6. Ford Fiesta SE - 37 MPG Combined
The Ford Fiesta SE has become an exciting product in recent years for the compact hatchback market and now the American automaker is offering it with an optional 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine that’s well worth the extra $995. With the smaller powerplant, the total price of the Ford Fiesta SE becomes $17,075 but has a surprising 123 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque available to the driver. What’s really impressive is its highway fuel economy that is rated at 45 mpg, while its city economy gets a 32 mpg rating. The result is a 37 mpg combined figure that bests the bigger engine without suffering a significant performance sacrifice. It doesn’t hurt that the package is only sold with a manual transmission.