3. 2013 Toyota Prius V
Starting price: $26,650
Its combined 42 miles per gallon falls short of the 50 offered by the original Prius, but the V's 67.3 cubic feet of cargo space is what matters during a long haul with the family. That's far better than the original-recipe Prius' 39.6 cubic feet and almost as much cargo space as Toyota's RAV4. All the cargo space and none of the gas money? Yeah, the V knows how to soften up the haters.