8. Chevrolet Sonic $14,785
The first hatchback you can find for under $15,000 is the Chevrolet Sonic. Be aware, however, that at this price point just about any feature isn’t standard. That means that the Sonic LS with its manual transmission does not get very many extras, aside from an AM/FM radio with steering wheel controls, AC and power locks. Still you get a peppy 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine which makes 138 hp and gets 26 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. Read our take on the Sonic, and see the full specs right here.