4. Toyota Yaris L 2dr hatch
5-Year fuel cost: $8,306
5-Year insurance cost: $5,451
Total 5-Year ownership cost: $29,153
The Yaris sports a whopping nine airbags, including a driver’s knee airbag and dual front seat-cushion airbags, which inflate under your knees and thighs to hold you in your seat during an accident. A USB input with iPod connectivity comes standard, so you can control music choices through the screen in the dashboard. It’s fuel-efficient, too -- 30 mpg city, 38 highway. An automatic transmission costs $725.
Other costs: Financing 5-year loan at 4.04%, based on a market price of $14,653 and a 15% down payment: $1,253; Depreciation: $9,872; Fees & taxes: $1,143; Opportunity cost of down payment and other out-of-pocket costs: $338; Maintenance: $1,385; Repairs: $1,406