15 cheap cars that offer a better driving experience than what people think

Nov 20, 2019 | Same topic: Best advice for car buyers
Being practical and priced reasonably does not mean that these models also bring a sense of boring driving experience.

An economy car is a term used to refer to a low-price and low-operating-cost car, which is generally small, lightweight, and suitable for the mass market. Because of that, people often think that these models are not exciting and lack many interesting features. In fact, not all economical cars are like that, such as the 15 names below:

1. Honda Civic Hatchback

These days, we can see the name Honda Civic Type R being mentioned everywhere with plenty of lavish praise, but also should not forget the existence of the Honda Civic Hatchback version. Although it does not have 300 horsepower, this car is still fast and has tons of practicality.

Honda Civic Hatchback

Honda Civic Hatchback does not have 300 horsepower

2. Volkswagen Up!

Although this micro-class car, Up!, is not present in every market in the world, it deserves to be on this list due to an exciting driving experience. A lightweight chassis combined with a short wheelbase is a formula that brings a smile to the customer, regardless of the driving system.

Volkswagen Up!

Volkswagen Up! is not present in every market in the world

3. Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta is a very impressive and beautiful car. It is also well equipped and can be upgraded with Ford's excellent 1.0-liter 3-cylinder supercharged engine. And if you have a little extra cash in the bank, you can choose to take the terrific Fiesta ST for less than ₱905,000.

Fiesta

Fiesta is a very impressive and beautiful car

4. Kia Rio

The thing that once was a cheap mean of transport now become a shiny and fun-to-drive hatchback. You will not be disappointed when choosing Kia Rio with the manual transmission.

Kia Rio

Kia Rio with the manual transmission

5. Kia Soul

The appearance of the family car Kia Soul may not suit everyone, but it is definitely a good car and can accommodate a lot of passengers and luggage. This is a perfect car for everything.

Kia Soul

Kia Soul is a perfect car for everything

6. Chevrolet Spark

The cheap Chevrolet Spark actually has a great personality. With only 84 horsepower, this is a good car with enough technology to attract young buyers. The new 2016 model even looks like a hybrid between a Chevrolet SS and a hatchback.

Chevrolet Spark

The cheap Spark actually has a great personality

7. Chevrolet Sonic

Chevrolet Sonic is a bit bigger than the tiny Spark, but that does not make it worse. It is another good small hatchback from the Chevrolet, and you can choose the RS version with a supercharged engine only from ₱275,000. in our cars for sale section

Chevrolet Sonic

Chevrolet Sonic is a bit bigger than the tiny Spark

8. Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen Golf is a great car with the finest interior in its segment. And with a boost to the GTI variant, you'll have a very reliable high-performance car.

Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen Golf is a great car with the finest interior in its segment

9. Mazda3

Mazda3 is one of the nicest and best-equipped models in the low-price segment. Plus, it's one of the most exciting models to drive in any price range. It is a good choice for the group of buyers who are not financially abundant.

Mazda3

Mazda3 is one of the nicest and best-equipped models in the low-price segment

10. Honda Fit

One more fun-to-drive model. The fit is well equipped and has a great manual transmission. Even better, it's only from ₱150,000.

Honda Fit

Honda Fit has a great manual transmission

11. Fiat 500

While the standard version of the Fiat 500 is sufficiently praised by many users, it is best to choose the 500 version. Basically, it is like a car using the Abarth dynamic system in the European market.

The Fiat 500

The Fiat 500 is sufficiently praised by many users

12. Jeep Renegade

Want the engine from the Abarth 500 but also want to carry more people? Jeep Renegade is your right answer. You could upgrade the car with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, but will lose the optional manual transmission and receive the Trail Rated badge.

 Jeep Renegade

 Jeep Renegade has engine from the Abarth 500

13. Scion iA

It can look like a fish, but underneath the Scion iA is actually a Mazda2. It's indeed a great alternative, especially for customers who do not have access to the Mazda2.

Scion iA

Scion iA is indeed a great alternative

14. Hyundai Veloster

Hyundai Veloster is a small sports car with a pretty eye-catching look. And if you have some cash left over, you can choose the high-performance version N for a speed that matches the look.

Veloster

Veloster is a small sports car with a pretty eye-catching look

15. BMW i3

The BMW i3 is the most expensive car on the list, but it's not ridiculous that it appears here. The electric drive system and carbon fiber structure make it a car of the future. It's really a car worth admiring, at least until a new version comes out.

The BMW i3

The BMW i3 is the most expensive car on the list