I highly recommend the Kia Soul! I have now been driving my 2012 Soul for about a year and it is still just as good as it was the day I drove it off the lot! It gets great gas mileage, and even though it is not considered an SUV, it feel way more spacious than a sedan. Most come equipped with a touch screen display, steering wheel controls, and light up speakers. All of which are great perks for such a reasonably priced car!