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2000 - '05 Toyota Echo
MPG: 38
Estimated cost: $3,260 - $10,325

Consumer Reports was impressed with this predecessor to the Toyota Yaris.

"It provided sprightly acceleration, easy access, and a roomy rear seat. Handling was sound, and the ride was reasonably quiet and comfortable," the magazine writes on its Web site.

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Last updated June 03 2008: 4:14 PM ET
Source: Fuel economy and Estimated Cost according to Consumer Reports' testing. Estimated Cost may include versions not named.