1. Kia Forte Ex
Starting price: $19,900
The Kia Forte Ex is one of the best new cars on the market for under $20,000 USD. The ES model comes in just under at $19,900 and delivers a significant amount of headroom and front-seat space. The auto is powered by a 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine rated at 173 horsepower and includes a manual transmission. The auto sees an above average 33 MPG (highway) fuel efficiency rating and boasts more than 23 cubic feet of overall cargo storage. Additional features for the vehicle include satellite radio, a rear-view cameral, and Bluetooth connectivity to go along with a touchscreen display. For those who want to save even more money, the base Forte is available for just over $15,000 new.