Best 2012 Hatchbacks

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2012 Honda Fit

The 2012 Honda Fit has strong fuel economy ratings, and reviewers praised its large and versatile cargo hold, agile handling and fun-to-driv read more »

9.4SCORE

$8,051 - $9,759 AVG PRICE PAID

27 City / 33 Hwy MPG

9.4SCORE

$8,051 - $9,759 AVG PRICE PAID

27 City / 33 Hwy MPG

2012 Mazda Mazda3

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

8.8SCORE

$7,456 - $12,685 AVG PRICE PAID

25 City / 33 Hwy MPG

8.8SCORE

$7,456 - $12,685 AVG PRICE PAID

25 City / 33 Hwy MPG

2012 Scion xD

Although they liked how easy it is to maneuver in tight spaces, reviewers said that most rivals deliver better performance and have a more … read more »

8.8SCORE

$7,525 - $8,299 AVG PRICE PAID

27 City / 33 Hwy MPG

8.8SCORE

$7,525 - $8,299 AVG PRICE PAID

27 City / 33 Hwy MPG

2012 Toyota Prius c

Critics said the 2012 Toyota Prius c isn’t especially fast or thrilling to drive, but is a solid choice if you’re after an incredibly … read more »

8.8SCORE

$8,659 - $9,406 AVG PRICE PAID

53 City / 46 Hwy MPG

8.8SCORE

$8,659 - $9,406 AVG PRICE PAID

53 City / 46 Hwy MPG

2012 Volkswagen Golf

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

8.8SCORE

$4,717 - $12,117 AVG PRICE PAID

23 City / 33 Hwy MPG

8.8SCORE

$4,717 - $12,117 AVG PRICE PAID

23 City / 33 Hwy MPG

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 more »

8.7SCORE

$7,833 - $7,977 AVG PRICE PAID

N/A MPG

8.7SCORE

$7,833 - $7,977 AVG PRICE PAID

N/A MPG

2012 Kia Rio

The redesigned 2012 Kia Rio is thrifty with fuel, and reviewers praised its athletic handling and upscale cabin. read more »

8.6SCORE

$6,152 - $7,101 AVG PRICE PAID

29 City / 37 Hwy MPG

8.6SCORE

$6,152 - $7,101 AVG PRICE PAID

29 City / 37 Hwy MPG

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 more »

8.6SCORE

$8,419 - $9,834 AVG PRICE PAID

23 City / 31 Hwy MPG

8.6SCORE

$8,419 - $9,834 AVG PRICE PAID

23 City / 31 Hwy MPG

2012 Hyundai Accent

Test drivers said the 2012 Hyundai Accent is a practical commuter car that offers a good-looking cabin and a comfortable ride. read more »

8.5SCORE

$6,354 - $7,274 AVG PRICE PAID

28 City / 37 Hwy MPG

8.5SCORE

$6,354 - $7,274 AVG PRICE PAID

28 City / 37 Hwy MPG

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 more »

8.5SCORE

$7,074 - $8,703 AVG PRICE PAID

25 City / 34 Hwy MPG

8.5SCORE

$7,074 - $8,703 AVG PRICE PAID

25 City / 34 Hwy MPG

2012 Lexus CT Hybrid

The 2012 Lexus CT 200h has superb fuel economy, though some reviewers said it falls short with leisurely acceleration and cramped rear seats read more »

8.5SCORE

$11,873 - $12,480 AVG PRICE PAID

43 City / 40 Hwy MPG

8.5SCORE

$11,873 - $12,480 AVG PRICE PAID

43 City / 40 Hwy MPG

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 s read more »

8.5SCORE

$8,880 - $13,426 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 31 Hwy MPG

8.5SCORE

$8,880 - $13,426 AVG PRICE PAID

21 City / 31 Hwy MPG

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 standa read more »

8.3SCORE

$7,205 - $8,190 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 28 Hwy MPG

8.3SCORE

$7,205 - $8,190 AVG PRICE PAID

22 City / 28 Hwy MPG

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-cl read more »

8.3SCORE

$8,509 - $10,981 AVG PRICE PAID

25 City / 34 Hwy MPG

8.3SCORE

$8,509 - $10,981 AVG PRICE PAID

25 City / 34 Hwy MPG

2012 Toyota Yaris

While the 2012 Toyota Yaris has comfortable front seats, reviewers said that some competing small cars are more fun to drive. read more »

8.3SCORE

$6,942 - $7,665 AVG PRICE PAID

30 City / 38 Hwy MPG

8.3SCORE

$6,942 - $7,665 AVG PRICE PAID

30 City / 38 Hwy MPG

2012 Ford Fiesta

Reviewers said the 2012 Ford Fiesta’s athletic handling and upscale interior put it a notch above many subcompact cars. read more »

8.1SCORE

$6,401 - $8,333 AVG PRICE PAID

28 City / 38 Hwy MPG

8.1SCORE

$6,401 - $8,333 AVG PRICE PAID

28 City / 38 Hwy MPG

2012 Mazda Mazda2

Sharp handling sets the 2012 Mazda2 apart, reviewers said, but some rival subcompacts offer more cargo space and better fuel economy. read more »

8.1SCORE

$6,146 - $7,362 AVG PRICE PAID

29 City / 35 Hwy MPG

8.1SCORE

$6,146 - $7,362 AVG PRICE PAID

29 City / 35 Hwy MPG

2012 Mini Cooper

The 2012 Mini Cooper is incredibly agile and fun to drive, reviewers said, though it has a cramped back seat and a smaller cargo … read more »

8.0SCORE

$8,219 - $13,145 AVG PRICE PAID

29 City / 37 Hwy MPG

8.0SCORE

$8,219 - $13,145 AVG PRICE PAID

29 City / 37 Hwy MPG

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 more »

8.0SCORE

$7,244 - $8,015 AVG PRICE PAID

25 City / 30 Hwy MPG

8.0SCORE

$7,244 - $8,015 AVG PRICE PAID

25 City / 30 Hwy MPG

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 more »

7.9SCORE

$6,882 - $7,999 AVG PRICE PAID

26 City / 36 Hwy MPG

7.9SCORE

$6,882 - $7,999 AVG PRICE PAID

26 City / 36 Hwy MPG

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