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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 Southeast $17,045 $17,567
2 2022 Hyundai Accent Sedan SE Pacific NW $17,740 $18,235
3 2022 Mitsubishi Mirage Hatchback SE Florida $18,940 $18,942
4 2023 Kia Rio Sedan S IVT Florida $18,285 $19,016
5 2023 Mitsubishi Mirage Hatchback G4 SE Multiregion $19,990 $20,196
6 2022 Nissan Versa Sedan SR New York $20,085 $20,617
7 2023 Kia Forte Sedan LX IVT Los Angeles $20,585 $20,988
8 2022 Hyundai Venue SUV SEL IVT West Coast $22,045 $22,599
9 2022 Ford Maverick Truck XL Pacific NW $22,490 $22,796
10 2022 Chevrolet Trax SUV LS Pacific NW $23,515 $23,110
11 2023 Hyundai Venue SUV SEL IVT Florida $22,545 $23,139
12 2023 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan Sport Manual Florida $23,050 $23,165
13 2023 Nissan Kicks SUV SV Los Angeles $23,445 $23,698
14 2022 Nissan Sentra Sedan SR Chicago $23,795 $23,764
15 2022 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan LS - 1LS Detroit $24,495 $23,991
16 2021 Ford EcoSport SUV SE Multiregion $25,205 $24,235
17 2022 Nissan Kicks SUV SR Multiregion $23,845 $24,416
18 2023 Subaru Impreza Sedan Premium Southeast $24,215 $24,477
19 2023 Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE New York $24,060 $24,589
20 2022 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan SE Multiregion $25,190 $24,880
21 2023 Hyundai Kona SUV SEL Florida $25,095 $25,286
22 2023 Subaru Legacy Sedan Base Southeast $25,415 $25,395
23 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV ES 2.0 AWC New York $26,290 $25,665
24 2022 Toyota Corolla Sedan LE Multiregion $25,145 $25,811
25 2023 Kia Soul SUV EX IVT Pacific NW $25,385 $25,923
26 2023 Toyota Corolla Sedan LE Florida $25,295 $25,984
27 2022 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan Preferred Southeast $26,165 $26,145
28 2023 Buick Encore GX SUV Preferred Multiregion $27,095 $26,367
29 2022 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LS - 1LS Detroit $27,695 $26,565
30 2022 Buick Encore SUV Preferred Boston $27,295 $26,565
31 2022 Toyota Corolla Sedan XLE Multiregion $25,920 $26,593
32 2022 Chevrolet Bolt Hatchback 1LT Multiregion $32,495 $26,808
33 2023 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan RS West Coast $27,095 $26,929
34 2022 Toyota C-HR SUV Nightshade Washington DC $26,380 $27,251
35 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV LT Chicago $27,195 $27,319
36 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV RS New York $27,395 $27,346
37 2023 Kia K5 Sedan LXS Multiregion $26,185 $27,621
38 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV S Florida $28,245 $27,627
39 2022 Hyundai Sonata Sedan SEL New York $27,345 $27,679
40 2023 Honda HR-V SUV LX Texas $26,545 $27,766
41 2022 Hyundai Tucson SUV SEL Multiregion $28,395 $27,863
42 2022 Honda Civic Sedan EX Washington DC $26,645 $27,937
43 2022 GMC Terrain SUV SLE Multiregion $29,795 $27,956
44 2022 Ford Escape SUV S Pacific NW $28,680 $28,038
45 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV ES Detroit $28,940 $28,421
46 2022 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 SR New York $29,395 $28,471
47 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross SUV XLE SF Bay $27,910 $28,635
48 2023 Toyota Tacoma Truck SR Detroit $28,585 $28,663
49 2023 Hyundai Elantra Sedan N Line SF Bay $28,145 $28,679
50 2022 Ram 1500 Classic Truck Express Los Angeles $32,130 $28,954
51 2023 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LS - 1LS West Coast $29,595 $28,966
52 2022 Ford EcoSport SUV SES Pacific NW $29,500 $28,973
53 2022 Buick Encore GX SUV Essence Multiregion $30,195 $29,083
54 2022 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV SV New York $29,325 $29,096
55 2023 Subaru Crosstrek SUV 2.5i Sport Texas $29,220 $29,265
56 2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz Truck SEL Florida $29,085 $29,389
57 2022 Volkswagen Taos SUV SE Florida $30,640 $29,567
58 2023 Ford Maverick Truck Lariat Advanced Nationwide $29,450 $29,567
59 2022 Nissan Rogue SUV S New York $29,945 $29,584
60 2023 Volkswagen Taos SUV SE Texas $30,220 $29,586
61 2022 Volkswagen Passat Sedan Limited Edition Nationwide $31,570 $29,612
62 2022 Honda Accord Sedan Washington DC $28,815 $29,618
63 2022 Ford Transit Connect Van XL with Rear Symmetrical Doors SWB Multiregion $30,760 $29,902
64 2023 Nissan LEAF Hatchback S Multiregion $29,135 $30,115
65 2023 GMC Terrain SUV SLE Detroit $31,295 $30,153
66 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SUV SEL S-AWC Southeast $30,840 $30,373
67 2022 Jeep Renegade SUV (RED) Edition West Coast $30,740 $30,615
68 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV SE Texas $31,415 $30,694
69 2023 Kia Seltos SUV SX 1.6T Washington DC $29,635 $30,706
70 2023 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe 2LT Florida $29,995 $30,729
71 2022 Ford Bronco Sport SUV Base SF Bay $30,410 $30,754
72 2022 Chevrolet Colorado Truck WT Pacific NW $31,530 $30,786
73 2023 Hyundai Elantra Sedan Limited SF Bay $30,095 $30,844
74 2023 Subaru BRZ Coupe Premium Manual West Coast $30,365 $30,874
75 2022 Ford Escape SUV SE Pacific NW $31,680 $31,004
76 2022 Hyundai Elantra Sedan Limited Nationwide $29,695 $31,004
77 2023 Hyundai Tucson SUV SEL Washington DC $30,845 $31,014
78 2022 Jeep Compass SUV Latitude Los Angeles $31,430 $31,026
79 2023 MINI Hardtop Hatchback S 2-Door Florida $31,750 $31,294
80 2022 FIAT 500X SUV Yacht Club Capri Nationwide $31,550 $31,326
81 2023 Nissan Frontier Truck S Los Angeles $31,785 $31,716
82 2022 Toyota RAV4 SUV XLE Texas $31,180 $31,745
83 2022 Toyota Prius Hatchback XLE Nationwide $31,220 $31,788
84 2023 Toyota Camry Sedan SE Nightshade Chicago $31,710 $32,012
85 2022 Hyundai Kona SUV Limited Multiregion $31,395 $32,086
86 2023 Honda Civic Sedan Touring West Coast $30,745 $32,113
87 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV SEL Multiregion $32,445 $32,116
88 2023 Acura Integra 4-door Coupe Southeast $31,895 $32,135
89 2022 Honda Accord Sedan Sport SE Washington DC $31,565 $32,313
90 2023 Hyundai Sonata Sedan SEL Florida $32,395 $32,376
91 2022 Honda Insight Sedan Touring Nationwide $30,885 $32,377
92 2023 Hyundai Tucson SUV Blue SF Bay $32,195 $32,505
93 2023 Toyota RAV4 SUV XLE Multiregion $31,820 $32,536
94 2023 Toyota Camry Sedan XSE Texas $32,340 $32,557
95 2023 Mazda CX-30 SUV Premium Nationwide $32,775 $32,764
96 2022 Ford Ranger Truck XLT Chicago $35,225 $32,827
97 2022 Honda CR-V SUV EX Washington DC $32,055 $32,834
98 2022 Toyota RAV4 SUV XLE Texas $32,380 $33,005
99 2023 Hyundai Sonata Sedan SEL Plus Florida $33,070 $33,095
100 2023 Chevrolet Bolt Hatchback Premier Texas $32,695 $33,131






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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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