What’s the Cheapest Brand New Car?

Car manufacturers are constantly competing to make a leaner, more efficient, and more affordable car for consumers. They have found ways to cut costs while preserving the integrity of the car. This business model has never been as apparent as it is in 2014. Through our research over the past few weeks, we’ve found that you can purchase a brand new car for incredibly low prices.

Why Do We Think This is Happening?

For starters, because car manufacturers can. A large portion of their business model over the past several years was finding ways to produce cars for a cheaper price. They have done everything from research and development for less expensive materials to outsourcing labor in various countries. Additionally, there is a surplus of new vehicles that are just sitting in car lots because consumers can buy newer, used cars with decently mileage for a pretty good price.

That being said, it’s relatively easy to find a brand new car for cheap if you know how to look for one. It all comes down to knowing what you want, and forfeiting what you don’t need. For instance, if you are able to drive a manual, great! You can find a manual for at least a few thousand dollars cheaper than automatics. If you don’t know how to drive a stick, then you should learn! It will save you money, literally.

You also have to know where to shop. There is often a “lowest-priced” model of a car. This is the model that has no extra features, it’s usually a manual, and it just comes with the bare necessities. If you don’t mind that, then you should ask for that model. It will be hard to find because dealers rarely carry them. There just isn’t much profit to be made. Let’s discuss a few of the cheapest brand new cars available.

Winner: Nissan Versa

The Nissan Versa is shockingly inexpensive. At just $12,780, I’m sure you can see why. I mean, that’s the price of a lot of used vehicles, right? So why is it so inexpensive? A lot of it has to do with the fact that they don’t add anything in it they don’t have to. Nothing. A radio is about as luxurious as your will get in this car. They offer what they legally have to, plus air conditioning, maybe power window, and a radio.

We think most people choose not to buy the Versa for superficial reasons. Really, what else could it be? Nissan is a tried and trusted manufacturer. The car can be purchased anywhere from $11,999-16,000. It gets 40 miles per gallon on the highway. It’s safe and handles well in the snow. There aren’t a lot of reasons not to like the Versa, truthfully. If you have a family, no problem, check out the larger hatchback. It should do the trick.

Runner-up: Chevy Spark LS Hatchback

We’ll be honest; the Spark Hatchback isn’t a real looker. In fact, in our opinion, it’s quite ugly. But remember when we said you might have to forfeit some features to get an inexpensive car? This is what we were referring to. If you can forget the flashy looking car, then the Spark might be a good fit for you.

The Spark is spacious, reliable, safe, and inexpensive. Did we mention efficient? The Spark gets up to 40 miles per gallon on the highway. That will work wonders on your wallet. So not only is the Spark cheap to buy, it’s also cheap to own!

The Spark was designed as the perfect solution to city driving. It’s lean, efficient, and it has enough space to support all of your hobbies. Honestly, it doesn’t have much power. It actually only has 84 horse power, but if you’re an urban dweller, than you don’t need much more than that! If you can get past the hatchback body style, than we definitely recommend giving the Spark a try. We’ve heard nothing but good things so far.

Final Thoughts

Well there you have it; these are two very inexpensive, brand new cars that you can buy right now. Like we said before, it all boils down to what you can forfeit. You’re likely not going to find a brand new sports car or luxury car for this cheap. However, you will find a sensible, efficient, and spacious car that will get you from A to B, and compliment your eclectic life style.

These cars would be ideal for city dwellers with active life styles or small families. They don’t have much power, but if you’re living in the city with stop and go traffic, you usually don’t need much power. Additionally, you do need a car that runs a lean, light engine. When you’re sitting in traffic for untold amounts of time, you need a car that won’t overheat because it’s running a heavy engine.

We think it might be easy for people to look past these. They are sort of generic, and they aren’t the best looking cars. However, if you can bring yourself to entertain the thought of owning a Versa or a Spark, then you likely won’t be sorry. They are very practical and great on your wallet!

We hope this article has helped you a bit in your attempt to locate the cheapest brand new car! These are just a few that we have come across, but we’d love to hear your story or your recommendations if you have had luck finding another cheap brand new car. Just leave a comment below, and we will review it as quickly as possible. Until then, happy hunting!