With the economy still in recovery it may seem like an impossible dream for some to get a new car or at least a decent new car. Well, you would be wrong to think that because auto manufacturers know that people are short on capital and are really seeking true value for their buck. Many any are taking baby steps. Automakers know the only way to get customers to invest in a new car is to make sure that each potential buyers feel they’re getting an upfront bargain. With that in mind let’s consider the best least expensive new cars out there on the market right now. The new cars that are cheap but are still crowned to be a great vehicle.
2012 Nissan Versa
Now, let’s be specific here. The sedan version of the 2012 Nissan Versa is a great buy, so you shouldn’t bother with the hatchback model. The sedan has been largely remodeled from the 2011 Versa to create one of the best least expensive new cars out there. It has been improved in many ways including better gas mileage, a more refined interior and exterior, and a generally lighter overall feel. It has a slightly smaller engine than its previous model which isn’t that big of an issue.
At just $10,990 you can buy a stylish, attractive sedan with decent power and gets 30 miles per gallon in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. It offers a comfortable ride (although not an exciting one) with extensive cargo and passenger comfort space. If you need a good, reliable, and extremely economic car, then the 2012 Nissan Versa sedan is a great option.
2012 Kia Rio
In terms of inexpensive new cars usually you are looking for something small, and yes, the Kia Rio is no exception to that. It does, however, have the kind of styling and design that would make you think it is larger than it really is. At just $13,400 in its most basic trim the 2012 Kia Rio offers a stylish design both inside and out with a wide range of standard features, awesome fuel economy, and an awesome long-term warranty. Its 1.6L engine packs a 138 horsepower punch, which is impressive for such a small car. The fuel economy for all Rio base trims run 30 mpg in the city and 40 mpg out on the open road.
This model offers a sporty if somewhat firm ride with a smooth impressive acceleration. In comparison to its closest competition it is more powerful, spacious and well equipped yet it is cheaper by a long way.
2012 Chevy Sonic
Combining power, fuel economy, a spacious well appointed interior, and a great safety record, the 2012 Chevy Sonic is one of the best and least expensive new cars in its class. In base trim you get a decent car for a little under $14,000 with 138 horsepower and fuel economy numbers of 26 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. A turbocharged version of this model is also available, which definitely ups the torque, horsepower, and price.
The 2012 Sonic has great, crisp handling, which does not compromise the comfort of the overall ride. With its slightly more expensive turbocharged engine you’ll get acceleration that beats most of its competition by over a second in zero to 60 time. This is a fun and inexpensive car that is great looking, economic, and drives like a dream, making it a wonderful new car option for anyone on a tight budget.