We’ll say it
again: There are more ways to spend $ 200,000 on a car than there are to spend less than $ 20,000. You could walk into a Nissan NSANY with a -3.82% dealership and leave with 10 shiny new SUV Kicks for the price of a base Lamborghini Urus with no option, for example. You can actually bet your local Nissan showroom will be happy to offer you a leftover 2020 Versa or two to sweeten the deal. After all, there are more than 1,000 new 2020 Nissan Versa models currently advertised on Autotrader. That’s a lot of leftover inventory that needs a new driveway. That last point illustrates part of the reason there are so few cheap cars left: Americans just don’t seem to want them. Honda HMC, -1.42% and ToyotaTM, + 0.98% exited the game under $ 20,000 entirely for 2021 when they ditched their Fit and Yaris models, and those are two brands that have long been betting on frugal lineups. Also, don’t look for a Mazda MZDAY, -0.47%, a Ford F, or a Dodge with a list price of less than $ 20,000. And if you think of Plymouth, Pontiac, Saturn, or Scion when you think of an inexpensive new car, set your machine
back to a very different era. And maybe stay there; in hindsight 2020 was not so good. See: Do you own one of these cars? It
could become a desirable collectible. Instead of cheap new cars, we are in love with big SUVs and full-size trucks, which cost a lot of money
. The least expensive 2021 Ram 1500 Crew Cab has a list price of $ 36,740, but that allows you to buy an easy-wash, easy-to-work, rear-wheel-drive cab, not a fancy station wagon. Full-size truck consumers are more likely to park on their ticket decal for $ 45,000 or more. That’s why Kelley Blue Book found that the average transaction price for a new car was over $ 39,000 last year. At least the ways to spend north (or well north) of $ 200,000 are very entertaining. A few dollars under $ 40,000 for an average new car equals a couple of monthly payments for a Ferrari SF90 Stradale, the most expensive base price from a relatively mainstream manufacturer. Ferrari can pay whatever price it wants on its cars, but we do know a base SF90 Stradale costs around $ 630,000. The latest Ferrari offers 986 horsepower, although it does not have Android Auto. For $ 14,395, you can connect your Android phone to a 2021 Chevy Spark and have your Spotify SPOT, + 2.35% pop-up playlist on your touchscreen. It’s a nice distraction from the fact that the Spark has less than one-tenth the horsepower of the SF90 Stradale. See also: The 2021 Jaguar I-Pace sports car has increased range and is fun to drive. But Americans like SUVs, let’s not forget this. A brand new Lamborghini Urus will cost you around $ 210,000 if you balk at the myriad options available. No one does that, of course, which, but it’s worth noting that there are over 20 times more used Urus models on Autotrader right now than the new 2021 Chevrolet TrailBlazer examples with a list price of less than $ 20,000. . See: Cars under $ 20k are becoming an endangered species. Here Are Some You Can Still Get Cars Over $ 200,000 Here’s A Quick Look At The Ways You Can Spend Beyond $ 200,000: Aston Martin – Aston Martin Model 1 Vehicles May Look Like A Million Dollar But All Models, except for the flagship DBS, can theoretically be found for less than $ 200,000. That even includes the DBX SUV, although good luck finding many that aren’t loaded. Bentley: 3 Models Bentley tempts with three models priced over $ 200,000: the ever-popular Continental GT hardtop and convertible, the Flying Spur sedan, and the Mulsanne best experienced from the rear seat. Ferrari – 6 models
The Ferrari Roma costs around $ 222,000. Ferrari
Technically, a sister brand to Jeep, Ferrari RACE, + 0.20% lives la dolce vita with more than half a dozen different options once several different versions of its supercars are counted. Surprisingly, there are no Ferrari SUVs yet. Stay tuned. Lamborghini – 3 models
The Lamborghini Huracán has a starting price of around $ 208,000. Lamborghini
The remarkably successful Urus SUV anchors the Lamborghini lineup at around $ 210,000 to start, but let’s remember that it’s sports cars that have long been the true calling of this brand. The Huracán Evo is the ultimate in V-10 power, while the Aventador offers nearly 800 old-school V-12 supercar horsepower.
The Lamborghini Urus is a bargain starting at around $ 218,000. Lamborghini
McLaren – 3 models
McLaren GT starts around $ 210,000 McLaren
McLaren, a newcomer to the high-end world, essentially builds Formula One cars with air bags and air conditioning. McLaren actually has a wide range of sports cars, including the reborn GT that offers a slightly more usable platform. McLaren learned that practicality matters, even if you are spending more than $ 215,000. Rolls-Royce – 5 Models Don’t step into a Rolls-Royce RLLCF, + 191.38% showroom with no at least $ 300,000 to spend, and that’s only if you’re a canny negotiator. The Ghost may share ties to the BMW 7 Series, but you’ll be on the hook for at least $ 310,000 for one, and the lineup increases from there. The Cullinan is the SUV of choice right now and costs around $ 335,000. This story was originally published on Autotrader.com.