Small sedans and hatchbacks were already the access point to new car buying for abounding people. But consumers’ accretion alternative for baby SUVs has led to lower sales. As a consequence, a cardinal of automakers accept discontinued their baby sedans and hatchbacks.
This year, the Honda Fit, Hyundai Elantra GT and Toyota Yaris became the latest victims of this trend. They accompany the Chevrolet Sonic and Ford Fiesta, two baby auto and auto combos that were discontinued aftermost year.
Because automakers about allegation added for their SUVs, the abbreviating alternative of baby cars has finer aloft the arena attic for new car pricing. For example, the abutting best affordable agent in Honda’s calendar afterwards the Fit is the HR-V SUV. It’s mechanically accompanying to the Fit yet costs about $5,000 more.
But consumers attractive for an bargain set of auto still accept options. Edmunds’ experts accept recommended bristles models that are either activity abroad in 2020 or may not be about for abundant best if accepted trends continue. The cartage are sorted by amount and best alpha beneath $20,000. All prices accommodate the destination charge.
EPA-estimated ammunition economy: 35 mpg accumulated (32 city/40 highway) with an automated transmission
The accepted Nissan Versa is a far bigger car than the one you ability be picturing from years past. It has been afresh redesigned and has a ample block and affluence of assurance and tech appearance at a reasonable price. The Versa auto additionally has accomplished ammunition economy. On the downside, the Versa suffers from apathetic dispatch and a abridgement of autogenous accumulator for baby items.
EPA-estimated ammunition economy: 36 mpg accumulated (33 city/41 highway) with an automated transmission
The Hyundai Accent’s strengths are its aerial ammunition economy, adequate ride quality, quiet berth and ample interior. Hyundai additionally has the best assurance in the business. So if you like to own your cars a continued time, there’s acceptable accord of mind. Take heed, though: The Accent auto is appealing bare-bones, and the USB anchorage struggles to allegation avant-garde phones. And if you appetite avant-garde assurance aids, those are alone accessible in the pricier Limited trim.
While the Yaris is a Toyota by name, it’s absolutely a Mazda beneath both in underpinnings and spirit. As such, the Yaris, which is accessible as a auto and a hatchback, has active administration and a comfortable autogenous for the entry-level class. Edmunds rated the Yaris as its No. 1 extra-small sedan. Unfortunately, the Yaris trails its capital rivals in agreement of burden amplitude and availability of avant-garde assurance features.
The Honda Fit’s exoteric ambit confute its autogenous amplitude and burden versatility. This auto is decidedly ample inside, and the configurable rear seats acquiesce for accomplished burden capacity. It is actual able-bodied able and comes with the latest assurance appearance and adapted infotainment system. It’s additionally appealing fuel-efficient. Cons are few but accommodate a abridgement of rear-seat allowance for taller passengers.
EPA-estimated ammunition economy: 28 mpg accumulated (25 city/32 highway) for 2.0-liter agent with automatic; 27 mpg accumulated (25 city/32 highway) for turbo 1.6-liter agent with automatic
Hyundai’s Elantra GT auto is one of the gems in this group. It is hardly beyond than the added cartage on our list, which makes it roomier on the central for both bodies and cargo. The Elantra additionally comes arranged with affluence of accepted appearance and is absolutely fun to drive acknowledgment to aciculate administration and an accessible 201-horsepower turbocharged engine. The anemic articulation for the Elantra GT is its blah ammunition economy.
EDMUNDS SAYS: These baby sedans and hatchbacks are inexpensive, fuel-efficient, accessible to esplanade and accessible on the wallet. While abounding of these cars are not continued for this world, don’t apprehend approval prices back the margins on these cartage are as baby as the cars themselves. Research the bazaar amount to advice actuate what amount you should pay.
This adventure was provided to The Associated Press by the automotive website Edmunds. Rex Tokeshi-Torres is a agent testing artisan at Edmunds. Twitter: @trackwrex.