2012 Ford Focus
Fuel economy: 33 mpg*
Annual fuel cost: $1,345*
Total first-year cost: $17,345*
It doesn't come with apps, like its electric cousin, but "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.