The Top 10 Most Affordable Used Cars of 2015

Are you hoping to get a new-to-you vehicle this year, but need one that doesn’t bust your budget? Listed from lowest to highest, here are 10 of the most affordable used cars for 2015:

1. Nissan Versa: MSRP $11,990


As the least expensive car on our list, the Nissan Versa gives a big bang for its buck. The interior is exceptionally spacious and comfortable and it has decent fuel mileage at 31-mpg in the city and 40-mpg on the highway. It performed well in test drives and is known for its reliability and safety standards.

2. Chevrolet Spark: MSRP $12,270


Aimed at small families and urban individuals, this subcompact but practical vehicle delivers a budget-friendly punch. Able to withstand the daily wear and tear from grocery visits and sports games, this vehicle is stylish and affordable. The fuel mileage clocks in at 31-mpg in the city and 39-mpg on the highway.

3. Mitsubishi Mirage: MSRP $12,995


The 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage is one of the best in its class when it comes to fuel economy — 37-mpg for city driving and 44-mpg on the highway. Consumers report that the Mirage is easy to maneuver in tight places, but aren’t fans of the interior design or its handling while taking corners.

4. Chevrolet Sonic: MSRP $14,245


Claimed as one of the best subcompact cars to be produced by General Motors in recent years, the Chevy Sonic offers both sedan and hatchback versions. Both models are equally stylish and have good responsive steering. Trips to the gas pump are easy on your wallet too, with 27-mpg in the city and 37-mpg on the highway.

5. Ford Fiesta: MSRP $14,455


This sedan/hatchback combo allows for a smooth driving experience and relatively nimble handling. Drivers and reviewers praise the Fiesta for its controlled highway ride and accurate steering. It offers a high fuel efficiency for its class at 31-mpg in the city and 43-mpg on the highway.

6. Hyundai Accent: MSRP $14,745


Available in both sedan and hatchback models, the Hyundai Accent tops many best car lists, and for good reason. The comfortable, quiet ride and list of standard equipment make it one of the best in class for subcompact vehicles. It gets 27-mpg in city driving and 38-mpg on the highway and has plenty of power under the hood.

7. Toyota Yaris: MSRP $14,845


The Toyota Yaris remains a solid choice as one of the top new cars for a wallet-friendly price. It offers plenty of cargo space and includes features like power door locks. The fuel mileage clocks in at 30-mpg in the city and 37-mpg on the highway.

8. Kia Soul: MSRP $15,100


The Kia Soul offers some fun and unique styling with its square design. This four-door compact crossover comes with a generous warranty, voice command interface and entertainment features. Fuel economy is listed at 24-mpg in the city and 30-mpg on the highway.

9. Scion iQ: MSRP $15,665


The Scion iQ is perfect for zipping around the city and running errands. Test drivers say it handles smoothly and fits into any parking space with its tight turning radius. This extension of the Toyota brand gets 36-mpg in the city and 37-mpg on the highway.

10. Jeep Patriot: MSRP $15,695


The Jeep Patriot rounds out our list because of its low base price, functional features and roomy front seats. This model offers an estimated 23-mpg in the city and 30-mpg on the highway, which is about average for its class. It is not known, however, for its smooth ride on rough roads.

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  1. Caleb   •  

    I purchased a Jeep Patriot for my daughter and it is a very reliable vehicle. A great first time vehicle for the price.

  2. Christophe Carlier   •  

    Thank you for sharing this article on the top 10 most affordable used cars of 2015. I just sold my Nissan Xterra and I already miss it! It’s okay though because I needed something cheaper and that gets better gas mileage. I really like the Kia Soul and it is very reasonably priced! LIke you said, “fuel economy is listed at 24-mpg in the city and 30-mpg on the highway.” I will have to keep searching for one. Thanks!

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