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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 Leaf
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The Nissan Leaf is a 4-door hatchback offered in 4dr HB S, 4dr HB SV, 4dr HB SV *Late Avail* and 4dr HB SL. The powertrains include 0.0-liter electric (107 hp) engines, and 1-speed direct transmissions. It is Front wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 106 mpg city to 92 mpg highway. The Leaf uses Electric fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2011
ratings Consumer Reports Reviewed the Scion iQ
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The Scion iQ is a 2-door hatchback offered in 3dr HB (Natl). The powertrains include 1.3-liter 4 (94 hp) engines, and CVT transmissions. It is Front wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 36 mpg city to 37 mpg highway. The iQ uses Regular fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2012
ratings Consumer Reports Reviewed the Volkswagen Jetta GLI
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The Volkswagen Jetta is a sedan offered in 4dr DSG Hybrid SEL Premium, 4dr Auto SE w/Connectivity, 4dr Auto S, 4dr Man TDI SE w/Connectivity, 4dr DSG TDI SE w/Connectivity, 4dr Man TDI SEL, 4dr Auto GLI SEL, 4dr Man SE, 4dr Man S, 4dr Auto SE Launch Edition, 4dr Man TDI S, 4dr Auto SEL, 4dr Man S w/Technology, 4dr Man 2.0L Base, 4dr Auto SE, 4dr DSG TDI S, 4dr Man SE Launch Edition, 4dr Auto GLI SE, 4dr Auto S w/Technology, 4dr Auto SE w/Connectivity/Navigation, 4dr DSG TDI SEL, 4dr Man GLI SE and 4dr Man GLI SEL. 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 (150 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 22 mpg city to 33 mpg highway. The Jetta GLI Autobahn 4-cyl MT uses Premium fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2012
ratings Consumer Reports Reviewed the Buick Verano
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The Buick Verano is a sedan offered in 4dr Sdn Convenience Group, 4dr Sdn Leather Group, 4dr Sdn Premium Group and 4dr Sdn. The powertrains include 2.0-liter 4 turbo (250 hp) and 2.4-liter 4 (180 hp) engines, and 6-speed automatic and 6-speed manual transmissions. It is Front wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 21 mpg city to 32 mpg highway. The Verano uses Regular fuel.

Last Model Reviewed: 2012
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