When shopping for a new car, most people try to find a vehicle that offers a mixture of reliability and affordability. To help you find the right car, we have consulted the lists U.S. News and Car and Driver have put out of the best new cars for under $20,000 and picked our favorite of the two. These lists are full of cars that perform well but won’t break your budget. To aid you in your search for a new car, we’ve gathered the eleven top value cars from these lists. Base sticker prices listed include many added features. Other options beyond the standard may be at an additonal cost. Before you head out to the car dealership, take a look through these eleven new cars under $20,000.
1) Honda Civic
With a base sticker price of $19,700, the Civic is a hatchback car that’s practical while still being stylish. It has some of the best fuel economy in its class—it gets 32 mpg in the city and 42 mpg on the highway. The base model comes with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine and a 6-speed manual transmission. This car offers a smooth ride. The Civic has all the latest technology, including a rearview camera, a 5-inch screen, Bluetooth, and automatic climate control. It also has a feature that’s unique to Honda’s cars: Honda Sensing. This safety feature includes adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assistance. It also includes the Collision Mitigation Braking System, a system that automatically applies the brakes if it detects a forward-collision. Because of all its great features, the Civic is one of the best-rated hatchbacks on the market.