The Best New Cars for Under $20,000

The Best New Cars for Under $20,000

New cars are expensive. However, that doesn't mean you can't purchase a car. Here we have listed the best new cars under $20,000.

Nissan Kicks

Starting new at $18,640, the Nissan Kicks is a subcompact crossover with dynamic styling and nimble performance. The base model is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine generating 122 horsepower. The rear seat can comfortably accommodate two adults.

The Nissan Kicks comes with standard features like a seven-inch touchscreen, AM/FM/MP3 audio system with six speakers and three USB ports. It has excellent safety features like Nissan Advanced Airbag System with side-impact supplemental airbags for driver and front/rear passengers.

Nissan Sentra

The Nissan Sentra S trim has a base price of $17,890. It comes with a robust, 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed manual transmission. The engine makes 124 horsepower and 125 lb.-ft. of torque. The Sentra can easily accommodate five people and has a cargo volume of 15.1 cu.ft.

The car has a quiet, comfortable cabin with good amenities like AM/FM/MP3/Aux-In audio system with six-speakers, Bluetooth and a hands-free text messaging assistant. It also has safety features including Electronic Stability Control, Forward Collision Mitigation, and dual-stage driver and passenger seat-mounted side airbags.

Nissan Versa

With a starting price of $14,370, the Nissan Versa is the least expensive car on this list. This sedan has an aerodynamic style and fuel efficiency that never fails to impress. Powered by an advanced 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, the Versa gets up to 39 MPG on the highway and 31 MPG in the city.

The Versa can comfortably seat up to five people, and the trunk volume is 14.9 cu.ft. For entertainment, the Versa comes with a seven-inch touchscreen and four speakers. It also has standard features like hands-free text messaging assistant, Bluetooth hands-free phone system and safety features like anti-lock braking system, and six airbags.

Hyundai Accent

The Hyundai Accent is a stylish sedan that doesn’t cost a fortune; the SE model is priced at $14,995. The sedan is driven by a power-packed 1.6-liter engine paired to a six-speed manual transmission generating 130 horsepower and 119 lb.-ft. of torque. The average fuel efficiency offered by the Accent is 28 MPG city/37 MPG highway. 

The interior of the Accent is quite roomy and can seat up to five people, and there is plenty of headroom, shoulder room and legroom for all passengers. The cargo volume is 13.7 cu.ft. For entertainment, the Accent is equipped with five-inch color touchscreen AM/FM audio system with four speakers. It comes with standard safety features like a six-airbag safety and vehicle stability management.

Toyota Yaris

The base model of the Toyota Yaris starts at $15,600. It is a subcompact sedan with a passenger seating capacity of five. It is powered by 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed manual transmission generating 106 horsepower and 103 lb.-ft. of torque. The Yaris has a cargo volume is around 13.9 cu.ft. and comes with standard safety features like six airbags, traction control system, anti-lock brake system and more.

Buying a new car might have higher upfront costs initially, but you might end up spending less on maintenance and repairs as the car ages.