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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, broken down by trim level.

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 or premiums you will pay for 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 No Haggle and CarsDirect

Cheapest Brand New Cars (by location)

Rank Vehicle Trim Location MSRP Avg Sale Price Local Deals
1 2022 Chevrolet Spark Hatchback 1LT Texas $17,045 $17,572
2 2022 Kia Rio Sedan LX IVT Multiregion $17,545 $18,398
3 2022 Hyundai Accent Sedan SE Pacific NW $17,740 $18,536
4 2022 Mitsubishi Mirage Hatchback G4 SE Florida $19,895 $19,952
5 2022 Nissan Versa Sedan SR Northeast $20,085 $20,966
6 2023 Subaru Impreza Sedan New York $21,465 $21,709
7 2022 Nissan Sentra Sedan S Washington DC $21,045 $21,748
8 2023 Kia Forte Sedan LXS IVT Pacific NW $21,085 $22,262
9 2022 Toyota Corolla Sedan LE Washington DC $21,970 $22,637
10 2022 Hyundai Venue SUV SEL IVT Florida $22,045 $22,874
11 2022 Chevrolet Trax SUV LS Detroit $22,895 $22,944
12 2022 Hyundai Elantra Sedan SEL IVT Pacific NW $22,545 $23,194
13 2022 Kia Forte Sedan GT-Line IVT New York $22,385 $23,644
14 2022 Nissan Kicks SUV SV New York $23,145 $23,801
15 2022 Subaru Impreza Sedan Premium Florida $23,690 $23,926
16 2023 Kia Soul SUV S IVT Pacific NW $23,585 $24,607
17 2022 Toyota Corolla Sedan LE Washington DC $25,145 $25,935
18 2022 Buick Encore SUV Preferred Florida $26,415 $26,241
19 2022 Toyota C-HR SUV XLE Nationwide $25,615 $26,266
20 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV ES 2.0 AWC Chicago $26,290 $26,451
21 2022 Chevrolet Colorado Truck WT Pacific NW $27,230 $26,540
22 2023 Hyundai Elantra Sedan Blue Detroit $25,495 $26,794
23 2023 Subaru Crosstrek SUV 2.0i Premium Manual SF Bay $26,995 $27,147
24 2023 Hyundai Kona SUV SEL SF Bay $26,595 $27,231
25 2022 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 SV Florida $26,995 $27,240
26 2022 FIAT 500X SUV Pop Nationwide $29,560 $27,283
27 2023 Buick Encore GX SUV Preferred West Coast $27,595 $27,504
28 2023 Toyota Camry Sedan LE Texas $27,040 $27,525
29 2023 Honda HR-V SUV LX Texas $26,395 $27,605
30 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV RS Northeast $27,395 $27,802
31 2021 Ford EcoSport SUV Titanium Nationwide $28,140 $27,809
32 2022 Hyundai Sonata Sedan SEL Pacific NW $27,345 $27,953
33 2022 Honda Civic Sedan EX Washington DC $26,645 $28,110
34 2022 Ram 1500 Classic Truck Express Los Angeles $31,445 $28,150
35 2022 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LT Detroit $27,895 $28,194
36 2022 Honda Insight Sedan EX Northeast $26,855 $28,355
37 2023 Hyundai Elantra Sedan Limited IVT Pacific NW $27,445 $28,627
38 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross SUV LE Pacific NW $27,430 $28,650
39 2022 GMC Terrain SUV SLE Detroit $29,795 $28,701
40 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SUV LE S-AWC Detroit $28,785 $28,770
41 2022 Buick Encore GX SUV Select West Coast $28,995 $28,834
42 2022 Toyota Tacoma Truck SR Detroit $28,485 $29,058
43 2022 Hyundai Tucson SUV SEL Washington DC $28,395 $29,094
44 2022 Toyota Camry Sedan SE Texas $28,480 $29,153
45 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV RS Southeast $28,595 $29,169
46 2022 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LT - 1LT Detroit $30,395 $29,266
47 2022 Ford EcoSport SUV SES Pacific NW $29,500 $29,335
48 2022 Chevrolet Bolt Hatchback LT Chicago $34,495 $29,503
49 2022 Jeep Renegade SUV Latitude Chicago $30,740 $29,593
50 2022 Jeep Compass SUV Latitude SF Bay $30,930 $29,690
51 2022 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV SV New York $29,325 $29,838
52 2022 Dodge Challenger Coupe SXT Los Angeles $32,025 $29,917
53 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz Truck SEL Nationwide $29,085 $29,928
54 2022 Honda Accord Sedan Washington DC $28,815 $30,140
55 2022 Toyota GR86 Coupe Manual Nationwide $29,545 $30,145
56 2022 Kia Soul SUV Turbo DCT Nationwide $29,185 $30,334
57 2022 Volkswagen Passat Sedan Limited Edition Nationwide $31,570 $30,522
58 2022 Subaru Crosstrek SUV 2.5i Limited Florida $30,170 $30,589
59 2022 Honda HR-V SUV EX-L Nationwide $29,415 $30,782
60 2023 Subaru BRZ Coupe Premium SF Bay $30,365 $30,928
61 2023 Toyota GR86 Coupe Pacific NW $29,745 $30,993
62 2022 Hyundai Elantra Sedan Limited Southeast $29,695 $31,049
63 2022 Ford Maverick Truck Lariat Pacific NW $31,010 $31,092
64 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV SE Texas $31,415 $31,176
65 2023 MINI Hardtop Hatchback SE Signature Nationwide $30,750 $31,230
66 2023 Hyundai Tucson SUV SEL Multiregion $30,845 $31,240
67 2023 Kia Seltos SUV SX 1.6T Texas $29,635 $31,370
68 2021 Jeep Renegade SUV Islander Nationwide $31,765 $31,387
69 2023 Chevrolet Bolt Hatchback 2LT Nationwide $29,795 $31,435
70 2022 GMC Canyon Truck Elevation Los Angeles $32,095 $31,597
71 2022 Toyota Camry Sedan SE Pacific NW $30,610 $31,983
72 2022 Dodge Charger Sedan SXT Los Angeles $34,095 $31,987
73 2022 Hyundai Kona SUV Limited West Coast $31,395 $32,117
74 2023 MINI Hardtop Hatchback S 2-Door Southeast $31,750 $32,165
75 2023 Kia K5 Sedan EX Southeast $30,085 $32,201
76 2023 Toyota Camry Sedan SE Nightshade Texas $31,710 $32,348
77 2022 Hyundai Sonata Sedan SEL Pacific NW $31,195 $32,422
78 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata Convertible Club Manual Northeast $32,215 $32,479
79 2021 Chrysler Voyager Minivan LX Nationwide $32,365 $32,572
80 2023 Hyundai Tucson SUV Blue Multiregion $32,195 $32,740
81 2022 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLI Autobahn Manual Texas $32,790 $32,905
82 2021 Ford Escape SUV SEL Nationwide $33,245 $32,917
83 2022 Honda Accord Sedan Sport SE Washington DC $31,565 $32,981
84 2022 Toyota Prius Hatchback Nightshade Texas $31,770 $33,255
85 2022 Honda CR-V SUV EX Washington DC $32,055 $33,347
86 2022 Chrysler 300 Sedan Touring Northeast $35,140 $33,381
87 2022 Chevrolet Blazer SUV 2LT Detroit $34,795 $33,600
88 2023 Mazda CX-50 SUV Preferred Plus Los Angeles $33,165 $33,798
89 2022 Hyundai Ioniq Hatchback Limited Nationwide $32,695 $33,839
90 2021 Ford Escape SUV SEL Nationwide $34,450 $34,110
91 2022 Kia K5 Sedan GT DCT Nationwide $32,285 $34,115
92 2022 GMC Savana Cargo Van 2500 SWB Nationwide $34,695 $34,419
93 2022 Volkswagen Taos SUV SEL Northeast $34,940 $34,446
94 2022 Ram ProMaster City Wagon Minivan Base Chicago $33,765 $34,903
95 2022 Cadillac XT4 SUV Luxury Texas $36,990 $34,974
96 2022 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus New York $34,515 $35,001
97 2022 GMC Acadia SUV SLE Northeast $36,195 $35,146
98 2022 Ram ProMaster City Cargo Van Tradesman Nationwide $33,270 $35,189
99 2022 Hyundai Tucson SUV SEL Convenience Florida $33,645 $35,310






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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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