Compact: 2016 Hyundai Elantra
The Hyundai Elantra was last fully redesigned in 2011, but what was once one of the most stylish offerings in compact car class manages to remain fresh. Hyundai is a perfect automaker to make an inexpensive small car because of their reputation for providing more features than their competition and for their industry-leading 100,000 mile warranty. The Elantra offers features such as keyless entry, heated front and rear seats, navigation at price points below its competition. And with an impressive 32 mpg city/highway combined with the base 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine and 31 mpg city/highway combined for the more powerful 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, the Elantra will be providing you savings long after you take it off the lot. For those who want a little more cargo room, check out the Elantra GT hatchback.