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Small car - Hyundai Elantra
Price: $14,830 - $19,980
EPA mileage: 29 City / 40 Hwy

Redesigned for the 2011 model year, the new Elantra is better looking and more fun to drive than ever before, Consumer Reports says.Consumer Reports is widely regarded as the single most influential publication among American car buyers, so these picks are closely watched both by consumers and the auto industry.

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Last updated February 28 2011: 1:27 PM ET
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