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2012 Ford Focus

2012 Ford Focus

Each year, Consumer Guide Automotive editors test drive and evaluate nearly every vehicle sold in the United States. Together, the editors rate each vehicle 1–10 in the following categories: Acceleration, Fuel Economy, Ride Quality, Steering/Handling/Braking, Quietness, Controls, Details, Room/Comfort/Driver Seating (front), Room/Comfort (rear), Cargo Room, and Value Within Class.

The editors add those numbers to produce a total rating score for each vehicle. Below are the total rating scores for all 2012 Subcompact Cars. Click the name of the car for a detailed review of that vehicle. Or simply check out The Consumer Guide to 2012 Subcompact Cars.

Consumer Guides Current Small-Car Best Buys

 

1. Nissan Cube
Base MSRP: $14,980; Consumer Guide Rating: 69

2012 Nissan Cube

 

2. Kia Soul
Base MSRP: $13,900; Consumer Guide Rating: 67

2012 Kia Soul

 

3. Honda Fit
Base MSRP: $15,175; Consumer Guide Rating: 65

2012 Honda Fit

 

3. Kia Rio
Base MSRP: $13,400; Consumer Guide Rating: 65

2012 Kia Rio

 

5. Hyundai Accent
Base MSRP: $12,445; Consumer Guide Rating: 64

2012 Hyundai Accent

 

6. Ford Fiesta
Base MSRP: $13,200; Consumer Guide Rating: 63

2012 Ford Fiesta

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6. Mazda 2
Base MSRP: $14,370; Consumer Guide Rating: 63

2012 Mazda 2

 

8. Suzuki SX4
Base MSRP: $13,849; Consumer Guide Rating: 62

2012 Suzuki SX4

 

9. Chevrolet Sonic
Base MSRP: $13,735; Consumer Guide Rating: 61

2012 Chevrolet Sonic

 

9. Mitsubishi i
Base MSRP: $29,125; Consumer Guide Rating: 61

2012 Mitsubishi i

 

11. Scion xD
Base MSRP: $15,345; Consumer Guide Rating: 60

2012 Scion xD

 

12. Toyota Yaris
Base MSRP: $14,115; Consumer Guide Rating: 56

2012 Toyota Yaris

13. Scion iQ
Base MSRP: $15,265; Consumer Guide Rating: 50

2012 Scion iQ

 

14. Smart ForTwo
Base MSRP: $12,490; Consumer Guide Rating: 43

2012 Smart ForTwo

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