Have you seen the gas prices? Well, time to brace yourself, because in 2022 they are expected to grow by another 14 percent. This feels like yet another oil crises, so before we transition to electric cars once and for all, maybe the time has come to look in the direction of fuel-efficient models once again? To maximize your savings, in this episode we have gathered the most affordable 4-door car models that cost below $20,000., but at the same time can reach 40 Miles to the gallon.
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#1 2022 Kia Forte
Kia’s value offering in the compact car class becomes even more attractive in 2022, scoring a fresher face, new tech features and a slightly redesigned cabin. Kia Forte is offered in 3 trim levels: FE, LXS and GT-Line, though only the first two start below the 20,0000 dollar mark.
#2 2022 Ford Maverick
A 5-passenger pickup truck that can get close to 40 miles per gallon while costing just 20 grand sounds too good to be true, but it appears that Ford has just hit the bull’s eye. The all-new Maverick is Blue Oval’s second attempt at a unibody pickup.
#3 2022 Hyundai Accent
For years the Hyundai Accent has been a living proof that affordable cars can and should look good. All models come with a 120 horsepower 4 cylinder engine with an Intelligent variable transmission AKA a CVT, so 33/44 city highway Mileage is the best Accent has to offer.
#4 2022 Honda Civic Sedan
With the starting price of $22,350, the Honda Civic sedan doesn’t really make our cut, but we guarantee you that overpaying 10 percent is totally worth it.
#5 2022 Nissan Versa
Fully redesigned some 2 years ago, Nissan Versa does not get any updates for 2022, but keeps a low starting price paired with plenty of advanced safety features and smooth riding experience.
#6 2022 Toyota Corolla and Corolla Hybrid
In 2021 Corolla surpassed the milestone of 50 million units sold, most likely forever solidifying its status as the world’s best-selling automobile nameplate of all time. This success story can be easily explained with the famed Toyota reliability, attractive pricing and competitive 31/40 mileage.
#7 2022 Kia Rio
All thing considered, the 2022 Rio is one of the best options in segment of subcompact automobiles: it is comfy, it offers a sporty ride, and of course, it is one of the most well-equipped affordable models on the market.
#8 2022 Hyundai Elantra
The new Elantra is making a sweep across the compact car segment with its forward-thinking design and next-level technology. This 2021 North American Car of the Year strikes with a bold front fascia, automatic LED headlights, 15 through 18 inch alloy wheels and a comprehensive set of active safety.
#9 2022 Mitsubishi Mirage
Practically identical to its sedan sibling, the Mitsubishi Mirage hatch offers a lower entry price, more boot space and better fuel economy figures. The car comes powered by the tiny 1.2L 3-cyllinder engine that puts to work 78 horses and when paired with an optional CVT gearbox, returns superior mileage – 36 MPG in the city and 43 on a highway.
#10 2022 Nissan Sentra
2022 Nissan Sentra is a good option for buyers who like Nissan’s V-Motion grille styling, prioritize interior comfort, and appreciate having a rich safety tech list.