9. Mercedes GLA $34,225
The Mercedes GLA-Class is a new model for the German brand introduced for the 2015 model year. It drives on the same platform as the CLA-Class and features much of the same running gear. That means it has a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, paired to a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that makes 208 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. That power gets sent to all four wheels through a front-biased all-wheel drive system.
It comes standard with bit 18-inch wheels and chrome roof rails and inside there’s a big 5.8-inch infotainment screen. Costing just a few hundred dollars under $35,000, this Mercedes sports a solid engine and exterior design, but little else.