15 New Cars Under $15,000
New car prices can be intimidating, but there are a good variety of affordable new vehicles available. We have put together a list of the best new vehicles under $15,000:
The 2012 Honda Civic is a compact sedan. It has a 140-hp, 1.8-liter, I4 engine. All Civics come with front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and active front head restraints.
The 2012 Scion xD is a subcompact wagon. It has a 128-hp, 1.8-liter, 4-cylinder engine. It comes with standard AC, cruise control, full power accessories, a tilt steering wheel and a six-speaker stereo with a single CD/MP3 player with iPod/USB connectivity.
The 2012 Ford Focus is a compact car. It has a 160-hp, 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder engine. The standard transmission on all trims is a five speed manual. A six speed automatic “powershift” is optional.
The 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer is a 4-door family sedan. A 168-hp, 2.4-liter, 4-cylinder engine is newly standard on the GTS trim level. The DE and ES trims have a 148-hp, 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder engine.
The 2012 Hyundai Elantra is a compact car. It has a 1.8-liter 6-cylinder engine that teams with a 5-speed manual transmission or an optional 6-speed automatic. All Elantras have a height-adjustable driver seat and power windows.
The 2012 Honda Fit is a subcompact four-door hatchback. It has a 117-hp, 1.5-liter, 4-cylinder engine. Base Fits come standard with 15-inch steel wheels, air-conditioning, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, full power accessories and a four-speaker sound system with CD/MP3 player and auxiliary audio input.
The 2012 Suzuki SX4 is a compact car. All SX4 models are powered by a 150-hp, 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder engine. Front-wheel drive is standard, but all-wheel drive is available on the hatchback.
The 2012 Kia Rio5 is a 4-door wagon. It has a standard 110-hp, 1.6-liter, I4 engine. A 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard and a 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional.
The 2011 Chevrolet Aveo is a 4-door subcompact sedan. It has a 108-hp, 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine and 104 pound-feet of torque. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard and a 4-speed automatic is optional.
The 2012 Toyota Yaris is a subcompact car. It has a 106-hp, 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine and 103 pound-feet of torque. Standard features in the basic Yaris include a tilting steering wheel and air conditioning and a trip computer.
The 2012 Hyundai Accent is a subcompact car. It has a 138-hp, 1.6-liter, 4-cylinder engine. A 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard, and an optional 6-speed automatic transmission.
The 2012 Nissan Versa is available as a 4-door sedan or 5-door hatchback. It has a 122-hp, 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine teamed with a 6-speed manual, 4-speed automatic or CVT . A more economical 1.6-liter engine is also available.
The 2012 Ford Fiesta is 4-door 5-passenger sedan. It has a 119hp, 1.6-liter engine with a 5-speed manual transmission with an option upgrade to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Standard on all models comes a CD player, MP3 player and USB port.
The 2012 Chevrolet Sonic is a 4-dor 5-passenger sedan. Carried over from 2011 it has three trims and a 1.8 liter 5 speed manual transmission. It come standard with automatic headlights, outside temperature gauge and trip computer.
2012 Jeep Patriot is a 4—door 5-passenger SUV which has been redesigned from 2011. It has been made available in four trims beginning with the 4×2, 158hp 2.0 liter engine, all the way to the 4×4 172hp 2.4 liter engine. It comes standard with a 5-sped manual transmission and optional variable speed automatic transmission.