20 Most Comfortable Cars Under $30,000 In 2018

1. 2018 Kia Rio:  $13,900

U.S. News Overall Score: 8.7/10

U.S. News Interior Score: 8.2/10

This small car is a good value, in part because of its below-average starting price, but also because Kia includes an appealing number of standard features, with additional infotainment and safety upgrades on the options list.

Did we mention that the driver's seat has six different adjustments? Well, this accommodates people of all body shapes and sizes and allows them all to find a comfortable driving position.

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2. 2018 Honda Fit: $16,190

U.S. News Overall Score: 8.9/10

U.S. News Interior Score: 8.7/10

2018 Honda Fit ranks among the best models in the subcompact car class. It has a roomy, versatile cabin with configurable rear seats that make loading cargo a breeze. You certainly won't win any races with the Fit, but this car feels frisky, with sharp steering and predictable handling.

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3. 2018 Kia Soul: $16,200

U.S. News Overall Score: 9.1/10

U.S. News Interior Score: 8.6/10

Thanks in part to its high-grade cabin, ample interior space, and outstanding predicted reliability rating, the 2018 Kia Soul stands out from nearly every other compact car.

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4. 2018 Kia Forte: $16,800

U.S. News Overall Score: 8.5/10

U.S. News Interior Score: 8.6/10

The Forte is an excellent choice for those who value interior comfort, great predicted reliability, and a lengthy warranty. Even if these aren’t your priorities, the Forte is still worth a look due to its below-average price.

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5. 2018 Mazda3: $18,095

U.S. News Overall Score: 8.4/10

U.S. News Interior Score: 8.2/10

The 2018 Mazda3 is a dynamic compact car, which features nimble handling and an upscale interior. Road trips in this Mazda mean more stops for snacks than gas because it gets good gas mileage too. Nobody would blame you for choosing this one.

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6. 2018 Subaru Impreza: $18,495

U.S. News Overall Score: 8.1/10

U.S. News Interior Score: 8.4/10

Offered both as a sedan and a hatchback, the Impreza comes fitted with all-wheel drive and an easy-to-use infotainment system as standard. Drivers will appreciate the excellent visibility and the ability to find a suitable driving position easily.

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7. 2018 Honda Civic: $18,940

U.S. News Overall Score: 8.8/10

U.S. News Interior Score: 8.2/10

If you are looking for a well-rounded compact car, you should seriously consider the 2018 Honda Civic. It has a lineup of powerful engines and excellent fuel economy. Its roomy, comfortable cabin is coupled with high-quality materials, which give the interior a fresh and modern appearance.

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8. 2018 Hyundai Sonata: $22,050

U.S. News Overall Score: 8.6/10

U.S. News Interior Score: 8.5/10

The Hyundai Sonata has been refreshed for 2018. It has generous storage, user-friendly tech, and a comfortable cabin. The front seats are supportive even on long drives. However, its sloping roofline makes the rear-seat space a little tight for taller passengers.

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9. 2018 Ford Fusion: $22,215

U.S. News Overall Score: 8.6/10

U.S. News Interior Score: 8.2/10

The Fusion is a delight to drive, with a supple ride and nimble handling. All trim levels and powertrains feel solid and upscale, with a well-finished and quiet cabin.

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10. 2018 Subaru Forester: $22,795

U.S. News Overall Score: 8.5/10

U.S. News Interior Score: 8.2/10

The 2018 Subaru Forester is a good SUV that boasts excellent cargo space and plenty of rear legroom in a fuel-efficient package. It also comes with all-wheel drive as standard, unlike many of its competitors.

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11. 2018 Toyota Prius: $23,475

U.S. News Overall Score: 8.5/10

U.S. News Interior Score: 8.2/10

The Prius isn’t the best car for carrying tall rear-seat passengers, but it’s an ideal choice for families with young children. The Prius has a full set of LATCH child-seat connectors in both outboard rear seats and an upper tether in the middle seat. All connectors are easy to locate and work with.

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12. 2018 Toyota Camry: $23,495

U.S. News Overall Score: 9.3/10

U.S. News Interior Score: 8.5/10

The redesigned Camry gives you a fashionable style and nimble handling whilst retaining its comfortable, quiet demeanor. It stands as one of the best midsize sedans.

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13. 2018 Honda Accord: $23,570

U.S. News Overall Score: 9.1/10

U.S. News Interior Score: 8.3/10

The completely redesigned Accord offers a smooth ride and capable handling. It navigates corners with ease, and the responsive steering gives this car a sportier feel than many other sedans. Both front and back rows are spacious, and the rear seats have outstanding legroom.

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14. 2018 Mazda CX-5: $24,150

U.S. News Overall Score: 8.7/10

U.S. News Interior Score: 8.4/10

2018 Mazda CX-5 features dynamic handling without sacrificing ride comfort. Its stylish, well-built interior impresses with two spacious rows of comfortable seats. The front seats are comfortable and supportive, and even taller adults can fit in the back without complaint.

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15. 2018 GMC Terrain: $24,995

U.S. News Overall Score: 8.5/10

U.S. News Interior Score: 8.6/10

The redesigned 2018 GMC Terrain ranks near the top of the compact SUV class. Its high-quality interior and impressive performance are two of its many strong suits. Standard features include Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and a Wi-Fi hotspot. Wireless phone charging also makes its debut as an optional feature.

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16. 2018 Subaru Outback: $25,895

U.S. News Overall Score: 8.4/10

U.S. News Interior Score: 8.3/10The Outback is a great choice among wagons. It has above-average cargo space, with more than 35 cubic feet of room behind the rear seats and more than 73 cubic feet with the rear seats folded. Standard all-wheel drive means the Outback has good road grip and can even handle some light off-roading.

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17. 2018 Kia Sorento: $25,900

U.S. News Overall Score: 8.7/10

U.S. News Interior Score: 8.3/10

Its ride quality is much like that of a luxury vehicle. Inside, the Sorento feels more upmarket than most midsize SUVs at this price point. Premium materials and soft-touch points are plentiful, and the cabin styling is elegant. One word of caution: The Sorento has less cargo space than most midsize SUVs.

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18. 2018 Chrysler Pacifica: $26,995

U.S. News Overall Score: 8.9/10

U.S. News Interior Score: 8.8/10

The Chrysler Pacifica rides comfortably over rough roads, gets moving quickly, and has higher fuel economy than most other minivans. One especially useful feature is Chrysler's Stow and Go seats, which provide unparalleled flexibility for hauling any combination of people or cargo. As an extra bonus, its rear-seat entertainment system offers various games for back-seat passengers.

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19. 2018 Chrysler 300: $28,995

U.S. News Overall Score: 8.6/10

U.S. News Interior Score: 8.4/10

It features powerful engines and an upmarket, spacious interior, all of which make it competitive with other large cars. There are high-quality materials throughout the cabin, giving this Chrysler a luxurious look and feel. The 300 also does a great job of keeping wind and road noise out, so you and your passengers can talk without shouting.

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20. 2018 Ford Edge: $29,315

U.S. News Overall Score: 8.4/10

U.S. News Interior Score: 8.2/10

With its bold design, the 2018 Ford Edge naturally gets noticed. It is a spacious five-passenger SUV that's family-friendly. Furthermore, The edge received the highest overall safety rating of five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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