
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The Toyota Corolla is a sedan offered in 4dr Sdn CVT ECO Plus (Natl), 4dr Sdn CVT LE (Natl), 4dr Sdn CVT LE Plus (Natl), 4dr Sdn CVT ECO (Natl), 4dr Sdn CVT ECO Premium (Natl), 4dr Sdn Man L (Natl), 4dr Sdn Auto L (Natl), 4dr Sdn CVT S (Natl), 4dr Sdn Man S Plus (Natl), 4dr Sdn CVT S Plus (Natl), 4dr Sdn CVT LE Premium (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 Fiat 500 Sport
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The Fiat 500 is a 2-door hatchback, convertible offered in 2dr HB Sport, 2dr HB Abarth, 2dr HB Turbo, 2dr Conv Lounge, 2dr Conv Abarth, 2dr Conv Pop, 2dr HB BATTERY ELECTRIC, 2dr HB 1957 Edition, 2dr Conv GQ Edition, 2dr HB Pop and 2dr HB Lounge. 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 30 mpg city to 38 mpg highway. The 500 hatchback Sport 4-cyl MT uses Regular fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2012
ratings Consumer Reports Reviewed the Chevrolet Cruze Eco
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The Chevrolet Cruze is a sedan offered in 4dr Sdn Auto ECO, 4dr Sdn Auto 2LT, 4dr Sdn Man ECO, 4dr Sdn Man LS, 4dr Sdn Man 1LT, 4dr Sdn Auto Diesel, 4dr Sdn Auto LS, 4dr Sdn Auto 1LT, 4dr Sdn Man 2LT and 4dr Sdn LTZ. The powertrains include 1.4-liter 4 turbo (138 hp), 1.8-liter 4 (138 hp) and 2.0-liter 4 turbodiesel (151 hp) engines, and 6-speed automatic and 6-speed manual transmissions. It is Front wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 26 mpg city to 39 mpg highway. The Cruze Eco 4-cyl uses Regular fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2012
ratings Consumer Reports Reviewed the Smart ForTwo
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The Smart ForTwo is a 2-door hatchback, convertible offered in 2dr Cpe Passion, 2dr Cabriolet Passion, 2dr Cpe Passion, 2dr Cabriolet Passion and 2dr Cpe Pure. The powertrains include 1.0-liter 3 (70 hp) engines, and 5-speed sequential transmissions. It is Rear wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 33 mpg city to 41 mpg highway. The ForTwo uses Premium fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2008
ratings Consumer Reports Reviewed the Toyota Prius Four
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The Toyota Prius is a 4-door hatchback offered in 5dr HB Four (Natl), 5dr HB Three (Natl), 5dr HB Advanced (Natl), 5dr HB (Natl), 5dr HB Five (Natl) and 5dr HB Two (Natl). The powertrains include 1.8-liter 4 electric (134 hp) and 1.8-liter 4 hybrid (134 hp) engines, and CVT transmissions. It is Front wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 51 mpg city to 48 mpg highway. The Prius IV 4-cyl CVT uses Regular fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2010