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MSRP: $10,235 - $12,020
Fuel Economy: 34 mpg Hwy/24 mpg City
The Aveo sedan and Aveo 5 hatchback combine a fuel efficient engine, seating for five, ample cargo space and a host of optional features. It's The front-wheel drive Aveo is available in three trims. The LS comes standard with power steering, body-colored mirrors, 14-inch wheels, front cloth bucket seats and an AM/FM radio.
MSRP: $14,335 - $14,335
Fuel Economy: 34 mpg Hwy/27 mpg City
The new Pontiac G3 hatchback has a fuel efficient engine, seating for five, ample cargo space and a host of optional features. The sub-compact G3 has front-wheel drive and is powered by a 106-hp 1.6-liter engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission. A four-speed automatic is optional.
MSRP: $14,990 - $23,425
Fuel Economy: 37 mpg Hwy/25 mpg City
The Chevrolet Cobalt is available as either a two-door coupe or a four-door sedan, each available in four trims: Base, LS, LT and SS Turbocharged. The Base, LS and LT trims come standard with a 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine mated to either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic transmission.
MSRP: $15,520 - $18,265
Fuel Economy: 35 mpg Hwy/24 mpg City
Small, economical, and fun, the Ford Focus is a smart choice for those looking for a compact car. Available as a coupe or sedan the Focus includes only minor changes for 2009. The engine is a 140-hp 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder available with a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission.
MSRP: $16,100 - $20,875
Fuel Economy: 32 mpg Hwy/26 mpg City
The 5-passenger Vibe is available in two front-wheel drive trims and one all-wheel drive trim. A 132-hp 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine is standard on front-wheel drive Base trims, and is paired with either a 5-speed manual or an optional 4-speed automatic transmission. A 158-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is standard on GT and all-wheel drive trims.
MSRP: $16,395 - $25,805
Fuel Economy: 26 mpg Hwy/21 mpg City
The Ranger has been America's best-selling compact pickup for 17 years running. Available as a 4x2 Regular cab or 4x2 and 4x4 Supercab the Ranger is offered in four trims: XL, XLT, Sport and FX4 Off-Road. A 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine generates 143 horsepower and a 4.0-liter V6 engine produces 207 horsepower.
MSRP: $16,460 - $24,840
Fuel Economy: 30 mpg Hwy/24 mpg City
The Caliber is a fun, well-rounded package, combining the versatility of a sport utility vehicle with the value and fuel-efficiency of a compact car. It's available in four drive trim levels: SE, SXT, R/T and SRT4. The SE and SXT trims are equipped with a 148-hp 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine; a 158-hp 2.0-liter engine is also available.
MSRP: $16,705 - $26,940
Fuel Economy: 24 mpg Hwy/18 mpg City
The Colorado offers a variety of cab styles, suspensions and powertrains that make it both versatile and practical. It's available in two- or four-wheel drive with three body styles: regular cab, extended cab and crew cab. The base engine is a 185-hp 2.9-liter 4-cylinder engine, while a 242-hp 3.7-liter 5-cylinder engine is available (standard on crew cab LT) on all models.
MSRP: $16,705 - $27,075
Fuel Economy: 24 mpg Hwy/18 mpg City
The Canyon offers a variety of cab styles, suspensions and powertrains that make it both versatile and practical. Available in two- or four-wheel drive, the Canyon offers three body styles: regular cab, extended cab and crew cab. Two engines are available: a 185-hp 2.9-liter 4-cylinder and a 242-hp 3.7-liter inline 5-cylinder engine.
MSRP: $17,045 - $19,545
Fuel Economy: 32 mpg Hwy/24 mpg City
The Astra, already familiar to Europe, provides five-passenger seating in a front-wheel drive hatchback design in either a three-door or a five-door configuration. The Saturn Astra five-door hatchback has two trims: the XE and the XR, and the three-door hatchback comes in the XR trim only.
While many of these do have low sticker prices, they are most affordable because they have great resale values, fuel economy and don't cost a lot to insure....
We've compiled a list of the ten cars that have depreciated the most over the past year, and are thus much cheaper on the used-car market....
Click through to see the cars that are the cheapest to own in their respective segments, according to Consumer Reports testing and find out which cars can save you money over the long term....
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