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 No Haggle, CarsDirect and NADAGuides

Cheapest Brand New Cars (by location)

Rank Vehicle Trim Location MSRP Discount Avg Sale Price
1 2021 Chevrolet Spark Hatchback LS Manual Texas $14,595 $1,385 $13,210
2 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage Hatchback ES Manual 02150 $14,990 $1,131 $13,859
3 2021 Chevrolet Spark Hatchback LS Texas $15,695 $1,413 $14,282
4 2021 Hyundai Accent Sedan SE Manual Seattle/Portland $16,400 $2,057 $14,343
5 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage Hatchback ES 02150 $16,290 $1,766 $14,524
6 2020 Nissan Versa Sedan S Manual SF Bay Area $15,780 $1,063 $14,717
7 2020 Chevrolet Sonic Sedan LS 02150 $17,595 $2,554 $15,041
8 2021 Nissan Versa Sedan S Manual Florida $15,930 $750 $15,180
9 2021 Hyundai Accent Sedan SE Washington DC $17,500 $1,965 $15,535
10 2021 Kia Soul SUV LX Manual Washington DC $18,765 $2,952 $15,813
11 2020 Nissan Versa Sedan S SF Bay Area $17,450 $1,176 $16,274
12 2021 Kia Forte Sedan FE Manual Seattle/Portland $18,885 $2,522 $16,363
13 2020 Ford EcoSport SUV S New York $21,240 $4,733 $16,507
14 2021 Nissan Versa Sedan S Florida $17,600 $829 $16,771
15 2021 Kia Soul SUV LX IVT Washington DC $20,265 $3,172 $17,093
16 2021 Kia Forte Sedan FE IVT Seattle/Portland $19,785 $2,571 $17,214
17 2021 Hyundai Venue SUV SE IVT Washington DC $19,935 $2,491 $17,444
18 2021 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan S Manual SF Bay Area $19,990 $1,990 $18,000
19 2021 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan S SF Bay Area $20,790 $2,050 $18,740
20 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV L 02150 $20,195 $1,242 $18,953
21 2020 Ford Fusion Sedan S Detroit $24,365 $5,382 $18,983
22 2021 Toyota Corolla Sedan L Seattle/Portland $21,020 $1,719 $19,301
23 2021 Subaru Impreza Sedan 2.0i Manual Detroit $19,720 $343 $19,377
24 2020 Hyundai Ioniq Hatchback Blue Washington DC $24,195 $4,795 $19,400
25 2021 Nissan Sentra Sedan S Southeast $20,410 $952 $19,458
26 2021 Hyundai Kona SUV SE Florida $21,685 $2,123 $19,562
27 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE Manual Seattle/Portland $21,710 $1,783 $19,927
28 2021 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback 2.0 Manual 02150 $19,905 $-55 $19,960
29 2021 Mazda CX-3 SUV Sport Florida $21,965 $1,993 $19,972
30 2021 Ford EcoSport SUV S New York $21,640 $1,222 $20,418
31 2020 Ford Escape SUV S Detroit $26,130 $5,601 $20,529
32 2021 Subaru Impreza Sedan 2.0i Washington DC $21,020 $429 $20,591
33 2020 Jeep Renegade SUV Jeepster SF Bay Area $23,870 $3,145 $20,725
34 2020 FIAT 500X SUV Pop Texas $26,085 $5,286 $20,799
35 2020 Chevrolet Trax SUV LS SF Bay Area $22,295 $1,437 $20,858
36 2021 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback 2.0 02150 $20,905 $-58 $20,963
37 2021 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan 2.0 Seattle/Portland $21,645 $666 $20,979
38 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE Seattle/Portland $22,810 $1,823 $20,987
39 2021 Buick Encore SUV Preferred Detroit $25,795 $4,711 $21,084
40 2021 Honda HR-V SUV LX Seattle/Portland $22,395 $1,290 $21,105
41 2020 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback TSI Manual 02150 $24,115 $2,974 $21,141
42 2020 Kia Niro Hatchback LX Washington DC $25,765 $4,575 $21,190
43 2020 Dodge Journey SUV SE Value Southeast $25,170 $3,880 $21,290
44 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV ES 2.0 SF Bay Area $24,090 $2,687 $21,403
45 2021 Toyota C-HR SUV LE Texas $22,770 $1,330 $21,440
46 2021 Honda Civic Sedan LX Seattle/Portland $22,245 $689 $21,556
47 2021 Kia Sportage SUV LX Washington DC $25,265 $3,691 $21,574
48 2021 MINI Hardtop Hatchback Hardtop 2-Door 02150 $23,250 $1,600 $21,650
49 2021 Chevrolet Trax SUV LS SF Bay Area $22,595 $789 $21,806
50 2020 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback TSI 02150 $24,915 $3,072 $21,843
51 2021 Buick Encore GX SUV Preferred Detroit $25,395 $3,451 $21,944
52 2021 Hyundai Sonata Sedan SE Washington DC $24,955 $3,006 $21,949
53 2020 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SUV ES 02150 $24,190 $2,171 $22,019
54 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV ES 2.0 02150 $23,790 $1,745 $22,045
55 2021 Subaru Crosstrek SUV 2.0i Manual Washington DC $23,295 $1,143 $22,152
56 2020 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan L 02150 $23,065 $887 $22,178
57 2021 Hyundai Tucson SUV SE Southeast $24,885 $2,663 $22,222
58 2021 Kia Seltos SUV S 2.0 Florida $23,165 $691 $22,474
59 2021 Volkswagen Passat Sedan S 02150 $24,990 $2,456 $22,534
60 2021 Mazda Mazda6 Sedan Sport Los Angeles $25,470 $2,931 $22,539
61 2021 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 S Florida $25,400 $2,781 $22,619
62 2021 Mazda CX-30 SUV Base Los Angeles $23,225 $596 $22,629
63 2021 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan L Texas $23,265 $574 $22,691
64 2020 FIAT 124 Spider Convertible Classica Southeast $26,885 $4,166 $22,719
65 2021 Jeep Renegade SUV Jeepster *Ltd Avail* Los Angeles $24,345 $1,599 $22,746
66 2021 Toyota Prius Hatchback L Eco Seattle/Portland $25,520 $2,746 $22,774
67 2021 Honda Insight Sedan LX Seattle/Portland $24,125 $1,305 $22,820
68 2021 Toyota Corolla Sedan SE Manual Seattle/Portland $24,170 $1,258 $22,912
69 2021 Subaru Legacy Sedan 2.5i Detroit $23,820 $793 $23,027
70 2020 Buick Encore GX SUV Preferred 02150 $25,095 $1,867 $23,228
71 2021 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback TSI Manual SF Bay Area $24,190 $955 $23,235
72 2021 Subaru Crosstrek SUV 2.0i Washington DC $24,645 $1,209 $23,436
73 2021 FIAT 500X SUV Pop Texas $27,310 $3,828 $23,482
74 2021 Toyota Camry Sedan LE Seattle/Portland $26,040 $2,439 $23,601
75 2021 Toyota Prius Prime Hatchback LE 02150 $29,215 $5,564 $23,651
76 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV ES 02150 $26,090 $2,368 $23,722
77 2021 Chevrolet Equinox SUV L Detroit $24,995 $1,191 $23,804
78 2021 Kia K5 Sedan LX Washington DC $24,585 $719 $23,866
79 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV S SF Bay Area $26,440 $2,547 $23,893
80 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport Manual Seattle/Portland $24,295 $336 $23,959
81 2021 Ford Transit Connect Minivan XL with Rear Liftgate Washington DC $28,795 $4,794 $24,001
82 2021 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback TSI SF Bay Area $24,990 $986 $24,004
83 2021 Hyundai Kona SUV Night Dual Clutch Florida $27,385 $3,287 $24,098
84 2021 Acura ILX Sedan Washington DC $27,125 $3,010 $24,115
85 2021 Subaru Forester SUV 2.5i Washington DC $25,845 $1,274 $24,571
86 2020 Chrysler Voyager Minivan L Washington DC $28,480 $3,814 $24,666
87 2021 Ram ProMaster City Cargo Van Tradesman SLT Seattle/Portland $27,975 $2,996 $24,979
88 2020 Ford Mustang Coupe Fastback Southeast $27,865 $2,846 $25,019
89 2020 Nissan Frontier Truck S 02150 $27,940 $2,905 $25,035
90 2021 Ford Transit Connect Van XL with Rear Liftgate SWB Detroit $26,050 $999 $25,051
91 2021 GMC Terrain SUV SL Detroit $26,195 $1,123 $25,072
92 2020 Dodge Grand Caravan Minivan SE Wagon Texas $29,025 $3,927 $25,098
93 2020 MINI Countryman SUV Oxford Edition 02150 $29,250 $3,982 $25,268
94 2021 Honda Accord Sedan LX Washington DC $25,965 $646 $25,319
95 2021 Jeep Compass SUV Sport Los Angeles $25,990 $664 $25,326
96 2020 Chevrolet Bolt Hatchback LT Washington DC $37,495 $12,071 $25,424
97 2021 Nissan Rogue SUV S Detroit $27,000 $1,499 $25,501
98 2020 Ford Edge SUV SE Southeast $32,345 $6,722 $25,623
99 2021 Chevrolet Colorado Truck WT Detroit $26,395 $685 $25,710
100 2021 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe LS - 1LS 02150 $26,195 $409 $25,786
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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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