4. Smart fortwo Pure
At $12,490 the Smart fortwo is small in both size and price and comes in as the fourth cheapest car on the market. It’s also got the smallest engine of the bunch with a 1.0-liter 3-cylinder that makes a miniscule 70-hp.
Paying more for the vehicle’s uniqueness than anything else, the base model doesn’t come with air conditioning or a radio. While in Europe buyers of this car might want it for basic transportation, in North America its bought more by folks who can afford more but choose not to. That said, a stripped-down ‘Pure’ model might never have been sold on this side of the Atlantic.