One of the most fun-to-drive small SUVs on the road, the subcompact Mazda CX-3 affords crisp handling and just-peppy-enough acceleration that can make even a short errand run entertaining. That makes it an enthusiast’s affable alternative to a small coupe, and while it’s nicely styled inside and out, back seat room is at a premium, with cargo room minimal without folding down the rear seatbacks. This winning mpg is based on the standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with the standard six-speed automatic transmission and front-drive (It’s 27/32 mpg with AWD).