The Best New Cars At The Most Affordable Price
Kelley Blue Book recently ranked the ten most affordable vehicles. Many cars have low sticker prices but are considered the most affordable due to their resale value, fuel economy, and cost of insurance.
2014 Hyundai Accent
Price: $14,645 - $16,395
Fuel Economy: 27 mpg in the City, 38 mpg on Highway
Because it offers a low starting cost, great fuel economy, and a comfortable interior, the Hyundai Accent is a practical purchase. There are two trims of the Accent: GS or SE for the hatchback, and GLS for the four-door sedan. Standard is a 6-speed manual transmission; optional is a 6-speed automatic transmission.
2014 Toyota Prius c
Price: $19,080 - $23,360
Fuel Economy: 52 mpg City, 46 highway
Although the Toyota Prius C has a higher cost than other cars on this list it is more reliable and fuel-efficient than others. Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive is used in all trim levels. This hybrid technology combines a 1.5-liter Atkinson cycle four-cylinder gasoline engine and a powerful electric motor to produce 99 combined horsepower.
2014 Toyota Corolla
Price: $16,800 - $21,300
Fuel Economy: 28 mpg in the City, 37 mpg on Highway
The Toyota Corolla is a popular small sedan. It is loved for its reliability and fuel economy, as well as the low starting cost. There are four options for the Corolla: L, LE, S, and the new LE ECO. The L, LE, and S trims have a 132-horsepower, 1.8-liter dual VVTI engine. It is paired with a six-speed manual or four-speed auto, or a new continuously variable transmission (CVTiS). The LE ECO features a 140-horsepower, 1.8-liter engine that includes Valvematic and the CVTiS transmission.
2014 Scion xD
Fuel Economy: 27 mpg in the City, 33 mpg on Highway
The Scion xD, a boxy car, has a large cargo area and is economical at under $15,000. It also features a five-speed manual transmission or a four-speed automatic transmission. All xD models come with 16-inch wheels, air conditioner, cruise control, power windows, exterior mirrors, and remote keyless entry door locks. Split 60/40 rear seats can be folded flat to increase cargo-carrying capacity. They can also be reclined to 10 degrees and moved forward or aft to provide more legroom.
2014 Ford Fiesta
Price: $14,100 - $21,400
Fuel Economy: 28 mpg in the City, 36 mpg on Highway
Ford Fiesta is a small, attractive, and economical hatchback or sedan. It is available in three trims: S, SE, and Titanium. The hatchback's 2014 lineup includes the ST trim. The 120-hp, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine is mated with a five-speed manual transmission. Optional is a six-speed PowerShift automated transmission. An optional upgrade to the ST's 1.6-liter turbocharged direct-injected engine produces nearly 200 horsepower. It is paired with a six speed manual transmission.
2014 Nissan Versa
Price: $11,990 - $16,890
Fuel Economy: 27 mpg in the City, 36 mpg on Highway
The Nissan Versa is one of the most affordable cars currently on the market. The Versa sedan can be fitted with either a five-speed manual transmission or a four-speed automatic. It is powered by a 109-hp, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine.
2014 Toyota Yaris
Price: $14,430 - $16,540
Fuel Economy: 30 mpg in the City, 37 mpg on Highway
Toyota's Yaris is another Toyota car that made it to the Kelly blue book. Although it isn't the most exciting car to drive, it's comfortable and reliable. The subcompact front-wheel-drive Yaris can be purchased as a three-door sedan or five-door hatchback. The 1.5-liter, 106-horsepower, 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine powers the Yaris. It can be mated to either a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic transmission.
2014 Scion IQ
Price: $15,665 - $17,850
Fuel Economy: 36 mpg in the City, 37 mpg on Highway
The Scion IQ car is a great choice if you live in an urban environment. It can park anywhere and get great fuel economy.
The IQ's 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine produces 94 horsepower and is paired with a Continuously Variable Transmission. Each iQ comes with 16-inch wheels, air conditioning, and a leather shift knob and wheel. There is also Bluetooth wireless connectivity and power windows and exterior mirrors. Standard Pioneer sound system includes HD Radio technology, a 6.1-inch LCD touchscreen, Bluetooth streaming, MP3 capability, and a USB port. There is also an auxiliary jack that can be used to play various portable music devices.
2014 Chevrolet Spark
Sticker price: $12,170 to $16,385
Fuel Economy: 31 mpg in the City, 39 mpg on Highway
The Chevrolet Spark hatchback is small, practical, and cute. Front-wheel drive Spark comes in LS, 1LT, and 2LT trims. The engine produces 85 horsepower and is mated to either a five-speed manual transmission (CVT) or a continuously variable transmission. MyLink infotainment system, heated seats, power windows, and SiriusXM satellite radio.
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV
Price: $26,685 - $27,010
Fuel Economy: NA
General Motors' only electric vehicle is the Chevrolet Spark EV. The Spark EV can travel approximately 82 miles on a single charge. It is available in two trim levels: 1LT and 2LT. It is powered by a 100kW electric motor and a 20kWh lithium-ion pack. MyLink infotainment system with heated front seats, automatic air conditioner, power windows, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, Bluetooth, OnStar, and cruise control are standard features.