There’s nothing quite like driving a new car—the performance, reliability, and the piece of mind you get from a warranty and.
But shopping for a new car can be a bit daunting. The sheer number of makes, models, and trim packages can be overwhelming—and the price tags even more so. For the smart consumer, on a tight budget, it’s important to get the most car for your money.
Well, never fear! By comparing ratings and reviews from the top experts around the web, I’ve put together this list to help you do just that. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the best new car values in 2019.
Honda Fit, starting at $16,190
The Fit is remarkable mainly for how much you can fit in a car that is so small. The engineers at Honda seem to have warped the laws of space and time to enable so much cargo and leg room in a subcompact. Pair that with Honda’s legendary reliability and impressive fuel economy, and you get a whole lot of car in a tight little package.
The Mazda 6 offers surprising style and performance from a midsize family sedan, for less than what you’ll pay for a comparable Honda or Toyota. With it’s responsive 2.5-liter engine, impressive handling, and best-in-class interior, Mazda proves that you don’t have to sacrifice quality to save money.
Chrysler Pacifica, starting at $26,985
If you need even more room for the family than what a sedan can offer, look no further than the Chrysler Pacifica. Its 3.6-liter V6 offers plenty of power as well as best-in-class fuel economy, while the interior is loaded with the kind of creature comforts and storage options that minivan owners relish.
Mazda CX-5, starting at $24,350
If an SUV is what you need, the Mazda CX-5 is a fantastic value with it’s bold styling, impressive ride and handling, and fuel economy that matches that of the Honda CR-V. And what it lacks in cargo space, it makes up for in class; it has a luxury look and feel, both inside and out.
Honda Insight, starting at $22,930
The Honda Insight is refreshing in that it offers the complete hybrid experience without any of the weird “eco-styling” we’ve come to associate with the Toyota Prius or Nissan Leaf. The new Insight is similar than the Civic in size, but with a more sophisticated style. It pairs a 1.5-liter engine with the same hybrid drive system seen in the Accord hybrid, to give an impressive combined fuel efficiency of 52 mpg—all at a price less than its competitors.
If a hybrid just won’t cut it, and you want to ween yourself from the fuel pump completely, consider the Chevy Bolt. It’s the most expensive car on the list, but still thousands less than Tesla’s Model 3. And it outperforms similarly priced competitors, like the Leaf or e-Golf, with a range of 238 miles per charge.