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2015 Results
SMALL CAR (over $21k)


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ENTRY
 
Overall Score
Overall score is based on subjective
and objective ratings below, adjusted
for the relative importance of each
parameter and for vehicle price.
Price as Tested
 
Styling/Appearance:
   Exterior
   Interior
Quality
Occupant Environment:
   Driver Position & Ergonomics
   Visibility
   Roominess/Comfort/Access
   Conv/Entmnt Features
Noise/Vibration/Harshness
Performance:
   Throttle Response
   Engine Smoothness/Refinement
   Transmission/Drivetrain
Vehicle Dynamics:
   Ride Comfort
   Steering
   Handling
   Braking Feel & Effectiveness
Subjective Value
 
Engine
Transmission
AVG (0-100 Km/h)
AVG (80-120 Km/h)
ACCEL. SCORE
AVG (100-0 Km/h)
BRAKING SCORE
INTERIOR SCORE
CARGO
CARGO SCORE
FUEL (City & Hwy) L/100 km
FUEL SCORE
EMISSIONS SCORE
SAFETY FEATURES SCORE
Forte5 LX+
653 
3 
 
 
 
$21,695
 
 
7.1
6.9
7.2
 
7.5
7.4
7.4
7.0
7.0
 
6.9
6.9
7.1
 
7.3
7.1
7.1
7.3
7.5
 
I4
6AT
8.7 s
5.8 s
7.2
41.4 m
6.5
7.0
657
7.9
8.5
7.5
7.0
4.2
MINI Cooper
655 
2 
 
 
 
$23,720
 
 
7.7
7.6
7.5
 
7.3
7.5
6.5
6.9
6.9
 
7.4
7.0
7.3
 
7.0
8.0
8.0
7.5
7.4
 
I3 (12Valve)
6AT
7.8 s
5.5 s
7.6
43.6 m
5.7
6.1
211
5.9
7.5
7.7
7.0
4.4
Volkswagen Golf
682 
1 
 
 
 
$24,295
 
 
7.4
7.7
7.9
 
7.8
7.9
7.6
7.4
7.9
 
7.4
7.6
7.5
 
7.7
7.8
7.8
7.6
7.8
 
I4
6AT
8.4 s
5.4 s
7.4
41.4 m
6.5
6.9
490
7.3
8.0
7.8
7.0
4.5


Forte5 LX+
While everyone else in the Small Car Over 21K has gone turbo, you'll be surprised how much punch you get, thanks to direct injection. The roomiest front cabin of the three cars tested, great rear headroom, and an ample cargo hold. Doesn't embarrass itself in the autocross, relatively low wind noise at highway speeds.

MINI Cooper
Take every fun thing from your childhood. Pop Rocks, a Slinky, even Pop-O-Matic Trouble. Put them in a blender, and put the mix in a press. That's how a MINI Cooper is born. At least, that's how it feels behind the wheel. The new three-cylinder mill is a pleasant surprise. The best Cooper yet, short of springing for an S.

This car is such a riot, both in appearance and performance.

So much fun, especially with the 3-cyl. Just a blast to drive, always.

Volkswagen Golf
The Golf's new MQB platform must stand for Mostly Quiet Bumps. Best handling Golf to date. The only thing that's missing in the new Golf interior is the price premium that others charge for it.



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