4. Mitsubishi Lancer SE $21,090
Thanks in large part to to the Fast and Furious movie franchise, people look at Lancers and see its red-hot Evo cousin. While the low level version is little more than a shadow of its athletic sibling, it can still be fun to drive.
Here we have the basic Lancer in SE guise, which includes the brands all-wheel-control system which delivers power to all four-wheels. This trim package includes a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, which puts out 168 hp and achieves 22 mpg city, 29 mpg highway and 25 mpg combined thanks to its CVT transmission.
It might be looking a bit old these days though, and the Japanese automaker’s sails are looking limp in North America, but this SE model certainly packs the impressive all-wheel drive feature at an attractive price-point.