The compact Hyundai Tuscon is nicely styled, sufficiently roomy inside, and handles well enough around town. Avoid the base SE and SE Plus models with the standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine in favor of the livelier 1.5-liter turbo-four that comes with the rest of the line and is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission. The mpg rating is based on the optional 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with the seven-speed automatic transmission and front drive (Eco AWD and base Tuscon FWD are rated at 25/30 mpg). Annual fuel cost is $1,300.