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10 New Cars that Won’t Break the Bank


If you’re willing to forego a large vehicle, there are a ton of affordable new cars in 2016. Just because the price is cheap, doesn’t mean the quality is. Today, Carsforsale.com is reviewing the top 10 new cars that won’t break the bank to help you find the perfect new 2016 car at a low price. You may be able to afford that new car smell after all.

10 Most Affordable New Cars of 2016

10. Honda Fit – $15,890

The Fit has consistently been a top contender in its class, and the 2016 Honda Fit is no exception. It may be a subcompact car by definition, but the Fit is incredibly spacious and versatile. Aside from cargo and passenger space, it has great safety ratings and a standard backup camera.

2016 Honda Fit

9. Scion iA – $15,700

While this is Scion’s last year of existence, the 2016 Scion iA is still a great choice if you want a low-priced new car this year. Not only is the iA cheap, it’s a one-trim vehicle, meaning all the features are included at the base price. Those features include rearview camera, pushbutton start, 7-inch touchscreen, two USB ports, voice recognition, and more.


READ: 2016 Scion iA vs Scion iM

8. Hyundai Accent – $14,745

If you want a subcompact hatchback with room for 4 adults, the 2016 Hyundai Accent is a great choice. This car excels in design, offer a perky, attractive interior and exterior that stands out among its competition.

2016 Accent

7. Toyota Yaris – $14,895

The 2016 Toyota Yaris is another inexpensive subcompact hatchback. Despite its size, the Yaris has great safety ratings. Owners also report excellent reliability from this car, something the budget-conscious buyer should be happy to hear.

2016 toyota yaris

6. Ford Fiesta – $14,580

It’s the best-selling car in the UK, why not give the Fiesta a shot? The 2016 Ford Fiesta offers great fuel economy and nimble handling. Available as a hatchback or sedan, the Fiesta offers surprising interior quality for such a low price.

2016 ford fiesta

5. Smart ForTwo – $14,650

For city commuting, easy parking, and perky style, check out the 2016 Smart ForTwo. This minicar definitely stands out on the road, and it’s a breeze to drive in tight quarters.

2016 Smart ForTwo

4. Chevrolet Sonic – $14,345

The 2016 Chevrolet Sonic isn’t the most popular in its class, but it’s an inexpensive car that is certainly worth consideration. Available as a sedan or hatchback, this Chevy has great space for cargo and passengers compared to the competition. It’s also a top-performer in the safety department.

2016 Chevrolet Sonic

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READ: 2016 Ford Fiesta vs Chevrolet Sonic

3. Kia Rio – $14,165

Kia’s least expensive new car is the 2016 Kia Rio. This subcompact car, like many others, is available as either a hatchback or sedan. The 2016 Rio offers a great level of performance at a low price. If you want something that’s both cheap and fun to drive, Kia has an answer.

2016 Rio

2. Chevrolet Spark – $12,660

It has the appearance of a microcar, but the 2016 Chevrolet Spark is technically a subcompact car. The car has been redesigned in 2016, replacing cartoonish design cues with current, modern Chevy styling. We know it looks small, but this inexpensive little car will actually fit 4 adults.

2016 Chevrolet Spark

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1. Nissan Versa – $11,990

If you want a new 2016 car that won’t break the bank, the 2016 Nissan Versa has the cheapest price tag of them all. This straight-forward sedan offers great interior space for the price. The ride is also surprisingly comfortable, considering the price. The Versa is also available as a hatchback, but Nissan considers it a different model, the Nissan Versa Note. This hatchback is available at the relatively low starting price of $14,230.

2016 Nissan Versa Sedan

Still looking for a cheap, new 2016 car? Carsforsale.com has millions to choose from.

Dustin "Dusty" Rhodes

A fan of nice round numbers and working on tiny European cars, Dusty is the proud owner of a '58 Lloyd 600, a '50 FIAT 500, and is currently on the hunt for a Vespa 400. And, despite all that repair work, he still finds time to write about cars. 

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