Honda Fit
Honda Fit
In any value calculation, the Fit ranks at the top of the top. A big car with a small package, it carries a low entry price, gets great gas mileage, and delivers excellent reliability. Honda builds them in Thailand, Brazil, India, England, China, the Philippines, and Japan -- but not in North America, which helps explain their scarcity here. If Honda built the Fit in the U.S. and renamed it the Jazz, as it has in other markets, it might start a stampede of buyers.

By Alex Taylor III, senior editor-at-large @FortuneMagazine - Last updated February 02 2012: 11:41 AM ET
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