Power Circle Ratings™ / Hatchback

Scoring Legend

Among the best
Better than most
About average
The rest
  • 2011 Lexus CT

    $29,120 MSRP

    Hwy 40/City 43 MPG

  • 2011 Mazda Mazda3

    $20,045 MSRP

    Hwy 28/City 20 MPG

    Quality 4.0

    Performance & Design 3.0

    Dependability 3.0

  • 2011 Mazda Mazdaspeed3

    $23,700 MSRP

    Hwy 25/City 18 MPG

  • 2011 MINI Cooper

    $23,000 MSRP

    Hwy 36/City 27 MPG

    Quality 3.0

    Performance & Design 3.0

    Dependability 5.0

    award winner

  • 2011 Toyota Prius

    $23,520 MSRP

    Hwy 48/City 51 MPG

    Quality 5.0

    Performance & Design 3.0

    Dependability 4.0

  • 2011 Volkswagen GTI

    $23,695 MSRP

    Hwy 31/City 21 MPG

    Quality 3.0

    Performance & Design 5.0

    Dependability 3.0

    award winner

  • 2011 Volvo C30

    $24,600 MSRP

    Hwy 29/City 21 MPG

    Quality 2.0

    Performance & Design 3.0

    Dependability 2.0

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The Overall Quality Rating is taken from the Initial Quality Study, which surveys original owners after 90 days of new-vehicle ownership. Ratings are provided at the model level (i.e., BMW 3 Series) and include all trim levels within that model (i.e., BMW 328, 335, 335is, et al). Click here to learn more about Power Circle Ratings or visit the model page for more ratings on the model.

Why are there no ratings for certain models?

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Why are Ratings for certain trim levels the same with a model line?

In most cases, the Rating for an entire model line encompasses all trim levels/series, body styles, and engine/transmission combinations for that particular model. For instance, Ratings for the BMW 3 Series represents the entire 3 Series family, including all model variants (i.e. 328i, 335i, 335is, M3), body styles (i.e. sedan, coupe, convertible, wagon), and engine/transmission combinations. To meet research criteria, data for all vehicles within a particular model family are aggregated when calculating the model's Rating.

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Ratings data for all body styles and trim levels within a particular model family are aggregated when calculating the model's overall Power Circle Rating.