30 Best Cars Under $30,000 in 2018

2018 Mazda Miata, 2018 Kia Soul, 2018 Toyota Tacoma
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Get a Great Ride for Less Than $30,000

It’s easy to find a new car for less than $30,000, but can you get a GREAT car for less than $30K? The answer is an enthusiastic yes! There are excellent choices in nearly every class, from subcompacts to sports cars and pickups, with price tags under $30,000.

We’ve scoured our new car rankings and reviews to find the vehicles with the highest overall scores, good predicted reliability ratings, and low starting prices.

Be aware that our vehicle scores are constantly updated as new information becomes available, so the scores you see on the following pages may not match the ratings you see with the individual vehicle reviews.

You can see the best 30 under $30,000 on the following pages, organized from good choices to great ones.