The Best Used Family Sedans on the Market

Buying a new car isn’t always an option, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice quality or safety in the name of price point. Consumer Reports, which compiles rankings and quality evaluations on everything from cell phones to dishwashers, has compiled a great list of over 20 used mid- and full-sized sedans that have great quality ratings in addition to being priced under $20,000. So, when it comes times to replace that reliable but tired jalopy in your driveway, take a look at the list below and make an upgrade to a newer, safer car while still being mindful of your pocketbook.

Make & model Buying from dealer avg price MSRP (new) Drop in retail value vs. MSRP
2008 Mazda6 i $9,775 $20,800 53%
2008 Mercury Milan $9,875 $24,195 59%
2008 Ford Fusion SE $10,025 $19,060 47%
2009 Mercury Milan $10,500 $22,995 54%
2008 Nissan Altima $11,750 $20,580 43%
2009 Mazda6 s $12,075 $24,130 50%
2009 Ford Fusion SE $12,450 $24,345 49%
2008 Toyota Camry LE $12,700 $21,075 40%
2008 Toyota Prius $13,175 $22,475 41%
2010 Mazda6 $12,625 $20,470 38%
2010 Mercury Milan $13,325 $24,320 45%
2010 Ford Fusion SE $13,900 $20,900 33%
2010 Nissan Altima S $14,500 $21,840 34%
2010 Mazda6 s $14,775 $26,600 44%
2009 Nissan Altima SL $15,075 $23,000 34%
2009 Toyota Prius $15,125 $23,375 35%
2008 Honda Accord EX $15,200 $23,860 36%
2010 Toyota Camry LE $15,350 $21,900 30%
2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid $15,625 $26,150 40%
2009 Honda Accord EX-L $16,325 $26,405 38%
2010 Honda Accord EX $17,525 $24,630 29%

 

For more helpful tips on buying a used car be sure to check out our post on how to buy a car on Craigslist and the used car buyer’s checklist.

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