Best Used Cars Under $20k
- June 23, 2014
- Buying a Car
- Posted by Pam Weston
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When shopping for a pre-owned car it’s important to balance reliability, safety, style and, of course, budget. There are a lot of options out there and the choices can seem overwhelming. Today we’re highlighting our picks for the best used cars for the budget-minded luxury shopper.
The Honda Accord is a mainstay when it comes to reliability and availability, two important factors when weighing used sedan options. Many people overlook the EX and Touring models, which bring the reliability and safety that Accords are known for, but add a touch of luxury and power as well. You can often find models only 1-2 years old in the $20,000 range.
Since 2005, the Ford Fusion has quickly become one of the most popular cars in North America. Accompanying its rise to fame has been an interest in its higher end models and hybrids. The SE models are some of the most affordable near-luxury sedan options today, and the Energi SE plug-ins now get up to 108mpg! However, if you’re looking for one of the best cars under $20k, we like the 2013 SE models, which are usually available in this range (often with low mileage).
If you’re looking for something sporty and chic, look no further. BMW-owned MINI manufacturers some of the most affordable (and mini) luxury cars that also pack loads of fun and style. They also boast excellent fuel economy and horsepower to spare. They’re a great choice for city-dwellers and suburbanites, with models from the past year or two well within reach. Look for luxury upgrades such as the optional six-speed automatic and GPS navigation system.
Toyota and Lexus have been collecting awards as some of the most reliable luxury sedans for decades, and upgraded Camry models make some of the best used luxury cars under $20k for that very reason. The Camry fits all budgets and driver types and almost always scores top marks in safety too. The 2013 model is one of our favorites to date… However, if you can swing it, US News & World Report recently named the 2014 model one of the ‘Best Cars for the Money’. And they can be had for just a touch over the $20,000 mark.
Last but not least on our list of best used cars under $20,000 comes the Nissan Altima. The Altima has become decidedly more luxurious over the years while maintaining its affordability and reliability. 2012 models can be found with a sport tuned suspension and V6 engine for under $20k, and we think it’s one of the top budget-oriented used luxury cars on the market today.
We always have some of the best luxury sedan options available in Northern Colorado and will work with you to help finance the car of your dreams. Our pre-owned vehicles go through a rigorous inspection from mechanical to cosmetic; every detail of the car is inspected, repaired or replaced. When you buy a Weston Auto certified pre-owned car, you can rest assured that you have just received the best pre-owned car on the market. Visit our online showroom or call us today at (970) 377-3333 for the most up-to-date inventory.