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Best Affordable Cars to Buy or Lease

Thanks to advancements in technology, today`s economy cars are no longer dull and simple vehicles robbed of interesting features. In fact, modern inexpensive cars are quite competent transportation with the latest in safety and infotainment. We will not cover the absolute most affordable cars on sale but the best deals out there in terms of value for money, technology, and features.

Hyundai Veloster

For just $18,900 MSRP, you can get one of the most stylish compact hatchbacks on

the market today in the form of dynamic-looking Hyundai Veloster. The base

model comes already well-equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 147

hp and automatic transmission. The base Veloster comes with a 7-inch display,

Android Auto, and Apple Car Play, and advanced safety features and a rear camera

as notable features. Check your area`s availability on incentives here.

Volkswagen Jetta

If you are looking for a compact family sedan with a European flair, then the

$18,895 Volkswagen Jetta is just the car for you. With its elegant but a bit

restrained design, Jetta offers a decent amount of interior space with innovative

features. The base package includes a new digital instrument cluster and a 1.4-liter

turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 147 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. This model

also comes with a 6-speed manual as standard, automatic headlights, Rear Traffic

Alert with Driver Assistance package. Check your area`s availability on incentives here.

Hyundai Elantra

The compact sedan market is pretty competitive, and people are looking for

dependable commuter cars. Hyundai knows that, and it is offering the Elantra for

just over $19,000 MSRP. Powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and with 147

hp on tap, Elantra is reasonably powerful. Still, its value lies in built quality,

extended manufacturer`s warranty, and a high level of standard safety equipment.

Every Elantra comes with Vehicle Stability Management and Electronic Stability

Control as standard. Check your area`s availability on incentives here.

Nissan Versa Sedan

The 2020 Nissan Versa Sedan is one of the cheapest cars you can get right now.

Priced at just $14,830 MRSP, you might think that it is not worth considering.

However, Versa Sedan was praised by Consumer Reports as one of the best deals

in the economy car market. For a little under $15k, you get a subcompact sedan

with a usable trunk, 1.6-liter, 122 hp four-cylinder engine, 5-speed manual

transmission, and basic infotainment system. If you are looking for an inexpensive

commuter car, this is it. Check your area`s availability on incentives here.

Kia Soul

There aren`t many SUVs for less than $20k, but Kia Soul is one of them. The base,

LX-spec model, is offered at $17,490, and it provides excellent value for people

looking for a higher seating position, compact SUV feel, and appearance. In this

trim level, buyers will get a 2.0-liter, 147 hp, four-cylinder engine with 6-speed

manual and front-wheel-drive. There is a 7-inch display on the dash, Android Auto,

and Apple Car Play, as well as Bluetooth connectivity. The exterior colors are

limited to a choice of six, and the seats are covered in gray cloth. Check your area`s availability on incentives here.

Nissan Kicks

The other sub $20k compact SUV worth considering is Nissan`s Kicks. With a

starting price of $18,870, it is an affordable and stylish proposition with decent

technology and equipment. The standard engine is a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder with

125 hp and a respectable amount of trunk space. Every driver might not like the

CVT transmission, but it helps the Kicks achieve respectable fuel economy, and it

is better suited for everyday driving in the city. Check your area`s availability on incentives here.

Chevrolet Sonic

Even if the looks are not promising, the Chevrolet`s subcompact Sonic is one

genuinely exciting car to drive. With a 1.4-liter engine, 6-speed automatic, and 138

hp on tap, it has plenty of performance for its compact size. Of course, you

shouldn’t expect much from such a tiny car, but it has a decent amount of room

inside with a trunk large enough for everyday use. The 7-inch display on the dash is

standard and Bluetooth connectivity, and with few additional features, it makes this

compact car a pretty smart proposition. Check your area`s availability on incentives here.

Kia Forte

If you are looking for a dependable and reasonably spacious sedan with decent

equipment and sold power under the hood, the 2020 Kia Forte is an excellent

choice. Staring at $17,890, it offers a well-known and economical 2.0-liter four-

cylinder with 147 hp, 6-speed manual, and a substantial amount of standard

equipment. The buyers will get an 8-inch touch screen display, Android Auto,

Apple Car Play, Bluetooth connectivity, and a pretty impressive selection of safety

systems. Lane Departure Warning, Driver Attention Warning, and Electronic

Stability Control are all part of the package. Check your area`s availability on incentives here.

Toyota Yaris

For years, Yaris was popular Toyota`s subcompact offering, but the latest

generation had set the bar high for competitors. The idea behind the Yaris is not to

be a family hatchback. The amount of space is not sufficient, but it is a driver`s car

and offers a pleasant driving experience in a segment where that feature is often

forgotten. Starting at $16,645 MSRP, Yaris comes as a sedan or five-door

hatchback with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder with 106 hp. Although it has less power

than competitors, Yaris has more composed handling and steering, making it more

enjoyable on an everyday basis. Check your area`s availability on incentives here.

Hyundai Accent

Similar to Kia Forte, Accent is even cheaper at $15,295 starting price. It makes it

incredible value since it comes with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder with 120 hp, a 5-inch

display, Bluetooth connectivity, and a rear camera. The 6-speed manual is standard,

as well as 15-inch steel wheels. However, in terms of safety, the base Accent comes

pretty loaded with Vehicle Stability Management, Electronic Stability Control, and

Traction Control System all as part of standard equipment. Check your area`s availability on incentives here.

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