2015 Cheapest New Cars By Make Starting Under $12000

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Written on: 12-28-2014 10:12pm    Title: 2015 Cheapest New Cars By Make Starting Under $12000
If you are planning to buy a brand new car this 2015, but you think your budget isn't enough, take it easy, in case you didn't know it, you don't need a ton of money to get one, with only $11,990 you can drive tomorrow or today, a new car if you want to. Aren't you sure yet which one to choose as the price is one of the main factors in the purchase equation? No problem, here is the list of the cheapest ones classified by makes. I think it is good to know to have a global idea, what is the least expensive 2015 model that every automaker is currently offering, just keep in mind that not all brands are listed here, it doesn't make sense listing vehicles from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Cadillac, etc., as the purpose here is seeking for the most affordable. So, let’s start by those with the lowest MSRP (manufacturer suggested retail price).

Between $11,990 and $15,000

1. Nissan

The 2015 cheapest new car of Nissan is the Versa (Sedan) which starts at only $11,990, and is and has been for several years already, the most affordable new car you can buy in USA.

new 2015 nissan versa under $12000
For the 2015 model, the essence of being a spacious vehicle with modern and robust design, is preserved. The new Sentra is looking to captivate those who mobilize mainly in the city and like to escape the routine making short trips. This sedan has the "Pure Drive" technology, innovation of the Japanese brand which reduces fuel consumption and generates less polluting emissions. Headlights got bigger and adopted a more aggressive shape, eagle eye style .

Fuel Efficiency: 27 MPG City / 36 MPG Highway.
Engine: 1.6L 4-cylinder DOHC of 109-HP.
More info: http://www.nissanusa.com/cars/versa-sedan

2. Chevrolet

The 2015 cheapest new car of Chevrolet is the Spark (Hatchback) which starts at only $12,290.

2015 Chevy Spark under  $12500
The Spark is an elegant, practical and fun choice for drivers who want an affordable and easy car to drive. It may be a small vehicle, but it offers big safety guarantees, with features that include 10 standard airbags that made it win the "Top Safety Pick 2014" award. With the new OnStar system with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hotspot available, this 2015 Spark joins the trend of networked vehicles. The Spark is the only car in its segment that comes with five doors and enough capacity so that four adults travel comfortably.

Fuel Efficiency: 39 MPG Highway.
Engine: ECOTEC 1.2L 4-Cylinder with VVT.
More info: 2015 Chevy Spark Official Site

3. Smart

The 2015 cheapest new car of Smart is the Electric Drive or ED (2-Door Coupe) which starts at only $12,490.

new 2015 smart electric drive under $12500
The ED is a small all-electric car that runs on battery which can be recharged at home or at public charging points located strategically. The main advantage of this type of vehicle is the cost of electricity, which is much lower than the gasoline. In addition to its operation which will be cheaper, this vehicle is more friendly with the environment because it produces no harmful emissions. Driving a smart fortwo electric drive is particularly simple, and especially, very fun. This third version of the Smart ED will be the first commercialized on a large scale. With an electric car like this one, you can save up to $5,250 in fuel costs over five years compared to an average new car.

MPGe: 122 Highway / 93 City / 107 Combined.
Time to charge the battery: 6 hrs at 240V.
Engine: 55 kW DCPM.
More info: 2015 smart electric drive Official Site

4. Mitsubishi

The 2015 cheapest new car of Mitsubishi is the Mirage (Hatchback) which starts at only $12,995.

new 2015 mitsubishi mirage under $13000
The Mirage belongs to the subcompact segment and is powered by a 1.2L MIVEC DOHC 3 cylinders engine and 74 horsepower of front wheel drive traction. If anything characterizes this small hatchback is the performance. According to estimates established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Mirage reaches up to 37 miles per gallon in the city and up to 44 mpg on highways, which is equivalent to a combined yield of 40 miles per gallon, excellent figures that make it to exceed the Honda Fit, Nissan Versa Note and Hyundai Accent, models with which it competes. The good fuel performance of this Mitsubishi makes it a suitable car for those who have to travel long distances every day, either to go to work or school.

Available colors: infrared, sapphire blue, kiwi green, plasma purple, cloud white, mystic black, starlight silver, thunder gray.
Awards: “Best All-Around Performance” given by the Automotive Science Group (ASG) on 2014.
More info: http://www.mitsubishicars.com/mirage

5. Kia

The 2015 cheapest new car of Kia is the Rio (Sedan) which starts at only $13,900.

new 2015 kia rio under $14000
For this 2015, Kia continues to offer its spirit of efficiency with the Rio, and also added new features to increase the comfort and compete more closely against its rivals. There are many good things to say about this model Kia, starting with its design, which looks clean, fresh and attractively modern. Something that differentiates this new 2015 model from its previous version and some of its competitors is the wheelbase, which is longer. The Rio is ideal for driving in the city and surroundings and offers everything you need from a vehicle of this segment.

Fuel Efficiency: 27 MPG City / 37 MPG Highway.
Engine: 1.6L 4-Cylinder DOHC 16-valve of 138 HP.
More info: 2015 Kia Rio Official Site

6. Ford

The 2015 cheapest new car of Ford is the Fiesta (Hatchback) which starts at only $13,965.

new 2015 ford fiesta under $14000
Within the category of subcompacts, the Ford Fiesta is the vehicle with more personality and the most fun to drive. This 2015 model looks streamlined and highly stylized. It has an attractive and youthful design, and is also known for its excellent resale value. Its handling is very comfortable and has a fantastic set of technologies and features that give drivers the experience of a networked world. You will appreciate the biggest change of this new model in the front which was redesigned with the 'One Ford' line, and an attractive Aston Martin style. Regarding the interior, the center console was simplified and now brings fewer buttons and leaves more space for storage compartments.

Fuel Efficiency: 31 MPG City / 43 MPG Highway / 36 MPG Combined.
Engine: 1.6L Ti-VCT I-4 of 120-HP
More info: http://www.ford.com/cars/fiesta/

7. Hyundai

The 2015 cheapest new car of Hyundai is the Accent (Hatchback) which starts at only $14,745.

new 2015 hyundai accent under $15000
The Hyundai Accent is a subcompact model of sporty and youthful design, which has been present on the market for less than two decades. Elegance, aerodynamism and evolved interior and exterior design is what the new version of this hatchback is delivering for this 2015. The simple appearance, but full of technology, makes this model a reliable choice at the time of buying a new car. The new Accent adjusts its lines to the new philosophy of fluency in the design of the South Korean brand, a trend that has been reflected in their latest creations.

Fuel Efficiency: 38 MPG Highway
Engine: Eco-Efficient 1.6L 4-Cylinder GDI of 137-HP & 6-Speed Auto Transmission
More info: 2015 Hyundai Accent

8. Toyota

The 2015 cheapest new car of Toyota is the Yaris (Hatchback) which starts at only $14,845.

new 2015 toyota yaris under $15000
The new Toyota Yaris 2015 comes with a more dynamic and expressive design, improvements in equipment, comfort, and efficiency, and wider product offering to attract diverse types and customer profiles. In a normal update the basic structure of the interior is not changed, but the Japanese brand has chosen a more obvious evolution to the previous generation (new dashboard, door panels, upholstery and coatings, etc.), launched in 2011. With an investment of over 100 million, the 2015 Yaris comes with a different and more aggressive style in order to draw more attention among the current abundant and standardized offer of subcompacts. The good reputation of this hatchback is due to factors such as its mechanical and proven reliability and efficiency, which in the new generation go a step further.

Fuel Efficiency: 30 MPG City / 37 MPG Highway.
Engine: 1.5-Liter 4-Cylinder
More info: http://www.toyota.com/yaris/

10. Mazda

The 2015 cheapest new car of Mazda is the Mazda2 (Hatchback) which starts at only $14,720.

new 2015 mazda mazda2 under $15000

The esthetic evolution that underwent the new 2015 Mazda Mazda2 is noticeable at first glance. The fourth generation of this Japanese hatchback which has grown nearly 5 inches, has nothing to do with its predecessor. It stands out for its attractive exterior and interior design, great high-tech equipment and safety and superb dynamism. With this new model, the Mazda2 has won many points among its fans thanks to the sharp lines, muscular look and the new grille, which identifies the brand, and is already incorporated in its siblings, the Mazda3 and Mazda6. The interior of the Mazda2 has also undergone a giant change and there is where it most feels the huge and excellent evolution experienced by this economical car.

Fuel Efficiency: 29 MPG City / 35 MPG Highway.
Engine: 1.5L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder of 100-hp.
More info: 2015 Mazda Mazda Official Site

Between $15,000 and $20,000

11. Honda

The 2015 cheapest new car of Honda is the Fit (Hatchback) which starts at only $15,650.

new 2015 honda fit under $16000
The redesigned Fit 2015 is bolder and controversial and seems to polarize the public opinion. This hatchback from Honda has always been one of the best subcompacts of the market, it is not exactly cheap, but worth the money. Remember that you get what you pay for, and the Fit is worth every penny thanks to its excellent quality of materials and finishes as well as its versatility, comfort, and economy. This new design is slightly longer, a little bit wider and with a longer wheelbase.

Fuel Efficiency: 33 MPG City / 41 MPG Highway.
Engine: 1.5L In-Line 4-Cylinder 16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC of 130-HP @ 6600
More info: http://automobiles.honda.com/fit/

12. Scion

The 2015 cheapest new car of Scion is the iQ (Coupe) which starts at only $16,435.

new 2015 scion iq under $17000

Fuel Efficiency: 37 MPG Combined
Engine: 1.3L DOHC 4-VALVES with DUAL VVT-I of 94 HP @ 6,000 RPM
More info: http://automobiles.honda.com/fit/

13. Dodge

The 2015 cheapest new car of Dodge is the Dart (Sporty Sedan) which starts at only $16,495.

new 2015 dodge dart under $17000

Fuel Efficiency: up to 41 MPG Highway
Engine: 160-HP 2.0L Tigershark® Four-Cylinder Engine with 148 LB-FT of Torque
More info: http://www.dodge.com/en/dart/

14. Jeep

The 2015 cheapest new car of Jeep is the Patriot (SUV) which starts at only $16,695.

new 2015 jeep patriot under $17000

Fuel Efficiency: up to 30 MPG Highway / Over 400 Mile Range
Engine: 2.0L 4-Cylinder DOHC 16V 158-hp with 6-speed auto transmission
More info: http://www.jeep.com/en/patriot/

15. Volkswagen

The 2015 cheapest new car of Volkswagen is the Jetta (Sedan) which starts at only $17,325.

new 2015 volkswagen jetta under $18000

Fuel Efficiency: 25 MPG City / 34 MPG Highway
Engine: 2.0L 4-cylinder 8V MPFI of 115-hp @ 5200 rpm
More info: http://www.vw.com/models/jetta/

16. Subaru

The 2015 cheapest new car of Subaru is the Impreza (Sedan) which starts at only $18,195.

new 2015 subaru impreza under $18500

Fuel Efficiency: 28 MPG City / 37 MPG Highway
Engine: 2.0L 4-cylinder of 148-hp
More info: http://www.subaru.com/vehicles/impreza/

Over $20,000

17. Mini

The 2015 cheapest new car of Mini is the Hardtop 2-Door (Hatchback-Coupe) which starts at only $20,700.

new 2015 mini hardtop 2 door under $21000
Fuel Efficiency: 34 MPG Combined
Engine: 1.5 Liter - 3-Cylinder with MINI TwinPower Turbo
More info: 2015 Mini HardTop Official Site

18. GMC

The 2015 cheapest new car of GMC is the Canyon (Truck) which starts at only $20,700.

new 2015 gmc canyon truck under $21000

Fuel Efficiency: 18 MPG City / 26 MPG Highway
Engine: 3.6L V6 DI DOHC
More info: 2015 GMC Canyon Official Site

19. Chrysler

The 2015 cheapest new car of Chrysler is the 200 (Sedan) which starts at only $21,700.

new 2015 chrysler 200

Fuel Efficiency: 36 MPG Highway
Engine: 2.4L Tigershark® MultiAir® II 4-cylinder of 9-Automatic Speed and 184-HP
More info: http://www.chrysler.com/en/200/lx/

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Written on: 01-07-2015 03:48pm    Title: 2015 Cheapest New Cars By Make Starting Under $12000  
For those price, I really like the Kia Rio and the Dodge Dart. I definitely wouldn't give a cent for the tiny Scion iQ. The VW Jetta is ugly and already lost all its charm long time ago. The Mini HardTop reminds me the Chrysler PT Cruiser or the Chevrolet HHR, but with 2-door, which are terrible. The Chrysler 200 looks beautiful.
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