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8 Great Used Coupes Under $20,000 for 2019

There are a lot of modern coupes you can get on the used market with a budget of $20,000 or less. From sporty luxury cars to practical compacts to brawny muscle cars, there’s quite a bit of variety in used 2-doors that anyone shopping for something a little sporty should be aware of.

Here are eight great used coupes you can find on Autotrader for less than $20,000 in 2019.

2015-2019 Ford Mustang

2015-2019 Ford Mustang

The current generation of the Ford Mustang brought the turbocharged 4-cylinder engine back to the Mustang after a long hiatus, this time as a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine. The 4-cylinder packs an impressive punch despite its relatively low cylinder count for a muscle car, while returning great fuel economy. If you want a little more grunt under the hood (and we’d understand if you do), you can upgrade to a V6 or the mighty 5.0-liter Coyote V8, which we strongly recommend if it’s in your budget. Find a Ford Mustang for sale

2008-2019 Dodge Challenger

2008-2019 Dodge Challenger

The current Dodge Challenger hasn’t changed a whole lot since it was first introduced more than a decade ago, but that’s great news for shoppers on the used market. It means you can get a current-gen Challenger at a much more affordable price than a new one. If you’re looking for power, check out an older R/T or SRT8 model, but if you’re looking for more interior refinement, you’d be interested in the Challenger’s 2015 face-lift, which gave the interior a huge improvement. However, most 2015 and newer Challengers you find in this price range will be V6-powered, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing since it’s still a strong engine. Find a Dodge Challenger for sale

2016-2019 Chevrolet Camaro

2016-2019 Chevrolet Camaro

Completing the trinity of American muscle cars is the Chevrolet Camaro, which got a nice update for 2016, making the car a little smaller, lighter and overall sportier, while introducing stronger engines. Like the Mustang, the Camaro also became available with a turbocharged 4-cylinder with this generation, but it’s not as strong of a performer as the EcoBoost Mustang while getting similar fuel economy. Where the Camaro shines is in the V6 and V8 models, especially with the available 1LE package making the Camaro a bona fide track rat while still being a great street car. Find a Chevrolet Camaro for sale

2014-2019 BMW 4 Series

2014-2019 BMW 4 Series

What used to be the 3 Series coupe became the 4 Series starting in 2014 with an all-new model carrying class-leading performance with multiple turbocharged engines available. But this Bimmer’s excellent performance comes from more than just what’s under the hood. It also has tremendous handling and a driver-oriented cockpit that is classic BMW, making the driver feel like a hero. It also has a good reliability record meaning that it’s a used BMW you can actually trust without worrying so much about the cost of ownership that usually comes with out-of-warranty German luxury cars. Find a BMW 4 Series for sale

2016-2019 Honda Civic

2016-2019 Honda Civic

The humble, practical Honda Civic soldiers on as the only compact car from a volume brand that is still available as a coupe. We like the styling of the Civic coupe as it takes a great compact and turns it into something a little sportier and it has the fun performance to back up its look. Used examples of this generation of the more performance-oriented Civic Si are just starting to creep under the $20,000 mark, which is already a fantastic performance car bargain when new and becomes an even better deal on the used market. Find a Honda Civic for sale

2012-2019 Subaru BRZ

2012-2019 Scion FR-S/Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ

This trio of sports cars are mechanically identical, but all have their own personalities thanks to the subtle differences in their styling. They’re all powered by the same flat-four engine, which is sometimes accused of being underpowered, but raw, straight-line speed isn’t what this car is about. It’s a car that’s fun on twisty roads, a blast on the track and even a delight in everyday driving. If you’re looking for the fastest coupe on the market, look elsewhere, but if you’re looking for one of the most fun, consider the BRZ, the FR-S or the 86. Find a Scion FR-S for sale or Find a Toyota 86 for sale or Find a Subaru BRZ for sale

2009-2019 Nissan 370Z

2009-2019 Nissan 370Z

Like the Dodge Challenger, the Nissan 370Z is getting a little long in the tooth, but it’s a great buy on the used market. With edgy styling that still stands out a decade later, the 370Z is an interesting alternative to more mainstream sport coupes. What’s aging about as well as its looks is its powerful V6 engine that blends well with the car’s great handling and strong stock brakes making the 370Z a great choice in used coupes for any enthusiast. If you can find one at this price point, a worthwhile 2015 face-lift gave this Nissan standard Bluetooth and updated steering and suspension.  Find a Nissan 370Z for sale

2015-2019 Cadillac ATS

2015-2019 Cadillac ATS

Most used Cadillac ATS models out there are sedans, but the coupe variant adds a sporty twist to this luxury car. The coupe variant of the ATS never got the weak naturally-aspirated base engine that the ATS sedan used through 2015. Instead, it got a peppy turbocharged inline-four as the base engine and an available V6, giving the ATS a lot more punch. This Caddy also has agile handling, while still being a pretty comfortable highway cruiser. The ATS is also available with all-wheel drive and, although quite rare, a manual transmission, making a properly equipped Cadillac ATS a well-kept secret in enthusiast luxury cars. Find a Cadillac ATS for sale

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