15. Volkswagen Jetta ($18,745)
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The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is an affordable compact car with an impressive warranty. With an MSRP of $18,745, the vehicle also comes with a six-year, 72,000-mile warranty. This isn’t bad for a budget-friendly auto. Speaking of auto, you’ll need to pay an extra $800 if you want an automatic transmission. After being in production for 40 years, the Jetta model is in its 7th generation. The 2019 Jetta gets 34 combined MPG, getting 30 MPG city-wide and 40 MPG on the highway. If you’re looking or a sporty solution to your automotive needs, this may be up your alley.
14. Toyota Corolla ($18,700)
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When it comes to price and quality, the Toyota Corolla is hard to beat. The 2019 model comes in at an MSRP of $18,700. While the Toyota Corolla is definitely not the cheapest car on our list, it’s one of the most favorable. Kelly Blue Book experts rank this vehicle at 4.6 out of 5 and user approval ratings are 4.3 out of 5. The Toyota Corolla has safety features such as pre-collision warnings, lane departure alerts, steering assistance, and adaptive cruise control. Drivers can look forward to a roomy interior and 32 MPG combined with this ride.
13. Subaru Impreza ($18,595)
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If you’re looking for a dependable, all-wheel-drive vehicle at an affordable price, the 2019 Subaru Impreza may be a good fit. This particular compact model is very practical while still maintaining Subaru quality. What’s more, the Impreza boasts great safety scores and a 32 combined MPG. With an MSRP at $18,595, the Subaru Impreza provides a 6.5-inch touch screen, smartphone integration, and a rearview camera. However, the Subaru Impreza is in no way a sporty drive. If this isn’t a problem, purchasing a 2019 Subaru Impreza could be a great investment, as this car’s resale numbers are consistently high.
12. Chevrolet Cruze ($17,955)
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The 2019 model of the Chevrolet Cruze will be the last of its kind. Chevrolet announced they will be cutting the model in November of 2018, which can give you some context for its “success.” Despite the discontinuation of the model, drivers have said the Chevy Cruze has a nice, smooth ride. The small sedan has an MSRP is $17,995, still making it a budget-friendly purchase. Features of the 2019 Chevrolet Cruze include Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth capabilities, a seven-inch touch screen, and 32 combined MPG. There’s also an extra option of a diesel engine, which can achieve 52 MPG. New Chevrolet Vehicles are now in your reach.
11. Kia Forte ($17,790)
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The 2019 Kia Forte is a sporty option for those looking for a compact car to fit a small budget. At an MSRP of $17,790, the model also comes with a basic warranty of five years and 60,000 miles. Additional features of the 2019 Kia Forte include roadside assistance, an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. Kelly Blue Book has yet to produce an expert rating on this vehicle, but consumers seem to like it as they gave the 2019 Kia Forte a rating of 4.7 out of 5. What’s more, the Kia Forte has some of the best safety ratings in the auto industry.
10. Kia Soul ($16,490)
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The Kia Soul is one unique car. The subcompact hatchback/SUV crossover is priced at $16,490 MSRP for the 2019 model, making it a bargain option for those who want to travel in style. Although boxy on the outside, the Kia Soul is quite roomy on the inside. The vehicle gets a 27 combined MPG while offering features such as Bluetooth capabilities, voice recognition, a rearview camera, and a 5-inch touch screen. If you want an automatic transition, you’ll have to fork over an extra $1,700. Kelly Blue Book experts rate the 2019 Kia Soul at 4.3 out of 5, with users bumping up satisfaction to 4.6.
9. Honda Fit ($16,190)
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With an MSRP of just $16,190, the 2019 Honda Fit is a hit when it comes to both affordability and function. The subcompact hatchback retains a small set up, but its versatility makes up for it. The backseat of the Honda Fit can be completely folded down, giving drivers more storage for larger items. The 2019 model is rated at 4.6 out of 5 by both Kelly Blue Book experts and users. The Fit includes Honda Sensing suite features such as Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Road Departure Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control, as well as automatic high-beam headlights. Drivers can look forward to a combined 32 MPG.
8. Nissan Versa Note ($15,650)
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7. Toyota Yaris Sedan ($15,600)
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The second Toyota on our list has a new name. Formerly known as the Yaris iA, the model for 2019 has been officially renamed the Yaris Sedan. Boasting a price-friendly MSRP of $15,600, the Yaris sedan has a lot to offer. The cheapest trim, level L, comes with a seven-inch touchscreen, push-to-start, remote keyless entry, and automated emergency braking. Kelly Blue Book’s experts only give this model a 3.5 out of 5, as there are better sedans on the market at a similar price. Users seem to be happy with the Yaris sedan, giving it a rating of 4.5.
6. Kia Rio Sedan ($15,390)
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The 2019 Kia Rio Sedan blends value and quality at a low price. The MRSP starts at $15,390 for this subcompact model. Although small on the outside, the Kia Rio Sedan still provides a roomy ride with a 32 combined MPG. This is an excellent, budget-friendly option for city drivers looking to squeeze into tight parking spaces while enjoying Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The 2019 Kia Rio Sedan also offers autonomous emergency braking and a great powertrain warranty. Kelly Blue Book experts rank this vehicle at 4.3 out of 5, while users give the model a solid five out of five satisfaction rating.
5. Hyundai Accent ($14,995)
Hyundai continues to provide value at a competitively-low price with the 2019 Hyundai Accent. With an MSRP of $14,995, the Hyundai Accent really shines with its incredible warranty. If you purchase a 2019 Hyundai Accent, you’ll receive a warranty of five years and 60,000 miles bumper-to-bumper, with powertrain covered for 10 years and 100,000 miles. This can be a great safety net when looking for a “cheap” car. You’ll also get a combined 31 MPG, making the Hyundai Accent a fuel-efficient option. Kelly Blue Book experts rate the car at 4.3 out of 5, though no consumers have left an official review of the 2019 model yet.
4. Ford Fiesta ($14,260)
Although it made our list of the cheapest cars of 2019, the Ford Fiesta’s life is coming to an end. Ford recently announced they are dropping the vehicle from their selection. However, the 2019 model is still alive and well at an MSRP of $14,260. The sedan gets a 30 combined MPG, which is decent but not impressive for its class. The 2019 Ford Fiesta is a good purchase for those looking for a sporty ride and a four-cylinder engine. This may not be the right vehicle for you if you prioritize accident-avoidance features, as the Ford Fiesta is a little behind in that area.
3. Mitsubishi Mirage ES ($13,795)
2. Chevrolet Spark LS ($13,220)
Coming in at No. 2 on our list, the 2019 Chevrolet Spark has a lot to offer at an MSRP of only $13,220. Make no mistake, this subcompact car is tiny. However, it gets great gas mileage of 33 combined MPG and has a rearview camera. If you’re looking for a basic ride to get you from here to there, and you don’t mind a small car, the 2019 Chevrolet Spark is a great fit. Kelly Blue Book users tend to favor this model more than experts, at approval ratings of 4.5 and 3.8 out of 5, respectively.
1. Nissan Versa S Sedan ($12,460)
The most affordable vehicle of 2019 is the Nissan Versa S Sedan. This ultra-practical subcompact car has an MSRP of $12,460. All in all, the Nissan Versa S Sedan is a no-frills, get what you pay for kind of ride. Kelly Blue Book experts rate the car a 3.7 out of 5, with users bumping the rating up to a solid 4 out of 5. New features to the model include a backup camera and a seven-inch touchscreen with Bluetooth capabilities. Beyond that, the Nissan Versa S is as simple as they come. The car achieves 30 combined MPG. But like other Nissans, your resale value will be limited with the Nissan Versa S Sedan.