Top 100 Cheapest New Cars

For those of you who want the dependability and warranty a new car can provide, 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 $2,442 $11,953
2 2021 Chevrolet Spark Hatchback LS Manual Texas $14,395 $1,845 $12,550
3 2020 Nissan Versa Sedan S Manual Florida $15,780 $2,637 $13,143
4 2021 Chevrolet Spark Hatchback LS Florida $15,495 $2,328 $13,167
5 2020 Chevrolet Spark Hatchback LS 02150 $15,495 $1,932 $13,563
6 2021 Nissan Versa Sedan S Manual Florida $15,930 $2,330 $13,600
7 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage Hatchback ES Manual Florida $14,990 $1,326 $13,664
8 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage Hatchback ES Detroit $16,290 $2,218 $14,072
9 2020 Kia Rio Sedan LX IVT Los Angeles $16,815 $2,326 $14,489
10 2021 Hyundai Accent Sedan SE Manual 02150 $16,400 $1,767 $14,633
11 2020 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan LS Texas $17,595 $2,957 $14,638
12 2020 Nissan Versa Sedan S Florida $17,450 $2,757 $14,693
13 2020 Ford EcoSport SUV S New York $21,240 $6,476 $14,764
14 2021 Nissan Versa Sedan S Florida $17,600 $2,569 $15,031
15 2020 Hyundai Elantra Sedan SE IVT Seattle/Portland $20,295 $5,203 $15,092
16 2021 Kia Forte Sedan FE Manual Washington DC $18,885 $3,566 $15,319
17 2021 Kia Soul SUV LX Manual Washington DC $18,765 $3,078 $15,687
18 2021 Hyundai Accent Sedan SE 02150 $17,500 $1,795 $15,705
19 2020 Honda Fit Hatchback LX Manual Washington DC $17,185 $1,407 $15,778
20 2020 Nissan Kicks SUV S Florida $20,220 $4,307 $15,913
21 2020 Chevrolet Trax SUV LS Texas $22,295 $6,325 $15,970
22 2021 Kia Soul SUV LX IVT Washington DC $20,265 $4,185 $16,080
23 2021 Kia Forte Sedan FE IVT Washington DC $19,785 $3,652 $16,133
24 2020 Nissan Sentra Sedan S Florida $20,260 $3,871 $16,389
25 2020 Honda Fit Hatchback LX Washington DC $17,985 $1,473 $16,512
26 2020 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan S Manual SF Bay Area $19,815 $3,115 $16,700
27 2020 Hyundai Kona SUV SE Washington DC $21,440 $4,522 $16,918
28 2020 Kia Forte Sedan FE Manual Los Angeles $18,855 $1,904 $16,951
29 2021 Hyundai Venue SUV SE IVT Washington DC $19,935 $2,907 $17,028
30 2021 Toyota Corolla Sedan L Washington DC $21,020 $3,868 $17,152
31 2021 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan S Manual SF Bay Area $19,990 $2,733 $17,257
32 2021 Nissan Sentra Sedan S Florida $20,410 $3,101 $17,309
33 2020 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LS - 1LS Texas $24,195 $6,625 $17,570
34 2020 Jeep Renegade SUV Sport Seattle/Portland $25,370 $7,759 $17,611
35 2020 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan S SF Bay Area $20,615 $2,991 $17,624
36 2021 Hyundai Kona SUV SE Florida $21,685 $4,007 $17,678
37 2020 Kia Forte Sedan FE IVT Los Angeles $19,755 $1,995 $17,760
38 2021 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan S SF Bay Area $20,790 $2,822 $17,968
39 2020 Buick Encore SUV Preferred SF Bay Area $26,215 $8,215 $18,000
40 2021 Subaru Impreza Sedan 2.0i Manual Southeast $19,720 $1,498 $18,222
41 2020 Honda Civic Sedan LX Manual Washington DC $20,995 $2,767 $18,228
42 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV S Florida $24,580 $6,319 $18,261
43 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Hatchback SE Washington DC $27,495 $9,175 $18,320
44 2021 Chevrolet Trax SUV LS Detroit $22,395 $3,903 $18,492
45 2021 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback 2.0 Manual 02150 $19,905 $1,339 $18,566
46 2021 Ford EcoSport SUV S New York $21,240 $2,578 $18,662
47 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE Manual Washington DC $21,710 $3,002 $18,708
48 2020 Hyundai Elantra Sedan Eco Dual Clutch Florida $22,595 $3,820 $18,775
49 2020 Honda Civic Sedan LX Washington DC $21,795 $2,927 $18,868
50 2020 Ford Fusion Sedan S SF Bay Area $24,365 $5,456 $18,909
51 2020 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 S Florida $25,250 $6,245 $19,005
52 2020 Buick Encore GX SUV Preferred Florida $25,095 $5,984 $19,111
53 2021 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan 2.0 SF Bay Area $21,645 $2,509 $19,136
54 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV LS Washington DC $22,595 $3,412 $19,183
55 2020 Mazda CX-3 SUV Sport Detroit $21,740 $2,388 $19,352
56 2021 Subaru Impreza Sedan 2.0i Southeast $21,020 $1,597 $19,423
57 2021 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback 2.0 Detroit $20,905 $1,368 $19,537
58 2021 Honda HR-V SUV LX Washington DC $22,395 $2,787 $19,608
59 2020 Hyundai Elantra Sedan GT N Line Manual Seattle/Portland $24,475 $4,759 $19,716
60 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE Washington DC $22,810 $3,053 $19,757
61 2021 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LS - 1LS Florida $24,195 $4,401 $19,794
62 2021 Buick Encore SUV Preferred Texas $25,595 $5,789 $19,806
63 2021 Jeep Renegade SUV Jeepster *Ltd Avail* Los Angeles $24,345 $4,305 $20,040
64 2020 Hyundai Sonata Sedan SE Washington DC $24,595 $4,532 $20,063
65 2021 Toyota C-HR SUV LE Washington DC $22,770 $2,559 $20,211
66 2021 Mazda CX-3 SUV Sport Washington DC $21,965 $1,747 $20,218
67 2021 Honda Civic Sedan LX Washington DC $22,245 $2,023 $20,222
68 2020 Honda HR-V SUV LX 02150 $22,095 $1,867 $20,228
69 2021 Hyundai Tucson SUV SE Florida $24,885 $4,595 $20,290
70 2020 FIAT 500X SUV Pop Texas $26,085 $5,665 $20,420
71 2021 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 S Florida $25,300 $4,774 $20,526
72 2020 Ford Escape SUV S Southeast $26,130 $5,571 $20,559
73 2020 Kia Niro Hatchback LX Seattle/Portland $25,765 $5,179 $20,586
74 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV ES 2.0 Detroit $24,090 $3,491 $20,599
75 2021 Toyota Corolla Sedan SE Manual Seattle/Portland $24,170 $3,484 $20,686
76 2020 FIAT 124 Spider Convertible Urbana Edition *Ltd Avail* Texas $26,885 $6,179 $20,706
77 2020 Volkswagen Passat Sedan S SF Bay Area $23,915 $3,159 $20,756
78 2020 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LS - 1LS Texas $27,495 $6,735 $20,760
79 2021 Hyundai Sonata Sedan SE Florida $24,705 $3,886 $20,819
80 2021 Jeep Compass SUV Sport Washington DC $25,590 $4,705 $20,885
81 2021 Honda Insight Sedan LX Washington DC $24,125 $3,108 $21,017
82 2021 Kia Sportage SUV LX Seattle/Portland $25,265 $4,236 $21,029
83 2021 Toyota Prius Hatchback L Eco Los Angeles $25,520 $4,489 $21,031
84 2021 Buick Encore GX SUV Preferred Southeast $25,195 $4,142 $21,053
85 2021 Kia Seltos SUV LX 2.0 Seattle/Portland $23,165 $2,089 $21,076
86 2020 GMC Terrain SUV SLE Florida $29,595 $8,519 $21,076
87 2020 Dodge Challenger Coupe SXT Los Angeles $29,590 $8,508 $21,082
88 2020 Hyundai Tucson SUV SE SF Bay Area $24,690 $3,582 $21,108
89 2020 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback TSI SF Bay Area $24,915 $3,802 $21,113
90 2021 MINI Hardtop Hatchback Oxford Edition Hardtop 2-Door SF Bay Area $23,250 $2,081 $21,169
91 2021 Subaru Crosstrek SUV 2.0i Manual Washington DC $23,295 $2,091 $21,204
92 2020 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback TSI Manual 02150 $24,115 $2,855 $21,260
93 2020 Dodge Journey SUV SE Value Seattle/Portland $25,170 $3,879 $21,291
94 2021 Mazda CX-30 SUV Base Washington DC $23,225 $1,760 $21,465
95 2020 Ford Ranger Truck XL Texas $25,605 $4,132 $21,473
96 2021 Subaru Legacy Sedan 2.5i Chicago $23,820 $2,238 $21,582
97 2020 Honda Accord Sedan LX Washington DC $25,265 $3,626 $21,639
98 2021 Hyundai Kona SUV Night Dual Clutch Florida $27,385 $5,683 $21,702
99 2021 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LS - 1LS Washington DC $27,495 $5,768 $21,727
100 2020 Honda Insight Sedan LX 02150 $23,925 $2,160 $21,765
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Gregg Fidan Gregg Fidan is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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