Best 2012 Compact Sedans

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#1 — Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

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18 listings

Used Starting From
$19,900
Compact Sedan Trims
Overall
9.3
Handling
9
Power
9
Family Car
5.3
Front Seats
8.4
Back Seats
7.7
Value
7.5
Looks/Style
9.8
Cargo Capacity
5.6

Based on 2,066 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#2 — Suzuki SX4

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50 listings

Used Starting From
$3,500
Overall
8.5
Handling
7.9
Power
5.6
Family Car
5.1
Front Seats
5.7
Back Seats
8
Value
8.8
Looks/Style
8.4
Cargo Capacity
3.9

Based on 1,979 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#3 — Subaru Impreza WRX STI

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13 listings

Used Starting From
$16,995
Overall
8.4
Handling
7.6
Power
8.5
Family Car
2.8
Front Seats
7
Back Seats
5.6
Value
6.7
Looks/Style
8.7
Cargo Capacity
6

Based on 1,986 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#4 — Toyota Yaris

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102 listings

Used Starting From
$3,800
Compact Sedan Trims
Overall
8.2
Handling
5.4
Power
7.1
Family Car
7.4
Front Seats
7.4
Back Seats
6
Value
9.9
Looks/Style
6.9
Cargo Capacity
8.3

Based on 2,432 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#5 — Chevrolet Sonic

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361 listings

Used Starting From
$2,100
Overall
8
Handling
8.7
Power
7.2
Family Car
6.7
Front Seats
7.4
Back Seats
6.5
Value
8.7
Looks/Style
8.6
Cargo Capacity
7.8

Based on 2,158 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#6 — Subaru Impreza WRX

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86 listings

Used Starting From
$10,500
Compact Sedan Trims
Overall
7.9
Handling
6.3
Power
5.9
Family Car
4.3
Front Seats
7
Back Seats
5.2
Value
6.6
Looks/Style
7.1
Cargo Capacity
7.2

Based on 2,489 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#7 — Chevrolet Cruze

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1,188 listings

Used Starting From
$1,788
Overall
7.9
Handling
6.6
Power
8.4
Family Car
10
Front Seats
7
Back Seats
8.1
Value
8.7
Looks/Style
8.3
Cargo Capacity
9.6

Based on 1,380 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#8 — Mitsubishi Lancer

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51 listings

Used Starting From
$3,981
Compact Sedan Trims
Overall
7.8
Handling
8.8
Power
7
Family Car
6.1
Front Seats
8.8
Back Seats
8.7
Value
8.4
Looks/Style
8.9
Cargo Capacity
9

Based on 2,483 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#9 — Kia Forte

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167 listings

Used Starting From
$2,995
Compact Sedan Trims
Overall
7.5
Handling
6.8
Power
6.6
Family Car
7.3
Front Seats
8.2
Back Seats
9.6
Value
8.2
Looks/Style
8.5
Cargo Capacity
7.8

Based on 1,763 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#10 — Subaru Impreza

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282 listings

Used Starting From
$3,399
Overall
7.3
Handling
6.9
Power
7.5
Family Car
8.9
Front Seats
9.1
Back Seats
7.2
Value
7.1
Looks/Style
6.2
Cargo Capacity
8.6

Based on 1,636 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#11 — Honda Civic

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1,477 listings

Used Starting From
$3,998
Compact Sedan Trims
Overall
6.9
Handling
5.4
Power
7.5
Family Car
6.3
Front Seats
5.4
Back Seats
6.8
Value
6.6
Looks/Style
5.2
Cargo Capacity
6.5

Based on 1,440 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#12 — Volkswagen Jetta

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752 listings

Used Starting From
$3,495
Compact Sedan Trims
Overall
6.8
Handling
5.3
Power
6.9
Family Car
8.1
Front Seats
6.9
Back Seats
6.4
Value
6.3
Looks/Style
6.3
Cargo Capacity
9.1

Based on 1,837 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#13 — Hyundai Accent

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216 listings

Used Starting From
$3,495
Compact Sedan Trims
Overall
6.6
Handling
6.2
Power
6.4
Family Car
6.8
Front Seats
7.5
Back Seats
6.4
Value
8.3
Looks/Style
6.5
Cargo Capacity
8.6

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

#14 — Toyota Corolla

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524 listings

Used Starting From
$3,500
Compact Sedan Trims
Overall
6.3
Handling
4.2
Power
5.2
Family Car
6.7
Front Seats
5.9
Back Seats
6.9
Value
6.8
Looks/Style
4.6
Cargo Capacity
6.5

Based on 1,446 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#15 — Hyundai Elantra

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544 listings

Used Starting From
$3,300
Overall
5.6
Handling
3.8
Power
4.7
Family Car
6
Front Seats
6.3
Back Seats
5.4
Value
5.6
Looks/Style
6.3
Cargo Capacity
6.9

Based on 1,635 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#16 — Nissan Sentra

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430 listings

Used Starting From
$2,900
Compact Sedan Trims
Overall
5.3
Handling
3.7
Power
4.6
Family Car
4.3
Front Seats
5.6
Back Seats
5.1
Value
6.5
Looks/Style
4.1
Cargo Capacity
4.5

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

#17 — Kia Rio

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59 listings

Used Starting From
$2,800
Compact Sedan Trims
Overall
5.1
Handling
5.6
Power
6.3
Family Car
5.2
Front Seats
6.7
Back Seats
3.2
Value
8.1
Looks/Style
6.4
Cargo Capacity
6

Based on 1,782 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#18 — Mazda MAZDA3

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575 listings

Used Starting From
$2,000
Compact Sedan Trims
Overall
4.8
Handling
7.7
Power
8
Family Car
5.5
Front Seats
8.8
Back Seats
7.6
Value
6.9
Looks/Style
6.8
Cargo Capacity
6

Based on 1,489 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#19 — Ford Focus

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1,335 listings

Used Starting From
$1,800
Compact Sedan Trims
Overall
4.2
Handling
5.7
Power
6.9
Family Car
5.7
Front Seats
6.1
Back Seats
5.9
Value
5.5
Looks/Style
6.9
Cargo Capacity
7.2

Based on 1,602 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#20 — Ford Fiesta

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265 listings

Used Starting From
$1,599
Compact Sedan Trims
Overall
3.5
Handling
4.5
Power
3.6
Family Car
4.5
Front Seats
4.7
Back Seats
3.5
Value
4.3
Looks/Style
4.9
Cargo Capacity
4.1

Based on 2,479 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#21 — Nissan Versa

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410 listings

Used Starting From
$2,472
Compact Sedan Trims
Overall
3.4
Handling
3.5
Power
3
Family Car
6.5
Front Seats
3.6
Back Seats
5.5
Value
4.8
Looks/Style
4.6
Cargo Capacity
7.6

Based on 1,762 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

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