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Best Small Cars Under $20,000

Sometimes a small car is what you need to get out and about. This month we have decided to look at 4 of the best small cars under $20,000 that all have a 5 star ANCAP rating.


Hyundai Accent Active Manual – $14,990.00
As Hyundai slowly phases out the i20, they are replacing it with the upgraded Hyundai Accent Hatch. With a 5 star ANCAP rating, the Hyundai Accent Active was voted Australia’s Best Light Car in 2015. It has a 1.4L, 4-cylinder engine, a six-speed manual transmission and if you prefer driving automatic more than a manual, you can upgrade for an extra $1,000 to Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT). The Accent comes standard with a 5-inch touchscreen and Bluetooth, along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto already installed so that your phone is easily integrated with your car. You get 370L of boot space and your back seats split 60/40 for even more space.
Hyundai offer a 5 year, unlimited kilometre warranty and capped-price servicing on the purchase of a new Accent.

Mitsubishi Mirage ES Manual – $13,990
The Mitsubishi Mirage currently has the lowest driveway price in Australia. At $13,990 driveway, it’s a small amount of money for a lot of features packed into a small car. Bluetooth connectivity, keyless entry, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), and hill start assist are just a few features that come standard with the 2016 Mirage. If you aren’t a fan of manual driving, you can upgrade to automatic for an extra $2,000.
Steering wheel controls means you never have to take your hands off the wheel to change the song, adjust the volume or answer a call – meaning you are always in control. The Mirage also come with 5 year/100,000km warranty, 5 years of roadside assist, capped price servicing and a 5 star ANCAP rating.

VW Polo 66TSI Trendline Manual – $16,990 
The Volkswagen Polo 66TSI Trendline is up towards the higher end in regards to price in this article. At $16,990 drive away for the manual, the Polo can be upgraded to automatic for an extra $2,500. As a standard, the Polo has a 6.5-inch touch screen that comes with App-connect for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and is also connected to the rear-view camera. Satellite navigation can be integrated into the Polo, but to have it included in the car you need to add the Driving Comfort Package for an extra $1900. Alternatively, if you don’t have the extra cash for the Driving Comfort Package you can use your smartphone for a GPS through the App-Connect tech that’s in the car.
While the Polo comes with capped-price servicing, it is an expensive city car to maintain. To make up for the expensive servicing, Volkswagen has included 3 year, unlimited kilometre warranty and roadside assistance.

Honda Jazz VTi Manual – $15,990
Going back down the price ladder, the Honda Jazz VTi starts at $15,990 drive away. The entry level model comes with Bluetooth connectivity, 2 usb ports, MP3 and MP4 file compatability, Siri Eyes Free, 7-inch touchscreen, cruise control and Honda’s Magic Seats system. The Magic Seats system allows the driver to fold the rear seats into the floor, giving more boot space and flexibility to transport items around. A rear view camera and hill start assist means that there is a lot of good features packed into this small car.
The Jazz also has a 3 year/100,000km warranty and a lifetime of capped price servicing.

*All prices listed in this article are the prices as at 22/02/2017 and may change depending on the sales happening at the time of reading.

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