5. 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid
One of the lesser-known models in this list is the XV Crosstrek Hybrid, which bases at just $25,995. Sure, it’s not fast by any stretch, but it can haul up to 50.2 cubic feet of cargo, plus it gets an excellent-for-its-class 30 mpg city and 34 mpg highway. Oh, plus it has all-wheel drive. Check out all the other all-wheel-drive vehicles in its class, and the take a look at their starting price and fuel economy. Now you may see why the XV Crosstrek makes this list. I could live without that whiny continuously variable transmission, but that is a reasonable tradeoff for its excellent fuel economy.