What are the Best Cars under $30k?

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What are the Best Cars under $30k?

Today, we are here with good news and a bad news! The bad news is that the average transaction price for a new car in the US has cross USD 30,000, and the good news is that there are aplenty top-performing cars you can buy for less than the amount. So, becoming a car owner today is not as easy as you may think.

Helping you in realizing your dream of owning a car, we are here today with the list of the best cars under 30k in 2017. Check out all these amazing 4-wheelers before you zero in on your favorite one.

#10. Honda Civic Hatchback EX 

Price: USD 22,800

What more can we say than the automobile experts, who call it the best 5-door compact car in its class. Working in its favor are it high-quality interiors, zippy powertrain, impressive exteriors and balanced chassis.


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#9. Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

Price: USD 24,950

This 5-passenger mid-sized SUV received several fresh updates in its 2017 model, such as emergency braking with pedestrian detection, standard rearview camera and lane-departure warning. If you can afford to splurge a little more, you can check out the Sport 2.0 and Sport 2.0 Ultimate version as well.


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#8. Mazda CX-3

Price: USD 19,960

The subcompact crossover features a state-of-the-art i-ACTIV AWD, all-wheel-drive system, which monitors the driving conditions and adjusts the power to assist your driving. Adding to its appeal is the spacious interiors.


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#7. Subaru Outback

Price: USD 25,645

Spacious and functional in every sense of the words, the Outback appeals to every sensible buyer, who has thrill on his mind. Priced in the mid to late 20ks, the wagon comes with the hallmark Subaru off-road capabilities; enough to earn it a spot on our top cars under 30k list.


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#6. Chevrolet Camaro V-6

Price: USD 26,850

If you are looking for a beast within your budget, then we suggest you go for a Chevy Camaro. Take the legacy of street domination and combine with it the superb steering, braking, handling and grip, and what you will get is the latest Camaro. It is one of the most iconic cars you see on the streets so why not own one?


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#5. Acura ILX

Price: USD 27,990

Though not the cheapest name on this list, Acura’s ILX is definitely worth the price tag it carries. The compact sport-sedan not only makes a statement with its stylish features like the jeweled LED headlights, but also with the comfort you feel driving it.


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#4. Hyundai Elantra

Price: USD 17,150

Some of you might be surprised to Elantra in the list of best cars, but what brings it here is overall performance. Though it may not stand out in any one aspect, it can be considered a jack of all trades with reasonably good performance, design and build.


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#3. Nissan 370Z Coupe

Price: USD 29,990

While the price is touching the limit, and will probably cost you a little more getting in on the street, but we had to mention it here. It packs a 332-horsepower, 3.7-liter V6 engine and does not lag behind in terms of comfort either and promises the feel of a luxury car.


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#2. Chevrolet Cruze

Price: USD 16,975

Among the cheapest cars on this list, Cruze by Chevrolet is also among the most fuel-efficient non-hybrid ones, offering up to 35 miles per gallon. It may be on par with most cars on this list in terms of comfort and design, but its features are where it shines with its 4G LTE connectivity and programmable key fobs.


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#1. Mazda6

Price: USD 21,950

The Japanese automobiles are a class apart and Mazda6 topping our list is a testament to that. It might not stand out in terms of power (184 hp), but it can certainly give any German sedan a run for its money in terms of handling. The car not only impresses with its specs and performance, but also its sleek design which screams class and elegance.


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Which of these do you love the most? Share your opinion with us through your comments in the section below. We would love to hear from you.


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