What can I buy with 20,000

New car offers below 20,000 euros in 2021

The end of the month is approaching and you are already looking forward to your next paycheck. As soon as this has been offset against your account balance, it is clear for you: You are going to buy a Porsche or Lamborghini and would like to obtain information in advance - then you are unfortunately wrong here, because this article is about inexpensive and at the same time practical new cars for less than 20,000 euros.

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The ten best new cars under 20,000 euros:

1. Nissan Micra - 12,990 euros

With a starting price of just under € 13,000, the compact Japanese is an attractive purchase decision - but not just because of the price! Above all, the Micra surprises with its high-quality material processing and its fresh-looking design - both inside and outside. In addition, it impresses with its low fuel consumption and sporty driving dynamics that are always sufficiently comfortable even on long journeys. If you want to exhaust the fictitious budget of € 20,000, the N-Connecta equipment line with the 1.0-liter petrol engine (117 hp) for € 19,560 is the best choice. In addition to automatic air conditioning and a navigation system, you get a leather sports steering wheel, a Bluetooth interface, a digital radio, 16-inch alloy wheels and many assistance systems. For more detailed information, you can read our Nissan Micra review.

2. Volkswagen Polo - 14,485 euros

Closely followed by the Volkswagen Polo, the German counterpart to the Micra comes in 2. Similar to the Japanese, it comes up with good values ​​in terms of workmanship, practicality and driving dynamics. It is not for nothing that one speaks of the “mini-golf”, because over the years it has become more and more closely related to its popular brother from Wolfsburg - the top model under € 20,000 is called either Highline with a 1.0-liter petrol engine (95 hp) for € 19,080 or Comfortline with a 1.0-liter petrol engine (115 hp) for € 19,545. If you choose the latter, in addition to the most powerful engine for less than € 20,000, you get air conditioning, a multifunction steering wheel, velor-covered seats as well as fatigue detection and 15-inch steel wheels. You can find more information in our test report on the Volkswagen Polo.

3. SEAT Ibiza - 14,990 euros

The group brother of Volkswagen is in third place and offers an almost equivalent alternative to the Polo, which is why the race for second place was very close. The strengths of the Ibiza include, above all, its balanced chassis between dynamism and comfort, generous space in the rear and trunk as well as a modern infotainment system. The best choice up to € 20,000 can be found either in the FR with a 1.0-liter petrol engine (95 hp) for € 19,585 or in the style with a 1.0-liter petrol engine (115 hp) for € 18,970. You can find more information on this in the SEAT Ibiza test report.

4. KIA Ceed - 16,690 euros

The KIA Ceed from South Korea scores with a good amount of space, especially in the trunk, a comfortable chassis and many assistance systems. In addition, the Ceed drives in a higher class than the vehicles discussed above and therefore has clear advantages in terms of space. In the NCAP crash test, it “only” achieved 4 out of 5 stars, but optionally with all safety packages on board it gets the highest rating of 5 stars - after all, only KIA offers a 7-year guarantee on its vehicle. The best version under € 20,000 is available in Edition 7 with a 1.0-liter gasoline engine (120 hp) for € 19,290. You can read more information in our KIA Ceed test report.

5. Ford Fiesta - 13,450 euros

The compact American from Ford takes fifth place. This is where entry into the American people's car begins, around 1,000 € cheaper than the Polo. But you have to accept some compromises in terms of trunk volume, which is 30 to 60 liters smaller in the Fiesta than in the Polo. Apart from that, the Fiesta is a thoroughly sensible choice and proves its strengths with an agile chassis, good safety equipment and numerous assistance systems. The top model under € 20,000 is the Titanium line with a 1.0-liter petrol engine (95 hp) for € 19,900. This includes sports seats in the front, a leather steering wheel, LED daytime running lights and 16-inch alloy wheels on board. You can read more about this in our Ford Fiesta test report.

6. Opel Corsa - 13,990 euros

The sixth generation of the Corsa has proven to be a successful new edition of the small car classic in many respects: In addition to a modern cockpit and good safety equipment, the little German is more dynamic than ever on the streets. However, one should not ignore the limited space and the disproportionately high consumption of 6.5 liters on average for a small car. With the 1.2-liter gasoline engine (100 hp) in the GS Line for € 19,980 or with the 1.5-liter gasoline engine (102 hp) in the edition for € 19,350 you get the most powerful or best-equipped version for under € 20,000. You can find more information in our Opel Corsa test report.

7. Peugeot 208 - 15,490 euros

Opel's brother in the group is based on the same CMP platform and therefore offers similarly limited space, although the trunk can be expanded to 1,106 liters, in contrast to the Corsa, thanks to the folding rear seat bench. In addition, the compact French car shines with technical innovations such as the digital display in 3D optics and with an overall sporty appearance, which is particularly noticeable in the dynamically tuned chassis. The most attractive offer under € 20,000 is available in the Active version with a 1.5-liter diesel (102 hp) for € 19,850. You can read more details in our Peugeot 208 test report.

8. KIA Ceed Sportswagon - 17,690 euros

With a starting price of € 17,690, the station wagon from South Korea lands in 8th place; In comparison: a Volkswagen Passat Variant costs almost twice as much! Apart from more expensive prices, however, the competition from the KIA Ceed Sportswagon cannot offer much more, because it has all-round good features as standard in terms of space, technical equipment such as assistance systems, the chassis and the average consumption of 5.1 liters. In addition, KIA's 7-year guarantee benefits the owner once again. The best variant under € 20,000 is available here in Edition 7 with a 1.0-liter gasoline engine (100 PS) for € 19,690 - you can find more information in the KIA Ceed Sportswagon test report.

9. Hyundai Kona - 17,990 euros

Ninth place also went to a vehicle from South Korea - the parent company of KIA. With the Kona, we are also in the compact SUV segment and thus in competition with numerous models from other manufacturers, which usually start at over € 20,000. The Kona manages just under € 2,000 below and impresses with its comfortable space, good safety equipment and an excellent chassis that can also cope with the asphalt road. On top of that, Hyundai gives a 5-year guarantee on the vehicle. With the fictitious budget of € 20,000 you can purchase the Select line with a 1.0-liter gasoline engine (120 hp). You can find out which other advantages this car offers in our Hyundai Kona test report.