Best 2012 Compact Sedans by Power

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#1 — Volkswagen Jetta

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1,212 listings

Used Starting From
$2,950
Compact Sedan Trims
Power
9.6
Value
8.5
Handling
6.8
Front Seats
8.9
Looks/Style
6.6
Overall
8.8
Family Car
9
Cargo Capacity
9.6
Back Seats
10

Based on 1,520 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#2 — Mazda MAZDA3

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550 listings

Used Starting From
$2,500
Compact Sedan Trims
Power
8.7
Value
7.2
Handling
9.5
Front Seats
8.7
Looks/Style
9.1
Overall
7.8
Family Car
6.9
Cargo Capacity
6
Back Seats
5.5

Based on 1,245 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#3 — Subaru Impreza WRX STI

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42 listings

Used Starting From
$15,450
Power
8
Value
5.4
Handling
8.2
Front Seats
6.3
Looks/Style
8.2
Overall
8.2
Family Car
3.5
Cargo Capacity
7
Back Seats
5

Based on 1,867 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#4 — Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

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19 listings

Used Starting From
$15,990
Compact Sedan Trims
Power
7.9
Value
4.1
Handling
8.6
Front Seats
6.7
Looks/Style
8.3
Overall
7
Family Car
4.6
Cargo Capacity
5.2
Back Seats
6.6

Based on 1,488 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#5 — Kia Rio

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58 listings

Used Starting From
$3,500
Compact Sedan Trims
Power
7.9
Value
9.4
Handling
7.9
Front Seats
8.8
Looks/Style
8
Overall
6.7
Family Car
6.4
Cargo Capacity
6.7
Back Seats
4.4

Based on 1,297 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#6 — Subaru Impreza

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379 listings

Used Starting From
$5,495
Power
7.7
Value
6.7
Handling
8.2
Front Seats
9.3
Looks/Style
6.6
Overall
7.8
Family Car
9.8
Cargo Capacity
8.8
Back Seats
7.5

Based on 1,368 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#7 — Chevrolet Cruze

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1,470 listings

Used Starting From
$2,897
Power
7.2
Value
8.2
Handling
6.3
Front Seats
6.8
Looks/Style
6.8
Overall
9.5
Family Car
8.5
Cargo Capacity
7.1
Back Seats
7.5

Based on 1,200 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#8 — Toyota Yaris

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124 listings

Used Starting From
$2,900
Compact Sedan Trims
Power
7
Value
9
Handling
5.6
Front Seats
7.3
Looks/Style
6.2
Overall
8.5
Family Car
7.9
Cargo Capacity
8.1
Back Seats
5.4

Based on 1,760 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#9 — Honda Civic

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1,146 listings

Used Starting From
$4,499
Compact Sedan Trims
Power
6.8
Value
5.8
Handling
6.6
Front Seats
5.6
Looks/Style
5.2
Overall
4.8
Family Car
6.3
Cargo Capacity
5.7
Back Seats
4.9

Based on 1,215 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#10 — Mitsubishi Lancer

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61 listings

Used Starting From
$3,900
Compact Sedan Trims
Power
6.6
Value
7.9
Handling
9.6
Front Seats
8.8
Looks/Style
8.6
Overall
8
Family Car
6.4
Cargo Capacity
9.1
Back Seats
8.7

Based on 1,936 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#11 — Nissan Sentra

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497 listings

Used Starting From
$1,890
Compact Sedan Trims
Power
6.3
Value
6.8
Handling
8
Front Seats
7.5
Looks/Style
6.5
Overall
7.4
Family Car
6.3
Cargo Capacity
6.7
Back Seats
6.9

Based on 1,200 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#12 — Kia Forte

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179 listings

Used Starting From
$3,500
Compact Sedan Trims
Power
6.3
Value
8.1
Handling
6.8
Front Seats
7.3
Looks/Style
7.2
Overall
6.7
Family Car
8.1
Cargo Capacity
6.3
Back Seats
9

Based on 1,637 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#13 — Subaru Impreza WRX

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129 listings

Used Starting From
$9,771
Compact Sedan Trims
Power
6.2
Value
7.3
Handling
7.4
Front Seats
8.8
Looks/Style
8.3
Overall
9.7
Family Car
5.6
Cargo Capacity
8.4
Back Seats
6

Based on 1,866 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#14 — Ford Focus

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1,770 listings

Used Starting From
$1,950
Compact Sedan Trims
Power
5.5
Value
6.4
Handling
6.5
Front Seats
7.5
Looks/Style
5.7
Overall
6.3
Family Car
6.4
Cargo Capacity
6.2
Back Seats
4.6

Based on 1,255 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#15 — Chevrolet Sonic

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428 listings

Used Starting From
$1,949
Power
5
Value
5.7
Handling
7.2
Front Seats
4.4
Looks/Style
4
Overall
6.1
Family Car
5.2
Cargo Capacity
6
Back Seats
4.5

Based on 1,441 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#16 — Toyota Corolla

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508 listings

Used Starting From
$3,976
Compact Sedan Trims
Power
4.8
Value
6.4
Handling
6.2
Front Seats
6
Looks/Style
6
Overall
5.9
Family Car
8.7
Cargo Capacity
7
Back Seats
6.5

Based on 1,223 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#17 — Ford Fiesta

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352 listings

Used Starting From
$2,750
Compact Sedan Trims
Power
4.8
Value
5.7
Handling
5.7
Front Seats
5.1
Looks/Style
5.2
Overall
5.5
Family Car
5.7
Cargo Capacity
5
Back Seats
5.9

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

#18 — Hyundai Elantra

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554 listings

Used Starting From
$2,995
Power
4.5
Value
6.8
Handling
5.9
Front Seats
6.3
Looks/Style
7.2
Overall
6.5
Family Car
8.2
Cargo Capacity
8.6
Back Seats
8.5

Based on 1,436 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#19 — Suzuki SX4

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45 listings

Used Starting From
$3,495
Compact Sedan Trims
Power
4.5
Value
7.6
Handling
8.1
Front Seats
4.7
Looks/Style
7.4
Overall
8.2
Family Car
4.7
Cargo Capacity
4.8
Back Seats
7.8

Based on 1,397 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#20 — Hyundai Accent

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237 listings

Used Starting From
$2,800
Compact Sedan Trims
Power
3.8
Value
5.9
Handling
6.4
Front Seats
5.1
Looks/Style
4.5
Overall
4.5
Family Car
5.8
Cargo Capacity
6.2
Back Seats
5.5

Based on 1,323 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

#21 — Nissan Versa

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509 listings

Used Starting From
$2,500
Compact Sedan Trims
Power
3.2
Value
4.2
Handling
3.2
Front Seats
4
Looks/Style
4.6
Overall
4.6
Family Car
6.9
Cargo Capacity
7.5
Back Seats
5.7

Based on 1,412 user rankings. Driven or own this vehicle? Rank this vehicle to share your opinion.

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