Times are tough, and wells are running low. The buck is becoming increasingly hard to come by. And when you do have some, then you want to make the best out of it. By the words of Wyclef Jean, "it's the money that drives the world crazy". This has left many new car buyers at a loss. While you might be right for saying that you can always go for a used car that matches your budget, we think otherwise. Why should you spend money on purchasing a car then immediately start spending on repairs and maintenance? I mean, owning an old car is just like sucking a sweet that still has a wrapper, yuck! Tough economic times may be here with us. That does not dampen our spirit of finding the right car for every description there might be. It is for this reason that we compiled this list of brand new cars that you can purchase for under $20,000 this year. You will be surprised to learn just how much you can get with a low budget. At a low cost, you can be the proud owner of one of these impressive rides in 2018, take a look.
What should I know about the Mazda 3 4-Door Sport?
When buying a cheaper car, you often have to compromise on luxury, comfort and the car's interior. However, the Mazda 3 is the car that will make you look at cheap vehicles from a different perspective. It is a fuel-efficient car that produces 155 horses; this is more than decent for its price. Also, it has a beautiful interior and technology features that are mostly associated with expensive cars. For most drivers, it is not an easy task to switch to a smaller car from a big one, but you won't have to go through any of that with this one. It is bigger than most cars that fit its budget and offers a steady ride. The starting MSRP is $19, 195.
What's special about the Chevrolet Sonic LS?
If you're into tech, then this is the perfect small car for you. Starting at $17,370, this car is compatible with the latest technology, and it also has the Chevy MyLink. This is an integrated touchscreen system that features Bluetooth connectivity and can also connect to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Lay aside the adaptors as this Chevy has ports ready for your smartphone and other gadgets. To top it all up, it has a rear view camera which is lacking in many cars above its price range.
What about the Toyota Yaris LE?
Toyota has created a bias among car shoppers with their exceptional quality, and the Yaris is enough proof. This car makes Toyota proud with its simplicity and efficiency. It is a practical vehicle whose features and performance will leave you in awe. While being a three-door car is not exactly a great thing, it makes up for this by offering a rearview camera, a touchscreen radio, and a navigation system. Starting at $17,285, the Yaris will have short-distance commuters yearning for a taste of it.
Does the KIA Rio S offer anything special?
And here's one for those folks that are looking for performance in a subcompact. For $16,100 you can get this low budget car that is excellent for driving in the city thanks to its tight turn radius. What you may not like is the fact that it falls short of the fuel efficiency that this class is known for. What it lacks in mileage, the Rio makes up for it with entertainment and a rearview camera.
Mitsubishi Mirage G4 ES
Still on that tech-savvy note, we thought you might like the Mirage. It offers good value for your money and is loaded with ports, a rearview camera, Bluetooth capability and a touchscreen display. This small Mitsubishi can seat five adults and has got enough cargo space for all your shopping needs. The G4 E S starts at $15,595.