23 cars
#1 Toyota Prius Image View Photos
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2016 Toyota Prius

The 2016 Toyota Prius ranks at the top of its class, thanks to its refined ride and handling, handsome interior, generous cargo space, and ... Read full review »

9.0
$18,993 - $22,565
54 City / 50 Hwy
9.0
$18,993 - $22,565
54 City / 50 Hwy
#1 Volkswagen Golf Image View Photos
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2016 Volkswagen Golf

The 2016 Volkswagen Golf ranks among the best compact cars when it comes to poised performance and posh interiors. However, its average predicted reliability ... Read full review »

9.0
$11,696 - $30,623
25 (Est) City / 37 (Est) Hwy
9.0
$11,696 - $30,623
25 (Est) City / 37 (Est) Hwy
#3 Chevrolet Cruze Image View Photos
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2016 Chevrolet Cruze

The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze has outstanding fuel economy, a cushioned ride, and user-friendly technology. These attributes help it secure a high ranking in the ... Read full review »

8.9
$10,257 - $16,052
29 City / 41 Hwy
8.9
$10,257 - $16,052
29 City / 41 Hwy
#4 Buick Verano Image View Photos
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2016 Buick Verano

The 2016 Buick Verano offers a calm ride, an excellent predicted reliability rating, and a hushed cabin made with high-quality materials. It's one of ... Read full review »

8.8
$12,913 - $17,886
21 City / 32 Hwy
8.8
$12,913 - $17,886
21 City / 32 Hwy
#5 Honda Civic Image View Photos
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2016 Honda Civic

The 2016 Honda Civic ranks among the best used compact cars thanks to an upscale interior, pleasant handling, and excellent safety scores. In addition, ... Read full review »

8.7
$14,615 - $20,058
27 City / 40 Hwy
8.7
$14,615 - $20,058
27 City / 40 Hwy
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#5 Kia Soul Image View Photos
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2016 Kia Soul

The 2016 Kia Soul ranks near the top of the very competitive 2016 compact car class. The Soul has roomy seating and cargo space, ... Read full review »

8.7
$11,706 - $25,711
24 City / 30 Hwy
8.7
$11,706 - $25,711
24 City / 30 Hwy
#7 Chevrolet Volt Image View Photos
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2016 Chevrolet Volt

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt sits near the top of our compact car rankings. The Volt has a premium interior, top-flight safety scores, a substantial ... Read full review »

8.6
$19,324 - $22,405
43 City / 42 Hwy
8.6
$19,324 - $22,405
43 City / 42 Hwy
#7 Mazda Mazda3 Image View Photos
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2016 Mazda Mazda3

The 2016 Mazda3 ranks near the top of the compact car class because it has an upscale interior, athletic performance, and top-tier safety scores. Read full review »

8.6
$12,911 - $19,859
29 City / 41 Hwy
8.6
$12,911 - $19,859
29 City / 41 Hwy
#9 Scion tC Image View Photos
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2016 Scion tC

The 2016 Scion tC ranks in the middle of the highly competitive compact car class. It has a zippy engine, a spacious interior, and ... Read full review »

8.4
$14,095 - $14,813
23 City / 31 Hwy
8.4
$14,095 - $14,813
23 City / 31 Hwy
#9 Volkswagen GTI Image View Photos
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2016 Volkswagen GTI

The 2016 Volkswagen GTI delivers exciting driving dynamics and great cargo space. However, an average predicted reliability rating and a relatively high cost of ... Read full review »

8.4
$15,861 - $23,513
25 City / 34 Hwy
8.4
$15,861 - $23,513
25 City / 34 Hwy
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#11 Kia Forte Image View Photos
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2016 Kia Forte

The 2016 Kia Forte has peppy engine options and a spacious interior that comes loaded with features. However, its dull handling, harsh ride, and ... Read full review »

8.3
$11,025 - $14,380
25 City / 37 Hwy
8.3
$11,025 - $14,380
25 City / 37 Hwy
#11 Scion iM Image View Photos
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2016 Scion iM

The 2016 Scion iM has a hushed cabin, numerous appealing standard features, and an outstanding predicted reliability score. Still, the iM places in the ... Read full review »

8.3
$13,937 - $14,476
27 City / 36 Hwy
8.3
$13,937 - $14,476
27 City / 36 Hwy
#13 Hyundai Elantra Image View Photos
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2016 Hyundai Elantra

The 2016 Hyundai Elantra ranks in the middle of the compact car class. While it's an OK model, it doesn't really stand out in ... Read full review »

8.2
$11,230 - $13,762
27 City / 37 Hwy
8.2
$11,230 - $13,762
27 City / 37 Hwy
#14 Ford Focus Image View Photos
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2016 Ford Focus

The 2016 Ford Focus offers a more engaging driving experience than the majority of compact cars, and it has an upscale interior. However, a ... Read full review »

8.1
$11,067 - $28,732
26 City / 36 Hwy
8.1
$11,067 - $28,732
26 City / 36 Hwy
#14 Subaru Impreza Image View Photos
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2016 Subaru Impreza

The 2016 Subaru Impreza ranks in the lower third of the compact car class. The Impreza has a spacious interior, all-wheel drive, and a ... Read full review »

8.1
$14,567 - $18,483
25 City / 34 Hwy
8.1
$14,567 - $18,483
25 City / 34 Hwy
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#16 Nissan Sentra Image View Photos
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2016 Nissan Sentra

The 2016 Nissan Sentra is a roomy and fuel-efficient compact car. However, poky acceleration and a small touch screen relegate it to the bottom ... Read full review »

8.0
$10,619 - $13,248
27 City / 36 Hwy
8.0
$10,619 - $13,248
27 City / 36 Hwy
#16 Subaru WRX Image View Photos
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2016 Subaru WRX

The 2016 Subaru WRX has thrilling performance, plenty of features, and solid safety scores. However, it ranks in the bottom third of a very ... Read full review »

8.0
$21,986 - $31,931
20 City / 27 Hwy
8.0
$21,986 - $31,931
20 City / 27 Hwy
#16 Toyota Corolla Image View Photos
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2016 Toyota Corolla

The 2016 Toyota Corolla offers a spacious, upscale cabin and excellent fuel economy. Its focus on practicality and sensibility dings its performance score (pulling ... Read full review »

8.0
$12,703 - $17,054
28 (Est) City / 37 (Est) Hwy
8.0
$12,703 - $17,054
28 (Est) City / 37 (Est) Hwy
#16 Volkswagen Jetta Image View Photos
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2016 Volkswagen Jetta

The 2016 Volkswagen Jetta has a smooth ride, three turbocharged engine options, brisk acceleration, and a roomy cabin with high-end materials. However, due to ... Read full review »

8.0
$11,349 - $20,274
28 City / 40 Hwy
8.0
$11,349 - $20,274
28 City / 40 Hwy
#20 Hyundai Veloster Image View Photos
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2016 Hyundai Veloster

The 2016 Hyundai Veloster ranks near the bottom of the compact car class, due to its weak base engine, firm ride quality, tight rear ... Read full review »

7.8
$12,497 - $16,551
27 City / 35 Hwy
7.8
$12,497 - $16,551
27 City / 35 Hwy
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