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Top 100 Cheapest New Cars

August 27, 2020

For those of you who want the dependability and warranty a new car provides, but need something super affordable, I've compiled the top 100 most affordable new cars available right now.

If you intend to keep your new vehicle for a long time (like more than 5 years), than one of these options may make sense for you. However, if you like to trade cars often, or want a lot of bang for your buck, you should be considering a 3-5 year old used car instead.

Unlike other sources, I sort my list by Average Selling Price, not MSRP, because this is more accurate, plus it factors in the different discounts offered by different models. Most other sources list these vehicles incorrectly because they focus on MSRP, not REAL prices you can expect to pay.

Also note that the cheapest cars are generally those with Manual transmissions. Most people don't want these, and they're usually hard to find in stock anyway. I highlighted the ones with Manual transmission in red color.

The good news is these deals should all be readily available on TrueCar and RydeShopper

Cheapest Brand New Cars (by location)

Rank Vehicle Trim Location MSRP Discount Avg Sale Price
1 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage Hatchback ES Manual Detroit $14,790 $3,063 $11,727
2 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage Hatchback ES Manual Detroit $14,990 $3,149 $11,841
3 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage Hatchback ES 02150 $15,990 $3,170 $12,820
4 2020 Nissan Versa Sedan S Manual Florida $15,755 $2,875 $12,880
5 2020 Chevrolet Spark Hatchback LS Manual Washington DC $14,395 $1,515 $12,880
6 2020 Kia Rio Sedan LX IVT Washington DC $16,815 $3,062 $13,753
7 2019 FIAT 500 Hatchback Pop 02150 $17,540 $3,532 $14,008
8 2020 Chevrolet Spark Hatchback LS Florida $15,495 $1,485 $14,010
9 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage Hatchback ES 02150 $16,290 $2,177 $14,113
10 2019 Ford Fiesta Sedan S 02150 $15,235 $1,030 $14,205
11 2020 Nissan Versa Sedan S Florida $17,425 $3,099 $14,326
12 2020 Hyundai Accent Sedan SE Manual Los Angeles $16,270 $1,909 $14,361
13 2019 Ford EcoSport SUV S New York $21,090 $6,625 $14,465
14 2020 Kia Soul SUV LX Manual Seattle/Portland $18,610 $3,876 $14,734
15 2020 Toyota Yaris Sedan L Manual Washington DC $16,645 $1,153 $15,492
16 2020 Hyundai Accent Sedan SE Washington DC $17,370 $1,859 $15,511
17 2020 Hyundai Venue SUV SE Manual Washington DC $18,490 $2,838 $15,652
18 2020 Ford EcoSport SUV S Seattle/Portland $21,240 $5,537 $15,703
19 2020 Kia Forte Sedan FE Manual Washington DC $18,855 $3,099 $15,756
20 2020 Honda Fit Hatchback LX Manual Washington DC $17,145 $1,251 $15,894
21 2020 Kia Soul SUV LX IVT Seattle/Portland $20,110 $4,111 $15,999
22 2019 Honda Fit Hatchback LX Manual 02150 $17,145 $1,135 $16,010
23 2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback LE Los Angeles $18,745 $2,505 $16,240
24 2020 Nissan Kicks SUV S Florida $20,165 $3,763 $16,402
25 2020 Hyundai Elantra Sedan SE IVT Washington DC $20,275 $3,797 $16,478
26 2019 Honda Fit Hatchback LX Southeast $17,945 $1,394 $16,551
27 2020 Kia Forte Sedan FE IVT Washington DC $19,755 $3,175 $16,580
28 2020 Honda Fit Hatchback LX Washington DC $17,945 $1,309 $16,636
29 2019 Dodge Journey SUV SE Value SF Bay Area $24,740 $7,991 $16,749
30 2020 Hyundai Venue SUV SE IVT Washington DC $19,690 $2,924 $16,766
31 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV ES 2.0 Manual 02150 $22,040 $5,218 $16,822
32 2020 Hyundai Kona SUV SE Washington DC $21,440 $4,469 $16,971
33 2019 Nissan Sentra Sedan S Manual Washington DC $18,915 $1,910 $17,005
34 2020 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan LS Southeast $17,595 $531 $17,064
35 2019 FIAT 500L Hatchback Pop 02150 $23,655 $6,384 $17,271
36 2020 Nissan Sentra Sedan S Florida $20,235 $2,900 $17,335
37 2020 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan S Manual SF Bay Area $19,815 $2,187 $17,628
38 2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan L Chicago $20,595 $2,942 $17,653
39 2020 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback 2.0 Manual Washington DC $19,775 $2,027 $17,748
40 2019 Nissan Sentra Sedan SV Washington DC $20,215 $2,426 $17,789
41 2020 Jeep Renegade SUV Sport SF Bay Area $23,870 $6,053 $17,817
42 2020 Subaru Impreza Sedan 2.0i Manual Washington DC $19,595 $1,615 $17,980
43 2020 Jeep Compass SUV Sport Southeast $23,775 $5,753 $18,022
44 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV S Florida $24,525 $6,405 $18,120
45 2020 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan S SF Bay Area $20,615 $2,459 $18,156
46 2020 Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE Manual Washington DC $21,285 $3,123 $18,162
47 2019 FIAT 124 Spider Convertible Urbana Edition Texas $26,935 $8,735 $18,200
48 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV ES 2.0 02150 $23,240 $5,023 $18,217
49 2019 Honda Civic Sedan LX Manual Detroit $20,505 $2,140 $18,365
50 2020 Kia Optima Sedan LX Seattle/Portland $24,355 $5,981 $18,374
51 2020 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback 2.0 Florida $20,775 $2,308 $18,467
52 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan LS - 1SB 02150 $19,995 $1,494 $18,501
53 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV ES Detroit $25,790 $7,228 $18,562
54 2021 Toyota Corolla Sedan L Florida $20,820 $2,223 $18,597
55 2020 Honda Civic Sedan LX Manual Washington DC $20,955 $2,195 $18,760
56 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SUV ES 02150 $24,690 $5,896 $18,794
57 2020 Ford Fusion Sedan S Detroit $24,365 $5,466 $18,899
58 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE Manual 02150 $21,095 $2,131 $18,964
59 2020 Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE Washington DC $22,385 $3,400 $18,985
60 2020 Ram ProMaster City Cargo Van Tradesman SLT Seattle/Portland $27,775 $8,764 $19,011
61 2019 FIAT 500X SUV Blue Sky Edition Texas $26,235 $7,222 $19,013
62 2020 Toyota C-HR SUV LE Texas $22,470 $3,361 $19,109
63 2019 Honda Civic Sedan LX New York $21,305 $2,195 $19,110
64 2020 Honda Civic Sedan LX Washington DC $21,755 $2,610 $19,145
65 2020 Subaru Impreza Sedan 2.0i Washington DC $20,895 $1,722 $19,173
66 2019 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan 02150 $21,920 $2,703 $19,217
67 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV ES 2.0 Detroit $23,790 $4,568 $19,222
68 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV L 02150 $19,995 $762 $19,233
69 2019 Buick Encore SUV Preferred Washington DC $25,595 $6,262 $19,333
70 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan SE 35th Anniversary Edition Wagon Seattle/Portland $28,535 $9,141 $19,394
71 2019 Honda HR-V SUV LX Los Angeles $21,740 $2,191 $19,549
72 2020 Hyundai Elantra Sedan ECO Dual Clutch SF Bay Area $22,575 $3,012 $19,563
73 2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Wagon S Manual 02150 $22,790 $3,189 $19,601
74 2020 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan Texas $22,445 $2,576 $19,869
75 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE Detroit $22,195 $2,248 $19,947
76 2020 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LS - 1LS Texas $24,195 $4,221 $19,974
77 2020 Buick Encore SUV Preferred Southeast $25,595 $5,579 $20,016
78 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV S Detroit $23,435 $3,375 $20,060
79 2020 Mazda CX-3 SUV Sport SF Bay Area $21,740 $1,570 $20,170
80 2019 Volkswagen Beetle Coupe S Detroit $21,790 $1,612 $20,178
81 2020 FIAT 124 Spider Convertible Classica Texas $26,885 $6,586 $20,299
82 2020 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 S Florida $25,225 $4,904 $20,321
83 2020 Honda HR-V SUV LX Washington DC $22,040 $1,641 $20,399
84 2019 Mazda CX-3 SUV Sport Detroit $21,435 $1,032 $20,403
85 2020 FIAT 500L Hatchback Pop 02150 $23,995 $3,553 $20,442
86 2019 Ford Ranger Truck XL Detroit $25,495 $4,975 $20,520
87 2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Wagon S Detroit $23,890 $3,343 $20,547
88 2020 Ram ProMaster City Wagon SLT Seattle/Portland $29,325 $8,761 $20,564
89 2020 Hyundai Sonata Sedan SE Washington DC $24,575 $3,986 $20,589
90 2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan SE Manual Texas $23,745 $3,152 $20,593
91 2020 Chevrolet Trax SUV LS Florida $22,295 $1,675 $20,620
92 2019 Ram ProMaster City Cargo Van Tradesman SLT 02150 $27,890 $7,145 $20,745
93 2020 Subaru Crosstrek SUV 2.0i Manual Florida $23,155 $2,358 $20,797
94 2020 Honda Insight Sedan LX Washington DC $23,885 $3,067 $20,818
95 2020 Volkswagen Passat Sedan S Washington DC $23,915 $3,086 $20,829
96 2019 Ford Fiesta Hatchback ST Manual 02150 $22,315 $1,463 $20,852
97 2020 Nissan Rogue SUV S Florida $26,585 $5,705 $20,880
98 2020 Mazda CX-30 SUV SF Bay Area $23,000 $2,119 $20,881
99 2020 Kia Sportage SUV LX Washington DC $25,110 $4,202 $20,908
100 2020 Ford Escape SUV S Southeast $26,130 $5,211 $20,919
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