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2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS
Chevy Sonic Hatchback
MSRP: $14,770
MPG:26 City/35 Hwy

This subcompact out of Detroit allows you "Buy American" street cred with a 1.8 L four-cylinder turbocharged engine and nice lines to boot. A Testarossa this is not--with only 138 horses under the hood, but it will merge you onto the highway just fine and more than make up for its shortcomings in the money you save.

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