9. Kia Soul: $13,900
With plenty of design and a solid size it just looks more like a $20,000 crossover and not a $13,900 machine. While understandably basic, even the base Soul includes a 138-hp 4-cylinder that achieved 35-mpg on the highway, while all models get MP3 and USB connectivity as well as Hill-Start Assist Control to stop from rolling backwards on hills. Automatic transmission models retail for significantly more at $15,700.
While Korean automakers have improved their products considerably over the past few years, they aren’t hiking the prices… just yet. The Soul is just the first of three Kia models to make the list.