8. Hyundai Accent SE
Accents can be exciting and exotic unless you’re talking about small cars from South Korea. Still, it’s a fuel-efficient, reliable and extremely affordable car. The Hyundai Accent GLS with a six-speed manual transmission starts at just $15,455. The eco-friendly 1.6-liter GDI engine generates 138 hp and 123 lb-ft of torque while getting up to 38 mpg on the highway. It’s also available in five-door hatch form for those that need more storage space.