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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 Hyundai Veloster Base
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The Hyundai Veloster is a 3-door hatchback offered in 3dr Cpe Man, 3dr Cpe Man Turbo, 3dr Cpe Auto RE:FLEX w/Red Int, 3dr Cpe Auto Turbo, 3dr Cpe Man Turbo R-Spec, 3dr Cpe Auto RE:FLEX w/Black Int and 3dr Cpe Auto. The powertrains include 1.6-liter 4 (132 hp), 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 Chevrolet Cruze 1LT (1.4T)
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The Chevrolet Cruze is a sedan offered in 4dr Sdn Auto 1LT, 4dr Sdn Auto 2LT, 4dr Sdn LTZ, 4dr Sdn Auto LS, 4dr Sdn Man 1LT, 4dr Sdn Man ECO, 4dr Sdn Man LS and 4dr Sdn Auto ECO. 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 24 mpg city to 36 mpg highway. The Cruze 1LT 4-cyl uses Regular fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2011
ratings Consumer Reports Reviewed the Toyota Corolla LE Plus
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The Toyota Corolla is a sedan offered in 4dr Sdn CVT LE ECO (Natl), 4dr Sdn Auto L (Natl), 4dr Sdn CVT LE ECO Premium (Natl), 4dr Sdn CVT S Premium (Natl), 4dr Sdn CVT LE (Natl), 4dr Sdn Man L (Natl), 4dr Sdn CVT S Plus (Natl), 4dr Sdn CVT LE Plus (Natl), 4dr Sdn CVT LE Premium (Natl), 4dr Sdn CVT LE ECO Plus (Natl) and 4dr Sdn CVT S (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 Ford Focus SE
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The Ford Focus is a 4-door hatchback, sedan offered in 4dr Sdn SE, 5dr HB ST, 5dr HB SE, 4dr Sdn S, 5dr HB Titanium and 4dr Sdn Titanium. The powertrains include 0.0-liter electric (143 hp), 1.0-liter 3 turbo (123 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 28 mpg city to 38 mpg highway. The Focus sedan SE 4-cyl uses Regular fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2012
ratings Consumer Reports Reviewed the Scion FR-S
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The Scion FR-S is a coupe offered in 2dr Cpe Man Release Series 1.0 (Natl), 2dr Cpe Man (Natl), 2dr Cpe Auto Release Series 1.0 (Natl) and 2dr Cpe Auto (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