Small car: 2012 Fiat 500
- Starting price: $15,500
- Gas mileage: 30 city/38 highway mpg
For a small car with unique flair, the 2012 Fiat 500 will be sure to get other drivers' attention. The Fiat 500 is powered by a 101-horsepower, 1.4-liter, four-cylinder engine that gets 30 city and 38 highway mpg when equipped with the five-speed, manual transmission, or 27 city and 34 highway mpg when paired with the six-speed, automatic transmission.
Standard features include air conditioning, power windows and locks, heated mirrors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and hands-free communication system as well as seven air bags and stability control.
Optional features include a fixed glass roof, upgraded wheels, premium audio system and navigation.