9. Honda Fit – $159/month, $1,999 due at signing
The Honda Fit subcompact is one of the most popular small cars on the market due to its fun driving dynamics and practicality. It’s worth $17,015 but you can spend considerably less than that by opting to lease, which will cost you just $159 a month, after a $1,999 down payment.
Making just 117 hp, the Honda Fit is less powerful than some of its main competitors, but it is incredibly spacious, and nets some solid fuel economy. Expect to get 28 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway, good for 31 mpg combined. At that price the Fit sports a five-speed automatic transmission, stability control, cruise control and 160-watt sound system which has MP3 and USB compatibility. Read our Honda Fit Review here and check out the full Honda Fit specs.