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Top 100 Cheapest New Cars

June 25, 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 2020 Chevrolet Spark Hatchback LS Manual Florida $14,395 $2,574 $11,821
2 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage Hatchback ES Manual SF Bay Area $14,990 $2,797 $12,193
3 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage Hatchback ES Manual 02150 $14,790 $2,593 $12,197
4 2020 Chevrolet Spark Hatchback LS Florida $15,495 $2,854 $12,641
5 2020 Nissan Versa Sedan S Manual Florida $15,655 $2,634 $13,021
6 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage Hatchback ES Southeast $15,990 $2,682 $13,308
7 2020 Kia Rio Sedan LX IVT Washington DC $16,815 $3,091 $13,724
8 2019 FIAT 500 Hatchback Pop 02150 $17,540 $3,673 $13,867
9 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage Hatchback ES Southeast $16,290 $2,176 $14,114
10 2020 Hyundai Accent Sedan SE Manual Texas $16,270 $1,968 $14,302
11 2019 Nissan Sentra Sedan S Manual Washington DC $18,915 $4,584 $14,331
12 2020 Kia Soul SUV LX Manual Washington DC $18,610 $4,105 $14,505
13 2019 Ford Fiesta Sedan S Southeast $15,235 $694 $14,541
14 2020 Nissan Versa Sedan S Southeast $17,325 $2,613 $14,712
15 2019 Nissan Sentra Sedan SV Washington DC $20,215 $5,332 $14,883
16 2019 Nissan Kicks SUV S Washington DC $19,735 $4,809 $14,926
17 2020 Kia Forte Sedan FE Manual Washington DC $18,855 $3,677 $15,178
18 2020 Hyundai Accent Sedan SE Florida $17,370 $2,104 $15,266
19 2020 Toyota Yaris Sedan L Manual 02150 $16,605 $1,070 $15,535
20 2020 Hyundai Venue SUV SE Manual Washington DC $18,490 $2,718 $15,772
21 2020 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan LS SF Bay Area $17,595 $1,816 $15,779
22 2020 Kia Soul SUV LX IVT Washington DC $20,110 $4,322 $15,788
23 2020 Kia Forte Sedan FE IVT Washington DC $19,755 $3,781 $15,974
24 2019 Honda Fit Hatchback LX Manual Washington DC $17,145 $1,160 $15,985
25 2020 Honda Fit Hatchback LX Manual 02150 $17,145 $988 $16,157
26 2019 Honda Fit Hatchback LX 02150 $17,945 $1,634 $16,311
27 2019 Kia Forte Sedan FE Manual 02150 $18,715 $2,284 $16,431
28 2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback LE Los Angeles $18,705 $2,268 $16,437
29 2019 Mazda CX-3 SUV Sport Washington DC $21,435 $4,946 $16,489
30 2020 Hyundai Elantra Sedan SE IVT Seattle/Portland $20,275 $3,688 $16,587
31 2020 Nissan Kicks SUV S Florida $19,965 $3,309 $16,656
32 2020 Chevrolet Trax SUV LS Washington DC $22,295 $5,552 $16,743
33 2020 Hyundai Venue SUV SE IVT Washington DC $19,690 $2,797 $16,893
34 2020 Honda Fit Hatchback LX SF Bay Area $17,945 $1,034 $16,911
35 2020 Ford EcoSport SUV S Seattle/Portland $21,240 $4,245 $16,995
36 2019 Chevrolet Trax SUV LS Chicago $22,295 $5,287 $17,008
37 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan S Manual Chicago $19,640 $2,608 $17,032
38 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Sedan LS - 1SB 02150 $19,995 $2,891 $17,104
39 2019 Ford EcoSport SUV S Southeast $21,090 $3,978 $17,112
40 2019 Nissan Frontier Truck S Manual Texas $20,385 $3,259 $17,126
41 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV ES 2.0 Manual Southeast $22,040 $4,827 $17,213
42 2020 Nissan Sentra Sedan S Florida $20,015 $2,662 $17,353
43 2020 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback 2.0 Manual Washington DC $19,775 $2,192 $17,583
44 2019 FIAT 124 Spider Convertible Classica Texas $26,935 $9,314 $17,621
45 2020 Hyundai Kona SUV SE Washington DC $21,440 $3,798 $17,642
46 2019 Hyundai Sonata Sedan SE Los Angeles $23,580 $5,865 $17,715
47 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan S Chicago $20,440 $2,714 $17,726
48 2019 Honda Civic Sedan LX Manual New York $20,505 $2,746 $17,759
49 2020 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan S Manual SF Bay Area $19,815 $2,037 $17,778
50 2019 Jeep Renegade SUV Sport Southeast $23,770 $5,965 $17,805
51 2020 Toyota Corolla Sedan L Texas $20,555 $2,715 $17,840
52 2019 Kia Forte Sedan FE IVT 02150 $19,615 $1,747 $17,868
53 2020 Kia Optima Sedan LX Washington DC $24,355 $6,485 $17,870
54 2020 Subaru Impreza Sedan 2.0i Manual SF Bay Area $19,595 $1,611 $17,984
55 2020 Jeep Compass SUV Sport Florida $23,775 $5,751 $18,024
56 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV ES 2.0 02150 $23,240 $5,214 $18,026
57 2019 FIAT 500L Hatchback Pop Southeast $23,655 $5,585 $18,070
58 2019 Dodge Journey SUV SE Value Texas $24,740 $6,508 $18,232
59 2020 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback 2.0 Texas $20,775 $2,433 $18,342
60 2020 Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE Manual Washington DC $21,245 $2,817 $18,428
61 2019 Honda Civic Sedan LX New York $21,305 $2,854 $18,451
62 2019 Buick Encore SUV Preferred Southeast $25,595 $7,083 $18,512
63 2020 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan S Washington DC $20,615 $2,074 $18,541
64 2020 Honda Civic Sedan LX Manual Washington DC $20,805 $2,222 $18,583
65 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV S Florida $24,335 $5,635 $18,700
66 2020 Honda Civic Sedan LX Washington DC $21,605 $2,803 $18,802
67 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV ES 2.0 Detroit $23,790 $4,859 $18,931
68 2020 Buick Encore SUV Preferred Southeast $25,595 $6,609 $18,986
69 2020 Jeep Renegade SUV Sport Washington DC $23,870 $4,812 $19,058
70 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE Manual 02150 $21,095 $2,012 $19,083
71 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV L Southeast $19,995 $869 $19,126
72 2020 Subaru Impreza Sedan 2.0i Texas $20,895 $1,749 $19,146
73 2019 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LS - 1LS 02150 $24,095 $4,928 $19,167
74 2019 FIAT 500X SUV Blue Sky Edition Texas $26,235 $7,068 $19,167
75 2020 Hyundai Elantra Sedan ECO Dual Clutch SF Bay Area $22,575 $3,323 $19,252
76 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SUV ES 02150 $24,690 $5,336 $19,354
77 2020 Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE Washington DC $22,345 $2,898 $19,447
78 2019 Hyundai Kona SUV SE 02150 $21,085 $1,534 $19,551
79 2020 Toyota C-HR SUV LE Washington DC $22,415 $2,831 $19,584
80 2019 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan Southeast $21,920 $2,305 $19,615
81 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE Southeast $22,195 $2,466 $19,729
82 2020 Honda HR-V SUV LX Washington DC $21,940 $2,177 $19,763
83 2019 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LS - 1LS SF Bay Area $27,095 $7,330 $19,765
84 2019 Volkswagen Beetle Coupe S Detroit $21,790 $1,982 $19,808
85 2019 Honda HR-V SUV LX Florida $21,740 $1,918 $19,822
86 2019 Ford Ranger Truck XL Detroit $25,495 $5,646 $19,849
87 2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen Wagon S Manual 02150 $22,790 $2,911 $19,879
88 2020 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan Texas $22,445 $2,535 $19,910
89 2020 Mazda CX-3 SUV Sport 02150 $21,740 $1,746 $19,994
90 2020 Ford Fusion Sedan S Southeast $24,365 $4,342 $20,023
91 2020 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LS - 1LS Texas $24,195 $4,109 $20,086
92 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV S Washington DC $23,435 $3,339 $20,096
93 2021 Toyota Corolla Sedan L 02150 $20,780 $635 $20,145
94 2019 Subaru Crosstrek SUV 2.0i Manual Southeast $22,870 $2,614 $20,256
95 2019 Kia Niro Hatchback FE Washington DC $24,610 $4,265 $20,345
96 2019 Hyundai Tucson SUV SE New York $24,445 $3,749 $20,696
97 2020 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LS - 1LS Florida $27,495 $6,767 $20,728
98 2019 Jeep Compass SUV Sport 02150 $23,590 $2,831 $20,759
99 2019 Hyundai Ioniq Hatchback Blue Southeast $23,330 $2,550 $20,780
100 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan SE Plus Chicago $28,535 $7,749 $20,786
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