Combined Gas Mileage: 32 mpg
If you’re most comfortable with a non-hybrid car, go for the Corolla. The price is right, and the size fits squarely between a sub-compact and midsize level. Its fuel economy comes in at an impressive 32 mpg, and its generous space — 41.4 inches in rear legroom — beats out every other car listed. All-purpose and reliable, the Corolla is hardly middle of the road when it comes to getting on the road this summer.