We just got our issue & the review was pretty good... They tested the Hyundai Elantra, Scion xB , Mitsubishi Lancer and Nissan Sentra. Only the xB got the CR Recommended rating. For the vehicle they tested, their "highs" were "access, interior room, rear seat, standard ESC, neat interior details." The "lows" included "driving position, dark cabin, visibility, fit and finish."
For performance, specifications and safety, the xB did not have any Fair or Poor ratings, though for fuel economy, it was behind the other vehicles they tested. It also had the smallest length and width, but was heavier. The biggest difference was in rear head room. CR did focus on the rear seats, stating that they "rival those of some large cars and SUVs but are best for two people."