Seven under 20 club
- March 7, 2019
- Auto Extended Warranty, Extended Auto Warranty
- Posted by Peter F
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The infamous “7 under 20 club.” But of course, what everyone’s been waiting for. What the heck are we talking about here? Great question, “7 under 20” means nothing without a little context. The “20” here refers to $20,000, and the “7” – 7 car models. Getting a great deal on a car for under $20,000 requires some searching, but this is your lucky day. We did the search for you!
Toyota Corolla Sedan
Coming in just under $20,000 – $19,630 to be exact – the Corolla feels more upscale this year with a more welcoming interior and the steadfast Toyota quality that one can always expect. A worry-free ride is what you’ll get with the Corolla, and for many this is all they need.
We were pleasantly surprised to see the Veloster coming in at $19,420. A wide stance, low to ground and looks like an expensive sports car, the Veloster sports two doors on the passenger side and one of the driver side. Weird, right? But it works here, and while the base version comes in at under $20,000, upgrading a bit to the 201-hp Turbo R-Spec or the N performance model is worth it.
Kia Rio 5-Door
Otherwise known as Kia’s four-door hatchback, this 130-hp, 1.6-liter four-cylinder is a blast to drive and performs much better than its price tag would suggest. The hatchback utility is what you’re paying for here and the platform is molded after the VW Golf. At $17,380, you really can’t complain.
Chevrolet Cruze Sedan
Coming in at $18,870, the Cruze’s big marketing angle is parental control. All models come standard with Teen Driver, a key-fob-enabled program that gives parents the ability to limit the audio volume and peg the top speed to not exceed a certain mph.Additionally, post–trip parents can review a report card on their teen’s driving performance.
One of the more upscale vehicles on this list, the Jetta is fun to drive, attractive, and like that kid who is accepted by every click in high-school (the jocks, geeks, outsiders, and musicians), nobody will ever ask you, “why would you buy a Jetta?” The interior looks great and VW hands out an impressive 6-year, 72,000-mile warranty. Not too shabby.
This 5-door vehicle earned the NHTSA’s top 5-star safety rating as well as a host of other similar ratings. For $19,230, getting your hands on a car that can boast safety ratings at the top of the pack for all vehicles, not just those in this cheaper range, is a win-win. The Impreza comes with a 5-speed manual transmission because, well, it’s fun to drive a stick with this car.
Toyota Yaris Sedan
Lastly, we return to Toyota. The Yaris is about as entry-level as it gets with Toyota. Featuring a 1.5-liter inline-four, the Yaris will fetch 32 mpg in the city and 40 on the highway. Crunch the numbers and you’re saving big on the gas tank and even bigger with thepurchase price – a laughable $16,380. What a steal!