7 Best Cars Under $16,000 for 2019

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You Don’t Have to Bust Your Budget to Get a New Car

Even though the price of new cars continues to climb, there are still several new vehicles you can buy with sticker prices below $16,000. You might not get all the bells and whistles you'll find on a higher-priced car, but avoiding a mountain of debt is its own reward. 

Some of the models listed have excellent U.S. News scores, lengthy warranties, and good safety ratings. They’re all front-wheel-drive subcompact cars, which means they’re generally easy on gas and are affordable to insure. There are a couple of vehicles on this list that we don’t recommend due to their low overall score. Fortunately, there are better alternatives in the same price range. 

Our rankings change over time as we receive new information. The scores shown on the following pages may not match those shown on each car’s review page.

Here are the seven new cars you can buy with sticker prices under $16,000.

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