Toyota Corolla LE Plus
- Price: $18,700
- Gas mileage: 29 mpg city/38 mpg highway
Getting a makeover for 2014, Toyota rolled the dice on the exterior styling that is quite a departure for this conservative carmaker, but loaded it with standard features. It's in the hunt with the segment's gas-mileage frontrunners. As priced here, it comes with a 140-horsepower, 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine and continuously variable automatic transmission.
Roomy and comfortable, the cabin offers automatic climate control, Toyota's voice-activated Entune communications and infotainment integrated control, Bluetooth connectivity, backup camera, eight air bags and six-speaker audio system with iPod interface.
It also has power-door lock with automatic locking feature, power windows with driver-side one-touch up/down and Toyota's Star Safety System, which includes enhanced vehicle stability control, traction control, brake assist and Smart Stop Technology.