Top Ten Cheapest Car Models for Tighter Budgets

Having a very limited budget is one of the most significant reasons why most car buyers fail to purchase the vehicles that they want. Due to this, they need to wait for a few months or years before they could purchase one of their own. Fortunately, a lot of cheaper car models are currently sold in the US automobile market and these could serve as the most appropriate options for those who have lesser amounts of money to spend for vehicle purchases. In order to help these buyers, this article provides the top ten cheapest car models in the US automobile market and this includes the following.


1. Nissan Versa 1.6 S sedan

The cheapest car model in the US automobile market right now is the Nissan Versa 1.6 S Sedan. The Versa has a starting price of $11,770 and this could be a good vehicle option for buyers with a budget below $15,000. The Versa may not be as appealing as the other sedan models in the market but this could provide its owner with the basic needs obtained from having a car. This model also offers a roomy interior and a number of standard features such as air conditioning, 6-way adjustable driver seat, and a trip computer.


2. Smart ForTwo Pure

With a $13,240 starting price, the Smart ForTwo Pure could be a good vehicle option for buyers who don’t necessarily need a car with roomy interior. Aside from this, the size of the Smart ForTwo Pure could serve as an advantage for buyers who dwell in busy urban areas since this could be easily driven on a busy street as well as parked on a tighter parking space. The only possible problem that buyers could encounter when they buy this car is the absence of air conditioning as its standard equipment.


3. Hyundai Accent GLS sedan

The Hyundai Accent GLS sedan provides plenty of power and style at a price of about $13,320. This is powered by a 4-cylinder engine mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The engine produces a maximum power output of up to 138 horsepower. The Accent provides an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 40 miles per gallon.


4. Ford Fiesta S sedan

The Ford Fiesta S sedan could be the cheapest Ford vehicle that buyers could purchase. With a $13,995 starting price any buyer with a tighter budget could easily gain ownership of the Ford Fiesta S sedan that is loaded with standard equipments such as an AM/FM radio with auxiliary input, air conditioning, and a 2-way adjustable driver seat.


5. Kia Rio LX sedan

Hyundai Accent’s first cousin which is the Kia Rio LX is also included on this list. The Rio LX sedan has a starting price of $14,150 and offers the same power provided by the Accent. In addition to this, the Rio is covered by 100,000 mile or 10-year warranty.


6. Kia Soul

Aside from the Kia Rio LX sedan, the Kia Soul is also considered as one of the cheapest car models in the US automobile market right now. The Soul offers a lot of interior space and its relatively odd design usually serves as a bonus. It is currently sold at a starting price of $14,650 and by spending such smaller amount you could own a vehicle with a standard Bluetooth connectivity feature, air-conditioning, and power windows and locks.


7. Chevrolet Sonic 1LS sedan

The Chevrolet Sonic 1LS is also regarded as a cheap new car model that is sold at starting price of $14,660. Despite its cheaper price, the Sonic still offers a few equipments and features found in more expensive Chevrolet models. In fact, this vehicle is equipped with General Motor’s popular telematics system known as the “OnStar” and this serves as the best bonus to buyers who decide to purchase the Chevrolet Sonic 1LS sedan.


8. Toyota Yaris L 3-door

Powered by a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces up to 106 horsepower and costs about $14,875, the Toyota Yaris L 3-door could be considered as a best buy for car buyers with limited budget. In addition to this, the mere fact that this vehicle was produced by Toyota provides an assurance that this is a reliable vehicle worth keeping.


9. Nissan Versa 1.8 hatchback

Buyers with limited budget who are in need of a hatchback could consider buying the Nissan Versa 1.8 hatchback since this would only cost them about $15,260. Aside from its cheaper price, buyers would also enjoy the Versa 1.8 hatchback since this car offers more power compared to the cheaper Nissan Versa 1.6 sedan.


10. Mazda Mazda2 Sport

Finally, the Mazda2 Sport was the tenth cheapest car model in the US automobile market. With a starting price of $15,325, any buyer could actually obtain a vehicle that is popular for its tight steering, ultra lightweight features, and taut suspension.

About Marty Bay

Marty Bay is the Lead Writer and Editor for VPM Automotive. He has researched and reviewed 100s of cars, and writes extensively about car technologies.
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