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The 20 Least Expensive New Cars for 2020

Least Expensive New Cars

If you're going to be in the market for a brand spanking new car in 2020, but you don't want to spend much on it, then you're going to be in luck. Many new models are coming out next year that have ridiculously low price tags. Be prepared for the good and the bad news though. While there are some good inexpensive cars, you often have to go with the base model of the bottom of the line models if saving cash is your overriding goal. Here are the 20 cheapest cars for 2020 for your consideration.

20. 2020 Chevrolet Cruz - $22,190

2020 Chevrolet Cruz -$22,190

There were rumors that Chevrolet was going to cease production of the Chevrolet Cruze, but instead of discontinuing the line, they're giving it a redesign. What we've heard so far is that it's going come out with some new color choices. It's going to come out with a 1.4-liter turbocharged Inline-4 engine that generates 153 horsepower with room for 5 passengers. On the interior, it will be equipped with Android Auto, Apple Carplay, automatic climate controls, Bluetooth audio, driver assistance, blindspot monitoring and more. Heated mirrors, seats adn steering wheel are premium features along with in-vehicle Wifi, keyless ignition, and entry, a leather steering wheel, power adjust seats, park assist, rear backup camera, remote start, satellite radio, premium sound system, a sunroof and more, which justifies the higher price tag.

19. 2020 Honda Civic - $21,650

2020 Honda Civic-  $21,650

The upcoming Honda Civic is going to sport a cool compact configuration with a starting price of $21,650 for the LX edition, $22,750 for the Sport Manual and $23,55 for the Sport CVT edition. You'll also enjoy the savings at the pump with a fuel efficiency of up to 31 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway. The base engine cranks 174 horsepower but for a little more, can be upgraded up to 190 horses.

18. 2020 Chevrolet Trax - $21,300

 2020 Chevrolet Trax-$21,300

The Chevy Trax for 2020 gets decent gas mileage with up to 26 mpg in the city and 31 on the highway. Although not the most fuel-efficient, it's a sporty-looking car tht was previously equipped with a 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that generates 138 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque.

17. 2020 Volkswagen Jetta - $20,440

 2020 Volkswagen Jetta-$20,440

The 2020 Jetta is a compact luxury car that features a pretty good bang for the buck if you like a car with a high-tech interior, a good safety record, and a conservative and sophisticated aesthetic. While the GLI trim will give you more power than the basic, it also comes with a higher price tag and we're all about finding the lowest-priced cars for 2020.

16. 2020 Hyundai Kona SE - $20,100

2020 Hyundai Kona SE-$20,100

The 2020 Kona SE model will sell for a starting price of just over $20,000. This is Hyundai's most affordable compact sports utility vehicle and it geta a 7.9 out of 10. It will come in your choice of a 1.6-liter 4 cylinder engine or for a little more cash, a 1.0-liter 4-cylinder.

15. 2020 Volkswagen Golf - $20,000

2020 Volkswagen Golf-$20,000

The 2020 Volkswagen Golf has not yet been officially revealed to the public, but it's estimated to come in at around $20,000. This is scheduled to be the last year for the production of this model so if you want to be a proud owner, then you'd better act fast. There are rumors that this model is going to come out with some new features, but they're tight-lipped about what those will be. At any rate, it's one of Volkswagen's basic vehicles so don't expect a lot of frills.

14. 2020 Toyota Corolla - $19,600

2020 Toyota Corolla-$19,600

The upcoming Corolla is an affordable compact car that is still under the $20,000 mark. The compact car gets an 8.2 rating out of 10 with a fuel efficiency of up to 31 mpg in the city and 40 on the highway. It's powered by a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine with 139 horsepower and if you don't mind paying a little more you can upgrade that to a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder for 169 horsepower.

13. 2020 Nissan Sentra - $19,475

The 2020 edition of the Nissan Sentra in its base model may reflect a few changes including a redesign of the dash topper and interior alterations to make the cabin feel a bit wider. Changes to the touchscreen along with flat-bottom steering are also expected. It's believed that they're going to replace the old 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine with something a little bigger, and it will likely be a 2.0-liter that cranks 141 horsepower. It will also come with the standard safety and driver assistance package.

12. 2020 Hyundai i30 - $19,000

 2020 Hyundai

The Hyundai i30 for 2020 will be priced at under $20,000 placing it on our least expensive cars for 2020 list. Although there's not a ton of press about what is soon to come, we've heard rumors that it's going to feature a redesign, but bear in mind that it's also going to look a lot like many of the other hatchbacks out there.

11. 2020 Nissan Kicks S - $18,640

 2020 Nissan Kicks S-$18,640

The 2020 Nissan Kicks S build is the lowest priced in the model line. It will offer seating room for 5 with a 122 horsepower engine which may not be fast or even peppy, but it will get the job done. The fuel efficiency is good with 31 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. It's one of the most affordable crossovers that is street-savvy and city-friendly. All versions of the model come with Nissan Intelligent Mobility for connectivity and there are plenty of options to choose from for an additional cost.

10. 2020 Subaru Impreza - $18,595

 2020 Subaru Impreza-$18,595

The 2020 Impreza gets a refresh for the new year but the changes are subtle. On the outside, the lower front fascia has been updated, and they've also revised the front foglights adn the grille, as well as the wheel design. Aside from that, it will come with the same Starlink infotainment system and with the standard driver assistance suite.

9. 2020 Toyota Yaris - $18,000

2020 Toyota Yaris-$18,000

The new Toyota Yaris will offer the small size of a subcompact car and it's going to be slightly larger than the last generation hatchback. The fuel mileage is going to be great with an estimate of 40 mpg on the highway. The 2020 version will be built on the Mazda 2 platform.

8. 2020 Kia Forte - $17,790

2020 Kia Forte-$17,790

The new Kia Forte offers excellent gas mileage up to 30 mpg in the city and 40 on the highway. The 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine delivers 147 horsepower and if that's not enough you can upgrade for a higher price to a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder with 201 horsepower.

7. 2020 Kia Soul - $17,490

 2020 Kia Soul-$17,490

The Kia Soul LX edition is an affordable option when you're in the market for a compact and versatile SUV. The new 2020 model features a redesign for both interior and exterior with new high-tech features and decent fuel economy. It will get up to 27 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway. The cargo volume is 24.2 cubic feet. It offers plenty of power with its 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine and an available 2.0-liter 4-cylinder for a higher price.

6. 2020 Ford Fiesta - $16,720

2020 Ford Fiesta-$16,720

The new Sonic will come with a ton of tech and it's more stylish than ever in your choice of a hatchback or more stylish sedan. Fuel efficiency is estimated at 26 city and 34 mpg highway with the Ecotec 1.4-liter turbo engine, 47.7 cubic feet of cargo space and a maximum horsepower of 138.

5. 2020 Honda Fit - $16,190

2020 Honda Fit-$16,190

The Honda Fit LX model for 2020 is the most affordable version of this vehicle. It will come with some special features including a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that gets 29 mpg in the city and 36 on the highway. It's available CVT with Sport Mode. You get a 2nd-row magic seat, available Honda Sensing, an Eco-Assist system, Bluetooth link and streaming audio, a USB audio interface, and a multi-angle rear view camera.

4. 2020 Chevrolet Sonic - $16,000

2020 Chevrolet Sonic-$16,000

The 2020 model year will be the final season for Ford's Fiesta. It's currently among the most affordable models, but consumers are moving towards crossovers and the Fiesta is becoming obsolete. The base price for the Fiesta fill be around $16,000 and before the addition of options which could take the price up over $22,000 with all the extras.

3. 2020 Nissan Versa - $14,730

2020 Nissan Versa-$14,730

The Nissan Versa for 2020 is a subcompact car that comes with a remarkably low price tag and it will also save you money at the gas pump. The car is claimed to get up to 31 mpg in the city and 39 on the highway. The 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine generates 122 horsepower and although it's not the zippiest car around, it certainly will be economical.

2. 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage - $14,000

2020 Mitsubishi Mirage-$14,000

The reviews are already in for the 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage, and it's going to be one of the lowest-priced new cars of the year, but we have to warn you that the ratings aren't that high. On the plus side, the price is going to be around $14,000, it's a small size and easy to park anywhere you like and it gets great gas mileage. Just be prepared for slow acceleration and the handling on the highway isn't going to be great. It's a very base model and if you enjoy a no-frills minimalist ride, then you won't be disappointed.

1. 2020 Chevrolet Spark - $13,220

2020 Chevrolet Spark-$13,220

The new Chevrolet Spark for 2020 will offer the basics in modern motoring with a low price tag and simple features. It's a small car that is cheap to buy and cheap to drive. Although the ratings for overall performance, looks, and technology get a 4.0 out of 10, it does come with some good perks including a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto compatibility and it will come with two USB ports as well. The engine is a 1.4-liter inline 4 and the horsepower is low at only 98. It comes standard with a 5-speed manual transmission. It's best for use in city driving and it comes at one of the most affordable prices you'll find for the basic no-frills edition.

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Benjamin Smith

Written by Benjamin Smith

Benjamin Smith is one of the managing editors of Moneyinc. Ben's been focusing on the auto and motorcycle sector since 2005. He's written over 1000 articles in the space and continues to learn about it each day. His favorite car is "any Bugatti" and he's a die hard Harley Davidson fan.

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