2012 Ford Focus
Fuel economy: 33 mpg*
Annual fuel cost: $1,345*
"For an amazing combination of fuel economy, value, customizability, and performance, the 2012 Ford Focus is the overall winner," our reviewer writes in his comparison of the Hyundai Elantra and the Ford Focus. But expect to pay significantly more than the base price for a fully loaded vehicle.
* Estimates are based on published reports, not EPA fuel estimates, which aren't yet available.