3. Kia Rio $13,800
The five-door Kia Rio shares quite a lot with the more expensive Hyundai Accent, but with more aggressive, modern styling. Its 1.6-liter, direct injected engine puts out 138-hp, and is paired to a six-speed manual helping it get an EPA rated 29 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. The Kia also comes standard with a USB port and auxiliary input for audio as well as steering wheel mounted audio buttons. Read our full review of the Kia Rio, or check out the stats on our new car buying page.