Great American Cars of 2015 — Under $25,000

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Chevrolet Sonic
Starting Price: $14,245
More fun in a small package, the Sonic is further proof that you don’t have to buy a boring econobox to save money. As with all of its vehicles, Chevrolet has equipped the Sonic with a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, making it possible to connect up to seven devices. The integrated media system can have photos or video projected on the 7-inch display screen — but only when the car is stopped. The surprisingly roomy 5-passenger sedan or hatchback features a 60/40 split-folding rear seat for added versatility, and the hatchback gets a hidden storage compartment in the cargo area. Choose the 1.4-liter turbocharged engine and a manual transmission for the most fun behind the wheel.

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