Buying a new car doesn’t mean you need to experience sticker shock.
Now that it’s time for a new car, you may be discouraged over what others say about the average cost.
Paying in the mid- to high-30,000s may be out of your budget, but that’s okay. There are plenty of cars well under that price (out the door) that you should consider. Here for five cars worth checking out.
Toyota Yaris — $16,605
If you’re a fan of Mazda, this vehicle could be for you.
In some circles, the Toyota Yaris is like a Mazda2 (subcompact car outside US market) in disguise.
This stylish vehicle looks great inside and out – and has no shortage of features.
A hatchback version is available this year, but the sedan option is more affordable.
Hyundai Accent — $16,250
The Hyundai Accent is similar to the Kia Rio with some differences, such as a hatchback option and price.
The Accent is more economical and features a touchscreen slightly smaller than its cousin; but overall, both vehicles are comparable, with the same platform and same engine.
Mitsubishi Mirage — $14,990
The Mitsubishi Mirage is a great utility vehicle for your commute.
Its outstanding fuel economy from its 3-cylinder engine is an added bonus.
With most subcompact cars, the sedan version is more affordable than the hatchback option. This is not the case with the Mirage.
Standard automatic climate control is available on every trim.
Honda Fit — $17,145
Need a little extra space form a smaller car? The Honda Fit is for you.
Not many other vehicles of this type excel in space efficiency and clever packaging.
The subcompact hatchback has plenty of legroom and then some. Owners can customize the cargo and passenger space in various configurations.
For a little more, you can upgrade the safety features that are supported by impressive technology.
Chevrolet Sonic — $17,595
Much like the Honda Fit, people who test drive the Sonic come away surprised by how roomy the vehicle truly is.
The Sonic is available as a sedan or hatchback, both of which have plenty of cargo room and cushiony seats.
The standard turbocharged engine and sporty handle make this an incredible value.