Click to enlarge picture2010 Volkswagen GTI (© Volkswagen AG)

2010 Volkswagen GTI

The following are CR Recommended vehicles priced under $25,000 when typically equipped. Prices are for 2010, unless noted with *, and include destination charges and features like air conditioning; antilock brakes; power windows, locks, and mirrors; automatic transmission (unless otherwise noted); CD player; and cruise control. Prices do not reflect rebates or incentives.

Click to enlarge picture2010 Ford Fusion (© Ford Motor Company)

2010 Ford Fusion

Make & ModelMSRP
Chevrolet HHR LT (2.4)$24,750
Chevrolet Malibu LT (4-cyl.)$23,960
Ford Focus SES$19,995
Ford Fusion SE (4-cyl.)$22,145
Honda Accord LX-P (4-cyl.)$23,565
Honda Civic EX$20,965
Honda Civic Hybrid$24,510
Honda CR-V LX (AWD)$23,505
Honda Fit (base)$16,410

Click to enlarge picture2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring (© Hyundai Motor America)

2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring

Make & ModelMSRP
Hyundai Elantra SE$18,565
Hyundai Elantra Touring$20,515
Hyundai Sonata GLS (4-cyl.)$21,270
Hyundai Tucson SE (V6, AWD)$24,245*
Kia Optima LX (4-cyl.)$20,195*
Kia Rondo LX (V6)$21,430*
Kia Sportage EX (V6, AWD)$24,095*

Click to enlarge picture2010 Mercury Milan (© Ford Motor Company)

2010 Mercury Milan

Make & ModelMSRP
Mazda3 i Touring (sedan)$19,475
Mazda3 s Sport$21,090
Mazda5 Touring$22,000
Mazda6 i Sport (4-cyl.)$21,710
Mercury Milan (base, 4-cyl.)$22,985
MINI Cooper (base, manual)$21,200
MINI Cooper Clubman$24,850
Mitsubishi Outlander ES (4-cyl., AWD)$22,924*

Click to enlarge picture2009 Nissan Altima (© Nissan North America)

2009 Nissan Altima

Make & ModelMSRP
Nissan Altima 2.5 S (4-cyl.)$23,660*
Nissan Sentra 2.0 SL$19,280
Nissan Versa 1.8 SL (hatchback)$18,230
Pontiac Vibe 1.8L$19,565
Pontiac Vibe 2.4L$21,570
Saturn Aura XE(4-cyl.)$23,685*
Scion xB$18,362
Scion xD$16,848

Click to enlarge picture2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i (© Subaru of America)

2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5i

Make & ModelMSRP
Subaru Forester 2.5X$22,190
Subaru Impreza 2.5i$19,190
Subaru Impreza Outback Sport$21,690
Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium$23,830
Suzuki SX4 LE (sedan)$17,362*
Suzuki SX4 Touring (hatchback)$20,803*
Toyota Camry LE (4-cyl.)$22,850
Toyota Corolla LE$18,179

Click to enlarge picture2009 Toyota Matrix S (© Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A.)

2009 Toyota Matrix S

Make & ModelMSRP
Toyota Matrix (base, 1.8L)$19,710
Toyota Matrix S (2.4L)$22,750
Toyota Prius II$21,483
Volkswagen GTI manual$24,990
Volkswagen Jetta SE (2.5)$22,195
Volkswagen Jetta TDI$24,460
Volkswagen Jetta Wagon SE$23,360
Volkswagen Golf (2.5)$19,890