Car buyers rejoice! Thanks to innovative design and technological advances, it’s easy to find a sleek, speedy ride that fits your personality and practical needs-– for a steal. Reader’s Digest has compiled the best inexpensive cars for bargain hunters, high-tech drivers, sports car fans and more. Here’s an excerpt below:
For Bargain Hunters: Ford Fiesta (pictured), with a $13,200 starting price and a fuel economy up to 37 mpg. The lowest-price pick, this compact sedan offers practicalities like a fuel-efficient engine and a keypad door lock (never fumble for your keys again!). Plus, you get the Ford SYNC multimedia interface, which uses voice recognition to make calls and play your favorite music.
For High-Tech Drivers: Kia Soul, with a starting price of $14,400 and a fuel economy up to 30 mpg. The starting price affords features such as Bluetooth hands-free connectivity and a USB port for audio players. Opt for the Eco package to get great mileage, low rolling resistance tires, and a powerful battery.
For Sports Car Fans: Chevrolet Sonic, which starts at $14,200 and has a fuel economy of up to 35 mpg. The Sonic’s motorcycle-inspired gauge cluster qualified – alongside Ferrari’s – for Car and Driver’s Ten Best Design Details of 2012, and this compact car continues to impress speed demons in 2013. Thanks to shorter gearing for its six-speed manual, it’s quick and easy to handle.
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