Subaru Impreza 2.0i
- Price: $19,295
- Fuel economy: 31 mpg
Not only is the Impreza the one pick with standard all-wheel drive, none of the others even offer it. Still, only 2 others on this list post better fuel-economy numbers and only the Kia Soul is more affordable.
Moreover, Consumer Reports predicted its reliability at 53% above average, the highest on this list. When talking about value, Subaru doesn't often spring to mind, but the Impreza is a serious value. Even after adding $1,000 for the CVT transmission, Impreza's price is under $20,000.
A 148-horsepower 2-liter, 4-cylinder engine delivers the thrust. Standard gear includes a driver-side knee air bag, remote keyless entry, two 12-volt power outlets, Subaru Starlink infotainment system with touchscreen, Aha, Pandora, Stitcher and a USB port.