9th place: 2024 Toyota Corolla L: $25,831 all fees included
The Toyota Corolla has long been the ultimate affordable and reliable vehicle. Yes, its price isn't as attainable as it once was, but Toyota still manages to offer it at a reasonable price. Considering how this car has built up a solid reputation for reliability over the years, it's almost an investment.
The Corolla remains an excellent small car with very low maintenance costs. Luckily, it's still possible to buy one for under $30,000.