The nature of economic cars has changed through the years, with the result that the concept of a basic car has expanded considerably. We can prove this by letting you know that the cheapest car on this list includes air-conditioning, a height adjustable driver’s seat, stability control, traction control, and a trip computer.. Cheap cars don’t necessarily mean poor quality or unworthy:
1. Nissan Versa Sedan – $10,990
Nissan Versa Sedan is the cheapest model on our list. It has a lot of head room for four passengers. It includes cd player, two-speaker stereo, auxiliary jack input, air-conditioning, a height adjustable driver’s seat, stability control, traction control, and a trip computer. This is a 109-horsepower, 1.60-liter four-cylinder engine car. Its fuel economy is an EPA-estimated 30 miles per gallon in the city, 38 miles per gallon on the highway.
2. Smart Fortwo Coupe – $12,490
This is a smart choice for someone who just needs to get around town since maneuvering and parking are a breeze with this car. Its features include keyless entry, leather-wrapped steering wheel and two pre-wired speakers; however, in order to have radio and air conditioning the price will rise up a notch. It’s a 70-horsepower rear-mounted 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine. Its fuel economy is an EPA-estimated of 34 miles per gallon in the city, and 38 miles per gallon on the highway. This car requires premium fuel.
3.Hyundai Accent Sedan – $12,545
The features of this car includes power door locks, a tilt steering wheel, 60/40 split-folding rear setbacks, a trip computer and an audio prep package with four speakers. Like the previous Smart Fortwo Coupe earlier mentioned, the A/C and radio would be additional costs. There are many additional goods if you choose the optional automatic transmission; such as, CD player, satellite radio and iPod and auxiliary jack input. The horsepower of this car is 138 and 1.6-liter direct four-cylinder engine. Fuel economy-wise, EPA estimates at 30mpg in the city and 40 on the highway.
4. Ford Fiesta Sedan – $13,200
The features of this car include a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, a cap-free fuel filler, power mirrors, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, USB port for audio devices, input jack and a four-speaker AM/FM stereo. It has a 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder engine generating 120 horsepower. EPA estimates its fuel economy at 29 miles per gallon in the city and 38 miles per gallon on the highway.
5. Kia Rio Sedan – $13,400
Kia Rio is less expensive than what it looks like. Many people are deceived by this because of its style and when they find out about the price they’re amazed at the standard equipment included at such reasonable price. The features include heated power adjustable mirrors, A/C, trip computer, tilt steering wheel, and a 60/40-split-folding rear seat. It has a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine generating at 138 horsepower. EPA estimated its fuel economy at 30 miles per gallon in the city, and 40 miles per gallon on the highway.
6. Suzuki SX4 – $13,699
Even though Suzuki has inspired the hyper-bike world, the Suzuki SX4 has been successful at providing a good car for its cost. Its features include full power accessories, a trip computer, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, 60/40-split-folding rear back seats, and a tilt steering wheel. You’ll have to pay extra if you want A/C and radio but it might be worth it. Its engine is 2.0-liter four-cylinder generating at 150 horsepower. Fuel economy is rated at 23 miles per gallon in the city and 33 on the highway.
7. Chevrolet Sonic Sedan – $13,865
This is a challenger when it comes to reshaping people’s opinion about American subcompact cars. They’re cheap and includes good features. The standard includes alloy wheels, air-conditioning, a four-way manually adjustable driver’s seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a folding rear seat, a trip computer, OnStar, and FM/AM stereo with four speakers and input jack. Its engine is 1.8-liter inline-four cylinder with 138 horsepower. EPA estimates the Sonic Sedan’s fuel economy at 26 miles per gallon in the city and 35 miles per gallon on the highway.
8. Kia Soul – $13,900
Looking for a funky car? Kia Soul is the perfect fit for you. Its standard features include power door locks and mirrors, A/C, 60/40-split-folding rear seat, trip computer, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, and a four-speaker sound system, CD player, satellite radio, AUX audio input, and iPod/USB audio interface. Its engine is 1.6-liter four-cylinder at 138 horsepower. EPA estimates its fuel economy at 27 miles per gallon in the city and 35 miles per gallon on the highway.
9. Toyota Yaris – $14,115
The remade model for 2012 has many innovative features that keep it out of the “basic” transportation. The features include an intermittent mono front windshield wiper, a rear windshield wiper, power door locks, A/C, four-way-adjustable front seats, a tilt steering wheel, a trip computer, a fold-down rear bench seat, a cargo cover, and a four-speaker CD player, satellite radio, input jack, and a USB audio interface. Its engine is 1.6-liter four-cylinder at 138 horsepower. EPA estimates its fuel economy at 27 miles per gallon in the city and 35 miles per gallon on the highway.
10. Mazda Mazda2 – $14,530
Agile, light weight, great handling, low-price at entry…what is there not to like? Its features include A/C, full power accessories, a tilt steering wheel and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player and AUX input jack. Its engine is a 1.5-liter inline four-cylinder producing 100 horsepower. EPA estimates its fuel economy at 29 miles per gallon in the city and 35 on the highway.