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Top 100 Cheapest New Cars for 2024

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 2023 Nissan Versa Sedan S Nationwide $17,955 $17,788
2 2024 Mitsubishi Mirage Sedan G4 ES Southeast $19,055 $18,202
3 2024 Nissan Versa Sedan S Florida $18,365 $18,255
4 2023 Kia Rio Sedan S Florida $18,545 $18,505
5 2024 Kia Soul SUV LX Florida $21,565 $21,161
6 2023 Kia Forte Sedan LXS Southeast $21,315 $21,169
7 2023 Hyundai Elantra Sedan SEL Nationwide $23,315 $22,146
8 2024 Nissan Sentra Sedan SV Washington DC $22,960 $22,335
9 2023 Hyundai Venue SUV SEL Multiregion $22,735 $22,565
10 2024 Hyundai Venue SUV SEL Florida $23,275 $22,872
11 2023 Nissan Sentra Sedan SR Multiregion $24,230 $23,209
12 2023 Nissan Kicks SUV SV Los Angeles $23,840 $23,385
13 2023 Volkswagen Taos SUV S Multiregion $25,450 $23,657
14 2023 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan SE Florida $25,480 $23,822
15 2024 Toyota Corolla Sedan LE Florida $24,595 $24,061
16 2024 Hyundai Elantra Sedan SEL Florida $24,725 $24,125
17 2023 Hyundai Kona SUV SEL Multiregion $26,785 $24,265
18 2023 Buick Encore GX SUV Preferred Multiregion $27,195 $24,391
19 2024 Nissan Kicks SUV SR Washington DC $25,000 $24,430
20 2024 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV S 2.0 AWC Multiregion $25,305 $24,635
21 2024 Subaru Legacy Sedan Base Chicago $26,015 $24,749
22 2024 Chevrolet Trax SUV Detroit $24,995 $24,903
23 2024 Toyota Corolla Sedan SE Florida $25,585 $24,965
24 2024 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan SE Florida $26,100 $24,986
25 2024 Subaru Impreza Sedan Sport Southeast $26,115 $25,001
26 2023 Toyota Corolla Sedan SE Multiregion $25,235 $25,099
27 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport SUV ES 2.0 AWC Multiregion $26,605 $25,168
28 2023 Toyota Corolla Sedan LE Multiregion $25,545 $25,408
29 2023 Hyundai Sonata Sedan SE Southeast $26,565 $25,640
30 2024 Kia Forte Sedan GT Los Angeles $26,195 $25,646
31 2024 Hyundai Kona SUV SEL Florida $26,975 $26,407
32 2024 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan RS Florida $27,095 $26,453
33 2024 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 SV Florida $27,940 $26,454
34 2024 Subaru Crosstrek SUV Premium Washington DC $27,690 $26,457
35 2022 Toyota C-HR SUV Nightshade Nationwide $26,380 $26,532
36 2024 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LS - 1LS Texas $27,995 $26,690
37 2023 Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV RS Los Angeles $27,495 $26,984
38 2022 Ford EcoSport SUV Titanium Nationwide $29,690 $27,425
39 2023 Chevrolet Equinox SUV LT - 1LT Multiregion $29,095 $27,836
40 2024 Kia K5 Sedan GT-Line Pacific NW $28,245 $28,205
41 2024 Ford Maverick Truck XLT Chicago $27,910 $28,282
42 2023 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan Premium Multiregion $30,565 $28,443
43 2022 Nissan Rogue Sport SUV SL Nationwide $30,885 $28,479
44 2023 GMC Terrain SUV SLE Multiregion $31,295 $28,508
45 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross SUV XLE SF Bay $29,065 $28,663
46 2023 Chevrolet Bolt Hatchback LT Florida $28,795 $28,834
47 2023 Kia Sportage SUV LX Multiregion $29,415 $29,005
48 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV SE Florida $30,085 $29,059
49 2023 Toyota Corolla Cross SUV S Nationwide $29,320 $29,153
50 2023 Ford Maverick Truck XLT Advanced Multiregion $28,650 $29,287
51 2023 Honda Accord Sedan EX Los Angeles $30,705 $29,317
52 2024 Buick Envista SUV Avenir New York $29,695 $29,406
53 2024 Mini Hardtop Hatchback Cooper S Multiregion $30,595 $29,528
54 2024 Mazda CX-30 SUV Preferred Florida $30,165 $29,580
55 2024 Volkswagen Taos SUV SE Florida $31,040 $29,660
56 2023 Hyundai Elantra Sedan Limited New York $30,265 $29,662
57 2024 Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV RS Detroit $29,995 $29,684
58 2024 Honda HR-V SUV Sport Washington DC $29,550 $29,703
59 2024 Hyundai Sonata Sedan SEL New York $30,150 $29,734
60 2024 Mazda CX-5 SUV 2.5 S Select Florida $30,675 $29,963
61 2024 Hyundai Elantra Sedan Limited SF Bay $30,600 $30,077
62 2024 Toyota Corolla Cross SUV XLE Texas $30,735 $30,342
63 2024 Honda Accord Sedan EX Washington DC $31,005 $30,653
64 2024 Toyota Corolla Cross SUV SE Texas $30,890 $30,673
65 2023 Kia Sportage SUV LX Texas $30,615 $30,678
66 2023 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SUV Ralliart S-AWC Nationwide $31,926 $30,688
67 2023 Subaru WRX Sedan Manual Los Angeles $32,550 $30,756
68 2024 Mazda CX-50 SUV Select New York $31,675 $30,871
69 2024 Toyota Camry Sedan SE Texas $31,485 $30,896
70 2023 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 SL Multiregion $33,470 $30,942
71 2024 Kia Niro Hatchback EX Pacific NW $31,015 $30,954
72 2024 Mini Hardtop Hatchback Cooper SE SF Bay $31,895 $31,031
73 2024 Kia Seltos SUV SX Southeast $31,465 $31,149
74 2023 Chevrolet Malibu Sedan 2LT Nationwide $32,595 $31,405
75 2024 Honda Civic Sedan Touring Washington DC $31,645 $31,422
76 2024 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe 1LT Florida $32,495 $31,453
77 2024 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV SE Florida $33,005 $31,464
78 2024 Toyota Camry Sedan XSE Florida $32,815 $31,472
79 2024 Hyundai Sonata Sedan SEL New York $31,950 $31,509
80 2023 Hyundai Sonata Sedan SEL SF Bay $32,915 $31,759
81 2024 Hyundai Tucson SUV SEL Florida $32,525 $31,797
82 2023 Ford Bronco Sport SUV Big Bend Texas $32,825 $31,839
83 2023 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport Touring Multiregion $32,345 $31,844
84 2024 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV SE Multiregion $32,890 $31,885
85 2024 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross SUV Ralliart S-AWC Southeast $32,910 $31,979
86 2023 Jeep Compass SUV Altitude SF Bay $33,660 $32,112
87 2024 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan Carbon Turbo Florida $32,915 $32,307
88 2024 Toyota RAV4 SUV LE Florida $33,075 $32,438
89 2024 Toyota Prius Hatchback XLE Texas $32,490 $32,853
90 2023 Subaru BRZ Coupe Limited Multiregion $32,965 $32,872
91 2023 Subaru Forester SUV Wilderness New York $35,545 $32,901
92 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV SE R-Line Black Florida $34,605 $32,976
93 2024 Buick Encore GX SUV Avenir Los Angeles $34,795 $33,034
94 2024 Volkswagen Golf GTI Hatchback 2.0T 380 S Manual Chicago $33,910 $33,073
95 2024 Ford Escape SUV ST-Line Pacific NW $34,155 $33,099
96 2024 Hyundai Tucson SUV Blue Florida $33,950 $33,204
97 2023 Jeep Renegade SUV Limited SF Bay $34,565 $33,280
98 2023 Hyundai Tucson SUV SEL Convenience Nationwide $35,645 $33,687
99 2024 Toyota RAV4 SUV XLE Premium Florida $34,425 $33,703
100 2024 Honda Accord Sedan Sport Washington DC $33,990 $33,757






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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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