Best New Cars Under $30k

Whether you’re in the market for an SUV, a pickup truck or a sports car, there is something to suit every budget. Sure — adding on all the bells and whistles will increase the base price, but you can still find an exceptional car for a great price that falls within your budget. Here are L.A. Car Connection’s picks for the best new cars under $30,000.

Best SUVs

2017 Ford Edge

Starting at  $28,950
MPG: Up to 21 city / 29 highway
Dimensions: 188″ L x 76″ W x 69″ H
Towing capacity: 1,500 to 2,000 lbs

The just-right-sized Edge, with its daring styling, relaxed ride, and sizable cargo bay, is a crossover worth considering. The Edge has plenty of tech options, too, including Sync 3 touchscreen infotainment, a self-parking feature, adaptive cruise control, and lane-keep assist. It’s a comfortable ride perfect for going up to the mountains and all the outdoorsy activities while still exuding class and sophistication.

2017 Kia Sorento

Starting at $25,600
MPG: Up to 21 city / 28 highway
Dimensions: 187″ L x 74″ W x 66″ H
Towing capacity: 2,000 to 5,000 lbs

With utility and rugged good looks, the Sorento is a value-oriented ride for those seeking to avoid the minivan stigma. Five- or-seven-passenger versions are available. The optional navigation comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and premium cabin fittings have the Sorento fighting above its weight. A six-speed automatic and front-wheel drive are standard; all-wheel-drive models can tow up to 5000 lb.

Best Compact SUVs

2017 Honda CR-V

Starting at $24,045
MPG: Up to 28 city / 34 highway
Dimensions: 181″ L x 73″ W x 66-67″ H
Towing capacity: 1,500 lbs

Versatility, competency, and reliability. Supportive seats and a firm but supple ride make it easy to live with. The interior is quiet, handsome, and roomy. The base engine is a 184-hp 2.4-liter four, while a 190-hp 1.5-liter turbo four is optional. A CVT (one of the best available) and front-wheel drive are standard; all-wheel drive is optional.

2017 Jeep Cherokee Limited

Starting at $29,495
MPG: Up to 21 city / 30 highway
Towing capacity: 2,000 lbs
Horsepower: 184 to 271 hp
Dimensions: 182″ L x 73-75″ W x 66-68″ H

The 2017 Jeep Cherokee Limited offers premium value with top-notch amenities and modern style. Features like an 8.4-inch color touchscreen, leather-trimmed seats and Keyless Enter ’n Go™ take the Limited model to the next level.

Best Full Size Sedan

2017 Dodge Charger

Starting at $27,995
MPG: Up to 19 city / 30 highway
Horsepower: 292 to 707 hp
Curb weight: 3,934 to 4,575 lbs
Fuel tank capacity: 18.5 gal

A muscle car for the family, the Charger offers the style and stance to intimidate more mainstream sedans. Dodge vehicles are bred for performance, and the Dodge Charger carries on that lineage. From heart-pounding power to unexpected efficiency, it makes for one unforgettable ride.

2017 Chevrolet Impala

Starting at $27,500
MPG: Up to 22 city / 30 highway
Horsepower: 197 to 305 hp
Dimensions: 201″ L x 73″ W x 59″ H

The 2017 Chevrolet Impala has something for everyone. Including a spacious interior, innovative available safety features and advanced phone integration. It’s no wonder the U.S. News & World Report named the 2016 Impala “Best Large Car for the Money.”

Best Sports Cars

2017 Dodge Challenger

Starting at $26,995
MPG: Up to 19 city / 30 highway
Horsepower: 305 to 707 hp
Dimensions: 198″ L x 76″ W x 56-58″ H

Feel the horses rumble. Pack intimidating speed. Harness unmatched control and responsiveness. The Dodge Challenger epitomizes the alliance of power and agility—the mark of modern performance.

2017 Ford Mustang EcoBoost

Starting at $26,195
MPG: Up to 22 city / 31 highway
Horsepower: 310 hp
Dimensions: 188″ L x 75″ W x 54″ H

The 2017 Ford® Mustang EcoBoost Premium Fastback adds leather seating surfaces, SYNC®, HD Radio, a premium sound system, & more. If you’ve ever had a desire for a sporty American coupe, this is your car.


Best Pickup Trucks

2017 Chevrolet Colorado

Starting at $20,055
MPG: Up to 22 city / 30 highway
Towing capacity: 3,500 to 7,000 lbs
Dimensions: 213-225″ L x 74″ W x 70-73″ H

With its offering of ingenious technology, safety and versatility, Colorado is a leap forward for the midsize pickup. From an available high-speed 4G LTE Wi-Fi connection to available advanced safety features like Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning, Colorado has everything you want in a truck and advanced features you expect from a Chevy.  A 2.5-liter four with 191 lb-ft of torque is standard; optional are a 3.6-liter V-6 (275 lb-ft) and a 2.8-liter turbo-diesel four (369 lb-ft), which has a tow rating of up to 7600 lb.

2017 Ford F-150

Starting at $26,730
MPG: Up to 19 city / 26 highway
Towing capacity: 5,000 to 7,400 lbs
Dimensions: 209-228″ L x 80″ W x 75-77″ H

F-Series. The best-selling trucks in America for 40 straight years. Since 1977, F-150 and Super Duty have been the best-selling trucks for some very real and hardcore reasons: Rock-solid Durability. Up-to-the-nanosecond technology. And jaw-dropping capability. Leading the way for 40 straight years is grueling, intense and tough.

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2017-03-07T17:27:12+00:00 March 7th, 2017|