6. Nissan Versa $14,670
The Nissan Versa is $50 cheaper than the Mazda 2, and it’s not hard to see why. With a basic, drab interior, the Nissan’s only saving grace is that it comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission, a luxury compared to the five-speed transmissions found in most of these cheap hatches. Look for an updated hatchback in the near future from Nissan called the Versa Note. We have a full review of the Versa Note already, so check that out, or see the full specs here.