24/7 Wall St. reviewed prices of recently released vehicle models to determine the lowest-priced passenger cars and trucks offered by each of the world’s leading auto manufacturers, including some luxury automakers like Maserati and Jaguar. Most of the prices listed here come from the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) posted on automakers’ websites. For Rolls Royce and Bentley, we used the MSRPs published by Car & Driver magazine.
The MSRP does not reflect the final sale price, which doesn’t consider factors like availability and other fees, but it does provide a general idea of a vehicle price that is useful for comparisons. In the event a specific model comes in various trims and engine options, we selected the lowest MSRP.
This list includes only vehicles sold in the U.S. market and it excludes boutique supercar brands and trucks and vans typically used for commercial purposes.
Unless otherwise noted, the vehicles on this list are from the 2019 model year. We used the U.S. Department of Energy’s estimated combined (city/highway) database to for fuel economy. For the two electric cars on this list — the Tesla Model 3 and Smart EQ fortwo — we cited the miles per gallon equivalent, or MPGe, standard.