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Back to School 2019: 14 New Vehicles Under $20,000!

Here are the best affordable choices for students and young car shoppers Automotive columnist: , Updated:

It’s back-to-school time again, and while increasingly students turn to public transit as their go-to getting-around method, some still go the used-car route – and that’s a perfectly smart choice as well!

However, for those students who want something more reliable, that doesn’t cause them nightmares worrying about big repair expenses, there are very affordable new-vehicle choices on the market this year. We put together a list of the 14 new vehicles sold in Canada with a base price under $20,000. Happy shopping!

Chevrolet Spark LS - $9,995 (plus $1,600 transport and preparation)

The little Chevrolet Spark is the only car still available in Canada with a list price (before taxes and fees) under the $10,000 mark – albeit by 5 measly dollars.

Note that at that attractive price, the smallest Chevy on the market comes with a five-speed manual gearbox, plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Not bad!

From our review:

“For what it is, the 2019 Chevrolet Spark is a solid product. It’s one of the more practical small vehicles for use in cities. The three trims and available options make it a versatile choice for consumers who want certain things. And if you hate wasting time looking for a parking spot, this is an ideal choice.”

Chevrolet Spark
Chevrolet Spark
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Chevrolet Spark
Chevrolet Spark