12 Best New Cars for Less Than $30,000

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Here Are the Top Vehicles Under $30K in U.S. News Rankings

The average cost for a new car has surged well past $30,000, but you can still find great vehicles priced well below that price. Based on our rankings of new cars, we’ve researched the top-scoring models with base prices under that mark.

They’re not all economy cars or sedans. The list also includes pickups, SUVs, and a minivan.

Finance a new $30,000 car for five years at 3 percent interest, and your payments would be about $540 per month. However, you don't even need to pay that much for an excellent car. Eight of the 12 cars on this list of cars cost less than $25,000. Of course, the prices listed are base prices, and adding high-tech options and luxury amenities can push many of them well beyond the $30K mark.

You can learn more about the highest-ranking cars that you can buy for less than $30,000 on the following slides.

This list is based on U.S. News scores, which are updated constantly as new expert reviews and data become available, so the scores listed here may be slightly different from the ones listed on our site.