With some countries slowly beginning to repair their economies after the recession, some will be thinking it’s about time to invest in a new vehicle. Understandably though, most will still want to exercise a little financial caution. And for them, the following low-cost, high MPG cars represent the best value money can buy on the new car market today.
You’ll no doubt see this model from Chevrolet popping up time and time again on lists similar to this, and with very good reason too. Five different trims are all available for under $20,000, with the Cruze 1.0 litre offering the best for comfort and the manual Cruze ECO boasting by far the best fuel economy at 28/42 MPG. You get what you pay for with this model, which is why is consistently ranks as one of the best value cars in its price range.
Low price and high performance make the Ford Fiesta one of the most popular cars every year worldwide, and the 2014 model is no different. In fact, Americans will for the first time be able to experience the financial benefits of the 1.0 litre EcoBoost three-cylinder model, previously a mainstay of the UK market without ever reaching U.S. shores. With an MPG of 27/38 and a price tag of around $15,000, the Fiesta is an absolute no-brainer for the budget-conscious.
Whether it’s Toyota’s various advertising campaigns throughout the years or simply the Corolla’s reputation, very few cars are as instantly recognisable as this one. Previously the leader in its class, the Corolla has fallen somewhat in the rankings in the past few years. This latest model marks a definite return to form though, with an estimated 30/42 MPG and an interior that will turn the heads of even the most trendy of car buffs.
As far as practicality goes, the Nissan Sentra is somewhere at the top of the list. Certainly it doesn’t boast the same stylist interior or sleek outer design as some in its class. But with an MPG of 30/39 and simple, easy to use features, it represents outstanding value for money at around $16,000.
The Best In Their Price Bracket
With the effects of the recession still lingering on in some parts of the US, naturally car buyers will want to be a little careful with their pennies. For some, a good second hand model from Exchange and Mart might be the safest option. For others, the vehicles listed here are the best in their bracket.