Best Cars Under $20,000

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Inexpensive Cars That Aren't Cheap

Inexpensive cars don’t have to be cheap. Indeed, today’s budget-friendly cars have many more features and better build quality than even luxury cars from a decade ago, and are much safer to boot.

We’ve gathered the best brand new cars that start under $20,000 – many well under that number. These can make an ideal car for a small family, or a great choice for a new driver needing a worry-free vehicle to head off to college. These affordable cars are roomy, efficient, and have plenty of space to haul people and gear.