There are a few different things you should consider when you’re looking for a new vehicle, but we can pretty much narrow it down to the following: safety, style, and budget. Depending on your needs and preferences, you might think that one category carries more weight than the others, but the truth is, you can get the best of all three if you search for the best value for your money.
If you’re in the market for a new vehicle in 2019, here are a few options to consider:
If you’re shopping for a family car
Family cars have to be safe, accessible, and have plenty of room for storing precious cargo. Many car shoppers think that family cars have to be expensive, but they don’t actually. And if you focus on the things that really count, like safety, you may be able to find other ways to make up for features that a car is lacking.
According to Kelley Blue Book 2019, these are some of the best family cars of 2019:
- 2019 Honda CR-V
- 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe
- 2019 Honda Pilot
- 2019 Subaru Forester
- 2019 Ford Expedition
If you’re looking for luxury
Shopping for a luxury car on a budget isn’t easy, but according to Autotrader, there are some reasonable models to consider in 2019, including:
- Lexus UX
- Buick Regal Avenir
- Audi Q3
- Volvo XC40
Luxury cars are notoriously pricey, but there are a few ways to work around this if you get creative.
- Buy used: If you have your eye on a luxury vehicle but also want to save money, why not buy a used Audi or Mercedes instead of a new one? A simple search for used luxury cars and you’ll likely find a dealership or local private seller that has a vehicle they’re offering at a reduced rate.
- Add aftermarket features: Many car buyers assume that the only way they’re going to get the car of their dreams is to buy one that already has all of the features in it. But, if you want to save some cash, you might consider buying aftermarket features to install later on. You could buy an older model, for example, and simply add an aftermarket stereo to achieve the same level of quality you wanted originally.
If you’re sporty
If you’re looking for a vehicle to be your partner in crime on all of your adventures, you’ll want to search for something more sporty. If you’re a skier or snowboarder, a car with four or all-wheel drive is a must. If you’re a surfer, you’ll definitely want to have roof racks to stow away your board and any other gear you might need.
Here are a few makes and models you might consider in 2019:
- 2019 Subaru Forester
- 2019 Jeep Cherokee
- 2019 Ford Ranger
Looking for a way to get sports features without coughing up so much cash? Adding roof storage to your vehicle can be a great solution to store your gear without having to spend money on the latest and greatest adventure vehicle.
If you just need to get from point A to point B
Maybe you’re not so picky when it comes to shopping for a vehicle and you really just want something that’s safe, fuel-efficient, and gets you from point A to point B. In this case, shopping for a budget-friendly car is likely going to be even easier.
Here are some of the top-rated cars for 2019:
- 2019 Ford Fiesta
- 2019 Kia Rio
- 2019 Honda Fit
- 2019 Nissan Versa
- 2019 Hyundai Accent
- 2019 Toyota Yaris
If you’re looking to save even more, consider asking your local dealership if they have any older models of vehicles you like. Sometimes, dealerships will even offer specials, so be sure to stay updated on all of this information so you can get the most bang for your buck.
Buying a new (to you) car is a big investment, but there are actually plenty of models out there that can fit within many different budget ranges. And if you get creative, there are even more ways that you can save, such as:
- Installing aftermarket features
- Shopping for fuel-efficiency
- Buying used
Use this post as a guide and you’ll be driving off in a vehicle that suits you and your budget in no time!