27 cars
#1 Buick Verano Image View Photos
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2015 Buick Verano

The 2015 Buick Verano sits near the top of our compact car rankings thanks to its superb safety and reliability ratings as well as ... Read full review »

8.9
$11,547 - $16,380
21 City / 32 Hwy
8.9
$11,547 - $16,380
21 City / 32 Hwy
#2 Toyota Prius Image View Photos
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2015 Toyota Prius

The Toyota Prius ranks near the top of the competitive compact car class. This hybrid vehicle has excellent safety and reliability ratings, low ownership ... Read full review »

8.7
$14,700 - $16,544
51 City / 48 Hwy
8.7
$14,700 - $16,544
51 City / 48 Hwy
#3 Volkswagen GTI Image View Photos
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2015 Volkswagen GTI

The cliché "good things comes in small packages" could have been written with the 2015 Volkswagen GTI in mind. It combines a powerful engine, ... Read full review »

8.6
$15,856 - $20,738
25 City / 34 Hwy
8.6
$15,856 - $20,738
25 City / 34 Hwy
#4 Mazda Mazda3 Image View Photos
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2015 Mazda Mazda3

The 2015 Mazda3 ranks near the top of the compact car class, thanks to its athletic handling, premium cabin, and above-average crash test scores. Read full review »

8.5
$10,734 - $16,733
29 City / 41 Hwy
8.5
$10,734 - $16,733
29 City / 41 Hwy
#5 Kia Forte Image View Photos
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2015 Kia Forte

The 2015 Kia Forte sits near the top of the compact car class. It boasts an upscale cabin, straightforward technology, and snappy available engines. ... Read full review »

8.4
$9,702 - $13,444
25 City / 37 Hwy
8.4
$9,702 - $13,444
25 City / 37 Hwy
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#5 Kia Soul Image View Photos
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2015 Kia Soul

Thanks to lots of interior space, high-quality cabin materials, and an excellent safety score, the 2015 Kia Soul earns a spot in the top ... Read full review »

8.4
$10,466 - $23,468
24 City / 30 Hwy
8.4
$10,466 - $23,468
24 City / 30 Hwy
#5 Volkswagen Golf Image View Photos
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2015 Volkswagen Golf

The 2015 Volkswagen Golf finishes in the top third of our compact car rankings due to its nimble handling, high-end cabin, and loads of ... Read full review »

8.4
$11,293 - $29,941
25 City / 36 Hwy
8.4
$11,293 - $29,941
25 City / 36 Hwy
#8 Chevrolet Cruze Image View Photos
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2015 Chevrolet Cruze

The 2015 Chevrolet Cruze ranks in the top third of the compact car class thanks to its comfortable ride, upscale interior, user-friendly tech features, ... Read full review »

8.2
$9,527 - $14,952
25 City / 36 Hwy
8.2
$9,527 - $14,952
25 City / 36 Hwy
#8 Chevrolet Volt Image View Photos
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2015 Chevrolet Volt

The 2015 Chevrolet Volt has a high-end cabin, peppy electric power, and sharp handling, but its cabin and trunk space are cramped.  Read full review »

8.2
$15,494
35 (Est) City / 40 (Est) Hwy
8.2
$15,494
35 (Est) City / 40 (Est) Hwy
#8 Nissan Leaf Image View Photos
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2015 Nissan Leaf

The 2015 Nissan Leaf offers more luxury and space than other electric vehicles. It also has a strong reliability rating, a comfortable ride, and ... Read full review »

8.2
$12,068 - $14,778
N/A
8.2
$12,068 - $14,778
N/A
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#8 Subaru WRX Image View Photos
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2015 Subaru WRX

The 2015 Subaru WRX has a sporty feel thanks to its all-wheel-drive grip and high-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Bland interior materials and a relatively ... Read full review »

8.2
$20,673 - $29,543
21 City / 28 Hwy
8.2
$20,673 - $29,543
21 City / 28 Hwy
#12 Honda Civic Image View Photos
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2015 Honda Civic

The 2015 Honda Civic earns a midpack ranking in the competitive compact car class. The Civic’s cabin is made with quality materials, and its ... Read full review »

8.1
$12,543 - $18,290
28 City / 36 Hwy
8.1
$12,543 - $18,290
28 City / 36 Hwy
#12 Toyota Prius Plug-In Image View Photos
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8.1
$16,177 - $17,959
N/A
#14 Honda Civic Hybrid Image View Photos
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2015 Honda Civic Hybrid

The 2015 Honda Civic Hybrid has a low-powered engine and mediocre handling. It gets high marks for safety and predicted reliability, but that's not ... Read full review »

8.0
$15,049 - $16,918
44 City / 47 Hwy
8.0
$15,049 - $16,918
44 City / 47 Hwy
#14 Subaru Impreza Image View Photos
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2015 Subaru Impreza

The 2015 Subaru Impreza places in the middle of our compact car rankings. It boasts a spacious interior and a smooth ride, but it ... Read full review »

8.0
$13,572 - $17,888
25 City / 34 Hwy
8.0
$13,572 - $17,888
25 City / 34 Hwy
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#14 Volkswagen Jetta Image View Photos
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2015 Volkswagen Jetta

The 2015 Volkswagen Jetta fails to stand out in any one area, but is a solid car across the board. However, its predicted ownership ... Read full review »

8.0
$9,116 - $17,584
25 City / 34 Hwy
8.0
$9,116 - $17,584
25 City / 34 Hwy
#17 Ford Focus Image View Photos
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2015 Ford Focus

The 2015 Ford Focus ranks in the middle of the compact car class. It has a high-end interior and sporty handling, but its abysmal ... Read full review »

7.9
$10,068 - $16,338
26 City / 36 Hwy
7.9
$10,068 - $16,338
26 City / 36 Hwy
#17 Hyundai Elantra Image View Photos
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2015 Hyundai Elantra

The 2015 Hyundai Elantra places in the middle of our compact car rankings. It has lots of cargo space and a fuel-efficient base engine, ... Read full review »

7.9
$10,336 - $13,441
27 City / 37 Hwy
7.9
$10,336 - $13,441
27 City / 37 Hwy
#19 Nissan Sentra Image View Photos
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2015 Nissan Sentra

The 2015 Nissan Sentra ranks in the bottom half of the compact car class. It has a large trunk and plenty of passenger space, ... Read full review »

7.8
$11,200 - $14,114
27 City / 36 Hwy
7.8
$11,200 - $14,114
27 City / 36 Hwy
#19 Scion tC Image View Photos
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2015 Scion tC

The 2015 Scion tC has an abundance of standard features, rear-seat room, and trunk space. However, it lacks its rivals’ athletic handling, comfortable seating, ... Read full review »

7.8
$13,250 - $13,925
23 City / 31 Hwy
7.8
$13,250 - $13,925
23 City / 31 Hwy
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