How many times have we thought that to buy a car that meets our needs, while also gratifying our passion, it takes too much money? Well, that’s not quite true: here are the 10 best cheap new cars under 20,000 euros, very affordable but high quality and pleasant to drive. Surprised? Then let’s run to see them in detail!
If you need a car that is reliable and robust, that consumes little and perhaps is also spacious, to travel comfortably with the whole family, the choice is certainly not lacking. However, the budget to be taken into account will be important, especially if we want a car that is also aesthetically satisfying and perhaps brilliant in performance. And here the problem arises: your budget may not be so “generous”. But don’t worry! There are cars that meet all these requirements and that, despite being utilitarian, can accompany you on your travels for many years, without forgetting the pleasure of driving and without taking away the satisfaction of driving a car with a personal and pleasant aesthetic. So, if you are planning to change your old car, perhaps to leave for the holidays, you might find the one that’s right for you among the 10 best cheap new cars under € 20,000. Because finding a good car at an affordable price is by no means just a matter of sacrifices: just reflect objectively on your needs and know how to choose. And this selection is made to help you out!
Before continuing, we remind you that if you are interested in buying ahybrid car, it is advisable to consult our guide to 10 best hybrid cars, while if you prefer to allocate a lower budget to your future car, take a look at the guide for best new cars under 10,000 euros. If, on the other hand, you are a new driver, we suggest you read the one at best cars for novice drivers.
Also for this month, our selection of cars is reconfirmed as a valid guide, which will direct you to the best choice for your needs, allowing you to take home a high quality car without spending a fortune. Let us now analyze in detail the Ranking of the 10 best cheap new cars under € 20,000!
At the top of our ranking of the 10 best cheap new cars under € 20,000 is the Volkswagen Polo. 3/5 door sedan with an overall length of 4.05 meters, the latest version of the Polo, which has undergone a excellent restyling, allows you to take advantage of all the features, especially multimedia, that we can find on cars of a much larger segment. What stands out to the eye are without a doubt the accuracy in the finishing and the quality of the materials employees. The trunk is also quite good, able to satisfy the common needs of a family, but it is not excessively large.
There are several engines: petrol, diesel and combined petrol-methane. The basic model of the gasoline foresees a 3-cylinder engine, 0.999 liters and 65 HP, which consumes little, on average 15 km / liter, and starts at 13,950 euros with the “Trendline” version, up to € 21,950 in the case of the “Highline”, with 115 HP and BMT (BlueMotion Technology). For lovers of diesel, on the other hand, the 1.6 TDI 4-cylinder can be with 80 or 95 HP and prices start at 17,300 and 19,850 euros respectively, but for super-equipped kits it is necessary to consider about 2,000 euros more. Finally, for those interested in long distances, in addition to diesel, the 1.0 TGI with a price of around 20,000 euros.
The latest generation of the Ford Fiesta it certainly recalls the previous one, even if this time we are dealing with a slightly longer car, in particular it reaches 4.07 meters. The main changes include the dashboard with a 6.5 “display, which looks like a tablet, and well finished interior. The car is available with both 3 than 5 doors, boasts a good comfort but it is not suitable for too large families.
The model must be taken into consideration 1.5 TDCi (Turbo Diesel Common Rail Injection) of 120 HP, which flanks a important power al driving pleasure and guarantees reduced consumption. In the case of the petrol, on the other hand, the engine is a 1.1-liter 3-cylinder with 70 or 85 hp, but there is also the version EcoBoost with 1 liter of displacement and powers of 100, 125 and 140 HP. Another point in favor is offered by the supercharging: the small turbo allows you to have a snappy car. To stay below 20,000 euros, we recommend the Plus sui 18.000 euro, both petrol and diesel, or the ST-Line, sportier model, a 20.000 €. Furthermore, with 18.250 € the “Titanium” version is also available, characterized by numerous accessories.
In third place in our ranking of the 10 best cheap new cars under € 20,000 is the Toyota Yaris Hybrid, which represents the best-selling hybrid model in Italy and abroad. Featuring a spark ignition engine powered by petrol and with power equal to 101 hp, it also boasts an electric powertrain and their combined use allows you to travel 100 km with only 3.3 liters of fuel. The basic version is available at 19.500 euro, but a total of 23,300 euros can be reached for the “Red Edition”, “Bronze Edition”, “Blue Edition” and “White Edition” versions, that is the super-equipped ones.
With a displacement of 1,497 cubic dm, 4 cylinders in line and available with both 3 and 5 doors, the Yaris Hybrid is a sedan that delivers high reliability and at the same time it is a lot convenient for those who use the car every day in the city, since it is possible to recharge the battery through braking, obviously gradual, thanks to which the energy is recycled and converted into electricity.
With the new Fiat Tipo we are facing a sedan available in versions a 4 and 5 postage, plus the model Station. This is a spacious car, simple to drive, safety on the road, but the 5-door version it offers is undoubtedly suitable for a family high comfort and greater attention to detail. The Tipo is available with either petrol engine, 1.4 95 hp and 1.4 T-jet (supercharged) 120 hp, with the latter only for the 5-door, which turbodiesel Multijet, 1.3 with 95 hp and 1.6 with 120 hp.
Gasoline prices start at 14,800 euros for the 4-door, while for the version with the tailgate you have to consider at least 3.000 euro more. However, the recommended model is the 1.6 turbodiesel Mjt with 120 HP which allows you to save on consumption: the 4p boasts 20 km / l on the state roads against the 24 km / l offered by the 5p, but the prices are respectively 19.900 € e 21.000 € to go up and depending on the model chosen. As for the Station type, the peculiarity concerns the trunk, which reaches about 500 liters: to stay below 20,000 euros, however, it is necessary to choose exclusively the petrol engine, as the diesel starts at 21,000 euros.
Continuing our ranking of the 10 best cheap new cars under 20,000 euros, we find the new one Citroen C3, characterized by an original appearance, reminiscent of the style of the Cactus, but with smaller and more comfortable dimensions for those who have to drive it in the city. The interior is also not bad, with the right space next to the quality some materials. For young photography lovers, the Connected Cam, that is a camera placed on the windshield and useful for sharing photos and videos on your favorite social networks. In addition, in the event of an accident, the Cam records the 30 seconds before and 60 after the crash.
The most recommended engines are the supercharged gasoline, which provides a displacement of 1.2 liters, maximum power of 110 hp and minimum cost of 17.900 euro, and the diesel 1.5 with 102 hp and price starting from 17.100 euro.
Another car to consider is certainly the Mazda 2, auto agile, comfortable, well finished and comfortable at a moderate pace, but beware of high speeds. In addition, it can be equipped with theHead-up displaywhich is rare for cars of this size. Negative note can be the size of the luggage compartment equal to 290 liters, below the standards of competing cars.
The engine is exclusively petrol with 1.5 liter displacement and 4 cylinders in line, but it can vary according to the maximum power: the 75 CV, the 90 CV and the 115 CV. As for the prices, it starts with the basic version at 14,400 euros, up to 19,350 euros for the full optional 115 hp.
In seventh place in our ranking of the best cheap cars under € 20,000 we have the Hyundai i20, sedan available only in the version 5 door with the possibility to choose the double clutch gearbox (DCT, Dual Clutch Transmission), which allows for high shifting speed and at the same time to maintain a good fluidity in the transmission of torque and power. Another positive note is offered by the package Hyundai Smart Sense, which includes numerous hi-tech features such as automatic emergency braking, driver fatigue detection and high beam management.
As for prices, these fluctuate around 16.000 € if you choose the classic petrol engine, whose displacement is 1.2 liters, but for the turbos you have to consider at least 18.500 euro.
With the Peugeot 2008 we are dealing with a different type of car: an SUV with a new restyling compared to the previous version, silent, which guarantees comfort for large families. Among the most important features, theabsence of the 4 × 4, replaced by a front-wheel drive system Grip Control, which, thanks to the on-board electronics, allows to optimize traction on uneven ground with snow or mud. In addition, there is theActive City Brake, which keeps the vehicle under control at low speed, intervening to avoid rear-end collisions.
For what concern engine, you can choose between the 1.2 turbobenzina, 3 cylinders and powers of 83 and 110 HP with base prices respectively of 18.180 € (while stocks last) e 19.800 €, and the turbodiesel 1.5 BlueHDi (High Pressure Direct Injection, i.e. supercharged with direct diesel injection), which is really great for long journeys but requires an extra addition of money that leads to over € 20,000.
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