1. 2009 Honda Civic

1. 2009 Honda Civic

Fuel Range: 34 Hwy/26 City
MSRP: $15,205 - $21,805
Invoice: $14,021 - $20,075

The Honda Civic is one of the most reliable and popular economy compact cars in its class. For years it has set the quality and performance standard for the affordable, compact car market.
2. 2008 MINI Cooper

2. 2008 MINI Cooper

Fuel Range: 37 Hwy/28 City
MSRP: $18,050 - $21,950
Invoice: $16,245 - $19,755

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.
3. 2008 smart fortwo

3. 2008 smart fortwo

Fuel Range: 41 Hwy/33 City
MSRP: $11,590 - $16,590
Invoice: N/A

The smart fortwo with its small stature provides excellent maneuverability in the city. On the road, its exceptional fuel economy makes it a great commuter vehicle.
4. 2009 Toyota Corolla

4. 2009 Toyota Corolla

Fuel Range: 35 Hwy/26 City
MSRP: $15,350 - $18,860
Invoice: $14,198 - $17,067

The new Toyota Corolla is among the best of the compact sedans: reliable and economical yet refined and comfortable.
5. 2009 Honda Fit

5. 2009 Honda Fit

Fuel Range: 33 Hwy/27 City
MSRP: $18,050 - $21,950
Invoice: $16,245 - $19,755

The Honda 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.
6. 2009 Toyota Prius

6. 2009 Toyota Prius

Fuel Range: 45 Hwy/48 City
MSRP: $22,000 - $24,270
Invoice: $20,680 - $22,276

The Toyota Prius is a gas-electric hybrid that sets the standard for environmentally-friendly transportation. This front-wheel drive, five-door liftback delivers comfort, value and a smooth ride, as well as impressive fuel economy and low emissions.
7. 2009 Toyota Yaris

7. 2009 Toyota Yaris

Fuel Range: 36 Hwy/29 City
MSRP: $12,205 - $15,125
Invoice: $11,473 - $14,217

The Toyota Yaris manages to combine a well-tailored, roomy interior with agile performance and a fuel efficient engine in an entry-level car.
8. 2009 Ford Focus

8. 2009 Ford Focus

Fuel Range: 35 Hwy/24 City
MSRP: $14,995 - $17,970
Invoice: $14,091 - $16,648

Small, economical, and fun, the 2009 Ford Focus is a smart choice for those looking for a compact car.
9. 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid

9. 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid

Fuel Range: 45 Hwy/40 City
MSRP: $23,550 - $23,550
Invoice: $21,675 - $21,675

The Civic Hybrid is the flagship example of Honda's hybrid technology in an efficient practical package. It is based off the regular gas-powered Civic that has been a best seller in the compact car market for years.
10. Toyota Camry Hybrid

10. Toyota Camry Hybrid

Fuel Range: 34 Hwy/33 City
MSRP: $26,150 - $26,150
Invoice: $23,534 - $23,534

The Toyota Camry Hybrid sedan brings the quality and reliability of the Camry together with increased fuel efficiency.
11. 2009 Ford Escape Hybrid

11. 2009 Ford Escape Hybrid

Fuel Range: 31 Hwy/34 City
MSRP: $29,305 - $33,385
Invoice: $27,112 - $30,826

The 2009 Escape Hybrid offers buyers an earth-friendly alternative to regular SUV's. Its hybrid system provides reduced emissions, increased mileage, while still providing all the normal useful SUV features.
12. 2009 Chevy Malibu Hybrid

12. 2009 Chevy Malibu Hybrid

Fuel Range: 34 Hwy/26 City
MSRP: $25,555 - $25,555
Invoice: $24,149 - $24,149

The highly anticipated Chevy Malibu Hybrid made its debut in 2008 utilizing GM's "mild hybrid system" which uses a belt-alternator starter (BAS) to assist the gas engine.
13. 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt

13. 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt

Fuel Range: 37 Hwy/25 City
MSRP: $15,660 - $23,425
Invoice: $14,799 - $22,137

The Chevrolet 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.
14. 2009 Volkswagen Rabbit

14. 2009 Volkswagen Rabbit

Fuel Range: 29 Hwy/21 City
MSRP: $15,890 - $18,990
Invoice: $15,072 - $18,445

The Volkswagen Rabbit is a quick, fun to drive hatchback with typical high level German refinement.
15. 2009 Nissan Versa

15. 2009 Nissan Versa

Fuel Range: 31 Hwy/26 City
MSRP: $12,990 - $16,210
Invoice: $12,539 - $15,634

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.