Perhaps you are planning to buy a car this year and you are looking for an affordable but reliable one. Listed below are the latest and the best in this price range which shouldn’t give you a hard time with car loans provided your finances are in order and you have good credit standing.
- Chevrolet Trailblazer
Chevy’s Trailblazer L is a promising new entrant this year. More than just its modern features and good looks, this mid-sized SUV also promises great value for the lucky soul that buys one. It has an average fuel efficiency of 28 MPG for city driving and 31 MPG on highways. It is quite spacious for its size as it offers its users about 54.5 cubic feet of cargo volume.
- Volkswagen Jetta
VW offers one of the best compact sedans in this price range. With roomy and upscale interiors, you can’t go wrong with the VW Jetta. It comes with a standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, 16-inch aluminum wheels, and LED head and tail lights. You can choose between the 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission model.
- Hyundai Venue
This subcompact stands out in a market full of look-a-likes with its quirky features. But that’s not all that makes this fine car exceptional. Its climate control and infotainment features are also very user-friendly and it is powered by a 121-horsepower inline-four. Sure its front-wheel-only drive may be a bit of a letdown but it makes up for it in fuel economy with 30 MPG for city driving and 33 on the highway.
- Hyundai Veloster
The base model of Hyundai’s Veloster may seem underpowered compared to its sportier counterpart but it’s still a fun hatchback to take on the road. Although it’s not as powerful (with a 147-horsepower inline-four engine) nor posh as other cars in the same category, it’s still a super affordable ride for those who enjoy driving.
- Subaru Impreza
If you’re looking for a vehicle that has the right balance of power and fuel efficiency, the Subaru Impreza is perfect for you. It is powered by a 152-horsepower flat-four, has a five-speed manual transmission, and average fuel efficiency of 31 MPG, its base model is the most affordable all-wheel-drive vehicle in the market today.
- Kia Forte
The Forte is one of Kia’s top-selling models. Perhaps it’s because of its stylish looks or its affordability. Maybe it has to do with its 37 MPG fuel economy or even its super user-friendly infotainment features. Whatever the reason is, it is truly a car that will give you more bang for your buck.
- Kia Soul
Don’t let its toaster shape fool you. The Kia Soul stands out among every car on this list as it is the only one to have won an award for the 10 Best Trucks and SUVs. Twice. This means that it has impressive features that outclass all the other cars on this list. Its only downside is it only comes in front-wheel drive.
- Kia Rio 2021
With a new-looking front and rear end, the Rio has been refreshed for this year and comes in both sedan and hatchback models. The sedan is almost a thousand dollars cheaper than the hatchback but both models perform better in the fuel economydepartment (33 MPG in the city and 43 MPG on the highway) compared to other subcompacts.
- Hyundai Accent
The Hyundai Accent may not be as mighty as other more expensive sedans and subcompacts but it sure does save you enough money. It comes with a 120-horsepower engine with a six-speed transmission, this front-drive car’s 2021 model has an average fuel efficiency of 39 MPG when driven on a highway. You get plenty of savings on car cost and fuel when you get an Accent.
- Nissan Versa
If safety and cost are your top concerns in picking a car, then the Nissan Versa won’t disappoint you. Unlike the other cars on this list, the Versa comes with automated emergency braking for both its front and rear ends. It is also equipped with a lane-departure warning and automatic high beams which is perfect for nighttime driving, especially if you’re going on a long road trip.
You can’t ask for a better list of affordable yet incredible cars than the one above. You get top-quality cars that won’t cost you an arm and a leg to acquire. We hope that you found the list helpful as you decide which ride suits you best.