8. Ford Focus

Msrp: $16,500
Complex Says: Ford has stepped up its game in the last couple of years, and the Focus might be the crown jewel of its global strategy. The car is refined, comfortable, fun to drive, efficient, well packaged, and affordable. This is where the bar has been set in the compact segment, and Honda sure has some catching up to do. We're looking forward to the hot Focus ST next year.