12 Best Cars for Less Than $30,000 in 2017

2017 Kia Soul
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2017 Kia Soul

$16,100 | U.S. News Score: 8.9/10 (Details Below)

Not only is the 2017 Kia Soul exceptionally roomy for both passengers and cargo, but it's also easy to buy. The base price for a Kia Soul is just $16,100, and unless you opt for the Soul EV electric vehicle, you can’t reach $30,000 even if you select every option.

The Soul earns a top spot in our rankings of compact cars, and it won both our 2017 Best Compact Car for the Money and Best Compact Car for Families awards. Helping it to achieve that success are a great predicted reliability score, excellent safety marks, and an interior that is as functional as it is spacious.

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