Sometimes all you need or want is simple; just a car that will get you from A to B; no bells and whistles required, the cheapest monthly payment possible and no frills necessary. There are incredibly cheap cars out there, even brand new. Here are five of the cheapest cars currently available. You can learn more about all of these vehicles at Cars.com.
The Nissan Versa runs just over $14,000 for the manufacturer’s suggested retail price. No one really pays the MSRP anyway, so don’t let that number sway you. You can probably get the car for even less with some top notch negotiations. The car comes standard with four doors and automatic transmission, and gets pretty decent gas mileage at 36 miles per gallon on the highway and 26 miles per gallon in the city.
The MSRP on the Chevy Spark is about $400 more than the Nissan Versa at $14,975. It offers a four-door hatchback design with surprisingly efficient storage capacity. It gets even better gas mileage than the Versa at 38 MPG on the highway and 30 MPG in the city. It also comes with a generous 100,000 mile powertrain warranty to protect you from costly mechanical failures.
The Mitsubishi Mirage comes in at $55 more than the Chevy Spark making it an incredibly affordable car too. The car comes standard with automatic transmission and its fuel economy is mind blowing performing at 43 MPG on the highway and 37 MPG in the city. The body style is small, perfect for fitting into small city spaces, and comes equipped with four doors and hatchback.
The Smart ForTwo Pure Coupe turns heads without even trying. It’s also easy on the wallet with an MSRP of $15,400. This tiny car has very little room left over after two people get inside, but it does offer exceptional gas mileage at 39 MPG on the highway and 33 MPG on city streets. You can buy this cheap vehicle in several flashy colors and base models come standard with automatic transmission and just two doors.
The Ford Fiesta is a solid cheap car that’s made the top lists of reliable cheap cars for years. The MSRP on this vehicle runs $15,630 and the car comes standard with automatic transmission, and performs solidly on the road in terms of fuel efficiency. This make and model is actually one of the best selling compact cars in the country for the past several years so there must be something about it that budget-conscious consumers really love.