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Most car shoppers are looking for fuel sipping vehicles that won’t break the bank. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has already released that all new vehicles by 2018 will be required to have back up cameras as a standard feature. Safety features once premium priced are now becoming industry standards, allowing consumers to get the best bang for their buck. With all of that in mind, let’s explore 2014’s 10 most affordable new cars.

1. Kia Soul $15,500cars

The Kia Soul is one of the more iconic stand out entry level vehicles with a great safety rating. In fact the vehicle is one of the most safe on the road, being a top pick for new drivers. The Soul packs a 1.6 liter with 130 horsepower in the standard model, averaging roughly 25 mpg city and 30 mpg highway. If you choose to upgrade, the top tier is equipped with a 2.0 liter engine packing 164 horsepower.

2. Hyundai Accent Sedan $15,350

Hyundai has stepped up their game in recent years delivering more reliable cars at a cheaper price than most of the competition. Hyundai offers one of the best warranties in the industry in America. The Accent has a 106 liter 138 horsepower engine that effectively supplies 28 mpg city and 37 mpg. The standard equipment is slightly better than that of their industry competitors, and offers the comfort of a sedan with the gas mileage of a sub compact.

3. Toyota Yaris 3 Door $15,250

Toyota like many of the Japanese companies, has been offering affordable dependable cars since the introduction of their brands into the market. The Yaris 3 door is a small car on the outside, and surprisingly just as compact on the inside. But the 1.5 liter 106 horsepower engine delivers a staggering 30 mpg city and 38 mpg highway fuel efficient ride. However the compactness of the Yaris is following an ongoing trend, moving towards a city driving machine that fits the needs of the few.

4. Nissan Versa Note $14,800

At the first glance the Nissan Versa Note looks a lot like any other hatchback version of the sedan produced. However the Versa Note combines great standard equipment that out performs the standard equipment of that of the Versa Sedan all while offering great gas mileage and Nissan’s reliability.

5. Ford Fiesta $14,800

The Ford Fiesta was first released in Europe and Mexico before being released in the States and packed a very real punch in its class. The standard Fiesta is equipped with a 1.6 liter 4 cylinder engine delivering 120 horsepower, allowing the driver to achieve 27 mpg city and 38 mpg highway. The Fiesta is able to achieve the fuel efficiency of the Yaris, and provide its occupants with more room.

6. Kia Rio $14,500

The Kia Rio is a compact 4 door car that offers its driver two trims, one being a sedan the other a hatchback at only a $200 dollars difference in price. Both are comparably equipped with a 1.6 liter 138 horsepower 4 cylinder engine. This car rocks on fuel efficiency delivering 29 mpg city and 37 mpg highway.

7. Smart ForTwo $13,300

The Smart ForTwo also known as the Smart Car, may be more of a smart choice for those looking for a fully stripped car. With the higher trims, obviously more if offered, but the base model isn’t anything but affordable. The base model offers a 1.0 liter 3 cylinder engine that produces a whopping 70 horsepower. The car has no air conditioning, cruise control, or audio system and still can’t manage 40 mpg highway. However it is cheap and you can fit two of them in one parking space!

8. Chevrolet Sonic $14,999

The Chevy Sonic is a compact car that offers better gas mileage than its larger brothers on the Chevy line, but continues to show the American style even in a smaller car. The Sonic is equipped with a 1.8 liter 138 horsepower engine that delivers 26 mpg city and 35 mpg highway. The Sonic also comes at more comfortably equipped with a starting price of only $1,000 dollars more.

9. Nissan Sentra $16,750

The Nissan Sentra is one of the brands more iconic cars, especially within the last year with the body redesign. The car itself has gotten more than just a facelift, it has been better equipped inside as well as out. The base model was given a 1.8 liter 4 cylinder engine that boasts a decent 130 horsepower. The car averages 30 mpg city and 39 mpg highway. The current Sentra is the 7th generation and has an available 7 trims.

10. Dodge Dart $16,999cars

The Dodge Dart is one of the best looking affordable cars out on the market. It effectively is the replacement to the old Dodge Neon while similar in size, to the Neon, the Dart is much better equipped both internally and visually.  Armed with a 160 horsepower engine, the car averages 25 mpg city and 36 mpg highway.

No matter which of these cars tickle your fancy, all of them posses the ability to get you to your destination equipped with fuel sipping technology. The lowered cost of the cars can allow you to save as much money as possible on upfront cost and lifetime maintenance.


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