Honda Fit Base price:
$17,100 Updated 2018 model leads the way in versatility and passenger/cargo space.
Nissan Versa Note Base price:
$16,400 Good-looking hatch gets by with a tiny powerplant. Fuel economy is just average.
Chevrolet Sonic Base price:
$16,000 Underrated hatchback and sedan can be had with an optional turbo engine.