20 Best Vehicles Under $20,000

2019 Nissan Versa
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20) 2019 Nissan Versa

$12,460 | U.S. News Score 6.7/10

With a base price of just $12,460, the 2019 Nissan Versa is one of the lowest-priced cars you can buy. Even the top-trim can be purchased for significantly less than $20,000. The Versa has a roomy cabin and is nicely maneuverable in tight urban environments. 

It has a fantastic predicted reliability rating of 4.5 out of five, which means it’s less likely than other cars to require costly repairs as it ages. The Versa comes standard with a five-speed manual transmission and a sufficient, but not exciting, 109-horsepower four-cylinder engine.

The Versa is available in four-door sedan and four-door hatchback (Versa Note) designs. Both seat five and there’s ample room for even two tall adults in the back seat. In our ranking of subcompact cars, the Versa holds a spot in the lower half of the list. Buyers looking for an alternative to a used car should consider the Versa. It comes with a full factory warranty and the lower auto loan interest rates new cars typically qualify for.

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