1. Honda Civic*

1. Honda Civic*

August 2008 Sales: 30,052
Change vs. August 2007: 5.3%
MSRP: $15,205 - $20,755
Invoice: $14,021 - $19,111
Fuel Economy: 34 mpg Hwy/26 mpg City

The Honda Civic is one of the most reliable and popular economy compact sedans/coupes in its class. For years it has set the quality and performance standard for the affordable, compact car market. *Includes Hybrid Model
2. Toyota Corolla

2. Toyota Corolla

August 2008 Sales: 29,443
Change vs. August 2007: -3.4%
MSRP: $15,350 - $18,860
Invoice: $14,198 - $17,067
Fuel Economy: 35 mpg Hwy/26 mpg City

The new Toyota Corolla is among the best of the compact sedans: reliable and economical yet refined and comfortable. *Includes Toyota Matrix
3. Ford Focus

3. Ford Focus

August 2008 Sales: 16,387
Change vs. August 2007: 23.4%
MSRP: $14,995 - $17,970
Invoice: $14,091 - $16,648
Fuel Economy: 35 mpg Hwy/24 mpg City

Small, economical, and fun, the 2009 Ford Focus is a smart choice for those looking for a compact car.
4. Chevrolet Cobalt

4. Chevrolet Cobalt

August 2008 Sales: 15,281
Change vs. August 2007: -26.6%
MSRP: $15,010 - $22,775
Invoice: $14,184 - $21,522
Fuel Economy: 37 mpg Hwy/25 mpg City

The Cobalt is available as either a two-door coupe or a four-door sedan, each available in three trims: the LS, the LT and the SS Turbocharged.
5. Mazda3*

5. Mazda3*

August 2008 Sales: 10,970
Change vs. August 2007: 4.4%
MSRP: $14,490 - $20,595
Invoice: $13,590 - $19,283
Fuel Economy: 32 mpg Hwy/24 mpg City

The Mazda3 is a premium compact car, exciting to drive and look at, and equipped with unexpected luxury features, all at a reasonable price. *Includes MazdaSpeed3
6. Hyundai Elantra

6. Hyundai Elantra

August 2008 Sales: 10,031
Change vs. August 2007: 13.8%
MSRP: $13,970 - $16,670
Invoice: $13,592 - $16,004
Fuel Economy: 33 mpg Hwy/24 mpg City

The Elantra is an economic compact car with handsome styling and nice lines. It's renowned in two areas, interior space and standard safety equipment.
7. Toyota Yaris

7. Toyota Yaris

August 2008 Sales: 9,474
Change vs. August 2007: 20.5%
MSRP: $12,205 - $15,125
Invoice: $11,473 - $14,217
Fuel Economy: 36 mpg Hwy/29 mpg City

The Yaris manages to combine a well-tailored, roomy interior with agile performance and a fuel efficient engine in an entry-level car.
8. Nissan Sentra

8. Nissan Sentra

August 2008 Sales: 9,207
Change vs. August 2007: 1.4%
MSRP: $16,140 - $20,570
Invoice: $15,275 - $19,181
Fuel Economy: 33 mpg Hwy/25 mpg City

The Sentra front-wheel drive 4-door sedan is a practical, roomy and economical car with several trims available to suit a person's needs.
9. Nissan Versa

9. Nissan Versa

August 2008 Sales: 8,015
Change vs. August 2007: -5.2%
MSRP: $12,990 - $16,210
Invoice: $12,539 - $15,634
Fuel Economy: 31 mpg Hwy/26 mpg City

The Versa is Nissan's entry-level car with the intention of attracting economy-minded buyers with its mileage, price and larger size than most other vehicles in its class.
10. Hyundai Accent

10. Hyundai Accent

August 2008 Sales: 6,455
Change vs. August 2007: 73%
MSRP: $11,070 - $15,070
Invoice: $10,822 - $14,642
Fuel Economy: 33 mpg Hwy/27 mpg City

The Hyundai Accent sedan and hatchback are exceptional economy cars that offer attractive looks and outstanding value in a price-sensitive market segment.
11. Pontiac Vibe

11. Pontiac Vibe

August 2008 Sales: 6,243
Change vs. August 2007: 95.1%
MSRP: $15,400 - $20,000
Invoice: $14,630 - $19,000
Fuel Economy: 32 mpg Hwy/26 mpg City

The Vibe is popular for its combination of sporty styling and five-door hatchback functionality. For '09, this versatile performer has been redesigned, with interior and exterior enhancements, more power and available all-wheel drive.
12. Kia Spectra

12. Kia Spectra

August 2008 Sales: 6,170
Change vs. August 2007: -9.7%
MSRP: $13,200 - $16,100
Invoice: $12,630 - $15,050
Fuel Economy: 30 mpg Hwy/23 mpg City

If you're looking for strong value in a compact package, the Spectra should be on your shopping list. It represents one of the best values, with an impressive list of safety equipment for its modest price.
13. Subaru Impreza

13. Subaru Impreza

August 2008 Sales: 5,071
Change vs. August 2007: 15.4%
MSRP: $16,995 - $24,850
Invoice: $16,246 - $23,461
Fuel Economy: 27 mpg Hwy/20 mpg City

The Impreza has been redesigned for 2008. Featuring an all-new exterior appearance and new interior which has a higher level of fit and finish.
14. MINI Cooper*

14. MINI Cooper*

August 2008 Sales: 4,964
Change vs. August 2007: 53.5%
MSRP: $18,050 - $21,950
Invoice: $16,245 - $19,755
Fuel Economy: 37 mpg Hwy/28 mpg City

The MINI Cooper provides a satisfying combination of fun-to-drive performance, a distinctive bulldog appearance, and custom ordering of a variety of trim and color options at a very reasonable price. *Includes Cooper S
15. Chevrolet Aveo

15. Chevrolet Aveo

August 2008 Sales: 4,917
Change vs. August 2007: -21.3%
MSRP: $11,460 - $14,860
Invoice: $10,830 - $14,043
Fuel Economy: 34 mpg Hwy/27 mpg City

The Chevrolet Aveo sedan and Aveo 5 hatchback combine a fuel efficient engine, seating for five, ample cargo space and a host of optional features.
16. Honda Fit

16. Honda Fit

August 2008 Sales: 4,800
Change vs. August 2007: -25.1%
MSRP: $14,550 - $16,060
Invoice: $14,044 - $15,493
Fuel Economy: 33 mpg Hwy/27 mpg City

The Fit distinguishes itself from all other subcompacts with agile handling, zippy performance, and impressive practicality. A four-door hatchback, the Fit is amazingly comfortable, given its dimensions, even in the back seats.
17. Scion xB

17. Scion xB

August 2008 Sales: 4,626
Change vs. August 2007: -13.2%
MSRP: $14,550 - $16,060
Invoice: $14,962 - $14,962
Fuel Economy: 28 mpg Hwy/22 mpg City

The boxy Scion xB, dubbed an 'urban utility vehicle', has been the brand's cornerstone model with the broadest appeal among Scion buyers.
18. Scion tC

18. Scion tC

August 2008 Sales: 4,484
Change vs. August 2007: -32%
MSRP: $17,000 - $17,000
Invoice: $16,150 - $16,150
Fuel Economy: 27 mpg Hwy/20 mpg City

The tC is a well-equipped yet affordable coupe that benefits from Toyota's attention to quality, durability and reliability. It is marketed towards the young first time buyer looking for a sporty and hip urban vehicle.
19. Dodge Caliber

19. Dodge Caliber

August 2008 Sales: 4,022
Change vs. August 2007: -56.8%
MSRP: $15,710 - $24,090
Invoice: $14,756 - $22,382
Fuel Economy: 29 mpg Hwy/24 mpg City

The Dodge Caliber is a fun, well-rounded package, combining the versatility of a sport utility vehicle with the value and fuel-efficiency of a compact car.
20. Volkswagen Rabbit

20. Volkswagen Rabbit

August 2008 Sales: 3,603
Change vs. August 2007: -26.9%
MSRP: $15,890 - $18,990
Invoice: $15,072 - $18,445
Fuel Economy: 29 mpg Hwy/21 mpg City

The Volkswagen Rabbit is a quick, fun to drive hatchback with typical high level German refinement.


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