Yahoo released what it believes to be its top ten list for the best affordable cars of 2017 (but the deciding factor in where to order each vehicle appears to be solely the cost). We’ve dug into the results and provided you with some extra information on each of the vehicles.
- 2017 Chevrolet Sonic ($15,145)
If Yahoo used a metric other than price for this list then the Sonic would be much higher. This little standout comes equipped with extra airbags – 10 in total and a rearview camera. It’s no wonder the Sonic has an exceptional 5 star safety ratings. Plus this subcompact gets an excellent 28 MPG on surface streets and 38 MPG on the highway. Take a look on other ranking services and you’ll find that Sonic consistently finds itself in the B+ to A range no matter who is doing the rating.
- 2017 Kia Forte LX ($16,600)
The Kia Forte comes equipped with an excellent suite of safety features which explain the 5 star safety rating from the NHTSA. US News ranks the Forte as the #7 spot for the top compact vehicles while other rating services rank this vehicle in the B to B+ range.
- 2017 Hyundai Accent SE ($14,745)
The Accent gets superb fuel economy – up to 32 miles on surface streets and up to 40 miles on the highway. US News puts it at the #7 spot for subcompact cars. If you look at other reviewers you’d be likely to find the Accent in the C+ to B- range.
- 2017 Kia Soul ($16,100)
The Kia Soul is a standout in the subcompact car category. With great gas mileage, a unique design, and plenty of cargo space it’s no wonder the Soul tops the US News list for subcompact cars. This Kia gets great B+ to A marks from just about every reviewer (except from the folks at Edmunds).
- 2017 Toyota Yaris ($15,250)
The Yaris gets 4 out 5 stars from Motor trend and 5 out 5 stars from Car and Driver. It’s fun to drive and handles itself pretty well. If you look at some of the other reviewers the Yaris consistently finds itself in the B to A- range.
- Nissan Versa Note ($15,480)
Well, it’s super cheap and will get you to where you need to go. In fact, it will get you there cheaper than most with 31 MPG in the city and 39 MPG on the highway. It falls into C- to C range on most of the review sites.
- Kia Rio Sedan ($14,165)
The Kia Rio comes with a great extended warranty for peace of mind and the cabin provides for a roomier feel than many other subcompacts. While the Rio sedan does come in the C to C+ range it still represents a good value for the money.
- 2017 Ford Fiesta S Sedan ($13,660)
The Ford Fiesta, is a standout in the subcompact car segment which happens to make up the bulk of Yahoo’s rankings. The Fiesta S Sedan is a fierce little car that Car and Driver points out is very fun to drive. Most ranking services put this little subcompact in the B+ to A- category.
- 2017 Chevrolet Sonic LS ($15,145)
Yet another Sonic to make Yahoo’s ranking, the LS provides an incredible value. While Yahoo does put the MSRP for this car at the 14,345 range you’re more likely to see it in the 15,100 range. Similar to its cousin, this car finds itself in the B to A- range depending on who is doing the reviews.
- 2017 Chevrolet Spark ($13,000)
The Spark is one of the surprise standouts of the 2017. The spark comes with an impressive suite of features for a great price. This mighty little car can even come equipped with safety features not available for most vehicles in this segment. On top of that the Spark gets a phenomenal 30 MPG in the city and 40 MPG on the highway. Just about all other review services put this vehicle in the B+ to A range.
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