It’s no secret that cars continue to get more expensive, as with more complex technology and safety kit comes steeper list prices.
But there are still bargains to be had, and with a range of new cars available for less than £13,000, even before discounts, there are still affordable ways of being able to drive a new car.
Here are the 10 cheapest new cars on the market today…
Dacia Sandero – from £7,995
Kicking off this list is comfortably the UK’s most affordable new car – the Dacia Sandero. It’s the only model on this list that costs less than £10,000, and offers a roomy interior and more standard kit than you might expect – including air conditioning, DAB radio and electric front windows.Enquire on a new Dacia Sandero
Dacia Sandero Stepway – from £10,145
Want your Dacia Sandero to look a bit more rugged? Well, this Renault-owned brand has a trick up its sleeve as it offers a chunkier ‘Stepway’ model, which adds a raised suspension setup, roof bars and black plastic cladding on the lower bumpers and wheel arch surrounds. While prices increase to £10,145, it’s still very affordable.Enquire on a new Dacia Sandero Stepway
Citroen C1 – from £10,315
If you live where space is at a premium, a model like the Citroen C1 is ideal. With its dinky dimensions, it’s a doddle to park, and very accomplished around the city. Prices kick off from as little as £10,145, meaning this is the cheapest car in its class. Seriously low running costs are also on offer.Enquire on a new Citroen C1
Mitsubishi Mirage – from £10,575
Mitsubishi’s Mirage isn’t quite as accomplished as other models on this list, but if you prioritise value for money, its £10,575 starting price is very appealing. You also get plenty of kit included, such as air conditioning, automatic wipers and Bluetooth.Enquire on a new Mitsubishi Mirage
Fiat Panda – from £10,580
The Fiat Panda has been injecting some flair into the city car class for decades and that continues today with the latest car. Despite its small size, the Panda offers a surprising amount of space, while even adults can sit in the rear in a surprising amount of comfort.Enquire on a new Fiat Panda
Kia Picanto – from £10,745
Kia might have recently updated its Picanto city car, but one thing that hasn’t changed is its low pricing, with models available from as little as £10,745. Boasting new colours, more efficient engines and the latest safety tech, the Picanto is a fantastic option, whether you’re a new driver or just want something affordable to buy and run.Enquire on a new Kia Picanto
Dacia Duster – from £11,745
Think a small budget has to restrict you to a small car? Well, Dacia will prove you wrong with its Duster 4x4 – a much larger model than others on this list. While equipment will be sparse on the entry-level £11,745 model, you’ll be impressed by how the Duster drives, while a 445-litre boot and rear seat space makes it a credible family car.Enquire on a new Dacia Duster
MG3 – from £12,195
MG has built a brilliant reputation up for creating low-priced and well-equipped cars and few of its cars demonstrate this better than the MG3 supermini. It’s roomier than you might expect, while also handles neatly and gets a long list of kit included for the price, including 16-inch alloy wheels, rear parking sensors and an eight-inch touchscreen.Enquire on a new MG3
Toyota Aygo – from £12,690
The Aygo shares a platform with the Citroen C1, and though it is more expensive, at £12,690 it’s still one of the UK’s most affordable cars. This Toyota also looks cool with its X-shaped design, while a host of extra standard kit compared to the Citroen – including a reversing camera and autonomous emergency braking – helps to easily justify its extra kit.Enquire on a new Toyota Aygo
Volkswagen Up! – from £12,705
The Volkswagen Up! might have been around for some time now, but this city continues to impress with its solid build quality, low running costs and surprisingly spacious interior makes it a brilliant choice. With a £12,705 starting price, it also delivers brilliant value for money.Enquire on a new Volkswagen Up!