25 Best Cars Under $25,000

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The Best Affordable New Vehicles in U.S. News Rankings

If you plan to shop for a car on a budget of $25,000, you have a lot more choices than you might think. If you can narrow it down to a specific category of vehicle, you’re in good shape. However, if you’re open to anything or don’t yet know what you want, the process can be overwhelming.

Our reviews score vehicles based on the categories that matter most to shoppers and rank them within their respective categories. We used that same information to compile this list, which includes sedans and hatchbacks from the subcompact to midsize categories, a few SUVs, and even a couple of trucks.

Even if you think you know what kind of vehicle you need, you might be surprised by what you can afford. Here are the best affordable cars on the market, according to U.S. News rankings.

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