Everyone who wishes to by a car, whether new or used looks forward to buying the one that is reliable and affordable, good enough to fit into his budget. With only $20,000, you can get yourself a very good new car model whose reliability is above average and has done very well in Consumer Reports road test when it was first tested. In order to cater for your financial well-being, we advise you to buy a new car that will best fit into your budget in order for you to enjoy the benefit of up-to-date-safety advances.
The following are the 10 best new cars under $20,000 in 2018 that got the green light after getting surveyed and tested in 2017.
1. Toyota Highlander
The high reliability makes the consumer reports to rank the 2010 Toyota Highlander and it’s variant in two of the top three ranks. A 2010 Highlander model can be found with as low as $15,000 with some of the 2011 models hovering around the same price. The one with the highest performance is V6 Highlander.
2. Buick Encore – Compact Luxury SUV in 2018
This car has posted high reliability rating for the past several years. In fact it has met the owners satisfaction scores based on Consumer Reports Survey. 2017 saw it getting ranked third among other SUVs with entry-level luxury. With up to $30,000, consumers can get the new models of Buick Encore. A 2014 Encore can be sold for as low as $16,000. Most models cost about $20,000. The 2014 Encore has well performed in key testing areas.
3. Honda Accord – Highly Anticipated
You can’t easily go wrong with a new Honda Accord model. It scores high marks when it comes to reliability as well as owner satisfaction, with the 2014 model being so close to car perfection. A used 2014 V6 model of the sportiest version can cost a price below $20,000.
4. Subaru Forester
This model has attained high score in transmission, electrical system, brakes and every other area since 2012. When it comes to owner satisfaction, 2013 Subaru Forester has done well compared to Toyota RAV4and Mazda CX-5. A 2014 four-wheel model price starts from around $16,000.
5. Mazda Miata
Mazda MX-5 Miata has maintained good legacy in terms of styling and performance for over 25 years. It is fun and reliable to drive a Miata and it has a good report in Consumer Reports Testing. The 2013 Miata models has a price ranging from $15,000 to $20,000.
6. 2018 Toyota RAV4
The 2018 Toyota RAV4 enjoys elite reliability ratings with about 25% of RAV4 owners having held their cars for more than 10 years. Some 2012 models cost around $15000, but V6 editions have a higher price.
7. 2018 Lexus ES
The Consumer Reports ranks Lexus among the top models every year. The 2011 model was high above average in owner satisfaction and reliability. As time goes, a new car goes for $40,000 with the 2011 edition retailing for about $16,000.
8. Honda Ridgeline 2018
This car model has high level of comfort and reliability with its owner satisfaction having blown away Nissan Frontier, Chevy Colorado and Toyota Tacoma for 2009. You can buy a new Ridgeline for as low as $15,000.
9. 2018 Toyota Camry
This car has been among the Sedans which have been the most reliable in the 21st century. Every category tested makes it to be ranked far above average. A model with fairly low miles prices around $15,000 and it can be trusted in terms of safety.
10. 2018 Acura TLX
Acura TLX is now sold as a smaller Honda Accord version overseas but a new model is sold for over $30,000 in America. The car has reliable engine, brakes and interior controls thus making it to score highly in Consumer Reports Testing. A premium-badged sedan model now costs below $20,000.