3. Mitsubishi Mirage M/T - 34 city / 42 highway / 37 combined
Mitsubishi’s subcompact Mirage hatch in manual transmission form makes respectable use of interior space.
Under the hood is a 1.2-liter DOHC 12-valve 3-cylinder engine. Power is routed via a manual five-speed transmission and an auto is available, as are two trim levels, DE, and ES.
Seven airbags and amenities including power windows and locks and 140-watt AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system with 4 speakers are welcome for a car that starts at $12,995 plus destination in base DE trim.