New Cars Under $20,000: What You're Getting

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Getting a New Car Without Breaking the Bank

Years ago buying an inexpensive new car meant giving up a great deal of features. Some cars even had an optional radio, while others only came equipped with a driver’s side mirror.

Modern, high-speed mass-production techniques and federal mandates for safety equipment have required automakers to equip even basic cars with most of the same features as their luxury brethren. As a result, new cars under $20,000 are better equipped than ten-year-old used luxury cars. We’ve looked at some of the best cars under $20,000 and will highlight the surprising features that are available.