7. Nissan Versa Note - 31 city / 40 highway / 35 highway
Nissan’s compact Versa Note offers more interior space as a hatchback and costs less than the preceding 35 mpg combined sedans, so it’s in 7th place as a value leader.
Powered by a 109-horsepower 1.6-liter incline four, the Versa line was the overall best-selling entry level vehicle in America from 2009-2013.
Safety ratings are 4.5 stars overall, and starting MSRP is $13,990 plus $790 destination fee for the 2014 Versa Note.