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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 Mitsubishi i-MiEV
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The Mitsubishi i-MiEV is a 4-door hatchback offered in 4dr HB ES. The powertrains include 0.0-liter electric (66 hp) engines, and 1-speed direct transmissions. It is Rear wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 126 mpg city to 99 mpg highway. The i-MiEV uses Electric fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2012
ratings Consumer Reports Reviewed the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR
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The Mitsubishi Lancer is a 4-door hatchback, sedan offered in 4dr Sdn TC-SST Ralliart AWD, 4dr Sdn Man GSR, 4dr Sdn Man ES FWD, 4dr Sdn CVT ES FWD, 4dr Sdn CVT GT FWD, 4dr Sdn TC-SST MR, 4dr Sdn CVT SE AWD and 4dr Sdn Man GT FWD. 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 AWD wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 16 mpg city to 22 mpg highway. The Lancer Evolution GSR 4-cyl MT uses Premium fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2008
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 Auto LS, 4dr Sdn Auto 2LT, 4dr Sdn Man L, 4dr Sdn Auto 1LT, 4dr Sdn Man ECO, 4dr Sdn Man LS, 4dr Sdn Man 1LT 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 Volkswagen Golf SE
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The Volkswagen Golf is a 2-door hatchback, 4-door hatchback offered in 4dr HB Auto S, 2dr HB Man Launch Edition, 4dr HB DSG TDI S, 2dr HB Man S, 4dr HB DSG TDI SEL, 4dr HB Auto SEL, 4dr HB Man S w/Sunroof, 4dr HB SEL Premium, 4dr HB Man TDI S, 2dr HB Auto S, 4dr HB Man TDI SEL, 4dr HB Man TDI SE, 4dr HB Auto S w/Sunroof, 4dr HB Auto SE and 4dr HB DSG TDI SE. The powertrains include 0.0-liter electric (115 hp), 1.8-liter 4 turbo (170 hp), 2.0-liter 4 turbo (292 hp) and 2.0-liter 4 turbodiesel (150 hp) engines, and 1-speed direct, 5-speed manual, 6-speed automatic, 6-speed manual and 6-speed sequential transmissions. It is Front or AWD wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 25 mpg city to 36 mpg highway. The Golf uses Regular fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2015
ratings Consumer Reports Reviewed the Ford Focus ST
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The Ford Focus is a 4-door hatchback, sedan offered in 4dr Sdn SE, 5dr HB ST, 5dr HB SE, 5dr HB, 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 23 mpg city to 32 mpg highway. The Focus hatchback ST 4-cyl MT uses Premium fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2013