5. 2012 Chevrolet Sonic
There was no way
(GM - Get Report) was going to let Ford play with all the cool subcompact toys by itself. The relatively new Sonic's comfortable ride, smooth steering, 31 cubic feet of cargo space and combined mileage of nearly 30 miles per gallon are the Sonic's key perks, but drivers get a lot of toys for the money. The base LS model includes a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a 60/40-split rear seat, a trip computer, OnStar emergency system and a four-speaker AM/FM stereo with an auxiliary audio jack. The LT upgrade throws in six-speaker audio, heated mirrors, remote starter, full power accessories and a Connectivity Plus package of cruise control, Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, an iPod/USB audio interface and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls.