1. Audi A3
Starting price: approximately $30,000
The Audi A3 is one of the top sedans on the market today with a starting price under $30K. Despite the average price of a car going north of $30K, consumers can still find the A3 for a starting price just under this amount depending on where they live and go shopping. The A3 features an upscale interior and is rated above average when it comes to handling on the highway. The stock engine in the auto is a 1.8 liter turbo-four cylinder rated at 170 horsepower coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission with front-wheel drive. Consumers can choose to upgrade to a 2.0 liter four-cylinder with all-wheel drive, and there is no option for a manual transmission on the car. The top overall speed of the A3 is 129 MPH, and the vehicle can go from zero to 60 MPH in 5.4 seconds. The A3’s gas mileage rating is 24 MPG (city) and 33 MPG (highway).