9) 2017 Mazda Mazda3
The Mazda3 was previously being built on the global C1 platform which it shared with other cars such as the Ford Focus. With the third generation of the car unveiled in 2014 though, this has changed and the Mazda3 has a new chassis. The car now also has a more rigid body, a new direct injection engine, and a new six speed transmission. Retail US prices for the new 2017 Mazda3 Sport five door hatchback model start from $19,095.
It packs a 2.0 litre gasoline four cylinder engine and a six speed automatic transmission with sport mode. This combination is expected to get a city fuel efficiency of 28 mpg. Safety features now include advanced front air bags, front side impact air bags and side impact air curtains.
Other desirable features of the car include its tire pressure monitoring system, keyless entry and a new infotainment system with a robust touchscreen display.