7 Best New Cars Under $15,000

2018 Kia Rio
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We Rank the Cheapest New Cars on the Market

It might seem impossible to find a brand-new car for used-car money, but it can be done. These cars tend to be subcompact cars with front-wheel drive and basic features, but they’re generally pretty safe and get decent gas mileage. They’re the ideal cars for commuting across town on surface streets and maneuvering into a tight parking space.

We’ve rounded up seven new cars with starting prices below $15,000 – in some cases far below. Some of them have prices so low you could splash out on a few upgrades and still come in under that price cap. If you really need to keep that pricetag low, you’ll want to know how to drive a manual transmission. An automatic transmission is often an expensive upgrade.

As new information becomes available, we update our scores. Therefore, the rankings mentioned in this slideshow might not match the reviews exactly.