The 10 Cheapest Cars for Sale

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5. Kia Rio
> Base price: $13,600
> YTD sales: 37,932
> Vehicle type: four-cylinder, four-door sedan

The Kia Rio comes in two different models, four-door sedan and hatchback. Although the sedan model is the cheapest, with a starting price of $13,600, the hatchback is just $200 more. Edmunds.com notes that while both cars have “identical mechanicals and interior components,” the hatchback provides far more utility. The 2012 model was completely redesigned with more interior space, along with stronger horsepower and fuel-efficiency. Sales of the Rio have been consistent over the years, with the car selling between 20,000 and 40,000 units every year since at least 2007.

4. Ford Fiesta
> Base price: $13,200
> YTD sales: 51,163
> Vehicle type: four-cylinder, four-door sedan

The 2013 Ford Fiesta is available in six different models with the cheapest one, the S Sedan, starting at just $13,200. Some of the other models cost more. The most expensive, the Titanium Hatch, starts at $18,200. All of the models have the same gas mileage of 29 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway. The models all come with electronic power assisted steering and electronic stability control. In 2011, its first full year, Ford sold roughly 68,500 Fiestas. This year, through 11 months, it has only sold 51,150 units.

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3. Smart Fortwo
> Base price: $12,490
> YTD sales: 9,013
> Vehicle type: three-cylinder, two-door coupe

The Smart Fortwo starts at just $12,490, or it can be leased for just $99 a month for the first 36 months. For the environmentalists looking for a new car, the company prominently touts that the Fortwo is made of 85% recyclable materials and gets 38 mpg. The car comes with five-speed smartshift transmission in both automatic and manual mode along with hill start assist.

2.Chevrolet Spark
> Base price: $12,245
> YTD sales: 10,156
> Vehicle type: four-cylinder, two-door

The Chevrolet Spark began sales this year, and it became a nearly instant success. It was the best-selling new car in its debut month of July, according to Edmunds.com. Since its successful debut, the Spark has sold over 10,000 units in just five months, more than the Smart ForTwo did in 11. The Spark comes with a five-year, 100,000 mile powertrain warranty.

1. Nissan Versa
> Base price: $11,990
> YTD sales: 102,709
> Vehicle type: four-cylinder, four-door sedan

The 2013 Nissan Versa is the only new model car that will be cheaper than $12,000 when it comes out. The $11,990 cost is for five-speed manual transmission. For four-speed automatic transmission, the car will cost $12,990. For continuously variable transmission, prices start as low as $13,690. The Versa is offered in two different body styles: a four-door sedan and a four-door hatchback. Year-to-date, Nissan has already sold 102,709 Versas, which is more than the 99,730 sold throughout all of 2011.

-By Douglas A. McIntyre, Samuel Weigley, Alexander E .M. Hess

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