If you have decided to buy a car that is still relatively luxurious and comfortable and will get you wherever you want to go with minimal fuel consumption, then you should know that you do not necessarily need to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on one, as there are tens of high-quality cars that come with affordable price tags. You just need to choose the best brand and model for your needs, be it a sports car or a family car. Here you will find the top 10 best affordable cars in 2014, along with a brief review of each model:
10. The Dodge Dart SE 2013
Dodge is a good car manufacturer that is trying to combine comfort with speed, and the Dart SE model has certainly redefined the way we see cars in 2014. This car has a 160 HP engine and great highway and city ratings, and it also comes with a deep equipment list. If you have decided to buy an affordable car that will be reliable enough for you to keep in the long run, then the Dodge Dart SE is certainly a good choice – especially since you can buy it for little under $17.000, thus being a great investment.
9. The Kia Forte LX 2014
The Kia Forte LX is relatively close to the Dodge Dart SE in terms of price, although it can be slightly cheaper – you can buy this model for around $16,000. The Kia Forte LX is a very beautiful and high-tech car and the Bluetooth connectivity is one of its main features. It comes with a 148 HP, 1.8 liter engine and it also comes with a six speed manual gearbox and good ratings. The car has a very aesthetically pleasant and stylish aerodynamic design as well, as the lines of Kia Forte will surely appeal to almost any driver. If you want a cost-effective yet powerful car with a four cylinder engine, then you should certainly take this one into consideration.
8. The Hyundai Accent Sedan 2014
Hyundai has made a reputation for itself by delivering state of the art, luxurious cars over the years, and the Accent Sedan comes with a 1.6 liter, 138 HP motor that will take you wherever you want to go. This is a highly economical car as it is designed to lower its overall fuel consumption and it also comes with power windows and door locks – it has a good standard equipment and it offers a great value for the money, given the fact that it can be purchased for no more than $15,000 at the moment.
7. The Honda Fit 2013
Honda Fit is a smart yet beautiful car that comes with a price tag of little over $16,000. The car comes with a comprehensive standard equipment that contains power locks, air conditioning, CD player and all the basic features you would look for in a modern car, it has outstanding mechanical equipment and it also comes with a five speed manual transmission box and a 1.5 liter, 117 HP engine. Besides this, the interior of the Honda Fit is highly configurable and it can be easily adapted to the requirements of each customer.
6. The Chevrolet Spark LS 2014
Chevrolet is known to deliver high-quality cars, and the Spark LS model is not only a top-notch car but a very affordable one, given the fact that it can be purchased for around $13,000. This car is a small yet powerful one that comes with a 1.2 liter, 84 HP engine and it comes with basic equipment as well, including aluminum wheels, hill start assist, power windows or air conditioning. Also, the Chevrolet Spark LS comes with manual transmission as well and it is a good investment in the long term, not just because of its affordable price but also because of its low energy consumption rating.
5. The Chevrolet Sonic LS Sedan 2014
This is a slightly more expensive car model from Chevrolet as opposed to the one mentioned above, as it can be bought for $15,000. However, the Chevrolet Sonic LS Sedan is a bit bigger than the one mentioned above and a bit more powerful as well, given the fact that it comes with a 1.8 liter, 138 HP engine and a five speed manual transmission box. Overall, this is a good investment for those who want a basic level car that is reliable in the long run.
4. The Nissan Sentra S
With a price tag of around $17,000, the Nissan Sentra S comes with an outstanding design – released back in 2013, this is surely one of the most affordable and sought-after cars in 2014 mainly due to its sharp look. The car comes in seven trims and it has a 1.8-liter, 130 horsepower engine and great fuel economy ratings as well. The Nissan Sentra S is a great choice for drivers who want a small, compact, stylish yet comfortable car to use both in the city and outside of it.
3. The Nissan Versa SV 2014
This is a slightly larger car and it is a 2014 model – the Nissan Versa SV comes with a 109 HP motor with a capacity of 1.6 liters as well as a 12 valve and four cylinders. The car has four automatic speeds and it is very fuel-efficient at the same time. The 2014 model of the Nissan Versa SV can be purchased for little over $15,000.
2. The Ford Fiesta S Sedan 2014
For only $15,000 you can now have the cost-effective, comfortable and feature rich Ford Fiesta S Sedan in your garage – not only is this car a very good looking one, but it is very stylish as well and it comes with a 1.6 liter and four-cylinder engine with a maximum capacity of 120 horsepower. Also, the car is great for small families as well, given the fact that it is compact yet comfortable at the same time.
1. The Mazda 2 Sport 2014
Last, but not least, the Mazda 2 sport is also a sports car that was released in 2013 and it is expected to be very popular in 2014. The car has pretty much everything a driver could look for in a city car, as it comes with a 1.5-liter, 16 valve engine and no less than 100 HP. Also, the car comes with a five speed manual transmission and good energy and fuel ratings as well – the car starts from a price of approximately $14,500, and it surely offers great value and features for this low price.