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The 10 Cheapest Cars You Can Buy New in the US in 2019

By Mike Richards Updated: 06/09/2023 Posted: 01/26/2019

At the beginning of every year, new car buyers always look out for what new models car manufacturers are going to release. However, the cost of new cars is often a limiting factor for those who admire cars but have limited budgets. Fortunately, in this list you will find some of the cheapest cars you can buy new in 2019.

2019 Hyundai Accent SE Sedan $15,880  

The 2019 Hyundai Accent SE Sedan is part of the fifth Accent generation which was unveiled in 2018. There are very few changes in the 2019 model, including a more spacious interior and improved fuel efficiency. It is featured in the IIHS 2019 Top Safety Pick. Some of the features in this car include a 1.6litre 4-cylinder engine, front wheel drive, 6-speed manual transmission, and blue tooth connection. It has an MPG of 28 in the city and 37 on the highway.

2019 Ford Fiesta S Sedan $15,135

This is the last year the Ford Fiesta will be on the market. Ford has chosen to concentrate on the sale of crossovers, pickups, and SUVs. If you have always wanted a Ford sedan or hatchback, this is your last chance to get it new. Although the features in this car have remained unchanged for the past nine years, except for technological changes, the price is one of the attractive features in the 2019 Ford Fiesta S Sedan. Other features include 120hp, 1.6-litre 4-cylinder engine, 5-speed manual, and a dual-clutch automatic transmission. It has an MPG of 27 city and 35 highway.

2019 Nissan Versa Note $16,545

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The 2019 Nissan Versa Note has an MPG of 31 city and 39 highway. It comes fitted with a 4-cylinder 1.6-litre engine cranking out 109hp. Other features include the ABS braking system, brake assist, speed sensing steering, and electronic stability control. The rear seats have a split-fold which creates more cargo room.

2019 KIA Rio LX Sedan $16,195

The 2019 KIA Rio LX Sedan has sporty handling that makes it a fun car to drive. It is part of the fourth generation which debuted in 2018. It has a 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, 1.6-litre 4-cylinder engine with a 130hp, and has an MPG of 28 city and 37 highway. The 2019 model is slightly more expensive than the 2018 model because the manual transmission of previous models was replaced by an automatic transmission.

2019 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 ES $13,795

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Some of the additional features drivers will enjoy in the 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 ES include a height adjustable driver’s seat, cruise control, and seats with silver stitching which have been made standard for these cars. Besides its price, another attractive feature is the fuel economy which is estimated to have an MPG of 33 city and 40 highway. It has a 1.2-litre 3-cylinder engine that cranks out 78hp.

2019 Chevrolet Sonic LS Sedan $15,420

The 2019 Chevrolet Sonic LS Sedan has a 1.4-litre 4-cylinder engine with a fuel economy of 28 city and 33 highway. It is fitted with a 6-speed manual transmission. An automatic transmission is available on request, but this increases the price by about $1300. It also comes in four exterior colors and two interior color options. If you are looking for a car that seats five and is reasonably priced, this is an excellent choice.

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2019 Nissan Versa S Sedan $13,225

The 2019 Nissan Versa S Sedan comes in three trims, S, SV, and S Plus. The S Sedan is the base model that comes with a 1.6-litre 4-cylinder engine with 109 horsepower. If you love a stick shift, the S trim has a 5-speed manual transmission. It offers a smooth ride that makes a bumpy ride bearable. The tech features available in this trim include a rearview camera, Bluetooth, a USB port, and Touchscreen.

2019 Mitsubishi Mirage ES $14,690

The 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage ES has a 1.2-litre 3-cylinder engine that cranks out a 78 horsepower. It is fitted with a 5-speed manual transmission. It has a combined MPG of 39. Safety features include hill assist, Anti-lock Braking System, Active Stability Control, and Child-restraint System.

2019 Toyota Yaris L Sedan $16,370

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The front and rear body of the 2019 Toyota Yaris L Sedan has undergone significant changes. Some of the things that this car has going for it are the excellent fuel economy, attractive interior, and great features for the asking price. The estimated MPG is 30 for the city and 39 on the highway. It has a 1.5 litre 4-cylinder engine and a 6-speed manual transmission. The 2019 model comes with a 3-year warranty. This car may not be as fast as many would hope, but the manual transmission makes the drive exciting.

2019 Chevrolet Spark LS $14,095

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The 2019 Chevrolet Spark LS has a 1.4-litre engine that cranks out a 98 horsepower. The MPG is estimated to be 29km city and 38km highway. This hatchback Chevrolet has a 5-speed manual transmission and seats four people. It is a front wheel drive, has Bluetooth, and comes with a 3-year warranty. For its size, the interior of this car is quite roomy. Some of the safety features available in this Chevrolet Spark include ten airbags, stability control, lane departure warnings, anti-brake locks, and a rearview camera. If needed, rear parking sensors can be fitted on request.

If you would like to buy a new car but you are not willing to spend too much, these cars are great choices. It is essential to compare prices from various dealers to ensure you get the best price. When choosing what car to buy, besides looking at the price, it is essential to consider factors such as the number of people expected to use the car at the same time, cargo space, and reliability. These cars have excellent fuel efficiency, although some have better consumption than others. If you are concerned about maintenance, compare the costs of running these cars before making your choice.