In the wake of the financial crisis felt throughout the automotive industry, the innovative and efficient new cars under 10,000 dollars in 2011 provide a symbolic example of just how far the industry has come. Keeping the expectations within reason, these new cars represent what to expect in this price range today.
Fuel efficiency is ordinarily near the top of the list of those budget conscience consumers looking for the most affordable new cars today. Ultimately the overall cost of ownership in the short term, as well as the long term, is the cumulative criteria when seeking a base MSRP of under $10,000.
The 2011 Nissan Versa sedan 1.6L base edition is one such example among the competition today as it provides a manufacturer suggested retail price of $9,990 and falls well within the qualifications of economical and affordable new cars.
The combination of a surprisingly roomy interior and a fuel efficiency rating of 26 MPG city and 34 MPG highway, this economical sedan delivers a great basis for what to expect on these low cost new cars in 2011.
With the base model comes the 5 speed manual transmission and 16 valve, 107 horse power 1.6L I4 4-cylinder engine. Drivers of the new 2011 Nissan report a feeling of roominess and road stability. Standard air bags (6), tire pressure monitoring system and active head restraints are standard. The 1.8 S and 1.8 SL models offer additional options and packages.
Among the least expensive new cars in 2011 it is no surprise that the Hyundai Accent is once again a top choice for new cars under $10000 this year. In previous reviews the attention to details which Hyundai continually manages to place in their vehicles, along with several innovations, makes these economical new cars well worth considering. While competition for small, fuel efficient new cars remains tough in the automotive industry, the selection shows signs of trending towards more bang for the buck overall.
Boasting a manufacturer suggested retail price of $9,985 the Hyundai Accent GL 3-door delivers a relatively zippy 16 valve, 1.6L I4, 110 horse power engine with the base utilizing a 5 speed manual transmission, and B M Racing Sport Shifter on the SE model. Additional packages and options include a 4 speed automatic transmission.
The fuel efficiency rating of 27 MPG city and 36 MPG highway helps keep the cost of operating this new car to a minimum. The dual overhead cams along with variable valve timing increase the fuel efficiency. With this particular design, the cargo space is more than what you might expect, although still compact.
Luxury-wise the SE provides a 172-watt six speaker audio system which includes CD and MP3 capabilities as well as USB/iPod auxiliary jacks. Good news for drivers looking for affordable solutions to long hauls in an economical fashion.
Ultimately the essentials keep the costs low. The add-ons, however tempting, can quickly drive the price upwards. Yet with the rejuvenated automotive industry on the rebound, and buying incentives still abundant, these new cars under 10 000 dollars provide a great starting point for value conscience consumers today.