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Top 100 Cheapest New Cars

December 3, 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 Southeast $14,790 $3,860 $10,930
2 2020 Chevrolet Spark Hatchback LS Manual Washington DC $14,395 $2,663 $11,732
3 2021 Chevrolet Spark Hatchback LS Manual Florida $14,395 $2,383 $12,012
4 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage Hatchback ES 02150 $15,990 $3,950 $12,040
5 2020 Nissan Versa Sedan S Manual Florida $15,755 $3,485 $12,270
6 2020 Chevrolet Spark Hatchback LS Texas $15,495 $2,866 $12,629
7 2021 Chevrolet Spark Hatchback LS Florida $15,495 $2,488 $13,007
8 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage Hatchback ES Manual Chicago $14,990 $1,568 $13,422
9 2020 Nissan Versa Sedan S Florida $17,425 $3,672 $13,753
10 2020 Toyota Yaris Sedan L Manual 02150 $16,645 $2,598 $14,047
11 2020 Hyundai Accent Sedan SE Manual Seattle/Portland $16,270 $2,148 $14,122
12 2020 Kia Soul SUV LX Manual Southeast $18,610 $4,042 $14,568
13 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage Hatchback ES 02150 $16,290 $1,651 $14,639
14 2020 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan LS SF Bay Area $17,595 $2,948 $14,647
15 2021 Kia Soul SUV LX Manual Washington DC $18,610 $3,917 $14,693
16 2020 Hyundai Accent Sedan SE SF Bay Area $17,370 $2,627 $14,743
17 2020 Kia Rio Sedan LX IVT Los Angeles $16,815 $1,959 $14,856
18 2021 Kia Forte Sedan FE Manual Washington DC $18,855 $3,906 $14,949
19 2020 Hyundai Venue SUV SE Manual SF Bay Area $18,525 $3,492 $15,033
20 2021 Hyundai Accent Sedan SE Manual 02150 $16,390 $1,074 $15,316
21 2020 Honda Fit Hatchback LX Manual Washington DC $17,145 $1,625 $15,520
22 2020 Kia Soul SUV LX IVT Washington DC $20,110 $4,565 $15,545
23 2020 Nissan Kicks SUV S Florida $20,165 $4,572 $15,593
24 2020 Toyota Yaris Sedan L 02150 $17,745 $2,095 $15,650
25 2021 Kia Forte Sedan FE IVT Washington DC $19,755 $4,021 $15,734
26 2020 Hyundai Elantra Sedan SE IVT Seattle/Portland $20,295 $4,468 $15,827
27 2020 Kia Forte Sedan LXS IVT Seattle/Portland $20,255 $4,298 $15,957
28 2020 Ford EcoSport SUV S New York $21,240 $5,189 $16,051
29 2020 Kia Forte Sedan FE Manual Florida $18,855 $2,746 $16,109
30 2020 Hyundai Venue SUV SE IVT SF Bay Area $19,725 $3,589 $16,136
31 2021 Kia Soul SUV LX IVT Washington DC $20,110 $3,925 $16,185
32 2020 Honda Fit Hatchback LX Washington DC $17,945 $1,701 $16,244
33 2021 Hyundai Accent Sedan SE 02150 $17,490 $1,011 $16,479
34 2020 Chevrolet Trax SUV LS Texas $22,295 $5,666 $16,629
35 2020 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan S Manual Washington DC $19,815 $2,798 $17,017
36 2020 Nissan Sentra Sedan S Florida $20,235 $2,922 $17,313
37 2020 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan S Washington DC $20,615 $3,222 $17,393
38 2020 Hyundai Kona SUV SE Los Angeles $21,440 $4,044 $17,396
39 2019 FIAT 500X SUV Blue Sky Edition Texas $26,235 $8,820 $17,415
40 2020 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback 2.0 Manual 02150 $19,795 $2,230 $17,565
41 2020 Subaru Impreza Sedan 2.0i Manual Washington DC $19,595 $1,982 $17,613
42 2021 Hyundai Venue SUV SE IVT Florida $19,925 $2,198 $17,727
43 2021 Toyota Corolla Sedan L SF Bay Area $20,920 $3,087 $17,833
44 2021 Hyundai Kona SUV SE Florida $21,575 $3,542 $18,033
45 2019 FIAT 500L Hatchback Pop Detroit $23,655 $5,608 $18,047
46 2020 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback 2.0 02150 $20,795 $2,552 $18,243
47 2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan L SF Bay Area $20,595 $2,235 $18,360
48 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV S Florida $24,525 $6,140 $18,385
49 2020 Jeep Compass SUV Sport SF Bay Area $23,775 $5,352 $18,423
50 2020 Hyundai Elantra Sedan Eco Dual Clutch SF Bay Area $22,595 $4,132 $18,463
51 2020 Buick Encore SUV Preferred Texas $25,595 $6,932 $18,663
52 2020 Subaru Impreza Sedan 2.0i Washington DC $20,895 $2,114 $18,781
53 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV ES Southeast $25,790 $7,004 $18,786
54 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE Manual SF Bay Area $21,560 $2,772 $18,788
55 2020 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan Washington DC $22,445 $3,637 $18,808
56 2021 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback 2.0 Manual Southeast $19,895 $1,067 $18,828
57 2020 Honda Civic Sedan LX Manual Washington DC $20,955 $2,095 $18,860
58 2021 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan 2.0 SF Bay Area $21,445 $2,375 $19,070
59 2020 Mazda CX-3 SUV Sport Seattle/Portland $21,740 $2,523 $19,217
60 2020 FIAT 124 Spider Convertible Urbana Edition *Ltd Avail* Texas $26,885 $7,474 $19,411
61 2020 Toyota C-HR SUV LE Seattle/Portland $22,470 $3,033 $19,437
62 2020 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LS - 1LS Washington DC $24,195 $4,713 $19,482
63 2020 Buick Encore GX SUV Preferred Texas $25,095 $5,563 $19,532
64 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV L 02150 $19,995 $409 $19,586
65 2020 Honda HR-V SUV LX Washington DC $22,040 $2,404 $19,636
66 2021 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LS - 1LS Southeast $24,195 $4,524 $19,671
67 2020 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 S Florida $25,225 $5,531 $19,694
68 2021 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback 2.0 02150 $20,895 $1,190 $19,705
69 2020 Jeep Renegade SUV Altitude SF Bay Area $25,890 $6,157 $19,733
70 2020 FIAT 500L Hatchback Pop Texas $23,995 $4,259 $19,736
71 2021 Chevrolet Trax SUV LS Detroit $22,395 $2,633 $19,762
72 2020 Honda Civic Sedan LX Washington DC $21,755 $1,952 $19,803
73 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV ES 2.0 Detroit $23,790 $3,838 $19,952
74 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE SF Bay Area $22,660 $2,672 $19,988
75 2020 Ford Fusion Sedan S SF Bay Area $24,365 $4,296 $20,069
76 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Hatchback Blue SF Bay Area $24,195 $3,954 $20,241
77 2021 Mazda CX-3 SUV Sport Florida $21,740 $1,448 $20,292
78 2020 Kia Sportage SUV LX Florida $25,110 $4,747 $20,363
79 2020 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LS - 1LS Florida $27,495 $7,104 $20,391
80 2020 Hyundai Sonata Sedan SE Washington DC $24,595 $4,187 $20,408
81 2021 Kia Sportage SUV LX Seattle/Portland $25,110 $4,663 $20,447
82 2020 Hyundai Tucson SUV SE Southeast $24,690 $4,172 $20,518
83 2020 Nissan Rogue SUV S Florida $26,585 $6,038 $20,547
84 2020 Kia Niro Hatchback LX Seattle/Portland $25,710 $5,072 $20,638
85 2020 Hyundai Elantra Sedan GT N Line Manual Seattle/Portland $24,475 $3,836 $20,639
86 2021 Toyota C-HR SUV LE Washington DC $22,620 $1,942 $20,678
87 2020 Volkswagen Passat Sedan S Florida $23,915 $3,173 $20,742
88 2020 Toyota Camry Sedan L Washington DC $25,420 $4,600 $20,820
89 2020 Subaru Legacy Sedan 2.5i Washington DC $23,645 $2,705 $20,940
90 2020 Dodge Journey SUV SE Value Texas $25,170 $4,223 $20,947
91 2021 Jeep Compass SUV Sport SF Bay Area $25,410 $4,415 $20,995
92 2020 Mazda CX-30 SUV Los Angeles $23,000 $1,889 $21,111
93 2021 Kia Seltos SUV S 2.0 Seattle/Portland $23,110 $1,964 $21,146
94 2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan SE Manual SF Bay Area $23,745 $2,577 $21,168
95 2021 Subaru Crosstrek SUV 2.0i Manual Washington DC $23,295 $2,120 $21,175
96 2021 Buick Encore SUV Preferred Southeast $25,595 $4,352 $21,243
97 2020 Mazda Mazda6 Sedan Sport Texas $25,045 $3,783 $21,262
98 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SUV ES 02150 $24,190 $2,848 $21,342
99 2020 Toyota Prius Hatchback L Eco SF Bay Area $25,320 $3,965 $21,355
100 2020 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback TSI Manual SF Bay Area $24,115 $2,722 $21,393
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