What Are The Best New Cars For Under $20,000?

Buying a car can put a dent in your savings. While Americans pay $35,000 on average for a new car, going below $20,000 doesn’t mean you’re getting a bad car. Here are some of the best entry-level cars for under $20,000.

Nissan Versa Note

The Nissan Versa Note is another version of the subcompact Versa. Starting at only $15,650, this hatchback offers a comfortable ride quality and a great fuel economy. The 2019 version of the Versa Note is equipped with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for the first time ever. The Versa Note offers a front-wheel-drive and has a 109-horsepower, four-cylinder engine. It also has a fine interior with a standard touchscreen, massive glovebox and ample legroom in the backseat.

Nissan Kicks

Starting at $18,640, the Nissan Kicks is a subcompact crossover with sharp styling and nimble performance. The base model is powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine generating 122 horsepower. The Kicks comes with great standard features like a seven-inch touchscreen, AM/FM/MP3 audio system with six speakers and three USB ports. It has excellent safety features like Nissan Advanced Airbag System and a rearview camera.

Nissan Sentra

This car makes for a reliable and sensible choice. The Sentra is powered by a fuel-efficient, 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine. Its interior is comfortable, and inside you’ll find a seven-inch touchscreen, 15 cu.ft. of cargo space in the trunk and split-folding rear seats. The Nissan Sentra also comes with an automated and standard emergency braking system. In fact, the Sentra has earned a four-star rating from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. The base model starts at $17,890.

Nissan Frontier King Cab S

This is possibly the only truck you will find for under $20,000. Starting at $19,090, it offers a comfortable ride with all manner of useful tie-downs and cleats. It offers great handling, a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, a full-length, fully-boxed ladder frame, a seven-inch touchscreen and a rearview camera. This truck is certainly a good deal for those who have very modest requirements from a pickup.

Hyundai Accent

The Hyundai Accent is a sporty sedan that doesn’t cost a fortune — the SE model starts at $14,995. The Accent is powered by a 1.6-liter engine paired to a six-speed manual transmission, good for 130 horsepower and 119 lb.-ft. of torque. The estimated fuel efficiency offered by the Accent is 28 MPG city/37 MPG highway. 

With numerous options, finding a budget-friendly car is no longer a hassle. Although basic, the features in these cars are designed for maximizing your driving experience.