2007 Suzuki SX4 Sport 4dr Hatchback AWD (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
My 5M Sport averages at least 29 mpg. Try to find another AWD car that can match that. And the AWD is for real. I have blazed trails through 6+ inches of snow before the plows have come through. I have pushed the limits in empty snow covered parking lots and I was incredibly impressed. The ground clearance isn't high enough for any serious off-roading, but the AWD grips like claws on the road.
Very comfortable interior. The sport model comes with a great stereo system and keyless-go is a lot of fun now that I'm used to it. I can't say enough about the way this car handles in the snow.
There is a blind spot to the front left when driving. The small triangular window helps, but you still have to get used to peeking around it when making left turns. This has enough HP, but I am used to driving more powerful cars. I'd love to see a turbocharged model!