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 $579 $14,016
2 2021 Mitsubishi Mirage Hatchback ES Manual Detroit $15,290 $551 $14,739
3 2022 Chevrolet Spark Hatchback LS Manual 02150 $14,595 $-336 $14,931
4 2021 Chevrolet Spark Hatchback LS Texas $15,695 $585 $15,110
5 2021 Nissan Versa Sedan S Manual Florida $15,930 $74 $15,856
6 2021 Mitsubishi Mirage Hatchback ES SF Bay Area $16,590 $649 $15,941
7 2022 Chevrolet Spark Hatchback LS 02150 $15,695 $-369 $16,064
8 2021 Kia Rio Sedan LX IVT Washington DC $17,045 $395 $16,650
9 2021 Nissan Versa Sedan S Florida $17,600 $82 $17,518
10 2022 Hyundai Accent Sedan SE Florida $17,670 $-236 $17,906
11 2021 Ford EcoSport SUV S New York $21,640 $3,573 $18,067
12 2021 Kia Forte Sedan FE Manual Los Angeles $18,885 $813 $18,072
13 2021 Hyundai Venue SUV SE IVT Washington DC $19,935 $1,422 $18,513
14 2021 Kia Forte Sedan FE IVT Los Angeles $19,785 $816 $18,969
15 2021 Kia Soul SUV LX Manual 02150 $18,765 $-236 $19,001
16 2022 Toyota Corolla Sedan LE Los Angeles $21,550 $2,485 $19,065
17 2021 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan S Manual Texas $19,990 $881 $19,109
18 2021 Nissan Kicks SUV S Detroit $20,725 $1,567 $19,158
19 2022 Kia Soul SUV LX IVT Florida $20,365 $1,101 $19,264
20 2022 Subaru Impreza Sedan Manual Washington DC $19,755 $372 $19,383
21 2021 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan S Texas $20,790 $930 $19,860
22 2021 Hyundai Elantra Sedan SE IVT Southeast $20,655 $706 $19,949
23 2020 Chevrolet Trax SUV LS Texas $22,295 $2,290 $20,005
24 2021 Kia Soul SUV LX IVT 02150 $20,265 $238 $20,027
25 2021 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback 2.0 Manual 02150 $19,905 $-237 $20,142
26 2022 Hyundai Venue SUV SE IVT Seattle/Portland $20,125 $-205 $20,330
27 2021 Toyota Corolla Sedan LE Washington DC $21,500 $1,068 $20,432
28 2022 Hyundai Elantra Sedan SE IVT Seattle/Portland $20,875 $291 $20,584
29 2021 Nissan Sentra Sedan S Florida $20,435 $-186 $20,621
30 2022 Subaru Impreza Sedan Washington DC $21,055 $396 $20,659
31 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV S 2.0 Detroit $22,090 $972 $21,118
32 2021 Hyundai Veloster Hatchback 2.0 02150 $20,905 $-249 $21,154
33 2021 Chevrolet Trax SUV LS Detroit $22,595 $1,394 $21,201
34 2022 Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE Manual Detroit $21,840 $427 $21,413
35 2021 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan 2.0 Seattle/Portland $21,645 $147 $21,498
36 2022 Chevrolet Trax SUV LS Detroit $22,595 $1,045 $21,550
37 2022 Ford Maverick Truck XL SF Bay Area $21,490 $-78 $21,568
38 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE Manual 02150 $21,740 $-56 $21,796
39 2021 MINI Hardtop Hatchback Hardtop 2-Door 02150 $23,250 $1,245 $22,005
40 2022 Hyundai Kona SUV SE Washington DC $22,375 $146 $22,229
41 2021 Jeep Renegade SUV Jeepster Texas $24,445 $2,086 $22,359
42 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV LS Seattle/Portland $22,795 $163 $22,632
43 2021 Honda Civic Sedan LX Detroit $22,265 $-401 $22,666
44 2021 Ford Escape SUV S Seattle/Portland $26,800 $4,047 $22,753
45 2022 Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE Detroit $22,940 $156 $22,784
46 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback SE 02150 $22,840 $-59 $22,899
47 2022 Honda HR-V SUV LX Florida $22,645 $-272 $22,917
48 2021 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan L 02150 $23,265 $308 $22,957
49 2021 Volkswagen Passat Sedan S Florida $24,990 $2,032 $22,958
50 2021 Toyota C-HR SUV LE Texas $22,910 $-71 $22,981
51 2021 Mazda CX-30 SUV S Southeast $23,225 $176 $23,049
52 2021 Hyundai Sonata Sedan SE Seattle/Portland $24,955 $1,723 $23,232
53 2022 Ford Transit Connect Van XL with Rear Symmetrical Doors LWB Washington DC $27,570 $4,333 $23,237
54 2021 Subaru Crosstrek SUV 2.0i Manual Washington DC $23,295 $48 $23,247
55 2022 Honda Civic Sedan LX Washington DC $22,915 $-383 $23,298
56 2022 MINI Hardtop Hatchback Hardtop 2-Door 02150 $23,750 $450 $23,300
57 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross L 02150 $23,410 $38 $23,372
58 2021 Subaru Legacy Sedan 2.5i 02150 $23,820 $363 $23,457
59 2021 Ford Ranger Truck XL Seattle/Portland $26,265 $2,805 $23,460
60 2022 Buick Encore GX SUV Preferred Detroit $25,395 $1,860 $23,535
61 2021 Hyundai Ioniq Hatchback Blue Washington DC $24,405 $801 $23,604
62 2021 Kia Seltos SUV LX 2.0 02150 $23,165 $-503 $23,668
63 2021 Buick Encore GX SUV Preferred Southeast $25,395 $1,717 $23,678
64 2022 Volkswagen Taos SUV S Texas $24,190 $507 $23,683
65 2021 Buick Encore SUV 02150 $24,395 $640 $23,755
66 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SUV ES Detroit $24,890 $1,084 $23,806
67 2021 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback TSI Manual Washington DC $24,190 $355 $23,835
68 2022 Toyota Corolla Sedan SE Manual Texas $24,250 $403 $23,847
69 2021 FIAT 500X SUV Pop 02150 $27,770 $3,859 $23,911
70 2022 Subaru Legacy Sedan 2.5i Southeast $23,955 $-14 $23,969
71 2021 Toyota Corolla Sedan SE Manual 02150 $24,200 $85 $24,115
72 2020 FIAT 500X SUV Pop Washington DC $26,085 $1,824 $24,261
73 2021 Hyundai Elantra Sedan Blue Dual Clutch 02150 $24,555 $153 $24,402
74 2022 Kia Seltos SUV LX 2.0 Texas $23,665 $-753 $24,418
75 2022 Toyota Prius Hatchback L Eco SF Bay Area $25,550 $1,080 $24,470
76 2021 Toyota Camry Sedan LE Texas $26,070 $1,552 $24,518
77 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport Manual 02150 $25,115 $571 $24,544
78 2022 Kia Sportage SUV LX Seattle/Portland $25,265 $683 $24,582
79 2021 Subaru Crosstrek SUV 2.0i Washington DC $24,645 $51 $24,594
80 2021 Volkswagen Golf Hatchback TSI 02150 $24,990 $367 $24,623
81 2022 Hyundai Ioniq Hatchback Blue Seattle/Portland $24,625 $-1 $24,626
82 2021 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LS - 1LS Washington DC $27,595 $2,844 $24,751
83 2021 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport Manual Detroit $24,315 $-438 $24,753
84 2021 Mazda Mazda6 Sedan Sport Florida $25,470 $698 $24,772
85 2021 Jeep Compass SUV Sport Southeast $25,990 $1,168 $24,822
86 2021 Ford F-150 Truck XL Detroit $30,985 $5,993 $24,992
87 2021 Hyundai Elantra Sedan N Line Manual Detroit $25,105 $-66 $25,171
88 2021 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 S Florida $25,425 $246 $25,179
89 2022 Buick Encore SUV Preferred 02150 $25,795 $579 $25,216
90 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV S Texas $26,440 $1,165 $25,275
91 2022 Hyundai Sonata Sedan SE Detroit $25,175 $-157 $25,332
92 2021 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV S New York $25,235 $-104 $25,339
93 2022 Hyundai Elantra Sedan Blue Dual Clutch Southeast $24,775 $-606 $25,381
94 2021 Ford Transit Connect Van XL with Rear Symmetrical Doors SWB Washington DC $26,050 $662 $25,388
95 2022 Hyundai Elantra Sedan N Line Manual Seattle/Portland $25,275 $-161 $25,436
96 2022 Kia K5 Sedan LX Seattle/Portland $24,685 $-793 $25,478
97 2021 Toyota Prius Hatchback L Eco Washington DC $25,550 $-19 $25,569
98 2021 Nissan NV200 Compact Cargo SV SF Bay Area $25,855 $253 $25,602
99 2021 GMC Terrain SUV SL Florida $26,195 $457 $25,738
100 2021 Subaru Forester SUV 2.5i Washington DC $25,845 $106 $25,739
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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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