2009 Nissan Versa 1.6 Base 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
Traded in my old 1995 Nissan 4X4 king cab for the 2009 Versa 1.6 L sedan with ABS and AC (cash for clunkers) The Versa is very comfortable, quiet, and very peppy on the road. Happy to have the AC and the ABS, no radio though. I got 400 miles on the 13.2 gallon fuel tank, not too shabby and that is with the AC on and in a lot of stop and go traffic. Looked at the Yaris but it was more expensive and not as comfortable or quiet and considerably less roomy. The Honda Fit was also less comfortable and less roomy plus more expensive. The Versa may not be flashy looking but it covers all the bases and then some.
Comfortable seating, roominess, peppy engine, quiet cab, very agile on the road. Very luxurious!
How about a 1.4 L engine for even better fuel economy.