10 Least Expensive Cars with a Rearview Camera

Car buyers with poor credit interested in the convenience of a rear view camera should check out these ten 2015 models

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While most borrowers with bad credit will end up financing a used car, in many cases the option of financing a new car may also be offered. If this happens, careful consideration should be given to picking one of the more affordable models.

But just because a vehicle is affordable doesn’t mean at least one of the most recent, and popular, safety features needs to be sacrificed.

10 Cheapest Cars with Rear View Cameras

Starting with the 2018 model year, all new cars will be required to have rear view cameras. But with that deadline less than three years away, many manufactures are starting to offer this feature on some of their most affordable models – sometimes as standard equipment, as an option or as part of an option package.

To help you save time, we’ve put together a list of the ten most affordable cars that offer this useful safety, all with an MSRP of less than $19,000. In decending retail price order they are:

2015 Honda Civic LX Coupe10. tie 2015 Honda Civic LX Coupe, 6-speed manual, MSRP: $18,840

A rear view camera with guidelines is standard on all Honda Civics, with the Coupe LX equipped with a manual transmission being the most affordable model.

2015 Kia Rio SX sedan10. tie 2015 Kia Rio SX sedan, 6-speed automatic, MSRP: $18,840

The top-line SX trim is the only Rio that offers a rear view camera, although it is standard, as is the 6-speed automatic transmission (a manual SX is not offered)

2015 Kia Soul base wagon8. 2015 Kia Soul base wagon, 6-speed automatic, MSRP: $18,700

To get a rear view camera on a base Kia Soul, you have to order it with the 6-speed automatic transmission as well as the UVO eServices Package.

2015 Ford Fiesta Titanium7. 2015 Ford Fiesta Titanium sedan, 6-speed manual, MSRP: $18,640

A rear view camera is currently available in just the top-level Titanium trim level, where it is standard.

2015 Nissan Versa SL sedan6. 2015 Nissan Versa SL sedan, CVT automatic, MSRP: $18,515

The top trim SL is the only Versa sedan that offers a rear view camera as part of the optional Tech Package.

2015 Nissan Versa Note SV hatchback5. 2015 Nissan Versa Note SV hatchback, CVT automatic, MSRP: $17,845

A rear view camera is available on the mid-level SV trim when the optional Convenience Package is ordered. Another plus is the fact that the CVT automatic is standard.

Chevy Sonic4. 2015 Chevrolet Sonic LT hatchback, 5-speed manual, MSRP: $17,680

The LT trim and above offers the option of a rearview camera. To order it the MyLink Touch option must also be ordered. More good news is that for $400 more, buyers can get both Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning.

2015 Chevrolet Sonic LT sedan3. 2015 Chevrolet Sonic LT sedan, 5-speed manual, MSRP: $17,080

Like its hatchback twin, LT trim and above Sonic sedans come with the option of a rearview camera and the MyLink Touch option must also be ordered. Like the hatchback, buyers can get both Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning for just $400 more.

2015 Honda Fit LX hatchback2. 2015 Honda Fit LX hatchback, 5-speed manual, MSRP: $16,315

Like the Honda Civic, a rear view camera is standard. But the one on the Fit features three angles – making maneuvering in tight spaces even easier.

2015 Mitsubishi Mirage ES hatchback1. 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage ES hatchback, CVT automatic, MSRP: $15,990

Although the Mirage is the least expensive car sold in the U.S., in order to get a rear view camera the uplevel ES trim has to be ordered. The good news is that not only is a CVT automatic standard, the camera is part of the optional navigation package.

The Bottom Line

When given the chance to finance a new car, we always that suggest credit-challenged buyers pick one that’s affordable. But in the case of these ten vehicles, buyers needn’t sacrifice safety for price.

Another piece of helpful advice: Auto Credit Express matches car buyers with less-than-perfect credit with dealers that can offer them their best chances for loan approvals. So if you’re ready to reestablish your credit, you can begin now by filling out our online auto loan application.

Posted on October 28, 2014 by in New Cars
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