Wednesday, December 13, 2017
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Top 10 new cars for penny pincher

What are the cheapest new cars to purchase and drive? Cars.com editors calculated sticker price and destination fees plus eight-year fuel cost to compile a Top 10 list. "There's a certain crowd of shoppers who only care about getting the cheapest car to get them from one place to another," said Joe Wiesenfelder, Cars.com's executive editor. "They want something new with a warranty, and, of course, because they are cost-conscious, they want something efficient. These are the folks we've created this list for. While we don't necessarily praise these cars for their overall quality, one thing is certain, they get high marks for cost-savings."

Ranking Brand ModelMPG combinedStarting price Fuel cost Total cost
1 mMitsubishiMirage37$13,790$10,703$24,493
2ChevroletSpark34$12,995$11,647$24,642
3NissanVersa sedan35$13,800$11,314$25,114
4Smartfortwo36$14,020$12,167$26,187
5ScioniQ37$16,420$10,703$27,123
6ToyotaYaris33$16,050$12,000$28,050
7FordFiesta31$14,925$12,774$27,699
8KiaRio31$14,700$12,774$27,474
9HyundaiAccent31$15,455$12,774$28,229
10NissanSentra34$17,600$11,647$29,247

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