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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 BMW i3 Giga
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The BMW i3 is a 4-door hatchback offered in 4dr HB and 4dr HB w/Range Extender. The powertrains include 0.7-liter 2 electric (170 hp) engines, and 1-speed direct transmissions. It is Rear wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 37 mpg city to 41 mpg highway. The i3 uses Premium fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2014
ratings Consumer Reports Reviewed the Toyota Yaris LE
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The Toyota Yaris is a 2-door hatchback, 4-door hatchback offered in 3dr Liftback Man L (Natl), 5dr Liftback Auto L (Natl), 5dr Liftback Man SE (Natl), 3dr Liftback Auto LE (Natl), 5dr Liftback Auto SE (Natl), 5dr Liftback Auto LE (Natl) and 3dr Liftback Auto L (Natl). The powertrains include 1.5-liter 4 (106 hp) engines, and 4-speed automatic and 5-speed manual transmissions. It is Front wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 30 mpg city to 35 mpg highway. The Yaris uses Regular fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2015
ratings Consumer Reports Reviewed the Chevrolet Cruze 1LT (1.4T)
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The Chevrolet Cruze is a sedan offered in 4dr Sdn LTZ, 4dr Sdn Auto Diesel, 4dr Sdn Man L, 4dr Sdn Auto LS, 4dr Sdn Auto 2LT, 4dr Sdn Man LS, 4dr Sdn Man 1LT, 4dr Sdn Auto ECO, 4dr Sdn Auto 1LT and 4dr Sdn Man 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 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel
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The Chevrolet Cruze is a sedan offered in 4dr Sdn LTZ, 4dr Sdn Auto Diesel, 4dr Sdn Man L, 4dr Sdn Auto LS, 4dr Sdn Auto 2LT, 4dr Sdn Man LS, 4dr Sdn Man 1LT, 4dr Sdn Auto ECO, 4dr Sdn Auto 1LT and 4dr Sdn Man 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 27 mpg city to 46 mpg highway. The Cruze Turbo Diesel 4-cyl uses Diesel fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2014
ratings Consumer Reports Reviewed the Ford Fiesta hatchback (4-cyl.)
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The Ford Fiesta is a 4-door hatchback, sedan offered in 5dr HB S, 4dr Sdn SE, 5dr HB ST, 5dr HB Titanium, 4dr Sdn S, 4dr Sdn Titanium and 5dr HB SE. The powertrains include 1.0-liter 3 turbo (123 hp), 1.6-liter 4 (120 hp) and 1.6-liter 4 turbo (197 hp) engines, and 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 36 mpg highway. The Fiesta hatchback SES 4-cyl MT uses Regular fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2011