11. 2017 Mazda3 – Starting price: $17,845
The Mazda3 for 2017 is a compact car that has some of the best performance ratings in its class, coming in at a 9.4 out of 10. It also features strong brakes, precision steering and amazing cornering ability. It seats 5. The fuel economy is 25-28 MPG city and 33-37 MPG highway. The infortainment system is easy to use. One drawback is that there is limited space available in the back. It gets an overall score of 8.7 out of 10. The reliability is at 8.7 with safety at 8.0 and interior at 9.0.