best cars under 30k

best cars under 30k

Best Cars Under 30k

Conclusions Overall, is this list perfect? Not even close, but then again, no list can be. There are many factors that go into the car-buying process, and many of them are deeply personal, nuanced reasons, to which buyers adhere with an almost religious fervor — Ford vs. Chevy, front- vs. rear-wheel drive, practicality over performance, and so forth — meaning no one metric can ever be definitive. Perhaps the most interesting takeaway is that the Miata, the Subaru BRZ, and the Ford Fiesta ST — all small cars that value sportiness above all else — each fell by the wayside to cars with a more balanced approach. A similar factor left cars like the Chevy Spark EV and Ford C-Max Hybrid SE in the relegation zone for their singular push for efficiency. Want more of the world’s best Cars content delivered straight to your inbox? Click here to sign up for our daily email.
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Best Cars Under 30k

This is a sporty little coupe that will definitely catch attention when it rolls down the road. Coming in at an MSRP for a base model at $29,990, this is certainly at the top of the line for coupes under 30k. However, the somewhat higher price tag may be worth it for the Nissan 370Z.
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Best Cars Under 30k

The list of great new cars over $30,000 is a long one, but it’s the surprisingly fantastic quality of what’s below that benchmark that shows off the state of today’s new-car market. What follows is our ranking of the best new vehicles you can buy right now for under 30 grand. After poring over data from both the manufacturers and the government, we developed our own in-house metric, weighing everything from technology, to design, to power and fuel economy — and while mindful not to let personal opinion sway the ranking, we threw in some subjective criteria like looks, comfort, and handling. With some truly desirable crossovers, sport sedans, and even pony cars all making the cut, the results, while imperfect by their very nature, are eye-opening to say the least. We’ll be updating this list periodically, as new cars, new features, and new pricing become available.
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Best Cars Under 30k

It’s a common car shopping dilemma: Buy a new Ford or Toyota, or spend similar money on a used BMW or Lexus? Today it’s easier to choose the luxury option, thanks to automakers’ Certified Pre-Owned programs. Providing the confidence that comes from a thorough inspection and extended warranty coverage, CPO programs give used cars more of the appeal previously reserved for new cars. To get you started, here’s a list of standout 2012 model-year luxury cars with Kelley Blue Book CPO prices starting under $30,000.
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Best Cars Under 30k

Overview Prev Start the list It’s a common car shopping dilemma: Buy a new Ford or Toyota, or spend similar money on a used BMW or Lexus? Today it’s easier to choose the luxury option, thanks to automakers’ Certified Pre-Owned programs. Providing the confidence that comes from a thorough inspection and extended warranty coverage, CPO programs give used cars more of the appeal previously reserved for new cars. To get you started, here’s a list of standout 2012 model-year luxury cars with Kelley Blue Book CPO prices starting under $30,000.
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Best Cars Under 30k

If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, comfort is in the back, shoulders and behind when it comes to cars. The automotive experts at Kelley Blue Book recently looked at cars priced under $30,000 to determine which ones offered the most comfort without sacrificing style. Here are their top 10 picks for most comfortable cars that won’t break the bank.
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Best Cars Under 30k

We dig the Charger’s duds. It’s evolved, it’s distinctive ,and it has serious presence. The Pentastar V6 makes 292 horsepower, and that’s good enough to haul the admittedly husky sedan to 60 in 6.5 seconds—just a second off what the 2005 Dodge Charger R/T did 10 years ago with a 350-hp Hemi underhood. That car didn’t have a miraculous 8-speed auto; this one does. Instead of a bargain-basement penalty box, it’s a quick, comfortable, handsome, and unabashedly American sedan for less than $30k.
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Best Cars Under 30k

Listen, it’s super-easy to option a Mini Cooper S well past $30K, but exercise restraint, and you shall be rewarded—with more power, the tossable nature you’re accustomed to, and at long last, an interior that puts usability ahead of retro-cuteness. Oh, the retro lives on, to be sure, but the new Cooper S is a bit more serious in its mission to deliver a viable GTI alternative. It’s fast and fun, but take note—the real secret handshake may not be the S at all. The base 3-cylinder turbo Cooper is a snorty, joyful thing, and it’s cheaper still.
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Overall, is this list perfect? Not even close, but then again, no list can be. There are many factors that go into the car-buying process, and many of them are deeply personal, nuanced reasons, to which buyers adhere with an almost religious fervor — Ford vs. Chevy, front- vs. rear-wheel drive, practicality over performance, and so forth — meaning no one metric can ever be definitive. Perhaps the most interesting takeaway is that the Miata, the Subaru BRZ, and the Ford Fiesta ST — all small cars that value sportiness above all else — each fell by the wayside to cars with a more balanced approach. A similar factor left cars like the Chevy Spark EV and Ford C-Max Hybrid SE in the relegation zone for their singular push for efficiency.
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Photo: Nissan North America, Inc. › 1 of 22 › Buy One of These Cars for Under $30,000 Finding the best new car is no easy task. As you are shopping for a new car, be sure to use U.S News & World Report’s rankings and reviews. They are the product of countless hours of compiling reviews and ratings. The goal is to find out how new cars stack up against one another. Once a new car has been scored, we rank them by which car is empirically the best in a given category. And we’ve made this easy for you by putting the 10 top-scoring winners here in one list. Read on to see the winners! Read the 2016 Nissan Murano Full Review See 2016 Nissan Murano Photos See Midsize SUVs Rankings
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Buy One of These Cars for Under $30,000 Finding the best new car is no easy task. As you are shopping for a new car, be sure to use U.S News & World Report’s rankings and reviews. They are the product of countless hours of compiling reviews and ratings. The goal is to find out how new cars stack up against one another. Once a new car has been scored, we rank them by which car is empirically the best in a given category. And we’ve made this easy for you by putting the 10 top-scoring winners here in one list. Read on to see the winners! Read the 2016 Nissan Murano Full Review See 2016 Nissan Murano Photos See Midsize SUVs Rankings
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The list of great new cars over $30,000 is a long one, but it’s the surprisingly fantastic quality of what’s below that benchmark that shows off the state of today’s new-car market. What follows is our ranking of the best new vehicles you can buy right now for under 30 grand. After poring over data from both the manufacturers and the government, we developed our own in-house metric, weighing everything from technology, to design, to power and fuel economy — and while mindful not to let personal opinion sway the ranking, we threw in some subjective criteria like looks, comfort, and handling. With some truly desirable crossovers, sport sedans, and even pony cars all making the cut, the results, while imperfect by their very nature, are eye-opening to say the least.
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At a starting price of $17,845, the Mazda 3 is one of the cheapest cars to make our 20-Best list. That’s no surprise to Mazda watchers, and a stiff chassis and perfect (seriously, perfect) suspension setup make for a car that punches way above its weight. Mazda’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder seems a little winded with its 155-hp, but the resulting 41 mpg rating buys back any lost goodwill. The hot ticket though, is Mazda’s 184-hp 2.5-liter, which still manages 40 mpg. Even better, both engine options are available with a 6-speed manual. If all cheap cars were this good, folks wouldn’t think to improve them.
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The Fit is the Swiss Army Knife of cars. A unique, flexible seating system gives you plenty of storage options, while the interior itself is outfitted in impressively high quality materials. As you might expect, it’s No. 1 among subcompact cars in U.S News & World Report’s rankings.
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Out of a crowded field of 19 midsize cars, the Camry earned the No. 1 spot in U.S News & World Report’s rankings. Be it the style, the infotainment, or the excellent predicted reliability scores, the Camry is a must-have when considering midsize family cars.
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To assist bargain hunters, we have assembled the best new cars and SUVs under $30,000, based on their Overall Score, factoring road test performance, owner satisfaction, predicted reliability, and safety. Every model listed here meets the stringent requirements to be recommended by Consumer Reports. The very best model in each category is spotlighted, with others listed in alphabetical order.

Published on May 16, 2017 | Under Car | By michael ellis
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