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Top 10 New Cars for Penny Pinchers


mitsubishi mirage
2014 Mitsubishi Mirage

CHICAGO--Feb. 24, 2014: Cars.com has listed the top 10 cheapest new cars available to purchase and drive. To create the list, Cars.com editors calculated sticker price and destination fees plus eight year fuel cost.

"There's a certain crowd of shoppers who only care about getting the cheapest car to get them from one place to another," said Joe Wiesenfelder, Cars.com's Executive Editor. "They want something new with a warranty, and of course because they are cost-conscious, they want something efficient. These are the folks we've created this list for. While we don't necessarily praise these cars for their overall quality, one thing is certain, they get high marks for cost-savings."

The top 10 cheapest cars available to shoppers, according to Cars.com experts are:

Ranking

Brand

Model

MPG combined

 Starting price

 Fuel cost*

 Total cost

1

Mitsubishi

Mirage

37

$  13,790

$     10,703

$       24,493

2

Chevrolet

Spark

34

$  12,995

$     11,647

$       24,642

3

Nissan

Versa sedan

35

$  13,800

$     11,314

$       25,114

4

Smart

fortwo

36

$  14,020

$     12,167

$       26,187

5

Scion

iQ

37

$  16,420

$     10,703

$       27,123

6

Toyota

Yaris

33

$  16,050

$     12,000

$       28,050

7

Ford

Fiesta

31

$  14,925

$     12,774

$       27,699

8

Kia

Rio

31

$  14,700

$     12,774

$       27,474

9

Hyundai

Accent

31

$  15,455

$     12,774

$       28,229

10

Nissan

Sentra

34

$  17,600

$     11,647

$       29,247