8. Mitsubishi Outlander Sport:
The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is basically a Lancer on stilts. It’s got the same 2.0-liter and 2.4-liter I4 engine options, the same brakes as the Lancer GTS, and even a similar curb weight. It might be a bit dated and maybe not the finest in the fit-and-finish department, but you get leather seats, power folding mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlights, paddle shifters, push-button start, 6.1-inch display, rearview camera, heated front seats, automatic climate control and 18-inch alloy wheels for $23,995.
7. Mercedes Benz GLA-Class:
The GLA is basically just a crossover version of the CLA. That is to say that it’s inexpensive for a Merc, gets a fairly peppy 200 horsepower turbo I4 mated to a seven-speed dual clutch transmission, and handles pretty well in the turns. It’s a fun little hatch. If you want a luxurious but efficient little crossover for winter driving duty, the GLA is a decent option.