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10 Best Used Family Sedans Under $20,000

SUVs have been surging in popularity for years, but we still appreciate a good family sedan. If you’re looking for a 4-door car that’s roomy, comfortable, and safe for your family, the used market has a lot of good options. And some of them might be more luxurious or more sporty than you might expect for a sedan in this price range.

Here are the 10 best used family sedans you can find on Autotrader under $20,000.

1. 2015 Buick LaCrosse

2015 Buick LaCrosse Profile in Dark Tan

The Buick LaCrosse is a big, comfy, full-size sedan with a classy look and a premium interior. There’s tons of back-seat space even for taller adult passengers and the ride quality is silky smooth. For 2015, a backup camera and Wi-Fi hotspot became standard on every trim. Find a Buick LaCrosse for sale

2. 2015 Chevrolet Impala

2015 Chevrolet Impala Front Left Side in Red

The Chevy Impala has a strong reputation as a trusty sedan. In its most recent iteration, the Impala was a stylish and roomy family car with a lot of interior space and a big trunk. It’s also more fuel-efficient than you might expect for a car this size. Find a Chevrolet Impala for sale

3. 2015 Chrysler 300

2015 Chrysler 300 Front in Blue

A used Chrysler 300 is a good way to get a big, fancy-looking car that’s less expensive than it looks. In its upper trims, the 300 is a luxury car with high-quality interior materials and plenty of modern technology. You probably won’t find a V8-powered 300 in this price range, but the standard V6 is both potent and efficient. Find a Chrysler 300 for sale

4. 2016 Ford Fusion

2016 Ford Fusion Front Right Side in Red

The final Ford Fusion has a cool design that’s aging nicely and an excellent range of available engines. In the right configuration, the Fusion has sport sedan credentials without losing its practicality. The interior is well-equipped in most trims and it offers a lot of space for passengers and cargo. If you live in a snowy climate, consider finding one with all-wheel drive. Find a Ford Fusion for sale

5. 2015 Honda Accord

2015 Honda Accord Front Left Side in Red

The Honda Accord is a tried-and-true family sedan. It has all of the practicality you need for family-hauling duty while also having a fun-to-drive factor that few rivals can match. The interior is quite roomy and it received more standard features in 2015, including an 8-inch infotainment system with backup camera. Find a Honda Accord for sale

6. 2016 Hyundai Sonata

2016 Hyundai Sonata Front Right Side in White

A used Hyundai Sonata is an excellent value in family sedans compared to more mainstream rivals. 2016 is a great model year to begin your search because that’s when a 7-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay became standard on every trim. Other virtues of the Sonata include good fuel economy and a roomy cabin. Find a Hyundai Sonata for sale

7. 2015 Kia Cadenza

2015 Kia Cadenza Front Left Side in Steel Blue

You may have forgotten about the Kia Cadenza, but it’s a strong contender in front-wheel-drive, full-size sedans. The interior is more premium than you might expect from a Kia and it boasts tons of space in both rows of seats. It’s pretty generous with standard features plus it has a strong record for safety and reliability. A muscular standard V6 engine is the cherry on top. Find a Kia Cadenza for sale

8. 2016 Mazda Mazda6

2016 Mazda Mazda6 Front Right Side in Silver

The athletic Mazda6 is more fun to drive than the average midsize family sedan. It was one of the last hold-outs in this class to still offer a standard manual transmission for parents who want a practical car with a stick shift. The Mazda6 received a mid-cycle refresh for 2016 with updated styling inside and out and a new infotainment system with standard Bluetooth connectivity. Find a Mazda6 for sale

9. 2016 Nissan Maxima

2016 Nissan Maxima Front Left Side in Red

With a brawny standard V6 engine, agile handling, and head-turning styling, the Nissan Maxima lives up to its reputation as a “4-door sports car.” A sport sedan for the masses, the most recent generation of the Maxima is a great value for drivers looking for a family sedan that’s both practical and engaging to drive with a really nice interior to boot. Find a Nissan Maxima for sale

10. 2015 Toyota Camry

2015 Toyota Camry Profile in Silver

A list of family sedans would be incomplete without the Toyota Camry. This is one of the most trusted names in midsize sedans for its consistent record of safety, reliability, and value. It was refreshed for the 2015 model year with updated styling, a re-tuned suspension, and more available safety tech features. Find a Toyota Camry for sale

Chris O'Neill
Chris O'Neill is an author specializing in competitive analysis, consumer recommendations, and adventure-driven enthusiast content. A lifelong car enthusiast, he worked in the auto industry for a bit, helping Germans design cars for Americans, and now lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. He runs an Instagram account, @MountainWestCarSpotter, which in his own words is "actually pretty good", and has a... Read More

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