3. 2017 Kia Forte – Starting price: $16,600
The 2017 Kia Forte is a compact car that has spacious areas for cargo and passengers. It comes loaded with high technology features. The overall score is 8.5 out of 10. It comfortably seats 5. The fuel economy is 23-29 MPG city and 29-38 highway. This car features a FWD drivetrain. The infortainment system is easy to use. The exterior styling is contemporary and refreshed from previous models. It gets an 8.5 for safety, 9.3 for reliability and 8.7 for performance.