If you’re thinking about buying a car then there’s a lot to consider. You can read reviews, ask friends and family and talk to the salesperson, but at the end of the day many questions remain – including how you’re going to come up with the money. Here’s a brief guide to five of the most affordable and reliable cars currently on the market.
The KIA Forte is an excellent and very affordable vehicle and is selling for only $18,715. The car runs on a 147 horsepower four-cylinder engine and is a six speed manual transmission. It also has extraordinary fuel economy getting 31 to 41 miles per gallon (mpg). The KIA Forte is very popular and receives consistently positive driver reviews for its smooth handling, strong performance, comfort and affordability.
The KIA brand as a whole is gaining an increasingly shiny reputation, and it’s because of models like the Forte that increase the positive buzz out on the street. It’s worth mentioning that the Forte is also full of all the latest gadgets and entertainment inside include a touchscreen Apple CarPlay and Android Auto system.¹
Hyundai’s latest Elantra starts at only $18.950 and is an outstanding compact car that’s been getting great industry reviews and driver feedback. It comes in a hatchback or sedan model and is being praised for its smooth handling, roomy interior and reliable engine and performance. The Elantra doesn’t have a touch screen or other frills like that, but it’s got everything you could look for in a comfortable budget vehicle that you can depend on and not break the bank over and is highly recommended for you to check out and go for a test drive to see for yourself.²
Chevrolet Spark Hatchback
Chevrolet’s 2020 Spark hatchback is the best priced new vehicle you will find on the market today, starting at only $14,095. With excellent fuel economy of 33 mpg and good agility and driving, the Spark will be a great fit for many drivers. The main drawback is that it doesn’t have a ton of interior space or super high acceleration, but it has all the tech gadgets inside that a modern driver could want and it’s a trustworthy and perfectly decent car that’s worth your time to consider.³
The 2020 Toyota Yaris subcompact car starts at only $15,650 and is an excellent hatchback option. It drives very well, turning on a dime and having a very highly rated and reliable engine and transmission. The Yaris also gets top-notch fuel economy in its manual and automatic model with all the standard features inside that you could want from a car. The Yaris is getting positive reviews from most drivers and industry experts and is highly recommended as one of the best budget cars on the market today.²
The redesigned 2020 Nissan Leaf is an excellent electric vehicle that makes a lot of improvements on the 2019 Leaf and previous versions. It is very smooth and quiet and the battery has very long life giving you between 150 to 226 miles on a full charge if you get the Leaf Plus model. The price on the Leaf is starts at $32,525, but it’s definitely worth your while to check it out and give it a chance, with a great driving experience, positive reviews and lifetime fuel savings that add up significantly. The Leaf continues to improve and innovate each year and the 2020 Leaf is sure to satisfy even the most discerning driver.³