Special Report

America’s 25 Cheapest Cars

Source: Courtesy of Hyundai

10. Hyundai Venue
> Starting price: $19,925
> Sales, 2020: 17,587

The Hyundai Venue is one of the 10 cheapest new cars for the 2021 model year, with a starting price of $19,925. This low price does not mean the vehicle is low on quality, though. KBB ranked the 2021 Venue as the best small SUV of the year and said it has the lowest cost to own among all subcompact SUVs.

Source: Courtesy of Hyundai

9. Hyundai Veloster
> Starting price: $19,895
> Sales, 2020: 6,785

The Hyundai Veloster has a starting price of $19,895. Though it is among the cheapest cars in America, the Hyundai Veloster had the lowest sales among vehicles on this list in 2020, at 6,785. Most vehicles on this list sold over 40,000 vehicles that year. The Veloster is an unorthodox hatchback — it has three doors instead of four, and it seats only four.

Source: Courtesy of Subaru of America

8. Subaru Impreza
> Starting price: $19,720
> Sales, 2020: 43,628

The Subaru Impreza is the eighth-least expensive car for the 2021 model year, with a $19,720 starting price. It is the least expensive vehicle to offer all-wheel drive standard. It also has some of the top safety scores in its class.

Source: Courtesy of Kia

7. Kia Forte
> Starting price: $18,855
> Sales, 2020: 84,997

The Kia Forte is one of just seven 2021 model year cars with a starting price under $19,000. There are five different Forte models — the FE, LXS, GT Line, EX, and GT — that range in price from $18,855 to $23,655.

Source: Courtesy of KIA

6. Kia Soul
> Starting price: $18,610
> Sales, 2020: 71,772

The Kia Soul is the least expensive 2021 model year car that is not a subcompact sedan. The subcompact crossover starts at $18,610, though upgraded trims and package options can raise the price by $10,000. The Kia Soul earned a 4.5 out of 5 star score from both consumers and experts on KBB.

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