I bought a Kia Sophia last year because i needed a car that was great on gas. It was used, but i got it at a price i was very impressed with and it has been one of the best little cars I've ever owned, and I've owned atlot of cars. It's a straight but it exceded my expectations for gas millage I get atleast 40 miles to the gallon. It's been a great car for the family too, my family of 4, plus max the dog, took a trip to Fl. in it, which is a 12 hr drive for us. It's a small car so there's not a lot of room atleast not like a suv but we survived and gas cost about half what it does in our explorer.
Plus when the kids aren't around it'll fly, it's about as factory as it comes, except for the cold air intake I put on it, and it handles wonderfully. It's been very reliable, I've had it a year and the only problem was the door lock assembly went out and had to be replaced, plus the dash is warping up a little around the air vents, but it is used. Other than that I think it's a cute little car. In my opinion it's best fit for young families or as a teenagers first car. I am usually a Chevy person but if I ever buy another foreign car it will be a Kia.