10 new cars you can get for under $ 300 a month
If you are planning to finance your new car but want to keep your monthly payments to a minimum, there are plenty of affordable choices that offer modern features, comfortable interiors, plenty of safety features, and some unexpected technology.
Even though the number of new cars available for less than $ 20,000 is disappearing, there are still a lot of great vehicles that sell for as little as $ 16,000. A good negotiator may even be able to get a few thousand more off the list price, and of course, buyers will want to look closely for special low-interest financing offers.
Here’s a look at 10 of the best ways to get that new car smell – and new car warranty – without breaking the bank. All of these should be available for good-credit buyers for $ 300 or less spread over a 60 month loan. Special finance offers come and go, but these cars make a great baseline to start your research.
1. Chevrolet Pioneer 2021
If you like the practicality of an SUV and high seating position, look no further than the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer. Chevrolet has revived the Trailblazer name for this cheeky-looking SUV with a turbocharged 3-cylinder engine.
You’re going to explode our budget for all-wheel drive, but all Trailblazers including the base L come with a touchscreen main unit with Bluetooth as well as Apple AAPL,
CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Plus, automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitors, and 10 airbags are standard rates.
2. Hyundai Accent 2021
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Accent packs a lot of features and style into a compact package, and some trims are rated up to 41 mpg on the highway. The base Accent SE lacks advanced smartphone capabilities, but it does come with a rear view camera and Bluetooth. It is the only version with a 6-speed manual transmission, however. The switch to SEL adds a larger screen, alloy rims and Apple CarPlay / Android Auto.
Just pushing the top of our budget before any discount, the top-of-the-line Limited adds heated seats, automatic emergency braking and a hands-free truck opener.
3.2021 Nissan Versa
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The Versa is a remarkably forward-thinking small car with excellent handling and up to 40 mpg on the highway. Under $ 16,000 buys a base Versa S with a manual transmission, which still has automatic emergency braking, automatic high beams and lane departure warnings.
You won’t even have to push our budget to get a top-of-the-line Versa SR, which costs around $ 19,400 and includes a proximity key, alloy wheels, high-tech touchscreen, and monitors. blind spot.
4. 2021 Hyundai Venue
The 2021 Hyundai Venue might not be the most recognizable name, but it’s a name you should get to know. Think of it as an Accent sedan with more personality and a slightly higher seating position. You’ll have to stick with the base SE trim to keep payouts below $ 300, but even this model comes with a large 8-inch screen and various collision avoidance features.
The Venue only comes with a continuously variable transmission and front-wheel drive, but it’s still fun to drive and the perfect size for city use.
5. 2021 Kia Rio
Forget any notion of the 2021 Kia Rio as a cheap subcompact. It’s still small, but the latest Rio is sleek, spacious, and displays a subtly upscale style. Kia 000270,
offers two versions of the Rio, both with unexpected subtleties such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Wireless.
You’ll even stay under $ 300 a month with the Rio S, which adds cruise control and keyless entry. Going for the tech pack almost skips our budget, but it can be worth it for the active security features and the improved touchscreen.
6.2021 Subaru Impreza
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The Impreza scores big points for practicality thanks to its standard all-wheel drive, good infotainment system and top-notch safety scores. It also happens to be a pleasure to drive with the standard manual gearbox and enjoys particularly good resale value.
Our budget will take a base Impreza sedan, although savvy negotiators should be able to opt for the more spacious and practical hatchback, which has a list price of $ 500 higher than the four-door.
7. 2021 Kia Soul
The 2021 Kia Soul lives up to its name with more style and driving personality than most small sedans. Its square shape made it an icon in its day, and Kia will even build you an orange one for around $ 19,000.
Kia requires a continuously variable transmission with most exterior colors, so if you’re really trying to keep costs down with a manual transmission, you’ll have to stick with white, silver, or black. Still, it’s a quirky little car with a lot of practicality for less than $ 300 a month.
8. 2021 Volkswagen Jetta
Don’t give up on a sedan just because it seems like everyone is buying SUVs these days. The VW VWAGY 2021,
Jetta is a garish offer for a tick under $ 20,000. Even in the base S version, it comes with alloy rims, LED lighting, collision avoidance technology and an exceptionally advanced infotainment system.
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And that’s before we even talked about its turbocharged 4-cylinder, shift-shifting manual gearbox, and laid-back chassis. The base Jetta is really fun – arguably the finest car to drive on this list, and all for under $ 300 a month.
9. 2021 Hyundai Veloster
Fancy something a little more sporty? Look at the Hyundai Veloster. This sedan has great movements on the road and 147 horsepower from its 4 cylinder engine. It will also satisfy your practicality needs thanks to its innovative third rear door, spacious cargo area and abundant list of standard features.
You won’t pay extra for a large touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and Hyundai offers automatic emergency braking, LED running lights, and alloy wheels.
10. Mitsubishi Mirage 2021
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Mirage earns points for its comprehensive list of standard equipment, which even includes a standard 10-year powertrain warranty. Our budget will net you just about any Mirage, from the G4 sedan to the smaller but slightly more practical hatchback.
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It might not be the finest car for under $ 300, but we can’t dispute its number of features or the safety net provided by its warranty.
This story originally took place on Autotrader.com.