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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 Acura ILX 2.0L
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The Acura ILX is a sedan offered in 4dr Sdn 2.0L Premium Pkg, 4dr Sdn 1.5L Hybrid Tech Pkg, 4dr Sdn 2.0L, 4dr Sdn 2.0L Tech Pkg, 4dr Sdn 1.5L Hybrid and 4dr Sdn 2.4L Premium Pkg. The powertrains include 1.5-liter 4 hybrid (111 hp), 2.0-liter 4 (150 hp) and 2.4-liter 4 (201 hp) engines, and 5-speed automatic, 6-speed manual and CVT transmissions. It is Front wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 24 mpg city to 35 mpg highway. The ILX uses Premium fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2013
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 Auto L (TMC/CBU Plant) (Natl), 3dr Liftback Man L (TMC/CBU Plant) (Natl), 5dr Liftback Auto L (TMC/CBU Plant) (Natl), 5dr Liftback Auto SE (TMC/CBU Plant) (Natl), 5dr Liftback Auto LE (TMC/CBU Plant) (Natl) and 3dr Liftback Auto LE (TMC/CBU Plant) (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: 2012
ratings Consumer Reports Reviewed the Nissan Versa Sedan SV (1.6)
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The Nissan Versa is a sedan offered in 4dr Sdn CVT 1.6 S Plus, 4dr Sdn CVT 1.6 SV, 4dr Sdn CVT 1.6 SL, 4dr Sdn Auto 1.6 S and 4dr Sdn Manual 1.6 S. The powertrains include 1.6-liter 4 (109 hp) engines, and 4-speed automatic, 5-speed manual and CVT transmissions. It is Front wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 30 mpg city to 38 mpg highway. The Versa uses Regular fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2012
ratings Consumer Reports Reviewed the Subaru Impreza STi
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The Subaru Impreza WRX/STi is a sedan, wagon offered in 5dr Man WRX Premium, 4dr Man WRX, 4dr Man WRX Limited, 4dr Man WRX STI Limited, 4dr Man WRX STI, 4dr Man WRX Premium, 5dr Man WRX Limited, 5dr Man WRX STI and 5dr Man WRX. The powertrains include 2.5-liter 4 turbo (265 hp) and 2.5-liter 4 turbo (305 hp) engines, and 5-speed manual and 6-speed manual transmissions. It is AWD wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 17 mpg city to 23 mpg highway. The Impreza WRX/STi wagon WRX STi 4-cyl MT uses Premium fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2008
ratings Consumer Reports Reviewed the Kia Forte LX (1.8)
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The Kia Forte is a 4-door hatchback, coupe, sedan offered in 2dr Cpe Man EX, 4dr Sdn Auto LX, 2dr Cpe Auto EX, 2dr Cpe Man SX, 2dr Cpe Auto SX, 5dr HB Auto EX, 5dr HB Man SX, 4dr Sdn Man LX, 5dr HB Auto SX and 4dr Sdn Auto EX. The powertrains include 1.6-liter 4 turbo (201 hp), 1.8-liter 4 (148 hp) and 2.0-liter 4 (173 hp) engines, and 6-speed automatic and 6-speed manual transmissions. It is Front wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 25 mpg city to 36 mpg highway. The Forte uses Regular fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2014