The 2011 Hyundai Accent 3-Door is the least expensive of the compact cars on our list. The Hyundai Accent 3-Door is a small hatchback that provides 92 cubic feet of passenger volume that tops competitors such as the Toyota Yaris and the Honda Fit. As expected, the sub-$10k base edition of the Accent comes with relatively few creature comforts, although a rear window defroster and four speakers that are wired and ready to accept the installation of an aftermarket radio are included as standard equipment - along with a rear spoiler and intermittent windshield wipers.
The 2011 Hyundai Accent matches most of the other vehicles on our list of cheap compact cars when it comes to fuel economy, providing 28-mpg in city driving and 34-mpg on the highway from its 110 horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine. Also capable of producing 106 lb-ft of torque, this motor drives the front wheels through a five-speed manual transmission.