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Best Used Sedans Under $30,000

With a used car budget of $30,000, you can get a pretty nice, low-mile sedan with plenty of modern tech features. There are sporty sedans, frugal hybrids, and even some modern luxury cars in this price range for your consideration.

Here are 10 of the best used sedans you can find on Autotrader under $30,000.

1. 2018 Acura TLX

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Get the 2018 Acura TLX for under $30,000.

The Acura TLX is a good choice for drivers looking for a modestly priced used luxury sedan. It’s spacious, comfortable, and high-tech. It got some updates for the 2018 model year, including a revised front end and more standard safety and infotainment tech features like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. See 2018 Acura TLX models for sale

2. 2017 Audi A4

2017 Audi A4
Get the 2017 Audi A4 for under $30,000.

A used Audi A4 is a good bargain in German luxury sedans. Audi entirely redesigned it for the 2017 model year with the brand hallmarks of engaging driving dynamics, generous standard tech features, and one of the most luxurious interiors in its competitive class. It also has pretty roomy back seats for its size. See 2017 Audi A4 models for sale

3. 2017 Cadillac CTS

2017 Cadillac CTS
Get the 2017 Cadillac CTS for under $30,000.

Buyers often overlook the third and final generation of the Cadillac CTS, but it’s an excellent buy in used sedans. Its well-tuned chassis with agile handling makes it enjoyable to drive at any speed yet comfortable for daily driving. It uses impressive interior materials, and it’s loaded with modern tech features, especially in the upper trims. See 2017 Cadillac CTS models for sale

4. 2018 Chrysler 300

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Get the 2018 Chrysler 300 for under $30,000.

The Chrysler 300 is a car that looks and feels more expensive than it really is, especially on the used market. You might be surprised by how affordable this premium sedan can be. It’s spacious, comfortable, and has a robust range of engines. Also, the Uconnect infotainment system is one of the best on the market. See 2018 Chrysler 300 models for sale

5. 2019 Ford Fusion

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Get the 2019 Ford Fusion for under $30,000.

The recently discontinued Ford Fusion was an excellent midsize sedan with a roomy interior, a huge trunk, and a range of exciting yet efficient engine options. The ride strikes a nice balance of comfy and sporty. It was also available with all-wheel drive. We recommend finding one with the available SYNC 3 infotainment system. See 2019 Ford Fusion models for sale

6. 2018 Honda Accord

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Get the 2018 Honda Accord for under $30,000.

The Honda Accord is a midsize family sedan that’s practical but not boring. It earns stellar safety and reliability scores and has a roomy, comfy interior. It also delivers a pretty engaging driving experience, especially with the available 2.0-liter turbo engine. Consider the Accord Hybrid if 47 mpg sounds good to you. See 2018 Honda Accord models for sale

7. 2020 Hyundai Sonata

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Get the 2020 Hyundai Sonata for under $30,000.

Hyundai radically redesigned the Sonata for the 2020 model year. What used to be a forgettable also-ran in midsize sedans is now a stylish and high-tech stunner while retaining an affordable price tag. It has a premium interior and good fuel economy, but it’s not quite as sporty as it looks. See 2020 Hyundai Sonata models for sale

8. 2018 Kia Stinger

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Get the 2018 Kia Stinger for under $30,000.

The Kia Stinger is beloved by enthusiasts for its muscular styling and performance to match. It’s also pretty practical, thanks to its liftback design. You probably won’t find the V6-powered Stinger GT in this price range, but even a 4-cylinder Stinger is fun to drive, and it’s available with all-wheel drive. See 2018 Kia Stinger models for sale

9. 2019 Nissan Altima

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Get the 2019 Nissan Altima for under $30,000.

The Nissan Altima got a big update for the 2019 model year. It became the first Nissan sedan in the U.S. with available all-wheel drive. It also has an optional VC-Turbo engine that’s intended to deliver V6-like performance with the efficiency of a 4-cylinder. Other perks include a modern infotainment system and a spacious interior. See 2019 Nissan Altima models for sale

10. 2018 Toyota Camry

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Get the 2018 Toyota Camry for under $30,000.

Best known for safety, reliability, and practicality, the Toyota Camry delivers more than that. It’s more fun to drive than you might expect, it’s packed with standard tech features, and its styling is pretty daring for a Camry. There’s also a Camry Hybrid that achieves over 50 mpg. See 2018 Toyota Camry models for sale

Andrew Ganz
Andrew Ganz
Andrew Ganz is an author specializing in helping in-market consumers get the most bang for their buck -- and the best car, while they're at it. When not virtually shopping for new and used cars, Andrew can probably be found under the hood of a vintage classic that's rapidly losing fluids.

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