Here is a graphical representation of the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) and total capacity (fresh food and/or freezer, in cubic feet) of each of the refrigerators in our database. We don’t have MSRP data for some models, and have omitted some of the major outliers (fridges > $5000 MSRP) which is why there are only about 700 refrigerators plotted on this chart.
It quickly becomes clear that there isn’t a whole lot of difference in price based on the capacity of the refrigerators. While some small fridges can be found for quite cheap, once you get above about 10 cubic feet of capacity the price has far more to do with what features and styling the fridge has than the capacity.
Capacity to Price Comparison Chart
Most Inexpensive Refrigerators per Cubic Foot
Naturally you’ll be wondering what those higher volume refrigerators with lower price points are, so here are the 10 fridges with the best ratio of MSRP to cubic feet of capacity. This is a little misleading because some manufacturers rely more on mail in rebates and sale prices at the retailer end of things to keep prices competitive. However, it does give some idea as to which brands of refrigerators have good capacity available at low prices. In this case the top 10 are dominated by GE and Frigidaire.
Here are the models: