These Are the Least Expensive New Cars in America

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New Cars for Less Than $20,000
Cars are an expensive commodity, and for many Americans an automobile can be the most expensive purchase of a lifetime. According to analysts at car research website KBB.com, the average transaction price for a new car is now more than $47,000 (December 2021 data). However, despite that shocking number there are plenty of options available well below the average new-car price for folks on a budget. With stickers starting around $13,000, quality new cars are available — complete with new-car warranties, a surprising number of standard features and the latest advanced safety technology. Here’s a look at new cars (and trucks) priced less than $20,000 — the least expensive 2022 models available in America. Note: Prices shown are for base-level trims and do not include destination charges or additional options.

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