10 Most Affordable Cars of 2016
If you really want to get the most car for your money, you have to look beyond purchase price. Spending more for a car that’s proven to hold its value well can often save you thousands in the long run compared to opting for a “great deal” on a lesser competitor. Our 5-Year Cost to Own figures combine depreciation with fuel, financing and insurance costs, and help you make a more informed decision when choosing a new car. Here are the 10 most affordable cars of 2016, based on a full 5-year buy-drive-sell ownership cycle.
The Versa Note hatchback is among the subcompact segment’s roomiest, most flexible entries. And for a little extra money you can add one of our favorite features in the class: Nissan’s Around View Monitor gives you a very helpful 360-degree bird’s-eye view of the car in parking situations. Read more
Even at its base sticker price of $15,570 with destination, the Accent includes air conditioning, power windows and door locks, a 172-watt AM/FM/CD/MP3/satellite radio with USB/iPod integration, 6-way adjustable driver's seat, tilt steering wheel and folding rear seats. A corporate cousin to the Kia Rio, the Accent is also covered by a 5-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper and 10-year/100,000-mile warranty. Read more
With a starting sticker price of just $12,815 including destination, Nissan’s subcompact sedan is the lowest-priced new car in the country and our overall 5-Year Cost to Own champion. The pricier Versa Note hatchback offers greater flexibility and refinement, but the Versa sedan is once again the low-price leader. Read more