The economy of the world is nothing less than chaos and therefore consumers today are very particular about the amount of money they spend on their vehicles. Although there are consumers that do love to spend money on the best cars that they would like to buy but majority of the car buyers go for cars that can offer them better fuel economy and that would fit their budget. Small cars are very much in demand these days in the United States so let’s take a quick look at the 10 best small cars that fit the affordable budget range of $20,000.
1. Honda Fit Hatchback
If you are looking for a small car with a small budget then look no further and go for 2013 Honda Fit which offers superb driving performance and better comfort. It has better functionality to it which makes this car wildly popular in the United States. The 1.5 liter four cylinder engine produces 117 horsepower and 106 lb feet of torque which is just too good for the urban environment. It also offers better fuel economy which is the best in its class. The all new Honda Fit hatchback is available for MSRP $15,325 and above.
2. Scion xD 2012
Scion has always come up with better youthful vehicles and this time they have come up with 2012 Scion xD that offers better customization options and better interiors. The 1.8 liter four cylinder engine produces 128 horsepower and 125 lb feet of torque with five speed manual transmission. It can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 8.4 seconds which is faster than other cars in the same range. The MSRP for Scion xD 2012 is $15,345 and above.
3. 2013 Kia Forte
The all new Kia Forte is just class apart and offers wide range of features which makes it one of the best small cars that you can find in the American market. It has a great exterior looks and the vehicle is powered with 2.0 liter four cylinder engine that produces 156 horsepower and 144 lb feet of torque. It also offers better fuel economy at the price of just $18,000 and above.
4. 2013 Volkswagen Golf
Small cars like 2013 Volkswagen Golf offer plenty of options and features that make this car one of the most popular small vehicles. It offers outstanding cabin materials and fuel efficiency and powered with 2.5 liter five cylinder engine that produces 170 horsepower and 177 lb feet of torque. The car is available for MSRP $17,995.
5. 2013 Hyundai Veloster
Although, 2013 Hyundai Veloster is not something that average Americans would think to buy at first sight but the car definitely has tons of features and better fuel efficiency that would drag lot of attention. It has a sleek curvy design to its exterior while the car is powered by 1.6 liter four cylinder engine that can produce 138 horsepower and 132 lb feet of torque. The EPA fuel economy of the vehicle at 28/40/32 – city/highway/combined is something that consumers would look for. The car is available at MSRP $17,450.
6. 2012 Toyota Prius C
This hatchback has a stellar fuel economy and that is what creates demand for the vehicle. Toyota has worked on the exterior of the vehicle and has offered wide range of colors to it. However, the car is powered by 1.5 liter four cylinder gasoline engine that produces 73 horsepower and 82 lb feet of torque paired with electric motor that offers additional 60 horsepower. The MSRP for this vehicle starts at $18,950 and above.
7. 2013 Chevrolet Sonic
This car priced at $14,800 remains one of the most popular subcompact vehicles in the North American market. The powerful engine combined with superior exteriors and comfortable interiors make this vehicle one of the most popular cars for the year 2012. The vehicle is powered by 1.8 liter four cylinder engine that produces 138 horsepower and 125 lb feet of torque.
8. 2012 Fiat 500
Fiat has come up with just another stylish vehicle Fiat 500 that is priced well under $20,000 and offers better reliability with its 1.4 liter four cylinder engine that can produce 101 horsepower and 98 lb feet of torque. The car is priced at MSRP $16,000.
9. 2012 Scion tC
Scion has always come up with some interesting car models like the tC hatchback that offers spacious interiors and better fuel economy. The car is powered by 2.5 liter inline 4 engine that produces 180 horsepower and 173 lb feet of torque. The car is priced at MSRP $18,575 and above.
10. 2012 Mini Cooper
This iconic vehicle with British character and German engineering is also among the top vehicles that fits the under $20,000 budget. The vehicle offers sharp handling, stellar fuel economy and excellent all round performance for a price that won’t hurt the wallet.