If you’re in the market for a new car but you’re on a budget, you’re probably thinking owning a “cool-looking” car isn’t possible – but you’ll be surprised at the level of luxury you can get for just $20,000.
It’s not impossible to find a swanky-looking car for an affordable price tag. Here are seven different vehicles that combine performance, comfort, and look for less than $20,000 – you’ll be driving in style without breaking the bank.
2018 Mazda Mazda3
Are you looking for a fun new vehicle to drive? Then look no further than the 2018 Mazda Mazda3, which offers an incredible drive. Plus, it looks great while offering plenty of space with room for four adult passengers. And this vehicle can be yours for under $20k.
All new 2018 Mazda3 models come standard with a forward collision warning system and automatic emergency braking. Other features include a rearview camera, MazdaConnect infotainment system with touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity, a six-speaker audio system, dual-zone climate control, and heated front seats, among many other amazing features – with all these features, you’ll forget how little you paid.
Plus, the Mazda3 offers good fuel economy and earned a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA (out of a possible five stars).
2018 Chevrolet Cruze
Another stylish looking car at an affordable price, you won’t pay more than $20k to own the 2018 Chevrolet Cruze. 2018 brought a new Satin Steel Grey Metallic exterior color, and there are four trim levels available for this vehicle. The base L trim model comes equipped with Chevrolet’s MyLink easy-to-use infotainment system with touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a four-speaker audio system, USB port, cloth upholstery, and a review camera.
To make your ride even more enjoyable, you’ll also have the option to upgrade for additional features: an 8.0-inch touchscreen, a sunroof, a nine-speaker Bose audio system, heated rear seats, and more.
The 2018 Chevrolet Cruze also received a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA.
2018 Kia Forte
This small compact Kia packs a powerful punch, and if you’re searching for a cool-looking car, you can own the 2018 Kia Forte for under $20k. Some of the available features include LED tail lights, power-folding and heated side view mirrors, a power moonroof, easy-to-use infotainment system and navigation, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, among many other cool features.
The Kia Forte5 comes standard with all the above features but offers a sportier makeover with perimeter approach lighting, puddle lamps, chrome exhaust finishes, sportier front and rear fascia with red accents, among others.
As for safety, the 2018 Forte received a five-star overall rating from the NHTSA.
2018 Honda Fit
The 2018 Honda Fit may look small but it’s actually pretty spacious – it comes with split-folding seats that give extra cargo space. 2018 brought impressive changes to the Fit’s appearance with a tweaked front fascia and new sportier trim, 16-inch gloss black finish, bright orange pinstriping, chrome exhaust tip, and black cloth upholstery with orange stitching.
The base LX trim model includes a four-speaker audio system with Bluetooth connectivity, keyless entry, and a rearview camera. If you upgrade to the Sport trim, you’ll get even more features such as fog lights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and the HondaLink user-friendly infotainment system equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, among many other awesome features.
Plus, this vehicle has a really good fuel economy and earned a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA.
2018 Hyundai Elantra
The 2018 Hyundai Elantra is fun to drive and is loaded with technology. There are many models to choose from (eight to be exact), and new for 2018 is the Limited trim model, which has added a gloss black interior accent and auto-dimming rearview mirrors as an option. The Sport trim now has a power sunroof and blind-spot monitoring with traffic alert.
The base SE model comes with a four-speaker audio system with Bluetooth connectivity. The Elantra GT hatchback comes with all the tech features including an infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and SiriusXM satellite radio. Also available is the Blue Link package, which includes the Connected Care Package (roadside assistance, automatic collision notification, among many other services). There’s also a Remote package available that includes various remote options for your car and the Guidance package supplements the navigation system.
The 2018 Hyundai Elantra SE model and GT hatchback received a four-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA.
2018 Volkswagen Jetta
Some of the coolest things about the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta is its European style and its smooth handling, and it even has a turbocharged engine in the base model, all for under $20k. The look of the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta is pretty nice both inside and out – plus, it’s one of the roomiest vehicles in its class.
Standard features include LED lights, fog lights, keyless entry, split-folding rear seats, heated power-operated side mirrors, rear-view camera, and a five-inch touchscreen.
Nothing is cooler than safety-first; the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta received a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA.
2017 Subaru Impreza
If you’re willing to consider an older model, the 2017 Subaru Impreza is the vehicle to consider. This vehicle is under $20k and was a redesign, so you can expect some upgraded features. Both the sedan and the hatchback come standard with all-wheel-drive (AWD). The 2017 Subaru Impreza now has a more powerful engine, allowing you to conquer all terrains. Plus, the 2017 Subaru Impreza offers more cabin space than ever before and with the added rigidity the cabin noise has been significantly reduced.
In terms of safety, all 2017 Subaru’s come standard with front, side, and curtain airbags blind spot detection, and rear cross traffic alert.