Best 2012 Compact Sedans by Value

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#1 — Suzuki SX4

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25 listings

Used Starting From
$4,750
Value
10
Power
7
Front Seats
4.8
Cargo Capacity
6.7
Handling
8.8
Looks/Style
7
Overall
9.6
Family Car
8.7
Back Seats
9.2

Based on 1,966 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#2 — Mitsubishi Lancer

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22 listings

Used Starting From
$4,995
Compact Sedan Trims
Value
9.6
Power
7.4
Front Seats
9.7
Cargo Capacity
9.8
Handling
7.7
Looks/Style
9.8
Overall
8.4
Family Car
6.2
Back Seats
9.4

Based on 2,418 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#3 — Toyota Yaris

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65 listings

Used Starting From
$5,495
Compact Sedan Trims
Value
8.8
Power
6.4
Front Seats
7.3
Cargo Capacity
8.1
Handling
5.6
Looks/Style
6.6
Overall
7.1
Family Car
7.7
Back Seats
5.2

Based on 2,120 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#4 — Kia Forte

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75 listings

Used Starting From
$3,250
Compact Sedan Trims
Value
8.2
Power
5.6
Front Seats
8.5
Cargo Capacity
7.7
Handling
6.7
Looks/Style
6.5
Overall
6.1
Family Car
7.9
Back Seats
9.2

Based on 1,251 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#5 — Chevrolet Sonic

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229 listings

Used Starting From
$2,995
Value
8
Power
5.9
Front Seats
7.3
Cargo Capacity
7
Handling
7.8
Looks/Style
6.8
Overall
6.7
Family Car
6.7
Back Seats
5.1

Based on 2,195 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#6 — Kia Rio

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23 listings

Used Starting From
$4,900
Compact Sedan Trims
Value
7.4
Power
6.1
Front Seats
7.3
Cargo Capacity
6.2
Handling
5.5
Looks/Style
6.1
Overall
4.5
Family Car
5.5
Back Seats
2.7

Based on 2,047 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#7 — Chevrolet Cruze

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702 listings

Used Starting From
$2,000
Value
7.1
Power
5.8
Front Seats
5.5
Cargo Capacity
6.7
Handling
4.9
Looks/Style
4.6
Overall
4.4
Family Car
7.6
Back Seats
5.4

Based on 1,505 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#8 — Subaru Impreza WRX STI

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29 listings

Used Starting From
$18,350
Value
7.1
Power
8.9
Front Seats
7.6
Cargo Capacity
8
Handling
9
Looks/Style
8.2
Overall
7.9
Family Car
4.4
Back Seats
5.9

Based on 1,532 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#9 — Hyundai Accent

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177 listings

Used Starting From
$2,900
Compact Sedan Trims
Value
7.1
Power
5.5
Front Seats
7.2
Cargo Capacity
8
Handling
5.2
Looks/Style
5.8
Overall
5.7
Family Car
7.8
Back Seats
5.8

Based on 1,862 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#10 — Mazda MAZDA3

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412 listings

Used Starting From
$4,490
Compact Sedan Trims
Value
6.8
Power
6.9
Front Seats
7.6
Cargo Capacity
5.6
Handling
6.5
Looks/Style
6
Overall
4.7
Family Car
6.3
Back Seats
5.5

Based on 1,295 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#11 — Hyundai Elantra

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375 listings

Used Starting From
$2,900
Compact Sedan Trims
Value
6.4
Power
5.8
Front Seats
6.8
Cargo Capacity
7.3
Handling
4.7
Looks/Style
6.7
Overall
5.8
Family Car
8.3
Back Seats
5.9

Based on 1,775 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#12 — Subaru Impreza

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210 listings

Used Starting From
$2,850
Value
6.2
Power
5.6
Front Seats
9.1
Cargo Capacity
8.5
Handling
6.4
Looks/Style
4.4
Overall
4.9
Family Car
9.6
Back Seats
6.2

Based on 1,674 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#13 — Nissan Sentra

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223 listings

Used Starting From
$3,000
Compact Sedan Trims
Value
6
Power
5.6
Front Seats
7.5
Cargo Capacity
7
Handling
4.9
Looks/Style
4.5
Overall
4.9
Family Car
7
Back Seats
6.2

Based on 1,391 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#14 — Subaru Impreza WRX

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70 listings

Used Starting From
$10,996
Compact Sedan Trims
Value
5.9
Power
4.7
Front Seats
7.2
Cargo Capacity
6.9
Handling
5.4
Looks/Style
6.8
Overall
7.1
Family Car
5.6
Back Seats
6

Based on 1,820 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#15 — Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

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12 listings

Used Starting From
$23,495
Compact Sedan Trims
Value
5.9
Power
9.5
Front Seats
9.2
Cargo Capacity
5.1
Handling
8.6
Looks/Style
9.8
Overall
8.7
Family Car
4.9
Back Seats
6.4

Based on 2,349 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#16 — Nissan Versa

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206 listings

Used Starting From
$3,250
Compact Sedan Trims
Value
5.8
Power
3.4
Front Seats
5.3
Cargo Capacity
7.4
Handling
3.4
Looks/Style
5
Overall
4.4
Family Car
7.4
Back Seats
5.6

Based on 1,954 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#17 — Ford Fiesta

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140 listings

Used Starting From
$2,999
Compact Sedan Trims
Value
5.1
Power
3.4
Front Seats
5
Cargo Capacity
5.2
Handling
3.4
Looks/Style
3.3
Overall
4
Family Car
5.9
Back Seats
3.8

Based on 2,103 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#18 — Ford Focus

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697 listings

Used Starting From
$1,999
Compact Sedan Trims
Value
4.8
Power
5.2
Front Seats
6.1
Cargo Capacity
5.8
Handling
3.9
Looks/Style
4.6
Overall
4
Family Car
5.4
Back Seats
4.5

Based on 1,516 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#19 — Volkswagen Jetta

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469 listings

Used Starting From
$2,995
Compact Sedan Trims
Value
4.7
Power
7.3
Front Seats
7.8
Cargo Capacity
9.9
Handling
5.6
Looks/Style
6.4
Overall
6.5
Family Car
9.9
Back Seats
7.4

Based on 1,906 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#20 — Honda Civic

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1,042 listings

Used Starting From
$3,998
Compact Sedan Trims
Value
4
Power
4.4
Front Seats
4.5
Cargo Capacity
4.7
Handling
3.1
Looks/Style
4.1
Overall
4.1
Family Car
4.5
Back Seats
3.7

Based on 1,370 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

Toyota Corolla

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372 listings

Used Starting From
$6,650
Compact Sedan Trims

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