Best Used Cars Under $20,000
We take a look at the best used cars for less than $20K.
Web2Carz Contributing Writer
Published: August 3rd, 2011
Looking to find a new used car under or near $20,000? Smart car buyers can curtail the hit of vehicle depreciation by buying newer model used cars with a few thousand miles on them. Here is a look at the best used cars under $20,000!
Coming up with a best used cars under $20,000 list is no easy task. Consumers looking to buy a used vehicle at this price are typically looking for lower mileage, newer models, and the latest features. Taking these prerequisites into account, along with consumer reviews and customer rapport, we have taken the time to list the best used cars under $20,000* according to various vehicle classes. Also be sure to check out Best Used Cars Under $10,000 list!, and Best Used Cars Under $5,000.
Sporty Car – Used Infinit G35 under $20,000
•Expected Vehicle Mileage for Price Range:60,000 miles and Up
•Pros: Handling and performance of AWD models, smooth and sporty ride quality with easy maneuverability.
•Cons: Passenger entry tight in coupe models, kind of pricey for package.
Compact Car – Used Honda Civic Hybrid under $20,000
•Expected Vehicle Mileage for Price Range: 27,000 miles and Up
•Pros: Superb gas mileage, interior refinement and drivability for a Hybrid vehicle.
•Cons: Instrument Panel unappealing, braking subpar, and lacks performance found in gas engines.
Family Sedan – Used Audi A4 under $20,000
•Expected Vehicle Mileage for Price Range:35,000 miles and Up
•Pros: Handling and Drivability more like a sporty compact, especially in Quatro models. Interior comfort and refinement also notable.
•Cons: Passenger room tight, some customers dislike CVT transmission option, and higher maintenance costs because it is an import.
SUV - Used Hyundai Santa Fe under $20,000
•Expected Vehicle Mileage for Price Range:30,000 miles and Up
•Pros: Better acceleration than other SUVs, great gas mileage excellent interior styling and comfort, extensive manufacturer warranty.
•Cons: No AWD option in any model, lack passenger room, especially in newer models.
VAN - Used Toyota Sienna under $20,000
•Expected Vehicle Mileage for Price Range: 30,000 miles and Up
•Pros: Interior quality and comfort, Brand Reliability, AWD option on some models, excellent safety features
•Cons: Subpar options on base models, notable blind spot, options only come as components of more expensive packages.
Light Truck - Used Toyota Tacoma under $20,000
•Expected Vehicle Mileage for Price Range: 5,000 miles and Up
•Pros: Brand Reliability, Off-Road fun and capability, Decent interior style and base options, excellent towing capacity in V6 models, excellent resale value.
•Cons: Upgraded models limited and hard to find, off-road suspension can be rough for daily driving.
HeavyTruck - Used Toyota Tundra under $20,000
•Expected Vehicle Mileage for Price Range: 25,000 miles and Up
•Pros: Performance in V8 Models, Spacious Crew Cab, Truck made well for construction workers/laborers, Brand reliability.
•Cons: Higher cost of ownership, increased fuel use in notable V8 models, large hood my cut down visibility.