10. 2012 Mazda CX-7
The 2012 Mazda CX-7 is often considered by family shoppers due to its more than considerable sporty flavor from behind the wheel. The compact Mazda CX-7 crossover has more to offer than just cornering thrills, however - fold down its second row seat and it provides almost 60 cubic feet of storage space. The Mazda CX-7 starts out with a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that produces 161 horsepower, is shifted via a five-speed automatic transmission, and returns fuel efficiency figures of 20-mpg city and 27-mpg highway. The CX-7's 2.3-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder puts out 244 horses, gains a six-speed automatic and also provides the option of all-wheel drive. Fuel economy drops to 18-mpg around town and 24-mpg during highway cruising with this motor.