Top 5 Budget Cars of 2016: Because Being on a Budget Does Not Mean Driving Out of Style

Sep 12, 2016 05:52 AM EDT | Eve C.


There is a saying that "good things are not cheap, cheap things are not good." It is incorporated with different versions like good tattoos, good artworks, and the like.

This may go as handy when buying a car as well. However, there are some things to reconsider and even though you are on a budget, it does not mean that you will not be able to buy a quality car.

For references, may we give you the top 5 budget cars of 2016 and why being on a budget does not mean that you will be driving out of style.

The price range for the cost starts at $15k so please take note of the description for each budget-friendly car, courtesy of Car and Driver.

Ford Fiesta ($15,455- $19, 705)

This subcompact car may be small and budget-friendly, but this Ford model might give you more than you expect. The website gave it an almost perfect score or 4.5 out of 5 stars.

The Ford Fiesta hatchback has a contemporary style with innovative features. The engine consists of 1.0L Eco Boost and 1.5 L Ti-VCT. It is a 5 seater car. Click here for more info.

Hyundai Accent ($15,580- $18,330)

This economical car must be perfect for a family with 2-3 children. According to its short description, the Accent is available as a four-door sedan or a five-door hatchback.

The design of the vehicle looks more stylish than its price. It has a 137-hp 1.6-liter four-cylinder pairs with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic.

Buick Verano ($21,990- $29,595) 

If you want to own one of this then this might be your last chance. According to the website, 2017 might be the model's final year.

The features of Buick Verano include a 180-hp four-cylinder with a six-speed automatic transmission, front-wheel drive. Additional features include 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity and an available 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system.

Mini Cooper Hardtop S/ JCW ($24,950- $31,450) 

Who says you cannot own a Mini Cooper with that budget? This sports compact car is rated 3.5 stars by the website, with 189-hp 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder with a six-speed manual or automatic.

Volkswagen e-Golf ($29,815- $36,415)

This electric car can impress the shoppers with its high rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Aside from that, has an EPA-estimated 116 MPGe.

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