New cars under $20,000
Base price: $16,660
28 mpg city/35 mpg highway (manual)
The best-selling car of all time continues on status quo. Which is to say, its fallen way behind on fuel economy, technology, refinement, and style. This is a wonderful car to "set it and forget it" — Corollas are incredibly cheap to run into the ground — but unless you must buy Toyota, there are plenty of superior choices out there.