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2012 Kia Soul

Starting Price: $13,900
Fuel Economy: Up to 36 mpg
Total Car Score: 78.11

“The Soul is a fun and spacious five-door box,” Brauer says about one of Kia’s best-selling models. For drivers who think inside the box, the interior is customizable with numerous color and fabric options.

The starting price includes high-tech features such as Bluetooth hands-free connectivity and a USB port for audio players. There’s an optional Eco package offering the best mileage as well as low rolling resistance tires, engine start/stop and a more powerful battery.