71 Cars under $15,000

There are seventy-one 2009 and 2010 vehicles under $15,000 on sale right now:

There are nineteen different makes. They come in 2-door, 4-door, hatchback, sedan and wagon.

The cheapest starts at $9,970, the most expensive is $14,990.

Only one is a rear-wheel drive.One car has only 70 horsepower, only three cars have over 150 horsepower.

Here they are:

2009_hyundai_accent_100 71 Cars under $15,000 Automobiles and Energy Chevy Honda Hyundai Kia Mazda Nissan Suzuki Toyota

2009 Hyundai Accent

$9,970 – $13,920
3-door hatchback manual GS – MSRP $9,970
3-door hatchback manual GS w/Popular Pkg – MSRP $11,070
3-door hatchback automatic GS   – MSRP $12,070
4-door sedan manual GLS – MSRP $12,920
4-door sedan automatic GLS – MSRP $13,920

Specs: The Hyundai Accent comes as a front-wheel drive three-door hatchback or the four-door sedan Accent is equipped with a 1.6L inline 4-cylinder engine that produces 110 horsepower and 106 lb-ft of torque
EPA fuel estimates: 27 city/33 hwy with the 5-speed manual, and 26 city/35 highway mpg with the 4-speed automatic transmission.


2009 Nissan Versa

2009_nissan_versa_100 71 Cars under $15,000 Automobiles and Energy Chevy Honda Hyundai Kia Mazda Nissan Suzuki Toyota

$9,990 – $14,110
4-door sedan manual Base – MSRP $9,990
4-door sedan manual – MSRP $10,990
4-door sedan automatic   – MSRP $11,990
4-door sedan manual S – MSRP $13,100
5-door hatchback manual S – MSRP $13,110
4-door sedan automatic S – MSRP $14,100
5-door hatchback automatic S – MSRP $14,110

Specs: The Nissan Versa comes as a front-wheel drive four-door sedan or a five-door hatchback and is powered by a 1.8L four-cylinder engine that generates 122 horsepower and 127 lb-ft of torque.
EPA fuel estimates: base Versa with the four-speed automatic transmission is 24 city/32 hwy and 27 combined mpg, while the Nissan Versa SL with CVT gets 27 city/33 highway and 29 combined mpg.

2009 Kia Rio2009_kia_rio_100 71 Cars under $15,000 Automobiles and Energy Chevy Honda Hyundai Kia Mazda Nissan Suzuki Toyota

$11,495 – $14,875
4-door sedan manual – MSRP $11,495
4-door sedan manual LX – MSRP $13,225
5-door hatchback manual Rio5 LX – MSRP $13,325
4-door sedan manual SX – MSRP $14,025
4-door sedan automatic LX – MSRP $14,075
5-door hatchback automatic Rio5 LX – MSRP $14,175
5-door hatchback manual Rio5 SX – MSRP $14,280
4-door sedan automatic SX – MSRP $14,875

Specs: The Kia Rio comes as a front-wheel drive four-door sedan or five-door hatchback equipped with a 1.6L inline-4 engine producing 110 horsepower and 107 lb-ft of torque.
EPA fuel estimates: 27 city/33 highway miles per gallon (mpg) and 30 mpg in combined driving with the manual transmission, and the automatic gets 26 city/35 highway and 30 combined mpg.

2009 Chevrolet Aveo2009_chevy_aveo_100 71 Cars under $15,000 Automobiles and Energy Chevy Honda Hyundai Kia Mazda Nissan Suzuki Toyota

$11,965 – $14,100
4-door sedan LS   – MSRP $11,965
5-door hatchback LS – MSRP $11,965
4-door sedan LT w/1LT – MSRP $14,100
5-door hatchback LT w/1LT – MSRP $14,100

Specs: The 2009 Chevy Aveo comes as a front-wheel drive four-door sedan or five-door hatchback with a 1.6L 4-cylinder engine with 106 horsepower and 105 lb-ft of torque.
EPA fuel estimates: 25 city/34 highway miles per gallon (mpg) and 28 mpg combined.

2010 Chevrolet Aveo2010_chevy_aveo_100 71 Cars under $15,000 Automobiles and Energy Chevy Honda Hyundai Kia Mazda Nissan Suzuki Toyota

$11,965 – $14,100
4-door sedan LS – MSRP $11,965
5-door hatchback LS – MSRP $11,965
5-door hatchback LT w/1LT – MSRP $14,100
4-door sedan LT w/1LT – MSRP $14,100

Specs: The Chevy Aveo comes as a front-wheel drive four-door sedan or a five-door hatchback with a 1.6L four-cylinder engine 108 horsepower @ 6,400 rpm and 105 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm torque.
EPA fuel estimates: 27 city/34 highway mpg with a 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive.

2009 Smart fortwo2009_smart_fortwo_100 71 Cars under $15,000 Automobiles and Energy Chevy Honda Hyundai Kia Mazda Nissan Suzuki Toyota

$11,990 – $13,990
2dr coupe Pure – MSRP $11,990
2dr coupe Passion   – MSRP $13,990

Specs: The Smart fortwo comes as a rear-wheel drive two-door coupe with a 1.0L three-cylinder engine that produces 71 horsepower and 68 lb-ft of torque.
EPA fuel estimates: 33 city/41 hwy mpg.

2009 Toyota Yaris
2009_toyota_yaris_100 71 Cars under $15,000 Automobiles and Energy Chevy Honda Hyundai Kia Mazda Nissan Suzuki Toyota

$12,205 – $14,825
3-door hatchback manual (GS) – MSRP $12,205
3-door hatchback manual (Natl) – MSRP $12,205
3-door hatchback manual (SE) – MSRP $12,205
4-door sedan manual (GS) – MSRP $12,965
4-door sedan manual (Natl) – MSRP $12,965
4-door sedan manual (SE) – MSRP $12,965
3-door hatchback automatic (GS)   – MSRP $13,005
3-door hatchback automatic (Natl) – MSRP $13,005
3-door hatchback automatic (SE) – MSRP $13,005
5-door hatchback automatic (GS) – MSRP $13,305
5-door hatchback automatic (Natl) – MSRP $13,305
5-door hatchback automatic (SE) – MSRP $13,305
4-door sedan automatic (GS) – MSRP $13,765
4-door sedan automatic (Natl) – MSRP $13,765
4-door sedan automatic (SE) – MSRP $13,765
3-door hatchback manual S (GS) – MSRP $14,025
3-door hatchback manual S (Natl) – MSRP $14,025
3-door hatchback manual S (SE) – MSRP $14,025
3-door hatchback automatic S (GS) – MSRP $14,825
3-door hatchback automatic S (Natl) – MSRP $14,825
3-door hatchback automatic S (SE) – MSRP $14,825

Specs:The Toyota Yaris comes as a front-wheel-drive three-door hatchback, four-door sedan or five-door hatchback with a 1.5L four-cylinder engine that makes 106 horsepower and 103 lb-ft of torque.
EPA fuel estimates: 29 city/36 hwy and 32 combined mpg for the manual transmission, while the automatic transmission gets 28 city/35 highway and 31 combined mpg.

2009 Kia Spectra2009_kia_spectra_100 71 Cars under $15,000 Automobiles and Energy Chevy Honda Hyundai Kia Mazda Nissan Suzuki Toyota

$13,200 – $14,200
4-door sedan manual LX – MSRP $13,200
4-door sedan automatic LX – MSRP $14,200

Specs: The Kia Spectra comes as a front-wheel drive four-door sedan with a 2.0L four-cylinder engine that produces 138 horsepower and 136 lb-ft of torque.
EPA fuel estimates: 24 city/32 hwy and 27 combined mpg for the automatic transmission

2009 Suzuki SX42009_suzuki_sx4_100 71 Cars under $15,000 Automobiles and Energy Chevy Honda Hyundai Kia Mazda Nissan Suzuki Toyota

$13,299 – $14,689
4-door sedan manual FWD – MSRP $13,299
4-door sedan manual LE FWD – MSRP $14,689

Specs: The Suzuki SX4 comes as a front-wheel drive four-door sedan with a 2.0L I4 engine producing 143 horsepower and 136 lb-ft of torque.
EPA fuel estimates: 23 city/31 highway mpg with automatic transmission.

2010 Kia Soul
2010_kia_soul_100 71 Cars under $15,000 Automobiles and Energy Chevy Honda Hyundai Kia Mazda Nissan Suzuki Toyota

$13,300 – $14,950
5-door wagon manual   – MSRP $13,300
5-door wagon manual + – MSRP $14,950

Specs: The 2010 Kia Soul comes as a front-wheel drive five-door wagon with a 1.6L 4-cylinder 122 horsepower @ 6,300 rpm and 115 ft-lb torque @ 4,200 rpm.
EPA fuel estimates: 26 city/31 highway mpg a five-speed manual transmission.

2010 Kia Forte2010_kia_forte_100 71 Cars under $15,000 Automobiles and Energy Chevy Honda Hyundai Kia Mazda Nissan Suzuki Toyota

$13,695 – $14,695
4-door sedan manual LX – MSRP $13,695
4-door sedan automatic LX – MSRP $14,695

Specs: The 2010 Kia Forte comes as a front-wheel drive four-door sedan with a 2.0L 156 horsepower @ 6,200 RPM and 144 lb-ft torque @ 4300 rpm. The Kia Forte replaces the Kia Spectra.
EPA fuel estimates: 25 city/34 highway mpg with five-speed manual transmission with overdrive.

2009 Nissan cube2009_nissan_cube_100 71 Cars under $15,000 Automobiles and Energy Chevy Honda Hyundai Kia Mazda Nissan Suzuki Toyota

$13,990 – $14,690
5-door wagon manual   – MSRP $13,990
5-door wagon manual S – MSRP $14,690

Specs: The Nissan Cube comes as a front-wheel five-door wagon with 1.8L I4 producing 122 @ 5200 RPM.
EPA fuel estimates:24 city/29 highway mpg 6-speed manual O/D

2009 Hyundai Elantra
2009_hyundai_elantra_100 71 Cars under $15,000 Automobiles and Energy Chevy Honda Hyundai Kia Mazda Nissan Suzuki Toyota

$14,120
4-door sedan manual GLS   – MSRP $14,120

Specs: The Hyundai Elantra comes as a front-wheel drive four-door sedan with a 2.0L inline 4-cylinder engine that produces 138 horsepower and 136 lb-ft of torque.
EPA fuel estimates: 25 city/33 highway mpg automatic transmission and 24 city/32 highway mpg manual transmission.

2009 Pontiac G32009_pontiac_g3_100 71 Cars under $15,000 Automobiles and Energy Chevy Honda Hyundai Kia Mazda Nissan Suzuki Toyota

$14,335
5-door hatchback   – MSRP $14,335

Specs: They Pontiac G3 comes as a front-wheel drive five-door hatchback with a 1.6L four-cylinder engine producing 106 horsepower and 105 lb-ft of torque.
EPA fuel estimates: 27 city/34 highway mpg on five-speed manual with overdrive.

2009 Mitsubishi Lancer2009_mitsubishi_lancer_100 71 Cars under $15,000 Automobiles and Energy Chevy Honda Hyundai Kia Mazda Nissan Suzuki Toyota

$14,540
4-door sedan manual DE   – MSRP $14,540

Specs: The Mit’subishi Lancer DE comes as a front-wheel drive four-door sedan with a 2.0L four-cylinder engine that produces 152 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque.
EPA fuel estimates: 22 city/30 highway and 24 combined mpg with a manual transmission

2009 Scion xD2009_scion_xd_100 71 Cars under $15,000 Automobiles and Energy Chevy Honda Hyundai Kia Mazda Nissan Suzuki Toyota

$14,650
5-door hatchback manual (Natl) – MSRP $14,650
5-door hatchback manual (GS) – MSRP $14,650
5-door hatchback manual (SE) – MSRP $14,650

Specs: The Scion xD comes as a front-wheel drive five-door hatchback with a 1.8L four-cylinder engine that produces 128 horsepower and 125 lb-ft of torque.
EPA fuel estimates: 27 city/33 highway mpg and 29 combined mpg with the five-speed manual transmission, and 26 city/32 highway and 28 combined mpg with the four-speed automatic transmission.

2009 Mazda MAZDA32009_mazda_mazda3-100 71 Cars under $15,000 Automobiles and Energy Chevy Honda Hyundai Kia Mazda Nissan Suzuki Toyota

$14,690
4-door sedan manual i Sport   – MSRP $14,690

Specs: The Mazda Mazda3 comes as a front-wheel drive four-door sedan with a 2.0L four-cylinder engine that produces 148 horsepower and 135 lb-ft of torque.
EPA fuel estimates: 24 city/32 highway with the manual transmission.

2009 Honda Fit2009_honda_fit_100 71 Cars under $15,000 Automobiles and Energy Chevy Honda Hyundai Kia Mazda Nissan Suzuki Toyota

$14,750
5-door hatchback manual – MSRP $14,750

Specs: The Honda Fit comes as a front-wheel drive five-door hatchback with a 1.5L four-cylinder engine that generates 117 horsepower and 106 lb-ft of torque.
EPA fuel estimates: 27 city/33 highway mpg with the five-speed manual transmission.

2009 Chevrolet Cobalt2009_chevy_cobalt_100 71 Cars under $15,000 Automobiles and Energy Chevy Honda Hyundai Kia Mazda Nissan Suzuki Toyota

$14,990
2-door coupe Base – MSRP $14,990
4-door sedan Base – MSRP $14,990

Specs: The Chevy Cobalt comes as a front-wheel drive two-door coupe or four-door sedan with a 2.2L inline 4-cylinder which produces 155 horsepower @ 6100 RPM and 150 lb-ft @ 4900rpm of torque.
EPA fuel estimates: 25 city/35 highway mpg with a five-speed manual transmission.

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