Finding an affordable car is hard. Finding a good car is harder. But finding a good, affordable car? Well, that's the hardest. Thankfully, if you don't have Bugatti money and all you want is to get from point A to point B without spending an arm and a leg, then boy do we have a list for you. This video highlights our 5 favorite new vehicles that you can buy for $15,000 or less. For more details head over to Autoblog's Buyer's Hub, where you'll find resources like our Compare tool and Car Finder.

Transcript: Best new cars for $15,000

Hyundai Elantra: The 2018 Elantra has recently been redesigned. Not only can you get a base model for under $15k but mid-grade SEL and Value Edition trims are available as well. It's equipped with a 10 yr/100,000 mile powertrain warranty You'll be getting more bang for your buck fuel-wise with 32 MPG combined.

Nissan Versa: With fuel economy of 31 city 39 highway there's a reason why the Versa sedan is so popular with Uber and Lyft drivers. We appreciate the large back seat and price tag. Even new 2018 models come well under $15,000. It may not be easy on the eyes, but for that price how could you argue.

Kia Rio: Rio offers style and ample features and your choice of body styles for a reasonable price. Kia provides a 5-year limited vehicle and 10-year powertrain warranty 28 city / 37 highway / 32 combined MPG. It may be less spacious than the Versa, but it's a more desirable subcompact car,

Toyota Yaris iA: The Yaris comes fully loaded with no options. Alloy wheels, keyless push-button start, rearview camera, and forward collision warning with automatic braking is all standard. Handling and interior come courtesy of Mazda. Fuel economy is 30 city and 39 highway MPG.

Chevrolet Trax: Not the most overtly appealing vehicle, but for those looking for the least expensive new SUV, here's your ticket. The Trax has a six-speed automatic, 1.4L turbo engine, and delivers a decent amount of equipment. Has a fuel economy of 25 city 33 highway and 28 combined MPG. The Trax's MSRP is over our $15k limit, but you should be able to find one that's discounted, or even slightly used in our cars for sale section.

Did we miss a vehicle? Find more subcompact cars using the Autoblog Car Finder and Compare tools.

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