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Top 100 Cheapest New Cars

February 25, 2021

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 2020 Chevrolet Spark Hatchback LS Manual Detroit $14,395 $2,344 $12,051
2 2021 Chevrolet Spark Hatchback LS Manual Florida $14,395 $2,164 $12,231
3 2021 Chevrolet Spark Hatchback LS Florida $15,495 $2,744 $12,751
4 2020 Chevrolet Spark Hatchback LS Texas $15,495 $2,517 $12,978
5 2020 Nissan Versa Sedan S Manual Los Angeles $15,780 $2,204 $13,576
6 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage Hatchback ES Manual Southeast $14,990 $1,286 $13,704
7 2021 Nissan Versa Sedan S Manual Florida $15,880 $2,026 $13,854
8 2020 Hyundai Accent Sedan SE Manual SF Bay Area $16,270 $1,987 $14,283
9 2020 Kia Rio Sedan LX IVT SF Bay Area $16,815 $2,529 $14,286
10 2020 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan LS 02150 $17,595 $2,688 $14,907
11 2021 Hyundai Accent Sedan SE Manual Florida $16,400 $1,484 $14,916
12 2021 Kia Soul SUV LX Manual Washington DC $18,765 $3,800 $14,965
13 2020 Hyundai Accent Sedan SE Seattle/Portland $17,370 $2,398 $14,972
14 2021 Nissan Versa Sedan S Florida $17,550 $2,495 $15,055
15 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage Hatchback ES Detroit $16,290 $1,080 $15,210
16 2021 Kia Forte Sedan FE Manual Washington DC $18,885 $3,635 $15,250
17 2020 Honda Fit Hatchback LX Manual Washington DC $17,185 $1,848 $15,337
18 2020 Ford EcoSport SUV S New York $21,240 $5,865 $15,375
19 2020 Nissan Versa Sedan S Los Angeles $17,450 $2,047 $15,403
20 2020 Hyundai Elantra Sedan SE IVT Seattle/Portland $20,295 $4,660 $15,635
21 2020 Nissan Kicks SUV S Florida $20,220 $4,338 $15,882
22 2020 Chevrolet Trax SUV LS Florida $22,295 $6,396 $15,899
23 2020 Toyota Yaris Sedan L Manual 02150 $16,645 $661 $15,984
24 2021 Kia Soul SUV LX IVT Washington DC $20,265 $4,232 $16,033
25 2020 Honda Fit Hatchback LX Washington DC $17,985 $1,934 $16,051
26 2021 Kia Forte Sedan FE IVT Washington DC $19,785 $3,725 $16,060
27 2021 Hyundai Accent Sedan SE SF Bay Area $17,500 $1,397 $16,103
28 2020 Nissan Sentra Sedan S Florida $20,260 $3,868 $16,392
29 2020 Jeep Compass SUV Sport Chicago $23,775 $6,812 $16,963
30 2021 Hyundai Venue SUV SE IVT Washington DC $19,935 $2,949 $16,986
31 2020 Toyota Yaris Sedan L Southeast $17,745 $704 $17,041
32 2020 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan S Manual SF Bay Area $19,815 $2,708 $17,107
33 2020 Hyundai Kona SUV SE Washington DC $21,440 $4,263 $17,177
34 2020 Buick Encore SUV Preferred Texas $25,595 $8,308 $17,287
35 2020 Kia Forte Sedan FE Manual Washington DC $18,855 $1,532 $17,323
36 2021 Nissan Sentra Sedan S Florida $20,410 $3,006 $17,404
37 2020 Jeep Renegade SUV Altitude SF Bay Area $25,890 $8,474 $17,416
38 2021 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan S Manual Washington DC $19,990 $2,529 $17,461
39 2021 Toyota Corolla Sedan L Texas $21,020 $3,557 $17,463
40 2020 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback 2.0 Manual 02150 $19,795 $2,312 $17,483
41 2020 Kia Soul SUV LX Manual Detroit $18,610 $836 $17,774
42 2020 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan S Washington DC $20,615 $2,795 $17,820
43 2021 Hyundai Kona SUV SE Florida $21,685 $3,763 $17,922
44 2020 Honda Civic Sedan LX Manual Washington DC $20,995 $2,924 $18,071
45 2020 Kia Forte Sedan FE IVT Washington DC $19,755 $1,605 $18,150
46 2021 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan S Washington DC $20,790 $2,630 $18,160
47 2021 Subaru Impreza Sedan 2.0i Manual Los Angeles $19,720 $1,494 $18,226
48 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV S Florida $24,580 $6,343 $18,237
49 2020 Subaru Impreza Sedan 2.0i Manual Southeast $19,595 $1,254 $18,341
50 2020 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LS - 1LS Washington DC $24,195 $5,774 $18,421
51 2020 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback 2.0 02150 $20,795 $2,353 $18,442
52 2020 Hyundai Elantra Sedan Eco Dual Clutch Florida $22,595 $4,037 $18,558
53 2020 Kia Soul SUV LX IVT 02150 $20,110 $1,486 $18,624
54 2021 Ford EcoSport SUV S New York $21,240 $2,594 $18,646
55 2021 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback 2.0 Manual 02150 $19,905 $1,247 $18,658
56 2020 Ford Fusion Sedan S SF Bay Area $24,365 $5,597 $18,768
57 2021 Chevrolet Trax SUV LS Florida $22,395 $3,615 $18,780
58 2020 Honda Civic Sedan LX Washington DC $21,795 $2,896 $18,899
59 2020 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 S Florida $25,250 $6,251 $18,999
60 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE Manual 02150 $21,660 $2,656 $19,004
61 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV LS Washington DC $22,595 $3,557 $19,038
62 2020 Dodge Challenger Coupe SXT Los Angeles $29,590 $10,455 $19,135
63 2020 Toyota C-HR SUV LE Seattle/Portland $22,470 $3,275 $19,195
64 2020 Buick Encore GX SUV Preferred Florida $25,095 $5,766 $19,329
65 2021 Subaru Impreza Sedan 2.0i Los Angeles $21,020 $1,593 $19,427
66 2020 Mazda CX-3 SUV Sport 02150 $21,740 $2,259 $19,481
67 2020 Subaru Impreza Sedan 2.0i 02150 $20,895 $1,337 $19,558
68 2021 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan 2.0 Los Angeles $21,645 $2,083 $19,562
69 2020 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LS - 1LS Texas $27,495 $7,903 $19,592
70 2021 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback 2.0 02150 $20,905 $1,272 $19,633
71 2020 FIAT 500L Hatchback Pop Texas $23,995 $4,345 $19,650
72 2021 Jeep Renegade SUV Jeepster *Ltd Avail* SF Bay Area $24,345 $4,494 $19,851
73 2020 FIAT 500X SUV Pop Texas $26,085 $6,111 $19,974
74 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE 02150 $22,760 $2,733 $20,027
75 2021 Honda Civic Sedan LX Washington DC $22,245 $2,206 $20,039
76 2021 Jeep Compass SUV Sport Southeast $25,410 $5,368 $20,042
77 2021 Toyota C-HR SUV LE Texas $22,720 $2,674 $20,046
78 2021 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LS - 1LS Florida $24,195 $4,136 $20,059
79 2021 Buick Encore SUV Preferred Texas $25,595 $5,527 $20,068
80 2020 Dodge Journey SUV SE Value Seattle/Portland $25,170 $4,970 $20,200
81 2020 FIAT 124 Spider Convertible Urbana Edition *Ltd Avail* Texas $26,885 $6,658 $20,227
82 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Hatchback Blue Washington DC $24,195 $3,896 $20,299
83 2021 Mazda CX-3 SUV Sport Washington DC $21,965 $1,616 $20,349
84 2020 Hyundai Sonata Sedan SE Washington DC $24,595 $4,243 $20,352
85 2020 Ford Escape SUV S Southeast $26,130 $5,773 $20,357
86 2020 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback TSI Manual SF Bay Area $24,115 $3,683 $20,432
87 2021 Kia Sportage SUV LX Seattle/Portland $25,265 $4,774 $20,491
88 2021 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 S Florida $25,250 $4,750 $20,500
89 2020 Honda HR-V SUV LX Seattle/Portland $22,095 $1,582 $20,513
90 2021 Honda HR-V SUV LX Washington DC $22,395 $1,829 $20,566
91 2020 Hyundai Tucson SUV SE Washington DC $24,690 $4,096 $20,594
92 2020 Jeep Cherokee SUV Latitude Florida $27,335 $6,685 $20,650
93 2020 Volkswagen Passat Sedan S Los Angeles $23,915 $3,252 $20,663
94 2020 Kia Niro Hatchback LX Seattle/Portland $25,765 $4,965 $20,800
95 2021 Hyundai Sonata Sedan SE Florida $24,705 $3,888 $20,817
96 2021 Toyota Corolla Sedan SE Manual Seattle/Portland $24,170 $3,346 $20,824
97 2021 Kia Seltos SUV LX 2.0 Seattle/Portland $23,165 $2,300 $20,865
98 2020 Toyota Camry Sedan L 02150 $25,420 $4,548 $20,872
99 2020 Ram ProMaster City Cargo Van Tradesman SLT Florida $27,775 $6,893 $20,882
100 2020 GMC Terrain SUV SLE Texas $29,595 $8,667 $20,928
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- Gregg Fidan

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