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Stepping on to the dealership lot many of us tend to think that buying a brand new car is way out of our price range, and we head straight to the older, used models. There are a lot of benefits of being a car’s first owner — you know how the car is treated and maintained, and for many people that is well worth paying a premium. Just because buying a new car is more expensive than buying it’s older, used counterpart doesn’t mean it can’t still be affordable, and there is a good handful of sedans that you can buy brand new for less than $20,000.

2020 Honda Fit

The Honda Fit might not be the most exciting new car on the market, but that doesn’t mean it’s a major let down. The small car is a great option for big city drivers and commuters because of their small stature. They get decent gas mileage, with a reported 33mpg overall, and you’ll feel comfortable adding a seemingly endless number of miles without worrying about the car depreciating tens of thousands of dollars.

An orange 2020 Honda Fit EX-L driving around the city.
2020 Honda Fit EX-L | Honda

2020 Toyota Yaris

The Toyota Yaris is another underrated new car option, and while they may not have a luxury interior and all of the fancy features of higher end cars, they have a price tag that isn’t so intimidating. You can buy on brand new for a bargain and enjoy the entirety of the car’s warranty.

Blue Toyota Yaris
2020 Toyota Yaris | Toyota

202 Hyundai Accent

The Hyundai Accent isn’t exactly the fanciest, sportiest sedan option on the market, but it is very reasonably priced for a brand new car. Accents are known to go the distance, and an endless amount of miles wont dampen your spirit or the car’s value.

Hyundai Accent Hatchback on display
Hyundai Accent Hatchback on display

2020 Hyundai Venue

The Hyundai Venue might look like an SUV but it is actually a subcompact car. It offers a surprising amount of space and cargo room for its overall small size, making it not only an affordable option but also a practical one. It has a good reputation for reliability and it gets as much as 41mpg on the highway and 32mpg overall, making it another great commuter car.

Hyundai Venue on display at auto show
The Hyundai Venue | Hyundai

Whatever option you chose, buying a new car doesn’t have to be unobtainable. If you care more about being the first owner, enjoying a full warranty and getting a car with low mileage that you can assure will get all of the proper maintenance it’s worth it to sacrifice the added luxury of more expensive options.