12 affordable new cars worth driving for 2020


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Are you looking for an inexpensive new car for 2020? We've compiled a list to help you make an informed choice. Check them out!

The 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show has come and gone, with automakers across the globe revealing large array of new cars for 2020 and also giving us an insight into the future of the automotive industry. Your No 1 car site for news updates, auto releases and trends, Naijauto, captured some of the debuts.

With all the stunning display of high-performance cars, you may wonder if there's any that's within your reach. A new car for 2020 that you can afford. Definitely, there are new cars that aren't expensive to make you empty your account just to acquire it. Yes, you don’t need to spend a whopping ₦1.4 billion to ride a 2020 car. We’ve sieved through the new cars debuted to bring to you the cheapest 2020 cars that are worth driving. These prices exclude additional fees like custom clearing or delivery.

Here, let's check them out.

1. 2020 Kia Forte

Base price: ₦6.7 million ($18,715)

If you love your cars bigger, then your best bet should be the 2020 Kia Forte FE. This sport compact sedan is built to thrill and it comes with a 1.6L turbocharged engine that delivers 201 hp and a torque of 195 lb-ft. The engine, of course, is mated to a standard seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

The exterior shows sporty front fascia that's meant to deliver style to customers. When it comes to safety, it has forward collision avoidance assist to help prevent frontal collision and also avoid an accident.

The interior promises a comfortable ride as it's spacious with heated & ventilated seats. The 2020 Kia Forte Fe is all techy. There's an 8.0-inch infotainment screen, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. Not forgetting the automatic emergency braking system that comes as a standard feature.

>>> More detailed review at: 2019/2020 Kia Forte will only sip your fuel, see its brief review here!


The 2020 Kia Forte is built to thrill fans

2. 2020 Kia Soul

Base price: ₦6.6 million ($18,535)

O ye lovers of small SUVs gather here, we've spotted the 2020 Kia Soul. This car got a complete modification this year so there's a lot going on for the Soul. It’s built to be more spacious than other subcompacts out there. It also has ample cargo space if you're looking for a cheap yet roomy car to travel for the approaching yuletide. All trim levels of the 2020 Kia Soul features 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 147 hp and a torque of 132 lb-ft.

If your daily route is a bit rough with patched spots, this car is sure to give you a controlled ride when you hit any bumpy area. The interior boasts of quality materials for decor, 7.0- inch screen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

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The 2020 Kia Soul is all set to hit the bumpy roads

3. 2020 Chevrolet Sonic

Base price: ₦6.3 million ($17,595)

The 2020 Chevrolet Sonic offers buyers almost the same quantity of features one gets to see on expensive cars. The sedan is powered by a 1.4 L turbocharged engine that pumps out 138 hp and 148 pound-feet of torque. The engine is connected to a six-speed automatic transmission.

The car is spacious and can comfortably seat 5 passengers. It has a standard infotainment system such as 4G LTE, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.


The 2020 Chevrolet Sonic is spacious and can comfortably seat 5 passengers

4. 2019 Honda Fit

Base price: ₦6.1 million ($17,120)

While we await the refreshed 2020 Honda Fit which will make its first public appearance at the Tokyo Motor Show coming next month, you might take a shot at the 2019 model. The Honda Fit may come off as a small cheaper car but its cabin is roomy enough to give you a comfortable ride.

It has a 6-speed manual transmission and if you want the CVT, you'll be paying ₦288,400 ($800) to get it. If you're looking to see Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an upgrade to Sport trim is required and it costs ₦6.6 million ($18,430). The EX trim has advanced safety features like automatic emergency braking and remote keyless entry system. It goes for ₦6.8 million.

>>> Check for more options: Honda Nigeria price list (Update in 2019)


The 2019 Honda fit is roomy enough to give you a comfortable ride

5. 2020 Kia Rio

Base price: ₦6.million ($16,675)

Let’s see what's new with the car. The 2020 Kia Rio came with dapper styling and charming interior. It has a new 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 120 hp. Though the old engine is more powerful, this new engine has better fuel efficiency and it's mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT).

The interior exudes simplicity with an uncluttered dashboard that has audio and climate control. It has standard features like 7.0-inch display, USB and Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Rio comes in 3 body styles.

  • The LX sedan costs ₦6 million
  • The S sedan is sold for ₦6.2 million
  • The S hatchback goes for ₦6.3 million

>>> Recommended for you: Kia Rio prices in Nigeria – The pride of South Korean vehicle industry (Update in 2019)


The 2020 Kia Rio came with dapper styling and charming interior

6. 2020 Toyota Yaris

Base price: ₦6.7 million ($18,705)

The 2020 Toyota Yaris sedan and hatchback are being sold at the same price, as promised by Toyota-the automaker. The Yaris hatchback is a Mazda-based model and is powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine which pumps out 106 hp. The engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission.

The hatchback and sedan share the same design on the inside and both have more passenger and cargo space.


The 2020 Toyota Yaris hatchback is a Mazda-based model

7. 2020 Hyundai Accent

Base price: ₦5.7 million ($15,925)

The 2020 Hyundai Accent is one sharp-looking sedan that got a slew of upgrades from its automakers. For one, it came with a new 1.6-liter Smartstream four-cylinder engine which delivers 120 hp and 133 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy is a strong suit for this new model, thanks to its CVT.

Coming as standard features for the car are a 5.0-inch touchscreen display, air conditioning, and remote keyless entry. Hyundai slapped the 2020 Accent SE with 5 years, 60,000 miles warranty. So, if you want an inexpensive small sedan, try the Accent.

>>> Check the prices (both new and used) of the smallest car of Hyundai: Hyundai Accent price in Nigeria


The 2020 Hyundai Accent is one sharp-looking sedan that got a slew of upgrades from its automakers

8. 2020 Nissan Versa

Base price: ₦5.6 million

The Versa model from Nissan happens to be the automaker's best-selling subcompact and it's coming to 2020 as a refreshed sedan.

Some updates given to the new model include power-operated windows present in all the trim levels, telescoping steering wheel and ability to absorb bumps. Available as standard features are Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, 7.0-inch infotainment system and automatic emergency braking.


The 2020 Nissan Versa is coming with refreshed looks

9. 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage

Base price: ₦5.4 million ($14,990)

The 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage is one of the most affordable and most efficient new cars around. It has a good warranty. When it comes to styling, comfort, performance, and safety, it ranks below. However, the car is very easy to park in a congested area.


The 2020 Mitsubishi Mirage is an affordable car

10. 2020 Chevrolet Spark

Base price: ₦5 million ($14,095)

The 2020 Spark hatchback is the smallest car from Chevrolet's lineups. As a base model, the car came with a 7.0-inch display, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto. As for power locks, power window, and remote keyless entry, they're found in the 1LT model.

The car is powered by a four-cylinder engine that's connected to a 5-speed manual transmission or CVT.


The 2020 Spark hatchback is the smallest car from Chevrolet's lineups

If you're into Hyundai cars, here are a few more models for 2020 from the brand to consider

11. 2020 Hyundai Veloster

Base price: ₦7 million ($19,520)

Unlike some other Hyundai designs, the 2020 Veloster is called a game-changing model thanks to its aggressive and sporty look. The car is also reviewed as fun to drive with a lot of novel experiences it offers to the driver.

>>> Prices of Hyundai Veloster all model years can be found here: Hyundai Veloster price in Nigeria


The 2020 Hyundai Veloster best suits dynamic drivers

12. 2020 Hyundai Elantra

Base price: ₦7.1 million ($19,880)

Despite being the most expensive in this list, 2020 Hyundai Elantra is still a very affordable new car for the year 2020. Driving this car will definitely make you feel like you're sitting inside a luxury model with modern technologies.


This 2020 Hyundai Elantra is one of the cheap cars that make you look rich

And there you have them 12 affordable new cars for 2020 worth driving. It’s time to go get your 2020 new ride!

>>> See our car buying and selling section for some tips on buying a car

Jane Osuagwu

Jane Osuagwu

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Jane Osuagwu is an automotive writer at Naijauto.com. She's a car enthusiast who loves creating educative and informative topics on cars, ranging from maintenance tips to updates on the latest trend in the auto industry in concise and friendly writing. 

Jane is also a blogger and loves reading, inspiring people and getting involved in personal development projects.

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