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This Year's Best Bargain Vehicle

July 24, 2014

Cars.com recently released a list of what they consider the most affordable cars for 2014. They took the price of the vehicle, factored in the cost of popular features -- automatic transmission, power windows and locks, USB, Bluetooth and tilt steering wheel -- and then also added in five years of gas costs. Each vehicle on the list has an overall cost of less than $28,000.

Topping the list as the most affordable vehicle available today is the 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage DE, with a final cost of $22,115 after everything is factored in. Following in second place is the 2014 Scion iQ at $23,920, and third 2014 Chevrolet Spark 1LT at $24,070.

If you're considering any of these affordable vehicles, make sure to visit TrueCar No Haggle, RydeShopper and CarsDirect for even greater savings.

Vehicle MSRP PriceEst. 5 Year Gas CostTotal Cost
2015 Mitsubishi Mirage DE$15,115$7,000$22,115
2014 Scion iQ$16,420$7,500$23,920
2014 Chevrolet Spark 1LT$15,820$8,250$24,070
2014 Nissan Versa SV$16,340$8,000$24,340
2015 Honda Fit LX$17,115$7,750$24,865
2014 Nissan Versa Note SV$17,340$8,000$25,340
2014 Toyota Prius c One$19,890$5,500$25,390
2014 Toyota Yaris LE$16,825$8,750$25,575
2014 Mazda2 Sport$16,630$9,250$25,880
2014 Ford Fiesta SE$17,500$9,000$26,500
2014 Kia Rio EX$17,600$9,000$26,600
2014 Hyundai Accent GLS$17,855$9,000$26,855
2014 Scion xD$17,475$9,500$26,975
2014 Toyota Corolla L$18,210$9,000$27,210
2014 Kia Forte LX$18,290$9,500$27,790
2014 Nissan Sentra SV$19,350$8,500$27,850
2014 Chevrolet Sonic LT$17,890$10,000$27,890

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar, RydeShopper, and CarsDirect are the best way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan

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Gregg Fidan is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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