Compact sedans are excellent choices for someone looking to downsize from an SUV or larger sedan. They are fuel-efficient, more maneuverable and more importantly, less expensive. Though admittedly, "compact" is a relative term. These cars now border on midsize sedan proportions. Impressively, though, they can still deliver at least 30 mpg in combined driving. And the best part about the cars we've gathered is that they all cost less than $20,000.
The following list is a stat-driven comparison of four compact sedans that are capable of averaging 30 mpg in combined city and highway driving. None of these cars are hybrids, which keeps the cost down and allows us to compare cars that are more popular with the general population.