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#1 Honda Civic Image View Photos
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2012 Honda Civic

The 2012 Honda Civic is a high-ranking compact car, thanks to its comfortable interior, refined ride and handling, strong reliability rating, and great safety ... Read full review »

9.1
$6,625 - $12,032
28 City / 36 Hwy
9.1
$6,625 - $12,032
28 City / 36 Hwy
#2 Nissan Leaf Image View Photos
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2012 Nissan Leaf

The 2012 Nissan Leaf is environmentally friendly, but a lot of car buyers may find its limited range and cramped interior hard to live with. Read full review »

8.9
$12,139 - $12,836
N/A
8.9
$12,139 - $12,836
N/A
#3 Buick Verano Image View Photos
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2012 Buick Verano

While some reviewers said it could use more power, the 2012 Buick Verano excels with a comfortable ride and luxurious interior. Read full review »

8.8
$7,718 - $8,474
21 City / 32 Hwy
8.8
$7,718 - $8,474
21 City / 32 Hwy
#3 Chevrolet Volt Image View Photos
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2012 Chevrolet Volt

With a well-constructed interior, swift acceleration and decent handling for a hybrid, critics agreed that the 2012 Chevrolet Volt is a good car for ... Read full review »

8.8
$9,506
35 City / 40 Hwy
8.8
$9,506
35 City / 40 Hwy
#3 Toyota Prius Image View Photos
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2012 Toyota Prius

The 2012 Toyota Prius has excellent fuel economy, lots of cargo space and a long list of standard features, though reviewers agreed that it ... Read full review »

8.8
$9,542 - $11,754
51 City / 48 Hwy
8.8
$9,542 - $11,754
51 City / 48 Hwy
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#6 Volkswagen Golf Image View Photos
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2012 Volkswagen Golf

With reviewer-liked engines and sporty, composed handling, the 2012 Volkswagen Golf is a formidable choice among small cars. Read full review »

8.7
$5,546 - $9,580
23 City / 33 Hwy
8.7
$5,546 - $9,580
23 City / 33 Hwy
#7 Chevrolet Cruze Image View Photos
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2012 Chevrolet Cruze

With an upscale cabin, a sporty, yet comfortable, ride and excellent gas mileage in higher trims, reviewers said the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze is a ... Read full review »

8.5
$6,807 - $8,635
25 City / 36 Hwy
8.5
$6,807 - $8,635
25 City / 36 Hwy
#8 Honda Civic Hybrid Image View Photos
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2012 Honda Civic Hybrid

Test drivers said the 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid offers a spacious cabin and a comfortable ride, but plenty of competitors have classier cabins. Read full review »

8.4
$8,342 - $9,221
44 City / 44 Hwy
8.4
$8,342 - $9,221
44 City / 44 Hwy
#8 Mazda Mazda3 Image View Photos
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2012 Mazda Mazda3

Reviewers were impressed with the 2012 Mazda3’s attractive interior, nimble handling and available Skyactiv engine. Read full review »

8.4
$6,084 - $9,947
25 City / 33 Hwy
8.4
$6,084 - $9,947
25 City / 33 Hwy
#8 Toyota Corolla Image View Photos
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2012 Toyota Corolla

The 2012 Toyota Corolla has good safety scores and a comfortable ride, but reviewers said a bland driving experience and dull interior design make ... Read full review »

8.4
$8,005 - $9,308
27 City / 34 Hwy
8.4
$8,005 - $9,308
27 City / 34 Hwy
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#11 Scion xB Image View Photos
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2012 Scion xB

While some 2012 small cars get better gas mileage, reviewers liked the 2012 Scion xB’s spacious cabin, ample cargo space and numerous standard features. Read full review »

8.3
$7,555 - $7,969
22 City / 28 Hwy
8.3
$7,555 - $7,969
22 City / 28 Hwy
#12 Kia Forte Image View Photos
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2012 Kia Forte

Reviewers said the 2012 Kia Forte offers a large trunk and a cabin that’s chock full of tech features, but some rivals are more ... Read full review »

8.2
$5,995 - $8,504
25 City / 34 Hwy
8.2
$5,995 - $8,504
25 City / 34 Hwy
#12 Nissan Cube Image View Photos
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2012 Nissan Cube

The 2012 Nissan Cube isn't the most fuel-efficient car in the class, but reviewers said it has a comfortable ride and a generous amount ... Read full review »

8.2
$5,339 - $6,579
25 City / 30 Hwy
8.2
$5,339 - $6,579
25 City / 30 Hwy
#14 Hyundai Elantra Image View Photos
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2012 Hyundai Elantra

The 2012 Hyundai Elantra gets terrific gas mileage and reviewers loved its smooth ride, attractive cabin and numerous available features. Read full review »

8.1
$6,227 - $8,226
28 City / 38 Hwy
8.1
$6,227 - $8,226
28 City / 38 Hwy
#14 Scion tC Image View Photos
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2012 Scion tC

Reviewers said the 2012 Scion tC provides a pleasant driving experience, but many felt that other coupes are more fun to drive. Read full review »

8.1
$7,226 - $7,588
23 City / 31 Hwy
8.1
$7,226 - $7,588
23 City / 31 Hwy
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#14 Volkswagen GTI Image View Photos
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2012 Volkswagen GTI

Critics liked the 2012 Volkswagen GTI's controlled handling, spacious rear seats and top-notch interior materials. Still, a few noted that some rivals come with ... Read full review »

8.1
$9,241 - $12,355
21 City / 31 Hwy
8.1
$9,241 - $12,355
21 City / 31 Hwy
#17 Ford Focus Image View Photos
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2012 Ford Focus

Test drivers said that the 2012 Ford Focus distinguishes itself from other compact cars with nimble handling and a premium interior. Read full review »

8.0
$5,612 - $7,781
26 City / 36 Hwy
8.0
$5,612 - $7,781
26 City / 36 Hwy
#17 Subaru Impreza Image View Photos
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2012 Subaru Impreza

Though not the most sprightly car available, reviewers said the 2012 Subaru Impreza has a spacious cabin and stands out with rare-for-the-class all-wheel drive. Read full review »

8.0
$7,906 - $10,953
25 City / 34 Hwy
8.0
$7,906 - $10,953
25 City / 34 Hwy
#17 Toyota Matrix Image View Photos
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2012 Toyota Matrix

The 2012 Toyota Matrix is one of the few hatchbacks available with all-wheel drive, but some reviewers said that other hatchbacks are more fun ... Read full review »

8.0
$7,768 - $8,927
26 City / 32 Hwy
8.0
$7,768 - $8,927
26 City / 32 Hwy
#17 Volkswagen Jetta Image View Photos
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2012 Volkswagen Jetta

The 2012 Volkswagen Jetta gets great fuel economy with its available diesel engine and has a large trunk, but gets lackluster fuel economy with ... Read full review »

8.0
$5,445 - $8,997
24 City / 33 Hwy
8.0
$5,445 - $8,997
24 City / 33 Hwy
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