We have done a number of articles on fast cars but there is another category of cars that are affordable but super slow. So we decided to make a list of cars that are sold right now and are slow. Most of the cars on this list are those that prioritize gas mileage and end up sacrificing performance. So if you are looking for a slow yet fuel-efficient car for your teenager this is the list you need to look at.

The automotive industry is divided into two main categories: practical, reliable, and efficient cars, which are mass-produced, and true enthusiast cars, which can get your blood flow pumping. Many automotive giants like Toyota, Buick, Mitsubishi, and others have a separate portfolio of cars that seem perfect as a daily driver, however, can seem a bit dull on the long runs and highways. So, here is a list of the slowest but cheap & efficient cars which are currently on sale in the U.S. 


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5). 2022 Buick Encore

The 2022 Buick Encore comes with a base price of $25,795 and is fitted with a 6-speed automatic transmission as standard. The 2022 Buick Encore is considered to be an attainable luxury and it does come with some popular features to make up for the slow performance. As standard, the Encore comes fitted with luxury features like a 6-way power-adjustable driver seat, a 6-speaker audio system with Android Auto & Apple CarPlay compatibility,

2022 Buick Encore

Specs

Engine 

1.4L Turbo I-4

Horsepower

155 hp

Torque

177 lb-ft

Transmission

9-speed automatic

0-60

9.3 seconds

Top Speed

120 mph

The 2022 Buick Encore is powered by a 1.4L turbocharged inline-4 ECOTEC engine as standard that makes 155 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. The Encore is said to be one of the slowest cars & to do 0-60 it does it within 9.3 seconds and goes up to a top speed of 120 mph.

4). 2022 Hyundai Kona

The 2022 Hyundai Kona comes with an MSRP of $21,300, being a Hyundai, the Kona proves to be quite a practical option as a daily driver as it is extremely fuel-efficient and thanks to the compact design, is very easy to use in difficult traffic conditions. As standard, the Kona is offered with an FWD drivetrain configuration, however, for an extra $1,500, you can get the AWD drivetrain configuration as well.

2022 Hyundai Kona

Specs

Engine 

2.0-liter I-4

Horsepower

147 hp

Torque

132 lb-ft

Transmission

6-speed automatic

0-60

11.1 seconds

Top Speed

130 mph

The Kona is powered by a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated i-4 with 147 hp along with 132 lb-ft of torque. It is capable of doing 0-60 in 11.1 seconds and can go up to a top speed of 130 mph.


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3). 2022 Toyota C-HR

The 2022 Toyota C-HR comes with a base price of $23,880 and makes a decent case for being one of the slowest cars on sale today. The 2022 C-HR however comes standard with a long list of practical and convenient features like a remote keyless entry system, a dual-zone automatic climate control, dynamic radar cruise control, and the list goes on. In addition, to add more value, the C-HR also comes with a no-cost maintenance plan and 24-hour roadside assistance facility at zero cost to the owner.

2022 Toyota C-HR

Specs

Engine 

2.0-liter I-4

Horsepower

144 hp

Torque

139 lb-ft

Transmission

6-speed manual

0-60

11.2 seconds

Top Speed

112 mph

As standard, the C-HR comes with a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated 4-cylinder engine, which offers a total of 144 hp and 139 lb-ft of torque. The C-HR is capable of completing a 0-60 in 11.2 seconds and can go up to a top speed of 112 mph

2). 2022 Chevrolet Spark

Next in line stands the 2022 Chevrolet Spark with a similar powertrain as the Buick Encore. The 2022 Chevy Spark comes with a base price of $17,995 and is also one of the cheapest cars on sale in the U.S today. With such a pocket-friendly price tag, the Spark also offers some practical features like 60/40 split-folding rear seats, a tire pressure monitoring system, and many more, which give it a decent value for money.

2022 Chevrolet Spark

Specs

Engine 

1.4-liter I-4

Horsepower

98 hp

Torque

94 lb-ft

Transmission

5-speed manual

0-60

12.0 seconds

Top Speed

89 mph

The 2022 Chevrolet Spark is powered by the 1.4-liter Inline-4 is naturally aspirated and offers 98 hp and 94 lb-ft of torque. It can do 0-60 within 12 seconds with a top speed of 89 mph.

1). 2022 Mitsubishi Mirage

The 2022 Mitsubishi Mirage is amongst the slowest cars that you can have in the U.S currently. The base price of the 2022 Mitsubishi Mirage starts at $15,295 for the manual and $16,595 for the model with CVT automatic. The Mirage is targeted toward an audience that looks for factors like practicality and fuel efficiency and it does deliver as well. Along with its compact design and lightweight construction, the 2022 Mirage offers brilliant fuel efficiency of 43 mpg combined.

2022 Mitsubishi Mirage

Specs

Engine 

1.2-liter I-3

Horsepower

78 hp

Torque

74 lb-ft

Transmission

5-speed manual

0-60

12.1 seconds

Top Speed

102 mph

The Mirage is powered by a 1.2-liter naturally aspirated I-3cylinder engine that produces 74 lb-ft of torque. It can do 0-60 MPH in 12.1 seconds and go up to a top speed of 102 mph


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