2. Kia Sportage $18,500
Kia may get a lot of attention for the way its vehicles look, but another reason that Kia is getting so much attention lately is because of how aggressively it prices its vehicles. The $18,500 Kia Sportage is just one example of Kia’s strategy in action.
Looking at the list of standard features the Sportage has, however, and its easy to see why it’s priced so low. There isn’t too much special here, no special features that make the Sportage stand out above the other cars in this list. In base trim, the Sportage’s 4-cylinder engine makes 176-hp, and with the standard, six-speed transmission, is good for 21/29 mpg city/highway.