The days of the sub-$10,000 new car are long behind us, but if a rock-bottom base price is what you’re looking for, there are still a variety of models to consider. Many of them also get good gas mileage, which will help keep a lid on ownership costs for as long as you own it.
To help with your cheap-car search, we’ve rounded up the 10 least expensive new cars. They’re ordered by base price, from least to most expensive, and all prices include the model’s destination charge, but not any cash incentives that may be offered. To make the list useful to as many car shoppers as possible, all prices include an automatic transmission, which has increased the price of some models that come standard with a manual. For cars with more than one transmission choice, the EPA-estimated combined mpg rating is for the automatic version.
Cheapest New Cars (With Automatic Transmission)
1. 2021 Chevrolet Spark LS: $15,695
2. 2021 Mitsubishi Mirage ES: $16,590
3. 2021 Kia Rio LX: $17,045
4. 2021 Hyundai Accent SE: $17,500
5. 2021 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 ES: $17,590
6. 2021 Nissan Versa S: $17,600
7. 2021 Kia Forte FE: $19,785
8. 2021 Nissan Sentra S: $20,410
9. 2021 Hyundia Elantra SE: $20,655
10. 2021 Hyundai Veloster 2.0: $20,905
Price: $15,695, including $995 destination charge
Combined fuel economy: 33 mpg