4. 2017 Ford Focus – Starting price: $16,775
The 2017 Ford Focus is a compact car that offers a sporty dynamic with interior comfort. It comfortably seats 5, providing a smooth ride and high quality interior materials. It gets an overall score of 8.4 with a 9 out of 10 rating for performance. It seats 5 comfortably. The fuel economy is 19-30 city and 25-40 highway. The automated manual transmission is clumsy and the rear seating area has tight leg room. It gets a 8.5 for interior, a 9.4 for reliability and a 7.8 for safety.