15 Best Cars of 2021 Under $25,000

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When buying a new car, a $25,000 budget doesn’t go as far as it used, but it’s still possible to find a great new vehicle within that price range. Cheap cars don’t have to feel cheap!

The new cars and SUVs on this list were ranked by U.S. News & World Report based on their U.S. News overall score. These five categories determine the score: critics’ rating, performance, interior, the total cost of ownership and safety.

Continue reading to find out why the following 15 vehicles under $25,000 are the best of 2021.

15. 2021 Hyundai Sonata: $23,600

Hyundai Sonata
Source: Motor Authority
  • Midsize Car
  • U.S. News Score: 8.1/10

Considering the luxurious features that have been added to the Hyundai Sonata over the years, you’d expect a much higher price. That’s why the value of this vehicle is so attractive to consumers.

Along with an elegant and spacious interior, the Sonata provides an intuitive infotainment system, an array of active safety features and an extended warranty.

You can expect a comfortable ride and an efficient four-cylinder engine lineup for its low price. However, if you are interested in the 290-horsepower Sonata N version, the price will go beyond $30,000.

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