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Top 100 Cheapest New Cars

March 5, 2020

For those of you who want the dependability and warranty a new car provides, but need something 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 and factors in the different discounts offered by different models. Most other sources list these vehicles incorrectly because they focus on MSRP, not real selling prices.

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 2020 Chevrolet Spark Hatchback LS Manual Florida $14,095 $2,566 $11,529
2 2019 Ford Fiesta Sedan S Washington DC $15,235 $3,243 $11,992
3 2019 Nissan Versa Sedan S Manual Washington DC $13,385 $1,000 $12,385
4 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage Hatchback ES Manual Washington DC $14,790 $2,368 $12,422
5 2020 Chevrolet Spark Hatchback LS Florida $15,195 $2,676 $12,519
6 2020 Nissan Versa Sedan S Manual Florida $15,655 $2,845 $12,810
7 2019 FIAT 500 Hatchback Pop Texas $17,540 $4,570 $12,970
8 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage Hatchback ES Manual Detroit $14,990 $1,704 $13,286
9 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage Hatchback ES Washington DC $15,990 $2,519 $13,471
10 2020 Kia Rio Sedan LX IVT Washington DC $16,815 $2,698 $14,117
11 2019 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan LS Manual Washington DC $16,295 $2,113 $14,182
12 2020 Hyundai Accent Sedan SE Manual Washington DC $16,250 $2,020 $14,230
13 2020 Nissan Versa Sedan S Florida $17,325 $3,005 $14,320
14 2019 Nissan Versa Sedan S Plus Washington DC $15,525 $1,160 $14,365
15 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage Hatchback ES Washington DC $16,290 $1,880 $14,410
16 2019 Nissan Sentra Sedan S Manual New York $18,915 $4,284 $14,631
17 2019 Ford EcoSport SUV S New York $21,090 $6,216 $14,874
18 2019 Hyundai Elantra Sedan SE Manual Los Angeles $18,130 $3,243 $14,887
19 2020 Hyundai Accent Sedan SE Texas $17,350 $2,088 $15,262
20 2019 Kia Rio Sedan LX Washington DC $16,315 $1,032 $15,283
21 2020 Kia Forte Sedan FE Manual Washington DC $18,855 $3,512 $15,343
22 2019 Hyundai Accent Sedan SE Manual Washington DC $15,925 $578 $15,347
23 2020 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan LS Los Angeles $17,595 $2,185 $15,410
24 2019 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan LS Washington DC $17,595 $2,162 $15,433
25 2020 Kia Soul SUV LX Manual Washington DC $18,610 $3,114 $15,496
26 2020 Toyota Yaris Sedan L Manual Seattle/Portland $16,605 $1,101 $15,504
27 2019 Nissan Sentra Sedan S Southeast $19,605 $3,911 $15,694
28 2019 Chevrolet Trax SUV LS Washington DC $22,295 $6,556 $15,739
29 2019 Hyundai Elantra Sedan SE Los Angeles $19,130 $3,297 $15,833
30 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV ES 2.0 Manual Detroit $22,040 $5,995 $16,045
31 2019 Nissan Kicks SUV S Florida $19,735 $3,686 $16,049
32 2019 Honda Fit Hatchback LX Manual Washington DC $17,145 $1,032 $16,113
33 2020 Kia Forte Sedan FE IVT Washington DC $19,755 $3,620 $16,135
34 2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback LE Los Angeles $18,705 $2,541 $16,164
35 2019 Hyundai Accent Sedan SE Washington DC $16,925 $588 $16,337
36 2019 Honda Fit Hatchback LX Washington DC $17,945 $1,373 $16,572
37 2020 Honda Fit Hatchback LX Manual Florida $17,145 $568 $16,577
38 2020 Ford EcoSport SUV S Detroit $21,090 $4,363 $16,727
39 2020 Kia Soul SUV LX IVT Seattle/Portland $20,110 $3,347 $16,763
40 2019 Nissan Frontier Truck S Manual Florida $20,385 $3,502 $16,883
41 2020 Hyundai Venue SE Manual Los Angeles $18,470 $1,571 $16,899
42 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV ES 2.0 Detroit $23,240 $6,158 $17,082
43 2020 Hyundai Elantra Sedan SE Seattle/Portland $20,105 $2,962 $17,143
44 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan LS - 1SB Washington DC $19,995 $2,785 $17,210
45 2020 Honda Fit Hatchback LX Southeast $17,945 $655 $17,290
46 2019 Hyundai Kona SUV SE SF Bay Area $21,085 $3,753 $17,332
47 2019 Subaru Impreza Sedan 2.0i Manual Los Angeles $19,480 $2,088 $17,392
48 2020 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback 2.0 Manual Los Angeles $19,755 $2,302 $17,453
49 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV S Florida $23,435 $5,982 $17,453
50 2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan LE Texas $21,005 $3,547 $17,458
51 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan S Manual Washington DC $19,640 $2,176 $17,464
52 2019 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan Texas $21,920 $4,393 $17,527
53 2020 Subaru Impreza Sedan 2.0i Manual Washington DC $19,595 $2,051 $17,544
54 2020 Nissan Kicks SUV S Los Angeles $19,965 $2,295 $17,670
55 2020 Chevrolet Trax SUV LS Florida $22,295 $4,520 $17,775
56 2019 Mazda CX-3 SUV Sport Chicago $21,435 $3,542 $17,893
57 2020 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan S Manual SF Bay Area $19,815 $1,841 $17,974
58 2020 Hyundai Venue SE IVT Los Angeles $19,670 $1,649 $18,021
59 2020 Nissan Sentra Sedan S Florida $20,015 $1,930 $18,085
60 2019 Ford Fiesta Hatchback ST Manual Seattle/Portland $22,315 $4,222 $18,093
61 2019 Kia Forte Sedan FE Manual Washington DC $18,715 $551 $18,164
62 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan S Washington DC $20,440 $2,265 $18,175
63 2018 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan LS - 1SA Manual Washington DC $19,400 $1,176 $18,224
64 2019 Hyundai Elantra Sedan ECO Dual Clutch Los Angeles $21,980 $3,703 $18,277
65 2019 Subaru Impreza Sedan 2.0i Los Angeles $20,480 $2,195 $18,285
66 2020 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback 2.0 Los Angeles $20,755 $2,343 $18,412
67 2019 Dodge Journey SUV SE Value SF Bay Area $24,740 $6,311 $18,429
68 2019 Jeep Renegade SUV Sport Chicago $23,770 $5,271 $18,499
69 2019 Toyota C-HR SUV LE Washington DC $22,265 $3,764 $18,501
70 2019 Hyundai Sonata Sedan SE Los Angeles $23,580 $5,053 $18,527
71 2019 Kia Forte Sedan FE IVT Texas $19,615 $1,074 $18,541
72 2019 Honda Civic Sedan LX Manual Washington DC $20,505 $1,961 $18,544
73 2020 Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE Manual Washington DC $21,245 $2,624 $18,621
74 2020 Hyundai Kona SUV SE SF Bay Area $21,420 $2,722 $18,698
75 2020 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan S SF Bay Area $20,615 $1,915 $18,700
76 2020 Subaru Impreza Sedan 2.0i Washington DC $20,895 $2,188 $18,707
77 2020 Honda Civic Sedan LX Manual Washington DC $20,805 $2,033 $18,772
78 2018 FIAT 500 Hatchback Pop Washington DC $17,540 $-1,277 $18,817
79 2019 Buick Encore SUV Preferred Texas $25,595 $6,692 $18,903
80 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV S Florida $24,335 $5,432 $18,903
81 2020 Jeep Compass SUV Sport Los Angeles $23,600 $4,665 $18,935
82 2019 Ford Fusion Sedan S Chicago $23,835 $4,871 $18,964
83 2018 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan LS - 1SB Washington DC $20,400 $1,236 $19,164
84 2019 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback 2.0 Manual Washington DC $19,430 $256 $19,174
85 2019 Honda Civic Sedan LX Washington DC $21,305 $2,037 $19,268
86 2020 Honda Civic Sedan LX Florida $21,605 $2,313 $19,292
87 2020 Kia Optima Sedan LX Seattle/Portland $24,355 $5,059 $19,296
88 2019 Ford Escape SUV S Washington DC $25,200 $5,866 $19,334
89 2020 Jeep Renegade SUV Sport Seattle/Portland $23,770 $4,316 $19,454
90 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE Manual Washington DC $21,095 $1,624 $19,471
91 2019 FIAT 124 Spider Convertible Urbana Edition Texas $26,935 $7,435 $19,500
92 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SUV ES Texas $24,690 $5,174 $19,516
93 2020 Kia Sportage SUV LX Seattle/Portland $25,110 $5,478 $19,632
94 2020 Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE Washington DC $22,345 $2,708 $19,637
95 2020 Toyota C-HR SUV LE Washington DC $22,415 $2,734 $19,681
96 2020 Hyundai Elantra Sedan ECO Dual Clutch Los Angeles $22,405 $2,703 $19,702
97 2018 Jeep Renegade SUV Sport Washington DC $20,245 $444 $19,801
98 2019 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LS - 1LS Washington DC $27,095 $7,190 $19,905
99 2019 Hyundai Tucson SUV SE Los Angeles $24,445 $4,445 $20,000
100 2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan SE Manual Texas $23,705 $3,662 $20,043
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