2. Honda Fit
Growing in popularity over the recent years, the Honda Fit is one of the most affordable cars on the list with a starting price of $16,215. Even the most expensive Fit Sport with Navigation model slides under our $25,000 range with an MSRP of $20,580. Hiding under the hood is a fuel-efficient 1.5-liter engine with 117 hp and 106 lb-ft of torque. In a manual-equipped model, the Fit is rated at 27 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway, while the automatic transmission will get owners 28-mpg city, 35-mpg highway.