Entry-Level New Car Prices in America in January 2015

The table below might help you the next time you go shopping for a brand new car. Let's say your budget is $14,000. In that case, only four car brands offer vehicles in your price range, Nissan, Chevrolet, Ford, and Kia.

Before making this table, I hadn't thought much about buying a Nissan. Now that I see how cheap their entry-level car is compared to every other manufacturer, I'll have to give them a closer look. (On second thought, maybe not. That base-level Versa doesn't include power windows, power locks, remote unlock, or power windows.)

Another reason this table is interesting is for quickly determining the potential price range for a car. If your friend buys a new Acura, you can be be guaranteed they paid at least $27,050. In fact, they probably paid more because who buys a base-level car without any options?

Manufacturing Group Country Marque Model MSRP
Nissan Japan Nissan [Versa](http://www.nissanusa.com/cars/versa-sedan) $11,990
General Motors Company USA Chevrolet [Spark](http://www.chevrolet.com/spark-fuel-efficient-car.html) $12,170
Ford Motor Company USA Ford [Fiesta](http://www.ford.com/cars/fiesta/) $13,965
Hyundai Motor Group South Korea Kia [Rio](http://www.kia.com/us/en/vehicle/rio/2015/experience?story=hello) $13,990
Hyundai Motor Group South Korea Hyundai [Accent](https://www.hyundaiusa.com/accent/index.aspx) $14,745
Toyota Motor Corporation Japan Toyota [Yaris](http://www.toyota.com/yaris/) $14,845
Honda Motor Company Japan Honda [Fit](http://automobiles.honda.com/fit/) $15,650
Toyota Motor Corporation Japan Scion [iQ](http://www.scion.com/cars/iQ2014/) $16,435
FCA Group - Dodge [Dart](http://www.dodge.com/en/dart/) $16,495
FCA Group - Jeep [Patriot](http://www.jeep.com/en/patriot/#model=limited&color=black&category=standard) $16,695
FCA Group - Fiat [500](http://www.fiatusa.com/en/500/) $17,145
Volkswagen Group AG Germany Volkswagen [Jetta](http://www.vw.com/models/jetta/) $17,325
General Motors Company USA GMC [Canyon](http://www.gmc.com/canyon-small-pickup-truck.html) $20,955
FCA Group - Chrysler [200](http://www.chrysler.com/en/200/) $21,800
General Motors Company USA Buick [Verano](http://www.buick.com/verano-luxury-small-sedan.html) $23,380
FCA Group - Ram [1500](http://www.ramtrucks.com/en/ram_1500/) $25,410
Honda Motor Company Japan Acura [ILX](http://www.acura.com/ModelLanding.aspx?model=ILX) $27,050
Volkswagen Group AG Germany Audi [A3](http://www.audiusa.com/models/audi-a3-sedan) $29,900
Toyota Motor Corporation Japan Lexus [CT 200h](http://www.lexus.com/models/CT-hybrid) $32,050
General Motors Company USA Cadillac [ATS](http://www.cadillac.com/2014-ats-luxury-sport-sedan.html) $33,065
Ford Motor Company USA Lincoln [MKC](http://www.lincoln.com/crossovers/mkc/) $33,100
Nissan Japan Infiniti [Q40](http://www.infinitiusa.com/sedan/q40) $33,950
Volkswagen Group AG Germany Porsche [Macan S](http://www.porsche.com/usa/models/macan/macan-s/) $49,900