Looking to pick up a new set of wheels in 2019, but not sure where to start? There are so many options on the market that it’s pretty tough to choose if you can’t narrow the parameters. It’s generally best to start with cost, though: the average car is an expensive purchase, and you need to make sure you’re getting the maximum bang for your buck.
To help you make a smart decision that keeps you comfortable and safe on the road for years to come, let’s run through the seven most cost-effective cars from the 2019 lineup so far. Anyone of these cars should serve you well and help you keep your costs down, so let’s get to them:
Starting at just $13,220, the Chevy Spark is as cheap as you can get for a new car in 2019. This makes it exceptional value if you have basic motoring needs, aren’t too fussy about features, and want a new 2019 model for as little money as possible.
Starting at $16,190, the Honda Fit has long been a popular subcompact, and the 2019 iteration shows no sign of changing that. With high mileage, storage that seemingly belies the external dimensions, and a quality complement of modern features, it’s worth stepping up from the Spark if you have the extra cash to spend.
Starting at $16,490, the base model of the Kia Soul is equipped with a 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine — it won’t win you any races, but it’s no slouch, especially for the money. The design leaves you with an exceptional amount of space, and the class-leading warranty should save you a right amount of money in the coming years.
Starting at $22,930, the Honda Insight is the ultimate entry-level hybrid vehicle. There’s no showy electric vehicle marketing, and there isn’t even anywhere to plug it in — the electric operation runs merely off the combustion engine, working to smooth out your ride whenever you aren’t accelerating hard. It’s quiet, safe, and extremely economical.
Starting at $23,945, the Toyota Camry remains the go-to choice in the midrange field. With unique styling, a spacious interior, reliable performance, and outstanding safety features by default (the 2018 iteration won an NHTSA 5-Star Overall Safety Rating for a good reason), it’s the smartest choice you can make when buying in this bracket.
Starting at just $30,315, the electric-only version of the Hyundai Ioniq is the best buy for anyone looking to enter the electric vehicle world without stretching their budget too far. Its range of 124 miles on a single charge makes it entirely viable as a main vehicle for anyone with modest commuting needs, and the standard tech lineup is formidable.
Starting at $36,550, the Toyota Avalon Hybrid isn’t just a fantastic hybrid: it’s a great car in general, and the best of the big 2019 cars in a similar price range. The expansive interior and cabin are perfect for family use, and the economic engine will ensure that your year-on-year costs stay relatively low.
Every one of these vehicles offers a lot of performance, space and reliability for the money, but be mindful of the broader price you pay for cutting costs. If you’d lose out on certain important features to hit your price target, weigh up your options first.
For instance, you can use like-for-life aftermarket solutions such as backup camera systems if you’re willing to do some research and install them yourself, but it may work out cheaper to simply pay more for a higher-tier version of your chosen vehicle.
Regardless of what road you take, you’ll be happy with any one of these 2019 vehicles. Which one best suits your needs and preferences? Give it some thought.