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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 Nissan Cube
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The Nissan Cube is a wagon offered in 5dr Wgn Manual S, 5dr Wgn CVT SL 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 Volkswagen Jetta SE (1.8T)
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The Volkswagen Jetta is a sedan offered in 4dr DSG TDI Value Edition, 4dr DSG GLI, 4dr Man SE w/Connectivity, 4dr Man TDI, 4dr DSG TDI, 4dr Man SE, 4dr Auto SE w/Connectivity/Sunroof, 4dr Man S, 4dr Auto SE w/Connectivity, 4dr Auto SEL, 4dr DSG Hybrid SE, 4dr DSG Hybrid SEL Premium, 4dr Man GLI Autobahn, 4dr DSG GLI Autobahn w/Nav, 4dr Man Base, 4dr Man TDI w/Premium, 4dr Man TDI w/Premium/Nav, 4dr DSG TDI w/Premium/Nav, 4dr DSG GLI Edition 30 w/Nav, 4dr Auto SE, 4dr Auto S, 4dr DSG TDI w/Premium, 4dr DSG GLI Edition 30, 4dr Man GLI Edition 30 w/Nav, 4dr DSG Hybrid, 4dr Man GLI, 4dr Man GLI Autobahn w/Nav, 4dr DSG Hybrid SEL, 4dr Man GLI Edition 30, 4dr DSG GLI Autobahn, 4dr Man TDI Value Edition and 4dr Man SE w/Connectivity/Sunroof. 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 (140 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 25 mpg city to 36 mpg highway. The Jetta SE 4-cyl uses Regular fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2014
ratings Consumer Reports Reviewed the Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L
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The Volkswagen Beetle is a 2-door hatchback, convertible offered in 2dr Man 1.8T, 2dr Auto 2.5L w/Tech, 2dr Man 2.0T R-Line, 2dr DSG 2.0T R-Line w/Sound/Nav, 2dr Auto 2.5L w/Sun, 2dr DSG 2.0L TDI, 2dr DSG 2.0T Turbo R-Line, 2dr DSG 2.0T Turbo R-Line w/Sun/Sound, 2dr DSG 2.0T Turbo R-Line w/Sun/Sound/Nav, 2dr Auto 2.5L, 2dr Man 2.0L TDI, 2dr DSG 2.0T Turbo GSR, 2dr Auto 1.8T w/Sound/Nav, 2dr Auto 1.8T w/Sun, 2dr DSG 2.0T R-Line, 2dr Man 2.5L, 2dr Man 2.0L TDI w/Sun/Sound/Nav, 2dr DSG 2.0L TDI w/Sun/Sound/Nav, 2dr Man 2.0T Turbo R-Line w/Sun/Sound, 2dr Man 2.0T R-Line w/Sound/Nav, 2dr Man 1.8T w/Sun/Sound/Nav, 2dr Auto 2.5L, 2dr Man 2.0L TDI w/Sound/Nav, 2dr DSG 2.0L TDI w/Sound/Nav, 2dr DSG 2.0T R-Line w/Sound, 2dr Man 2.5L w/Sun, 2dr Man 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav, 2dr Man 2.0T Turbo R-Line, 2dr Auto 2.5L w/Sound/Nav, 2dr Man 2.0T R-Line w/Sound, 2dr Auto 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav, 2dr Man 2.0T Turbo R-Line w/Sun/Sound/Nav, 2dr Auto 1.8T, 2dr Man 1.8T w/Sun, 2dr Auto 1.8T, 2dr Auto 1.8T w/Tech, 2dr Auto 1.8T w/Sun/Sound/Nav, 2dr Man 2.0L TDI, 2dr DSG 2.0L TDI and 2dr Man 2.0T Turbo GSR. The powertrains include 1.8-liter 4 turbo (170 hp), 2.0-liter 4 turbo (210 hp), 2.0-liter 4 turbodiesel (140 hp) and 2.5-liter 5 (170 hp) engines, and 5-speed manual, 6-speed automatic, 6-speed manual and 6-speed sequential transmissions. It is Front wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 22 mpg city to 31 mpg highway. The Beetle uses Regular fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2012
ratings Consumer Reports Reviewed the Toyota Prius Four
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The Toyota Prius is a 4-door hatchback offered in 5dr HB Three (Natl), 5dr HB Five (Natl), 5dr HB Four (Natl), 5dr HB (Natl), 5dr HB Two (Natl) and 5dr HB Advanced (Natl). The powertrains include 1.8-liter 4 electric (134 hp) and 1.8-liter 4 hybrid (134 hp) engines, and CVT transmissions. It is Front wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 51 mpg city to 48 mpg highway. The Prius IV 4-cyl CVT uses Regular fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2010
ratings Consumer Reports Reviewed the Lexus CT 200h
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The Lexus CT 200h is a 4-door hatchback offered in 5dr Sdn Hybrid. The powertrains include 1.8-liter 4 hybrid (134 hp) engines, and CVT transmissions. It is Front wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 43 mpg city to 40 mpg highway. The CT 200h uses Regular fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2011