32 City / 40 Highway / 35 Combined

The redesigned Nissan Versa remains a thrifty offering in its third generation, netting a combined fuel economy rating of 35 mpg, but only if you grab the optional continuously variable transmission. The $1,670 option bumps the combined rating up from the manual gearbox’s 30-mpg combined rating, making it an easy choice. You can score a Versa S with the CVT for $16,400, although it’s equally efficient in the SV and SR trims, which include the CVT as standard. The Versa is no speed demon, though, with just 122 hp and 114 lb-ft of torque from its 1.6-liter four-cylinder.