Great little car, gas mileage is great and it looks sharp. Many compact cars may get higher ratings, and may score higher when compared but considering that the car only cost me $10,600 with the MP3 stereo as compared to many compacts costing twice that price its an awesome little car. I dont feel that you can acurately compare a $20,000 car to a $10,000 car so as for Consumer Reports they should compare apples to apples. I can say this I have 8800 miles on mine, it has had no repairs, gets great mileage and I would buy it over again given the need or chance.
Its stylsih, has cool inside trim, comes in great colors and doesnt feel cheap.
Improvements would be to enlarge the fuel tank and make it about 5 gallons larger, so the car would have an awesome range between fillups.