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Top 100 Cheapest New Cars

November 7, 2019

For those of you who want the dependability and warranty a new car provides, but need something affordable, I've compiled the top 50 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 most 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 .

Cheapest Brand New Cars (by location)

Rank Vehicle Trim Location MSRP Discount Avg Sale Price
1 2019 Nissan Versa Sedan S Manual SF Bay Area $13,355 $1,659 $11,696
2 2019 Ford Fiesta Sedan S Seattle/Portland $15,235 $3,499 $11,736
3 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage Hatchback ES Manual Detroit $14,790 $2,730 $12,060
4 2020 Chevrolet Spark Hatchback LS Manual Seattle/Portland $14,095 $1,878 $12,217
5 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage Hatchback ES Detroit $15,990 $2,911 $13,079
6 2020 Hyundai Accent Sedan SE Manual SF Bay Area $16,125 $3,025 $13,100
7 2020 Chevrolet Spark Hatchback LS Seattle/Portland $15,195 $1,967 $13,228
8 2019 Hyundai Accent Sedan SE Manual SF Bay Area $15,925 $2,664 $13,261
9 2019 Toyota Yaris Sedan L Manual Texas $16,555 $3,159 $13,396
10 2019 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan LS Manual Southeast $16,295 $2,893 $13,402
11 2020 Kia Rio Sedan LX IVT Washington DC $16,675 $2,989 $13,686
12 2019 Nissan Versa Sedan S Plus Florida $15,495 $1,565 $13,930
13 2020 Hyundai Accent Sedan SE SF Bay Area $17,225 $3,179 $14,046
14 2019 Hyundai Elantra Sedan SE Manual SF Bay Area $18,130 $4,017 $14,113
15 2019 Hyundai Accent Sedan SE SF Bay Area $16,925 $2,769 $14,156
16 2019 Kia Rio Sedan LX Seattle/Portland $16,315 $1,977 $14,338
17 2018 FIAT 500 Hatchback Pop Washington DC $17,540 $3,005 $14,535
18 2019 Toyota Yaris Sedan L Texas $17,655 $3,045 $14,610
19 2019 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan LS Southeast $17,595 $2,965 $14,630
20 2020 Hyundai Elantra Sedan SE SF Bay Area $19,880 $5,218 $14,662
21 2019 Hyundai Elantra Sedan SE SF Bay Area $19,130 $4,114 $15,016
22 2020 Toyota Yaris Sedan L Manual Texas $16,605 $1,576 $15,029
23 2019 Ford EcoSport SUV S New York $21,090 $5,829 $15,261
24 2019 Nissan Sentra Sedan S Manual Washington DC $18,785 $3,450 $15,335
25 2018 FIAT 500X SUV Pop Southeast $21,290 $5,880 $15,410
26 2020 Kia Soul SUV LX Manual Seattle/Portland $18,535 $3,026 $15,509
27 2019 Chevrolet Trax SUV LS Los Angeles $22,295 $6,601 $15,694
28 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan LS - 1SB Washington DC $19,995 $4,175 $15,820
29 2019 FIAT 500 Hatchback Pop Washington DC $17,540 $1,690 $15,850
30 2019 Kia Soul SUV Base Manual Texas $17,485 $1,573 $15,912
31 2020 Toyota Yaris Sedan L Washington DC $17,705 $1,673 $16,032
32 2019 Nissan Sentra Sedan S Southeast $19,475 $3,409 $16,066
33 2019 Kia Forte Sedan FE Manual Washington DC $18,715 $2,643 $16,072
34 2019 Honda Fit Hatchback LX Manual Washington DC $17,120 $988 $16,132
35 2019 Kia Forte Sedan FE IVT Seattle/Portland $19,615 $3,296 $16,319
36 2019 Nissan Frontier Truck S Manual Florida $20,135 $3,593 $16,542
37 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan S Manual Washington DC $19,640 $3,073 $16,567
38 2020 Kia Soul SUV LX IVT Seattle/Portland $20,035 $3,392 $16,643
39 2019 Nissan Kicks SUV S Los Angeles $19,685 $3,033 $16,652
40 2019 Honda Fit Hatchback LX Washington DC $17,920 $1,070 $16,850
41 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV ES 2.0 Manual Detroit $22,040 $5,130 $16,910
42 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan S Washington DC $20,440 $3,198 $17,242
43 2019 Hyundai Kona SUV SE SF Bay Area $21,085 $3,828 $17,257
44 2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan LE Texas $21,005 $3,727 $17,278
45 2019 Hyundai Elantra Sedan ECO Dual Clutch SF Bay Area $21,980 $4,642 $17,338
46 2019 Subaru Impreza Sedan 2.0i Manual Washington DC $19,480 $2,132 $17,348
47 2019 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LS - 1LS Washington DC $24,095 $6,679 $17,416
48 2020 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback 2.0 Manual Los Angeles $19,530 $2,096 $17,434
49 2019 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback 2.0 Manual Washington DC $19,430 $1,981 $17,449
50 2019 Kia Soul SUV Base Texas $19,185 $1,727 $17,458
51 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV S Florida $23,385 $5,706 $17,679
52 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE Manual Washington DC $21,095 $3,347 $17,748
53 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV ES 2.0 Detroit $23,240 $5,301 $17,939
54 2019 Honda Civic Sedan LX Manual Washington DC $20,480 $2,482 $17,998
55 2020 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback 2.0 Texas $20,530 $2,484 $18,046
56 2018 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan LS - 1SA Manual Washington DC $19,400 $1,292 $18,108
57 2019 Subaru Impreza Sedan 2.0i Washington DC $20,480 $2,242 $18,238
58 2019 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback 2.0 Washington DC $20,430 $1,992 $18,438
59 2019 Honda Civic Sedan LX Washington DC $21,280 $2,797 $18,483
60 2019 Hyundai Sonata Sedan Eco SF Bay Area $23,930 $5,435 $18,495
61 2019 Ford Fiesta Hatchback ST Manual Seattle/Portland $22,315 $3,806 $18,509
62 2020 Hyundai Kona SUV SE Florida $21,195 $2,606 $18,589
63 2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Wagon S Manual Washington DC $22,790 $4,029 $18,761
64 2019 Mazda CX-3 SUV Sport Chicago $21,435 $2,607 $18,828
65 2019 Jeep Compass SUV Sport Florida $23,590 $4,747 $18,843
66 2019 Ford Escape SUV S New York $25,200 $6,344 $18,856
67 2019 Dodge Journey SUV SE Value SF Bay Area $24,740 $5,829 $18,911
68 2020 Chevrolet Trax SUV LS Washington DC $22,295 $3,369 $18,926
69 2020 Hyundai Elantra Sedan ECO Dual Clutch Southeast $22,180 $3,234 $18,946
70 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SUV ES Detroit $24,690 $5,733 $18,957
71 2018 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan LS - 1SB Washington DC $20,400 $1,360 $19,040
72 2019 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan Washington DC $21,920 $2,796 $19,124
73 2019 Toyota C-HR SUV LE Texas $22,265 $3,114 $19,151
74 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE Washington DC $22,195 $3,031 $19,164
75 2019 Toyota Camry Sedan L Texas $25,050 $5,827 $19,223
76 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV ES Detroit $25,790 $6,534 $19,256
77 2018 Jeep Renegade SUV Sport Washington DC $20,245 $974 $19,271
78 2019 Hyundai Tucson SUV SE SF Bay Area $24,445 $5,146 $19,299
79 2019 Ford Fusion Sedan SE Texas $25,115 $5,811 $19,304
80 2019 Kia Optima Sedan LX Seattle/Portland $23,915 $4,576 $19,339
81 2018 FIAT 124 Spider Convertible Classica Southeast $26,290 $6,880 $19,410
82 2019 FIAT 500L Hatchback Pop Texas $23,655 $4,163 $19,492
83 2019 Jeep Renegade SUV Sport Chicago $23,520 $4,018 $19,502
84 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Hatchback Blue Chicago $23,330 $3,724 $19,606
85 2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Wagon S Washington DC $23,890 $4,223 $19,667
86 2019 Volkswagen Beetle Coupe S Southeast $21,790 $2,024 $19,766
87 2019 Chevrolet Colorado Truck Base Manual Washington DC $22,395 $2,561 $19,834
88 2020 Hyundai Elantra Sedan N Line Manual SF Bay Area $24,430 $4,419 $20,011
89 2018 FIAT 500L Hatchback Pop Washington DC $22,240 $2,225 $20,015
90 2018 Toyota Prius c Hatchback One Washington DC $21,560 $1,542 $20,018
91 2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan SE Manual Texas $23,705 $3,672 $20,033
92 2019 Honda HR-V SUV LX SF Bay Area $21,715 $1,636 $20,079
93 2019 MINI Hardtop Hardtop 2-Door Los Angeles $22,750 $2,639 $20,111
94 2020 Kia Optima Sedan LX Seattle/Portland $24,115 $3,992 $20,123
95 2020 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LS - 1LS Washington DC $24,095 $3,945 $20,150
96 2019 Ford Transit Connect Van XL with Rear Symmetrical Doors SWB Washington DC $25,395 $5,222 $20,173
97 2020 Kia Sportage SUV LX Washington DC $25,035 $4,756 $20,279
98 2019 Nissan Frontier Truck S Florida $24,205 $3,916 $20,289
99 2020 Chevrolet Colorado Truck Base Washington DC $22,395 $1,977 $20,418
100 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SUV ES Washington DC $24,390 $3,938 $20,452
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- Gregg Fidan

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