10 Most Affordable New Cars
Paying a fair price is always important, but if you really want to get the cheapest new car you have to look beyond purchase price. Our 5-Year Cost to Own figures combine depreciation with fuel, financing and insurance costs to help you make a more informed decision when choosing an affordable new car.
Based on a full buy-drive-sell ownership cycle, here are the 10 cheapest new cars of 2018.
The 2018 Toyota Corolla iM offers the comfort, safety and reliability of the Corolla sedan but adds the versatility of a hatchback layout. Even at its sub-$18,000 base price, there's a host of standard safety equipment that's unheard of in this class, or even in cars costing much more. Read more
At a starting price of less than $13,000 including destination charges, the basic Versa S still comes with air conditioning and a 4-speaker audio system with Bluetooth connectivity. It also offers low cost of ownership, excellent fuel economy, and a surprisingly spacious rear seat. Even when you load it up you'll have trouble breaking the $18,000 mark. Read more
Whether you're a college student first starting off, an empty-nester looking to downsize, or just want an inexpensive new car with all of today's connectivity, the 2018 Honda Fit has you covered. It offers excellent front- and rear-seat room, combined with great cargo utility and a fun-to-drive character. Read more
With only 98 horsepower on tap, the 2018 Chevrolet Spark minicar isn’t quick, but it’s fairly peppy especially when compared to other sub-100-horsepower cars. The Spark’s relatively long wheelbase contributes to its stability and smooth ride, as well as nimble handling. Younger buyers will appreciate the high tech, while mom and dad will like the Spark’s safety features. Read more