Hello! it is me again. This time I shall be talking mobility and the best budget cars for 2021.
Following the COVID-19 pandemic (which is still very much present), finances and movement was hampered, amongst other things that we had come to take for granted, enjoy, earn, or be accustomed to. Finances are crucial for obvious reasons, while mobility, albeit restricted, is still necessary when you have to go to work or get supplies or go around when you get the chance. These two essential parts of our lives converge into the reality of choosing a car.
So, if you are on a tight budget but still looking to get a great ride to be your trusted steed in these pandemic times, then this list of budget cars to buy in 2021 is for you.
Starting at $14,980 (QAR 54,527), the Versa is a five-seat economic sedan that guarantees safety just as well as money back with efficient consumption. The Versa has everything you could ask for in a car that skirts the lines of budget and luxury. The exterior design is sharp and bold, while the interior is sleek, a beautiful vehicle all-around. That said, what the Versa really offers you in terms of value for your money, is safety. Stocked with Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility technology and ten airbags from the front to the doors, The Versa’s tech arsenal delivers security. Outside security, the Versa is also fuel-efficient and can take you through at least ten years with an estimated 200,000 miles of mileage on it.
2021 Hyundai Elantra
The Elantra was voted the North American Car of Year for 2021, and with good reason. Starting at $19,650 (QAR 72,000), the Hyundai Elantra makes sure you are safe, emitting less carbon, and looks out for the world around you. Fitted with pedestrian-detection technology, parking collision-avoidance assistance, blind-spot collision-avoidance assist and highway driving assistance, you get to worry more about your safety while the car takes care of those around you. In addition, you can get the hybrid version and emit way less carbon while saving major cash on fuel consumption for a tad bit more money. As a side note, if you love racing cars, then you will love the Elantra, which has a sportier look and is modelled like a race car.
2021 Hyundai Accent
Another Hyundai car on the list. This one is the 120 Hp six-speed manual sedan with an estimated 36 mpg. There is Apple CarPlay or Android Auto in this car, but you do get Bluetooth and a 5.0-inch touchscreen for entertainment and other functions. This is the Hyundai Accent, with a starting price of $15,395 (QAR ). If absolutely want more, the SEL and Limited trims pack in more perks for a slightly higher price. The car also comes with 3-year or first 36,000 miles free maintenance courtesy of Hyundai.
2021 Kia Rio
If you love technology, then you will love the 2021 Rio. Imagine using a secure app to open your door, check your mileage, start your car, and set up maintenance appointments. All of that is real and more, with the Rio. This compact sedan comes with a 10-year/100,000-mile warranty, a 33 mpg city, and a 41 mpg highway fuel economy. You may frown at the fact that it has only front-wheel drive or not much by way of trunk space, but at the price of $18,490 (QAR 67,303), you won’t mind, right?
2021 Chevrolet Spark
As unusual as this is from Chevrolet, the American manufacturer actually has a compact car, a very compact car, at $13,400 (QAR 48,776). It is not only the price of the Spark that will wow you. The visually aesthetic hatchback is more than just beauty; it packs a 30 mpg city and 38 mpg highway fuel economy. The little fun box has a super neat interior and has Wi-Fi, a 7.0-inch touchscreen stocked with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Your safety is also carefully considered here, with more than ten airbags, lane departure warning, front collision alert, electronic traction control, and counting.
I could throw in a few more Hyundais and Kias on this list, but this is just to get you started on the right track.