By M. W. Byrne

25 Excellent New Cars Under $25,000

We wanted low-priced, not cheap. Wherever possible, we grabbed bargains on older models that are still in the shrink wrap to save you pennies yet offer a premium machine.

While we can’t help you with that new car smell – which is probably full of carcinogens anyway – and we can’t tell you what is going to feel right to you, we can offer the 25 best new automobiles on the market for under $25 K.

Scion iA

The 106 hp is tiny, but so is the cost. Inside is a pre-collision system, and easy steering wheel controls for all your bells and whistles. MSRP: $15,700

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Nissan Versa Note SV

Wide and comfortable, the Note SV is ideal for the driver that wants exceptional reliability, ease of use, quiet, 31 mpg, and broad, comfortable seats.  MSRP: $16,380

2

Chevrolet Sonic LT

Safety rankings for crash tests are astoundingly good, and the option of a sedan or hatchback give you a couple of choices depending on your needs.  MSRP: $17,530

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Honda Fit EX

An SUV hybrid that brings a shocking amount of square footage to the table, we like the Fit EX for kids heading off to college or young urbanites who want extra seating or storage. MSRP: $17,900

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Subaru Impreza

The infotainment system is sweet and saucy, while the decked out interior cuts noise to the barest of bones. Young families can’t miss at chez Impreza. MSRP: $18,295

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Honda Civic LX

Primped and pimped to replace the disappointing models that came before it. The constantly variable transmission feels tight, handling is a dream, and it moves slick on the road. MSRP: $18,640

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Toyota Corolla LE

Tech-savvy and equipped for long road trips, the Corolla is another reliable buy-and-forget car with more than enough connectivity to keep the gadget-junkie happy for years to come. MSRP: $18,735

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