The Smart ForTwo is the cheapest new 2015 car sold in the United States, just edging out the Nissan Versa and leading the only four new vehicles in the country this year priced at less than $15,000.
The Smart ForTwo has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of of $14,020, about $300 less the Nissan Versa, the cheapest new car available in 2014.
The vehicle’s manufacturer says of the Smart ForTwo Pure Coupe:
“The pure coupe is everything you need and nothing you don’t — it’s smart in its purest form. You get the best of both worlds: 5-speed smart shift transmission with automatic mode (for fun), hill start assist, and it’s packed with lots of safety features such as eight full airbags. Engineered with Mercedes-Benz, it’s the perfect blends of design and dazzle.”
Several automotive-geared websites compile car lists, including cheapest car lists. I like the approach taken by G.E. Miller.
Miller, editor and publisher of the website 20SomethingFinance.com, has compiled his Cheapest Cars of the Year list for the past six years.
Here’s his list for 2015 in reverse order:
10. Toyota Yaris, $16,395
9. Mazda 2, $16,355.
8. Chevrolet Sonic, $16,320.
7. Scion IQ, $16,315.
6. Kia Rio, $15,940.
5. Ford Fiesta, $15,885.
4. Mitsubishi Mirage, $14,890.
3. Chevrolet Spark, $14,405.
2. Nissan Versa, $14,315.
1. Smart ForTwo Pure Coupe, $14,020.
Engine: 1.0L, 5-speed Auto Transmission, 12-valve, 3 cylinder, 70 HP. MSRP: $14,020. Factory Invoice: $13,171. City MPG: 34. Highway MPG: 38. Annual Fuel Cost: $1,250. Powertrain Warranty: 4 years, 50,000 miles. Limited Basic Warranty: 4 years, 50,000 miles.
Miller adds: “The Smart ForTwo retakes the #1 spot from the Nissan Versa with no price increase over last year (the Versa jumped $515). You don’t get nearly as much bang for your buck with the Smart ForTwo, but the fuel efficiency is great and it is hella easy to park due to its tiny size. Just don’t go near a golf course – your car might be mistaken for a golf cart.”
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