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The 10 Least Expensive New Cars You Can Buy Today


The average transaction price of new cars keeps climbing, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to find an affordable new car. There are still small cars and SUVs for bargain hunters looking for modern transportation with a low price tag.

Here are the 10 cheapest new cars on the market today. The prices shown below are based on the starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of the base trim of each vehicle. Prices do not include handling or destination charges, taxes, license fees, or options.

1. 2022 Chevrolet Spark — $13,600

2021 Chevrolet Spark Front Left Side

The Chevy Spark has the lowest starting price of any new car in America. This subcompact hatchback is quite small, making it suitable for drivers who don’t have passengers often. Its small footprint makes it easy to maneuver and park on city streets, and you get a standard 7-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, even on the base trim. See Chevrolet Spark models for sale near you

2. 2022 Mitsubishi Mirage — $14,645

2022 Mitsubishi Mirage Driving in Silver

The Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback and Mirage G4 sedan ($15,645) are good options for drivers looking for a cheap and efficient car. The frugal 3-cylinder engine gets up to 39 combined mpg making it one of the most efficient non-hybrid cars. The hatchback has a pretty big cargo area, adding to its practicality. See Mitsubishi Mirage models for sale near you

3. 2022 Nissan Versa — $15,380

2022 Nissan Versa SV front left in blue

The Nissan Versa is arguably the best value on this list. With a comfortable ride, excellent fuel economy, a big trunk, and a more upscale interior than you might expect at this price point, the Versa offers a lot of bang for the buck. Standard safety tech features include automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, and automatic high beams. See Nissan Versa models for sale near you

4. 2022 Kia Rio — $16,450

2022 kia Rio front right in red

The Kia Rio is a subcompact car that feels bigger, more like a compact car. It’s comfortable on the highway but agile in the corners. It also returns excellent fuel economy and comes with a user-friendly standard infotainment system. It’s one of the few cars in the subcompact class that’s still available with your choice of a sedan or hatchback body. See Kia Rio models for sale near you

5. 2022 Hyundai Accent — $16,645

2022 Hyundai Accent Profile in Blue

The Hyundai Accent is mechanically similar to the Kia Rio, but the Hyundai doesn’t have a hatchback option. The Accent is fuel-efficient and comes with nice tech features. The top Limited trim has premium features you might be surprised to find at this price point, like a hands-free trunk release, heated front seats, and LED headlights. See Hyundai Accent models for sale near you

6. 2022 Hyundai Venue — $19,000

2022 Hyundai Venue front right

The Hyundai Venue is an exciting choice in subcompact SUVs. It’s small, stylish, and affordable, which is good if you’re looking to make a statement on a modest budget. The Venue is fun to look at, and it’s also great on gas, easy to drive, and comes with easy-to-use tech features. See Hyundai Venue models for sale near you

7. 2022 Kia Forte — $19,090

2022 Kia Forte Front Right in Deep Sea Blue

The Kia Forte is the most affordable option in its competitive class of compact sedans. It got a nice mid-cycle refresh for 2022 with a tweaked aesthetic and more standard tech features, including wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The Forte is a serious competitor to more expensive rivals. See Kia Forte models for sale near you

8. 2022 Kia Soul — $19,290

2022 Kia Soul Front Left Side in Red

Everyone loves the Kia Soul for its funky aesthetic that consistently turns heads. However, it’s more than a pretty face. The boxy shape of the Soul yields a spacious interior, plus it has an intuitive infotainment system. The optional turbocharged engine is a fun upgrade if your budget allows it. See Kia Soul models for sale near you

9. 2022 Subaru Impreza — $19,295

2022 Subaru Impreza Front Right Side in Blue

The Subaru Impreza is the most affordable vehicle you can buy with all-wheel drive. Standard AWD makes it especially appealing if you live in a snowy climate and can benefit from the extra traction. We also like that it’s available as either a sedan or a hatchback. See Subaru Impreza models for sale near you

10. 2022 Nissan Sentra — $19,810

2022 Nissan Sentra SV front left in orange

The Nissan Sentra offers a substantial value in the compact sedan segment. While it has a low starting price, the Sentra is stylish, comfortable, and high-tech. Standard features include push-button start, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and desirable safety features like blind-spot monitoring, forward and reverse automatic emergency braking, and driver drowsiness monitoring. See Nissan Sentra models for sale near you

The 10 Least Expensive New Cars You Can Buy Today

  1. 2022 Chevrolet Spark
  2. 2022 Mitsubishi Mirage
  3. 2022 Nissan Versa
  4. 2022 Kia Rio
  5.  2022 Hyundai Accent
  6. 2022 Hyundai Venue
  7. 2022 Kia Forte
  8. 2022 Kia Soul
  9. 2022 Subaru Impreza
  10. 2022 Nissan Sentra

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