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9 Good Used Family Sedans Under $20,000 for 2019

Not everybody wants an SUV. Between compromised fuel economy and excessive size, Americans’ vehicle of choice isn’t without its shortcomings. For these reasons, the midsize sedan still holds appeal among many people wanting reliable family transportation. Here, we’ve listed nine of our favorite used family sedans currently available for around $20,000.

2018-2019 Toyota Camry

2018-2019 Toyota Camry

The Camry is one of the leading sedans on the market, and buyers are able to pick up a newer 2018 or 2019 model for under $20,000, with tons available on Autotrader. Most of these are of the 4-cylinder variety though, and buyers wanting either a V6 or Hybrid model for under $20k should look to a 2014-2017 model, and here are currently 500 20147-2017 Camry Hybrids and 300 2014-2017 Camry V6s on Autotrader. Either way, buyers will appreciate the Camry’s day-to-day livability, dependability, good build quality and respectable array of safety features. The 2018 and 2019 models even come standard with Toyota’s suite of active safety features known as Safety Sense, which includes radar cruise control, automatic emergency braking and lane-keeping assist. Not bad for a midsize sedan available for under $20,000. Find a Toyota Camry for sale

2016-2017 Honda Accord

2016-2017 Honda Accord

While there are over 100 2018-or-newer Accords listed on Autotrader for around $20,000, we recommend buyers look to a 2016 or 2017 model, of which there are well over 1,000 listed on Autotarder to choose from for around $20k. Over 250 of these even offer a V6 engine, while over 400 are of the coupe body style, which was discontinued after 2017. The Accord offers a stately design and an overall experience that is somewhat more refined than what you get with a comparable Camry. Additionally, while the Camry only gained Apple CarPlay for 2019, and is still without Android Auto, the Accord became available with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay way back in 2016, which helps even 3-year old examples to feel relatively new. Find a Honda Accord for sale

2015-2019 Subaru Legacy

2015-2019 Subaru Legacy

The obvious benefit of buying a Subaru Legacy is the fact that it offers standard all-wheel drive, which is a feature available on few other midsize sedans. Legacy buyers can choose between a fuel-efficient 2.5-liter 4-cylinder, or the potent 3.6-liter V6, which puts out 252 horsepower. Additionally, the Legacy was available with Subaru’s suite of driver-assistance safety features, which it refers to as "EyeSight" as far back as 2015. There are currently over 1,000 2015 to 2019 Subaru Legacy models listed on Autotrader for around $20,000, 55 of which offer the V6 engine. Find a Subaru Legacy for sale

2017-2018 Ford Fusion

2017-2018 Ford Fusion

The current-generation Ford Fusion may be a bit long in the tooth, as it went on sale in way back for the 2013 model year, but thanks to depreciation, buyers can find good value in a used example. A variety of engines have been offered over the years, several of which are turbocharged, which allows for a good mix of power and fuel efficiency. Additionally, the Fusion is one of the few midsize sedans to offer available AWD. While the current-gen Fusion came out way back in 2013, we recommend targeting a 2017 or 2018 model at the $20,000 price point, as these will offer updated styling and modern features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There are currently thousands of 2017-2018 Fusions listed on Autotrader for around $20,000; over 600 of which come with AWD. Find a Ford Fusion for sale

2017-2018 Hyundai Sonata

2017-2018 Hyundai Sonata

The Sonata is an attractive, value-oriented midsize sedan. At the top of the Sonata range is the potent 2.0T model that makes use of a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine making 240 hp. Additionally, an Eco model is available that returns 28 miles per gallon in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. For buyers who are extra conscious of fuel efficiency, there’s also a full-blown Sonata Hybrid which achieves 40 mpg city and 46 mpg on the highway. Needless to say, there’s a Sonata for everyone, and right now on Autotrader, buyers looking for a 2017 or 2018 Sonata for under $20,000 have thousands of options to choose from; 55 of which are hybrids. Find a Hyundai Sonata for sale

2016-2018 Chevrolet Malibu

2016-2018 Chevrolet Malibu

The Chevrolet Malibu is a particularly attractive midsize sedan offering a handsome design, and a comfortable ride along with a modern interior and a large infotainment screen. While the Malibu offers two engines, we recommend opting for the more powerful 2.0-liter turbo, which puts out 250 hp, while still returning 26 mpg in combined driving — impressive for a relatively large vehicle. Buyers have tons of options on Autotrader when it comes to a 2016-2018 Chevrolet Malibu for under $20,000, many of which are brand new. Find a Chevrolet Malibu for sale

2016-2019 Mazda6

2016-2019 Mazda6

The Mazda6 stands out for offering a driving experience and overall refinement superior to what most buyers expect at this price point. To put it simply, you’ll find yourself delighted not only by the styling and handling characteristics, but also by the attention to detail in the cabin of a Mazda6 — especially on in the company’s Grand Touring or Signature trims. Something else that sets the Mazda6 apart is the use of a dial on the console for controlling the infotainment system, which is intuitive to use. Right now there are around 700 2019 Mazda6s listed on Autotrader for around $20,000. Find a Mazda6 for sale

2016-2018 Nissan Altima

2016-2018 Nissan Altima

The Nissan Altima tends to lag behind heavyweights like the Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord when it comes to sales in the midsize sedan segment. Our reviewers have praised the Altima for offering comfortable seats — Nissan refers to them as "Zero Gravity seats" — and for giving buyers the choice between a fuel efficient 4-cylinder engine that returns 27 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway, or a refined V6 putting out 270 hp while still returning 26 mpg combined. Buyers interested in a 2016-2018 Altima have tons of options to choose from on Autotrader for around $20,000, over 150 of which come with the V6 engine option. Find a Nissan Altima for sale

2016-2018 Volkswagen Passat

2016-2018 Volkswagen Passat

While Passats from prior generations were the same as the model sold overseas and were, therefore, highly tailored to European tastes, Volkswagen made a massive investment in developing a U.S.-market Passat designed to appeal to Americans, which it launched for the 2012 model year and updated for 2016. And they were largely successful for the most part, turning out a vehicle that offers a large, spacious cabin, a huge trunk and potent powertrains appropriate for the American market. Despite being Americanized, the Passat still offers conservative, smart styling that many buyers love. Just don’t expect it to offer European car driving dynamics. Despite wearing the badge of the largest European automaker, the Passat may just be one of the most American vehicles on this list. There are over 600 2016-2018 Passats listed on Autotrader for around $20,000, giving buyers many of these large used family sedans to choose from. Find a Volkswagen Passat for sale

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