2006-11 Honda Accord
If you go with the 2006 or 2007 sedan, you're basically getting a midsize. Anything later, and you have to go with the coupe to avoid a full-size.
In the 2008 model year, this car's base sedan got huge -- like four inches longer, three inches wider huge. The coupe, however, is roughly 16 cubic feet smaller. The coupe was available in a brawnier V6 with up to 271 horsepower, though. Toss in standard features including anti-lock brakes with brake assist and electronic brake force distribution, electronic stability control, keyless entry and extras including a power moonroof, eight-way adjustable driver's seat, security system and a six-disc CD changer, leather upholstery, Sirius XM (SIRI) satellite radio, navigation system, hands-free Bluetooth interface. Dual exhaust pipes, fog lamps and a spoiler and you're looking at one sporty little commuter car.