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The Top 10 Cheapest New Cars To Own In 2014

By Liam Houghton


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In a world dominated by a rising fuel crisis, people have become more and more focused on saving money. Any regular car driver intends to save up money both on gas and on an initial investment, which is buying a car for the first time. It all depends on what you intend to achieve by purchasing a vehicle. So are you wondering what is the cheapest new car? Would you rather buy the cheapest car? Or would you prefer the cheapest car to run in the long run? Whatever the case, we’ve put together a series of rankings that help you make a valid decision.

USA Today constructed a list of 10 good cheapest new car in USA, but keep in mind that most new reliable models nowadays are bound to cost more than $10,000.

2015 Mitsubishi Mirage DE
2015 Mitsubishi Mirage DE
  1. The 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage DE ($15,115)
  2. The 2014 Chevrolet Spark 1LT ($15,820)
  3. The 2014 Nissan Versa SV ($16,340)
  4. The 2014 Scion IQ ($16,420)
  5. The 2014 Mazda2 Sport ($16,630)
  6. The Toyota Yaris LE ($16,825)
  7. The 2015 Honda Fit LX ($17,115)
  8. The 2014 Nissan Versa Note SV ($17,340)
  9. The 2014 Ford Fiesta SE ($17,500)
  10. The 2014 Kia Rio EX ($17,600)

If, on the other hand, you’re among the ones that want to buy a used car, you should base your decision on fuel consumption, approximate price of your car insurance and overall vehicle size. The bigger the automobile, the safer it is.

Now, let’s take a look at 5 of the cheapest cars to insure in 2014:

  1. The Dacia Sandero 1.2
  2. The Hyundai i10 1.0

    Hyundai i10 1.0
    Hyundai i10 1.0
  3. The Peugeot Partner Tepee 1.6 TDI
  4. The Seat Mii
  5. The Skoda Citigo

AutoExpress, a British publication specialized in reviewing automobiles, has also made a ranking of the top 10 new cheapest cars in UK. Do you intend to give up commuting in the future? Do you live in the suburbs? If so, you may want to focus on purchasing a car that’s best known for its high fuel economy. According to AutoExpress, you should choose from the following models if you’re focused on overall efficiency and low gas costs:

  1. The Dacia Sandero 1.5 dCi Ambiance, featuring a 1.2 liter, 4 cylinder engine that runs on petrol and that’s responsible for producing 74 bhp at 5500 rpm. The car can be bought for an approximate price of $9,500.
  2. The Skoda Citigo 1.0 S is a more expensive automobile. Drivers will pay around $12,200 to buy this vehicle, but it offers a rather high combined fuel economy (48 mpg), thanks to its 1.0 liter, 3 cylinder engine, and its 59 bhp.
  3. As for the Kia Picanto 1.0 1, it is unfortunately a little more expensive: $12,800. It also comes with a 1.0 liter, 3 cylinder engine and 68 bhp and it offers a decent fuel economy of 46 mpg.
  4. The Hyundai i10 1.0 S is an alternative worthy of your attention, thanks to its combined fuel economy of 60 mpg and its horsepower of 66. The engine is a classic 3 cylinder 998 cc one. This particular model can be purchased for around $14,500.
  5. The Volkswagen up! 1.0 Take Up can go from 0 to 60 mph in 14.4 seconds and offers an average gas economy of 62.8 mpg. It’s sleek and sweet, but users’ reviews often complain about its lack of speed, particularly on lengthy roads. The automobile is said to be perfect inside the city, on the other hand, and it does present a serious downfall, as it’s more on the expensive side: $13,800.
  6. Coming from behind is the fresh Suzuki Alto 1.0 SZ, featuring a 1.0 liter engine, a combined fuel economy of 65.7 and a top speed of 96 mph. As for its price, it’s not to die for, but it will do: $11,400.
  7. The Seat Mii 1.0 S also comes with a 1.0 liter engine and a horsepower of 59 bhp. It has a top speed of 99 mph and it could be a little more costly, because its base price is around $13,000.
  8. The Dacia Logan MCV 1.5 dCi Ambiance is yet another alluring option, thanks to its 1.5 liter engine, its top speed of 107 mph and its average economy of 74 mpg. Its current price revolves around $15,000.
  9. The Skoda Fabia Estate 1.6 TDI (CR Special Edition 5dr) can easily be considered a family car. Its price is higher ($17,000), but it features a 1.6 liter diesel engine, a top speed of 104 mph and an average fuel economy of 67 mpg.
  10. The last one on the list is the Mitsubishi Mirage 1.0, of which the price can largely vary between $14,400 and $20,000. Don’t run away now, though. Paying that much may be worth it. The car is small, but it does fit a decent number of 4 to 5 individuals. The engine is a 1.0 liter classic combustion motor and the overall economy of the vehicle is a wonderful 67 mpg.

We hope our list of the top 10 cheapest new cars to own in 2014 helps you make your decision. Since it’s the end of the year now, a lot of car brands will be offering discount as the winter starts. We have also compiled a list of the best Black Friday deals that the auto manufacturers will be offering this year, save up on your new vehicle by availing the discounts and rebates offered. Good luck on finding a new car that best suits you.


About Liam Houghton

Liam has been an automotive enthusiast probably since birth and grew up restoring classic cars with his dad. He still remembers the exact moment when his dad showed him the inner workings of an engine and learned how it works. Also an avid racing fan, especially when it comes to Formula 1, Liam has contributed a unique blend of insight into both the classic car brands and sports car segments on GCB since joining the team in 2016. Learn more about GCB's Editorial Process.