The Top 10 Best Affordable Cars in 2018!


2018 Kia Soul

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  • Type: SUV
  • Base Price: $17,430

With everything it offers; 2018 Kia Soul definitely deserves a spot in any top 10 best affordable cars list. With the starting price of over $17,000, there are already lots of things to like about the Kia Soul: its engine efficiency, its comforting cabin, and its sweet 1.6-litre 4-cylinder with 130hp and 27mpg. In addition, this car is also the one which has excellent trim levels, including the “Plus” level featuring a more powerful 2-litre 4-cylinder engine with 161hp while still maintaining 27mpg. And if you wish for more, the “Exclaim” level will be totally worth it (which pushes the price tag to over $23,000) by featuring new additions like 7.0-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system, leather-and-cloth seats, and flat-bottomed sport steering wheel. Overall, 2018 Kia Soul is a wonder which will never disappoint you no matter how you paid for it.

2018 Kia Forte

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  • Type: Compact Sedan
  • Base Price: $18,585

Frankly speaking, there are quite a lot of different opinions regarding the 2018 Kia Forte’s quality. On the good side, the new Kia Forte really excels in terms of interior and practicality design. It has quite great trunk space and also, great comfort for driver especially during long trip. The Kia Forte also provides optional “LX Popular Package” featuring a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a backup camera, drive mode select and a number of comforting elements. However, its biggest “downside” is its only underwhelming 147hp 2-litre 4-cylinder engine. That said; many people expressed that such engine is adequate so it’s not necessarily a weak point. Nonetheless, it is a good car of its class.

2018 Chevrolet Sonic

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  • Type: Subcompact
  • Base Price: $16,995

For the most part, Chevrolet Sonic has kept itself up-to-date in order to compete with other models of its class. And for this year, the Sonic has got updated with variety of safety features and technology. Space and comfort are still its strong point. On top of that, unlike many other models of the same class, Chevrolet Sonic even has touch-screen infotainment system (including handy elements like Wi-Fi hot spot, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto) as standard feature. Unfortunately, it still loses a bit of points due to the interior plastic surfaces and the weak responsiveness at low rpm.

2018 Honda Fit

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  • Type: Subcompact
  • Base Price: $17,085

Honda Fit has always among the best subcompact cars within the past generations. And in 2018, it still proves itself to be a splendid candidate for those who seeks small cars. Its strong values still come from the spectacular space given its size and its excellent, comfortable interior. In 2018, the car got even further update, notably the optional driver-assistance features like adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and automated emergency braking. All of them are available for every trim level. The only gripe with the car is its disappointingly slow and somewhat underwhelming underling, which is kind of weird given how good the driving was back in previous model.

2018 Honda Civic

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  • Type: Compact
  • Base Price: $19,835

Just as always, the 2018 Honda Civic truly excels in both handling and interior design. For the standard, the Civic equips with the turbocharged 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine. And interesting enough, it is not only fun and comfortable to drive but also has high fuel efficiency. Its interior is spacious and has lots of room for passengers and storage. Its only biggest downside is the complicated infotainment system. But other than that, the Honda Civic has so many values for everybody. The two best Civics are arguably the Civic Si and the Type R, and for standard usage, the EX-T and the EX are the highly recommended due to its handy upgrades.

2018 Mazda3

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  • Type: Compact Sedan/Hatchback
  • Base Price: $18,990

2018 Mazda3 is probably the best car for those who seek fun and enjoyment while driving on road. Not only it looks attractive, it is also extremely fun and practical to drive for daily use although it may not be the fastest car of its class. Its interior may not be the ultimate high-end, but it still looks far too impressive for its own price tag. Unfortunately the Mazda3 still has some few compromises, typically its smaller space and storage compared to many competitors. Even so, its great sides still arguably overwhelm such weakness, especially for those who seeks driving enjoyment.

2018 Toyota Corolla

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  • Type: Compact Sedan/Hatchback
  • Base Price: $18,600

Now, some people may disagree when seeing Toyota Corolla here. But there must be a good reason why it is still a popular choice within the past few years. The interesting part about Toyota Corolla is that: its main aim is to provide as much practicality and reliability for daily use as possible, even if it means to compromise certain aspects. It provides great fuel efficiency and quite spacious, comfortable interior (despite the use of hard-plastics). Also, all of its models now provide driver assistance features, including pre-collision braking, automatic high-beams, lane-keeping assist, radar cruise control, and eight airbags. But other than those highlights, the Corolla is still lackluster in terms of handling and interior design.

2018 Toyota Camry

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  • Type: Midsize Sedan
  • Base Price: $24,260

The Toyota Camry this year finally got redesigned with a lower, sleeker styling while at the same time, still maintains its high-quality interior. In overall, it is still an impressive car in various aspects: it has great fuel efficiency, it got better engine as well as comfortable and great handling, and it has excellent interior including spacious cabin and many standard features like the easy-to-use intuitive infotainment system. Another highlight of this year Camry is the inclusion of Toyota Safety Sense-P for all models, featuring traffic-adapting cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning and mitigation, and auto-dimming LED headlights. Given its rather steep price of its class, 2018 Toyota Camry is still definitely worth every single penny thanks to its great values.

2018 Hyundai Sonata

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  • Type: Midsize Sedan
  • Base Price: $22,935

Hyundai Sonata has always been a solid choice in midsize car segment. And in this year, the Sonata still retains its great values, helping it stay alongside with the likes of Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. What people love about Hyundai Sonata is still there: it has great trunk capacity, it offers comfortable and spacious cabin. It rides smoothly while at the same time, has good fuel efficiency. All of its features like the infotainment system are really easy to use, making it one of the most practical and reliable cars to date. Unfortunately, its base engine is rather underwhelming. But luckily, it features a variety of trim levels (seven to be exact) and its base model already has quite lots of option features.

2018 Volkswagen Golf

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  • Type: Compact
  • Base Price: $21,805

Finally we have 2018 Volkswagen Golf – an excellent compact car which excels at every aspect. Judging by its look, the Volkswagen Golf may not look as inspiring. However, what matters is how affordable, practical, yet at the same time, how fun it is to drive. It has highly refined handling and enough power to make you feel excited. It also has high-quality interior and for this year, it offers more standard features like smartphone integration, LED running lights and taillights, and the optional 8.5-inch infotainment touchscreen. In the end, you can never go wrong with the 2018 Volkswagen Golf.

And that’s it folks! Which affordable cars in 2018 is your most favorite? Feel free to share with us and for now, thank you and stay tune for more news in the future!

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