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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 Kia Rio EX sedan
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The Kia Rio is a 4-door hatchback, sedan offered in 4dr Sdn Auto SX, 5dr HB Auto SX, 5dr HB Auto LX, 4dr Sdn Auto EX, 5dr HB Man LX, 4dr Sdn Auto LX, 5dr HB Auto EX and 4dr Sdn Man LX. The powertrains include 1.6-liter 4 (138 hp) engines, and 6-speed automatic and 6-speed manual transmissions. It is Front wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 28 mpg city to 36 mpg highway. The Rio sedan EX 4-cyl uses Regular fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2012
ratings Consumer Reports Reviewed the Mitsubishi Lancer ES
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The Mitsubishi Lancer is a 4-door hatchback, sedan offered in 4dr Sdn CVT SE AWD, 5dr Sportback ES FWD, 4dr Sdn Man GSR, 4dr Sdn TC-SST MR, 5dr Sportback GT FWD, 4dr Sdn Man ES FWD, 4dr Sdn Man GT FWD, 4dr Sdn CVT GT FWD, 4dr Sdn CVT ES FWD and 4dr Sdn TC-SST Ralliart AWD. The powertrains include 2.0-liter 4 (148 hp), 2.0-liter 4 turbo (237 hp), 2.0-liter 4 turbo (291 hp) and 2.4-liter 4 (168 hp) engines, and 5-speed manual, 6-speed sequential and CVT transmissions. It is Front or AWD wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 22 mpg city to 29 mpg highway. The Lancer ES 4-cyl CVT uses Regular fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2008
ratings Consumer Reports Reviewed the Mitsubishi Mirage
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The Mitsubishi Mirage is a 4-door hatchback offered in 4dr HB Man DE, 4dr HB CVT DE, 4dr HB Man ES and 4dr HB CVT ES. The powertrains include 1.2-liter 3 (74 hp) engines, and 5-speed manual and CVT transmissions. It is Front wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 37 mpg city to 44 mpg highway. The Mirage uses Regular fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2014
ratings Consumer Reports Reviewed the Chevrolet Spark
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The Chevrolet Spark is a 4-door hatchback offered in 5dr HB Man LS, 5dr HB Auto LT w/1LT, 5dr HB Man LT w/2LT, 5dr HB LT w/1SA, 5dr HB LT w/1SB, 5dr HB Auto LT w/2LT, 5dr HB Auto LS and 5dr HB Man LT w/1LT. The powertrains include 0.0-liter electric (140 hp) and 1.2-liter 4 (84 hp) engines, and 1-speed direct, 5-speed manual and CVT transmissions. It is Front wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 30 mpg city to 39 mpg highway. The Spark uses Regular fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2014
ratings Consumer Reports Reviewed the Ford Focus SE SFE
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The Ford Focus is a 4-door hatchback, sedan offered in 4dr Sdn SE, 4dr Sdn Titanium, 5dr HB ST, 5dr HB Titanium, 4dr Sdn S, 5dr HB and 5dr HB SE. 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 28 mpg city to 40 mpg highway. The Focus sedan SE SFE 4-cyl uses Regular fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2012