Many car buyers are limited by a tight budget, but we have some good news. It's possible to buy a new car for less than $18,000 without having to meet a stranger in the parking lot of a Target with an envelope of cash. For 2020, even the least expensive cars come with a backup camera and with Bluetooth capability, touchscreen infotainment controls, and, if you're cool enough, a manual transmission. If these options fit your budget but you need a bit more space, check out our list of the cheapest compact SUVs. The prices listed here are determined by a combination of base price, fuel, and insurance expenses for the first three years of ownership. Here is a list of the least expensive cars for sale right now in the U.S., sorted by highest to lowest base price.