5. Kia Rio Sedan

The Kia Rio LX sedan with manual transmission could be interesting. With a sticker price of $15,015, there’s 137 horsepower and a 5-speed manual transmission. The Rio Sedan may be the best driver’s car for the price. But don’t expect a vast array of options.


Whilst you get power windows and locks, air conditioning and Bluetooth are both optional equipment. Cruise control and keyless entry are also add-ons, but if you’re searching for the cheapest car, this might not be a problem for you.

4. Ford Fiesta S Sedan

With a fun name like Fiesta, you’d hope for a bit more, well, fun! Coming in at $15,005, the Ford Fiesta S sedan takes fourth place. And for just a few bucks more, you can nab the hatchback variety. The 120-horespower engine has a bit of pep but not enough to call it a party. And the interior, although modern, doesn’t scream fun. At least add some striping in streamer colors.

Standard features include SYNK with AppLink, and air conditioning. But look out, folks! You’ll have to crank down your own windows!

3. Chevrolet Spark

The domestic make with the lowest price tag is the Chevrolet Spark, running just $13,875. It’s a teensy little hatchback that’s pretty well equipped for its price. At this bottom rung, the Spark has a rearview camera, Bluetooth, SIRI Eyes Free, 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot and air conditioning, among other things.


It’s a foregone conclusion that you will want to stay safely in the city limits with the Chevy Spark. With 98 horsepower, you won’t be breaking any land speed records. You will, however, be able to fit into the smallest parking spots.

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