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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 Scion FR-S
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The Scion FR-S is a coupe offered in 2dr Cpe Auto (Natl), 2dr Cpe Auto Release Series 1.0 (Natl), 2dr Cpe Man (Natl) and 2dr Cpe Man Release Series 1.0 (Natl). The powertrains include 2.0-liter 4 (200 hp) engines, and 6-speed automatic and 6-speed manual transmissions. It is Rear wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 22 mpg city to 30 mpg highway. The FR-S uses Premium fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2013
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 CVT 1.6 SR, 5dr HB CVT 1.6 SL, 5dr HB CVT 1.6 SV, 5dr HB CVT 1.6 S Plus and 5dr HB Manual 1.6 S. 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
ratings Consumer Reports Reviewed the Nissan Cube
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The Nissan Cube is a wagon offered in 5dr Wgn CVT SL, 5dr Wgn Manual S and 5dr Wgn CVT S. The powertrains include 1.8-liter 4 (122 hp) engines, and 6-speed manual and CVT transmissions. It is Front wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 28 mpg city to 30 mpg highway. The Cube uses Regular fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2009
ratings Consumer Reports Reviewed the Hyundai Elantra GT
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The Hyundai Elantra is a 4-door hatchback, sedan offered in 4dr Sdn Auto SE, 4dr Sdn Man Sport, 4dr Sdn Auto Sport, 4dr Sdn Man SE and 4dr Sdn Auto Limited. The powertrains include 1.8-liter 4 (145 hp), 2.0-liter 4 (166 hp) and 2.0-liter 4 (173 hp) engines, and 6-speed automatic and 6-speed manual transmissions. It is Front wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 27 mpg city to 37 mpg highway. The Elantra hatchback GT 4-cyl uses Regular fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2013
ratings Consumer Reports Reviewed the Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid
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The Volkswagen Jetta is a sedan offered in 4dr Auto SE w/Connectivity, 4dr Auto S, 4dr DSG Hybrid SEL Premium, 4dr Auto SE Launch Edition, 4dr Man TDI SEL, 4dr Auto GLI SEL, 4dr Man S, 4dr Man TDI S, 4dr Man SE, 4dr Auto SEL, 4dr Man S w/Technology, 4dr Man TDI SE w/Connectivity, 4dr DSG TDI SE w/Connectivity, 4dr Man 2.0L Base, 4dr Auto SE w/Connectivity/Navigation, 4dr Man SE Launch Edition, 4dr DSG TDI SEL, 4dr Man GLI SE, 4dr Man GLI SEL, 4dr Auto SE, 4dr DSG TDI S, 4dr Auto S w/Technology and 4dr Auto GLI SE. 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 (150 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 42 mpg city to 48 mpg highway. The Jetta Hybrid SE 4-cyl uses Premium fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2013