Best Car Deals for Real Bargain Hunters: Ford Fiesta
Starting price: $13,200
Fuel economy: Up to 37 mpg
Our lowest-price pick, this compact sedan offers practicalities like a fuel-efficient engine and a keypad door lock (never fumble for your keys again!). Plus, you get the Ford SYNC multimedia interface, which uses voice recognition to make calls and play your favorite music.
Best Car Deals for High-Tech Drivers: Kia Soul
Starting price: $14,400
Fuel economy: Up to 30 mpg
The starting price affords features such as Bluetooth hands-free connectivity and a USB port for audio players. Opt for the Eco package to get great mileage, low rolling resistance tires, and a powerful battery.
Best Car Deals for Sports Car Fans: Chevrolet Sonic
Starting price: $14,200
Fuel economy: Up to 35 mpg
The Sonic’s motorcycle-inspired gauge cluster qualified—alongside Ferrari’s—for Car and Driver’s Ten Best Design Details of 2012, and this compact car continues to impress speed demons in 2013. Thanks to shorter gearing for its six-speed manual, it’s quick and easy to handle.
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Best Car Deals for a Spacious Trunk: Honda Fit
Starting price: $15,425
Fuel economy: Up to 33 mpg
This impressive hatchback is the highest-rated model in the economy-car segment, offering great driving dynamics for its price point as well as
the functional Honda Magic Seat, which allows enough room for a mountain bike or five passengers.
Best Car Deals with Room with a View: Nissan Cube
The modern-looking Nissan Cube, with a fuel-economy rating of up to 30 mpg, features a massive wraparound rear window for passengers to take in road trip scenery. Adding to the viewing experience: reclining backseats that encourage you to stretch out.