The Best New Cars for Under $20,000
While most Americans spend an average of $35,000 to buy a new vehicle, you don’t have to spend that much to get a great new car. Here we have listed the best entry-level cars that are priced under $20,000.
Starting at $19,990, the Hyundai Kona is a subcompact crossover powered by a 2.0-liter inline-four engine generating 147 horsepower and 132 lb.-ft. of torque. The Kona offers an optional all-wheel-drive system that delivers optimum handling and traction in inclement weather. In addition, the Kona offers plenty of space for five passengers and up to 45.8 cu.ft. of cargo space with the rear seats folded down. The wide-opening rear hatch makes loading and unloading your things easier.
The Kona is built strong, and structure of the cabin disperses collision force, thereby protecting passengers. It comes with standard safety technologies like lane-keeping assist, forward collision-avoidance assist and many more.
The base model of the Hyundai Accent is priced at $14,995. The sedan is powered by a 1.6-liter engine that’s good for 130 horsepower and 119 lb.-ft. torque. The car comes with an array of safety features including a six-airbag system, electronic stability control, anti-lock brake system and hill start assist.
The Accent’s super-strong body structure is made of ultra-high tensile steel. For entertainment, it has a five-inch multimedia display, AM/FM/MP3 audio system and Bluetooth connectivity for personal audio devices and smartphones.
The Hyundai Veloster is a sporty hatchback priced at $18,500. The Veloster gets its power from a 2.0-liter inline-four engine making 147 horsepower and 132 lb.-ft. of torque. The interior of the Veloster features comfortable seats, Bluetooth and a seven-inch touchscreen display.
The base model comes with standard safety features like forward collision-avoidance assist, a driver’s blind spot mirror, lane-keeping assist and more. The car offers a 19.9 cu.ft. of cargo space which can be extended up to 44.5 cu.f.t by folding down the rear seats.
The VW Jetta is a fuel-efficient compact sedan with a price starting at $18,745. The Jetta is powered by a turbocharged, 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed manual transmission and makes 147 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque. Inside the cabin, the Jetta comes with cloth seating surfaces, a 6.5-inch touchscreen and Bluetooth.
The sedan comes with standard safety features like intelligent crash response system, automatic post-collision braking system and seven stability-enhancing systems.
The price of Ford Ecosport starts at $19,995. It is a subcompact crossover SUV powered by a 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The EcoSport offers passenger space for five people and plenty of cargo space.
Inside, you’ll find comfortable seats, Ford SYNC® technology and a six-speaker audio system with AM/FM/MP3 capability. The crossover SUV also comes with safety features an emergency brake system, Individual Tire Pressure Monitoring System and more.
The cars listed in this post are entry-level cars offering excellent performance and passenger space.