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The Best 2019 Cars Under $20,000

Updated November 5, 2019 863 votes 218 voters 14.1k views18 items

List RulesVote up the best cars of 2019 that have a starting MSRP of less than $20,000.

It's time to rank the new 2019 cars that have a starting sticker price under $20,000. From the Chevrolet Cruze to the Kia Rio you'll find both compact and subcompacts on this list. A few of the 2019 models that are under 20K offer both sedan and hatchback body style options such as the Chevrolet Sonic but the Honda Civic is the only car on this list that offers the coupe, sedan, and hatchback body styles. Which of these 2019 cars under 20,000 dollars is right for you?

Look to the descriptions to determine which cars you like best based on their estimated MPG or available horsepower. Shopping for new sedans, coupes, and hatchabcks under $20,000 can be tricky. Help other drivers out by voting up the best cars that are available at a reasonable price. You might also want to check out these 2020 cars for under 20,000 dollars.

  • Honda Civic is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2019 Cars Under $20,000
    Photo: Honda

    MSRP: Starting at $19,450

    MPG: 30 City / 38 Highway

    Horsepower: 158 to 180 hp

    Body styles: Sedan, Coupe, Hatchback

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  • Kia Forte is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2019 Cars Under $20,000
    Photo: Kia

    MSRP: Starting at $17,790

    MPG: 31 City / 41 Highway

    Horsepower: 147 hp

    Body styles: Sedan

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  • Hyundai Veloster is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2019 Cars Under $20,000
    Photo: Hyundai

    MSRP: Starting at $18,500

    MPG: 28 City / 34 Highway

    Horsepower:147 to 275 hp

    Body styles: Hatchback

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  • MSRP: Starting at $17,995

    MPG: 28 City / 38 Highway

    Horsepower: 137 to 153 hp

    Body styles: Sedan, Hatchback

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