7. 2013 Kia Rio
Kia’s Rio uses direct-injection engines and offers a reasonably compelling package for the small segment it competes in. A base model is available for under $15,000, although you”ll wind up spending an extra $1,100 on the automatic transmission. It competes with cars like the Chevrolet Sonic and the Hyundai Accent if you can count them as competitors considering they’re essentially the same car.