Kia Forte EX
If you are looking for a compact car that offers plenty of space in the cabin as well as cargo space for storage and toting equipment or luggage, the Kia Forte Ex offers you both plus much more, for under $15,000. This compact car will surprise you, not only with the amount of space you get, but with its performance. The 173 hp, 2.0 liter four-cylinder manual transmission means strong performance, and with 33 mpg on the highway, you’ll really see this car’s efficiency shine. Other features include satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity with a 4.3-inch touchscreen display and rear-view camera – all features you normally wouldn’t even see on a $20,000 car.