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When versatility and style goes hand in hand – 10 best cars under $25,000

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Are you someone who looks for inexpensive things but yet is demanding? Do you want a car that offers you great mileage but also is versatile, safe and updated with the latest technology?

According to reports by the National Automobile Dealers Association, it has been declared that their top 10 cars are the most versatile in the world are also within the range of $25,000. The car shoppers have become extremely frugal due to the rising energy prices and the pressing economic concerns.

However, simultaneously, it has also been noticed that young professionals, the empty nesters, and the families require cars that are tailored to meet their needs and they literally use it for travelling from point A to point B.

The best part of the story is that this is the perfect time to be in the market for a fun car as the auto loan rates are low, thereby making it extremely affordable for a borrower to purchase a car.

With the advancement of technology, the showrooms are all stocked with different stylish vehicles that offer solid speed, performance and are also within your budget.

Check out some of the coolest cars that you can afford within $25,000

UPDATE: The list below includes most vehicles for 20K or less. We have included other vehicles which, when bought used, are more than 20K. If you bought the vehicle 2 or 3 years old it is still a good value. Probably more so since the vehicle has mostly depreciated.

CHEVROLET CRUZE2017$17,00030 / 40
NISSAN SENTRA2016$17,60032 / 29
DODGE DART2016$18,00023 / 35
FORD FOCUS2017$18,10026 / 38
MITSUBISHI LANCER2016$18,45027 / 34
MAZDA 32017$18,70029 / 37
SUBARU IMPREZA2017$19,10023 / 28
HONDA CIVIC2017$19,50032 / 42
FIAT 500 TURBO2016$19,60028 / 34
HYUNDAI TUCSON2017$20,00026 / 32
KIA FORTE2017$16,49029 / 38
MINI COOPER2017$20,95029 / 39
HONDA CR-Z2017$20,29536 / 39
JEEP WRANGLER2015$20,99517 / 21
CHEVROLET SONIC LTZ2016$20,34527 / 37
  1. Kia Forte EX Sedan

    Did you know that the brand new version of the Forte has been remodeled and this one sports a newer and cooler look than its predecessor? This specific car comes in 2 different models, the EX and the LX.


    Cool Looking Kia Forte

    The perk for the consumers who are interested in buying a car is that the Forte EX is perhaps the cheapest in the list. 16 inch tires with alloy wheels and a leather-wrapped steering wheel are the two of the most exciting additions to the new Forte. The sedan is presently the sole model that is there in the showrooms and the coupe versions will perhaps appear in the next few years.

    Anti-lock brakes, stability control and traction control are also there with this car and this will ensure lower auto insurance premiums.

    Chevrolet Sonic LTZ hatchback

    Chevrolet Sonic LTZ hatchback, Image Credit: Cartype.com

  2. Chevrolet Sonic LTZ hatchback

    The Sonic LTZ is fuel-efficient, powerful and it has got many reasons to be put into the list of the fun and cool cars under $20,000. This particular model is available in a hatchback and a sedan and the various model options are LS, LTZ, RS and LT. However, the best among them is the LTZ as it offers the best amenities within the range of $25,000. 1.8 liter, 4-cylinder engine that kicks 138 horsepower and 125 pounds of torque. Amenities include perforated leather seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel are the USP of this model.

    Sport Sedan Audi S4

    Sport Sedan Audi S4, Image Credit: RudeDude2140a

  3. Sport Sedan Audi S4

    If you’re someone who gives more importance to fun, performance than on the driving and other attributes. The Audi S4 is full of attributes that you will certainly find appealing. The S4 was structured between the years 2003 and 2008. Although the later-year cars might come at an amount which is more than $25,000, but the B6 is certainly within the affordability range. Here too, you can be gifted with all the attributes that will make your auto insurance policy cheaper.

    Ford Focus SE Hatchback

    Ford Focus SE Hatchback, Image Credit: Leigh.Sellner

  4. Ford Focus SE Hatchback

    When it comes to the 2017 Focus, there are 5 different versions, which include both the hatchback and sedan body styles. The SE hatchback version of the Ford Focus combines speed with the sportiest look and also a reasonable price. This particular model dons a 2-liter, 4 cylinder engine which produces 146 foot pounds and 160 horsepower.

    Mini Cooper hardtop

    Mini Cooper hardtop, Image Credit: Karrock

  5. Mini Cooper hardtop

    The 2017 Mini Cooper hardtop is the cheapest of all the models by the manufacturers but the best part is that it doesn’t sacrifice when it comes to the performance. This model is equipped with a 1.6 liter, 4-cylinder engine that can kick off up to 121 horsepower and 114 foot-pounds of torque. In case you’re someone who is looking for better performance, you can hit the sport mode button and the different settings will be adjusted automatically.

    Honda CR-Z

    Interior Honda CR-Z Image Credit: Soul Synchro Photography

  6. Honda CR-Z

    This model is touted as a sports hybrid by Honda, the CR-Z is a combination of quick steering, good fuel consumption and sporty looks. The CR-Z of 2017 is a bit more powerful, (and a tad above 20K), than the previous model years, and it sports a four-cylinder 1.5 liter engine, which is combined with an electric motor. The engine can pump out 130 horsepower and 140 foot pounds of torque.

    Convertible Mazda MX-5 Miata

    Convertible Mazda MX-5 Miata, Image Credit: Mazda

  7. Convertible Mazda MX-5 Miata

    With this model, you won’t find a better match for your hard-earned dollars. This is the definition of a sports car and this is the reason why it is a convertible car and is one of the best-selling models. It is light-weight, well-handled and most importantly it is too much fun to drive. If you wish to add affordability and reliability  to the mix, this car can compete with certain expensive cars.

    Wagon Volvo XC70

    Wagon Volvo XC70, Image Credit: David

  8. Wagon Volvo XC70

    They are some of the greatest do-everything cars as wagons are those types of cars where there is space for almost everything. Your dog will have a safe place to lie down and this sounds like describing an SUV. Volvo is well-known for its wagons and the second-generation XC70 was manufactured until 2007 and there are some nice used 2 year old vehicles that can be found under $25,000.

    Jeep Wrangler

    Jeep Wrangler, Image Credit: Crystal Clean Auto Detailing

  9. Jeep Wrangler

    This is the original American sport utility vehicle and there is something too hard about a Jeep that is hard to get. The best thing that they do really well is to go off the road. They might not be mainstream SUVs, but it does matter as jeeps are cool. You will be constantly amazed by the resale value of Wrangler as this is also something that you should take into account.

    Subaru Impreza Wagon

    Subaru Impreza Wagon, Image Credit: Ed Cunha Ph

  10. Subaru Impreza Wagon

    The 2017 Subaru Impreza Wagon is a 5-door hatchback which is powered by a 2.0 liter 4 cylinder engine that has the capability of producing 148 hp with a starting price of $19,295. The Impreza wagon 2.0i Premium even comes with a standard symmetrical all-wheel drive and is also fuel-efficient. This includes a traction control system, advanced front airbags and safety brake pedal system.

Therefore, when you’re considered about your auto insurance premiums and about your wallet, you should think about the purchasing any of the above mentioned cars. They’re full of features that the auto insurance lenders look for in a car and hence you can certainly be sure about getting low auto insurance premiums that won’t take a toll on your wallet.

Greg Fowler

Greg Fowler

Managing Member of AutoInsureSavings LLC, Greg has been in the insurance industry for 12 years and enjoys rebuilding vehicles. His goal is to help drivers save on anything related to automobiles. Travel and enjoying the outdoors are some of his hobbies. The best way to reach him is at his Twitter or Facebook Profile.

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