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5 Best Used Hondas Under $30,000

Getting a used Honda is one of the most sensible ways to get a safe and reliable car. With a used car budget of $30,000, you can get a very modern, well-equipped Honda model that offers a nice discount compared to a new one. Here are seven of the best used Hondas you can find on Autotrader for less than $30,000 in 2020.

2018 Honda Accord

1. 2018-2019 Honda Accord

The current-generation Honda Accord that came out for the 2018 model year is a class-leading midsize sedan that is good at just about everything. It’s roomy, stylish and practical, plus it has a fun-to-drive character that few of its competitors can match. It’s the only car in its class with an available manual transmission, making it a great choice for the enthusiast who needs a practical sedan. With a $30,000 budget, you can even get a really nice hybrid model with luxurious amenities and outstanding fuel economy. Find a Honda Accord for sale

2018 Honda Civic

2. 2016-2019 Honda Civic

With $30,000, you can get pretty much any used Honda Civic you want. Whether it’s the fun Civic Si, the super-high-performance Type R hot hatch or just a really nice Touring model with all of the bells and whistles, there is no shortage of great Honda Civic models on Autotrader. Available as a coupe, sedan or hatchback, the Civic offers something for everyone. It has always been a top choice in compact cars, and its current generation that began for the 2016 model year is easily the best Civic yet. Find a Honda Civic for sale

2018 Honda Clarity PHEV

3. 2018-2019 Honda Clarity

This one might be a bit hard to find depending on where you live, but a used Honda Clarity is a great choice in a practical alternative fuel car. The hydrogen fuel cell version is lease-only and the EV version has lousy range, but the plug-in hybrid version of the Clarity is a very compelling hybrid. Not only does it have a great all-electric range of up to 47 miles, but it has the dimensions of a midsize sedan, making it a roomy, practical family vehicle. Most cars in this segment are small compact hatchbacks, but the Clarity has a back seat and cargo area you can actually use. Find a Honda Clarity for sale

2019 Honda Odyssey

4. 2018-2019 Honda Odyssey

The Honda Odyssey is a consistent class leader in minivans, and the current generation is no different. It’s not just a great buy in used Hondas but in used minivans in general. Fully redesigned for 2018, the Odyssey continues its legacy as the ultimate family vehicle, with a spacious interior and family-friendly features like sliding doors, fold-flat 3rd-row seats, and options like a built-in vacuum, a backseat entertainment system and even an intercom for when your passengers need some discipline. It also doesn’t hurt that this is arguably the sharpest looking minivan ever. Find a Honda Odyssey for sale

2019 Honda Passport

5. 2019 Honda Passport

The Honda Passport just came out last year, and you can already find used examples under the $30,000 mark. This midsize 2-row SUV strikes a nice balance of everyday practicality and rugged character. It has a strong standard V6 engine, roomy seating for five with a spacious cargo area to boot and a look that’s a little edgier than the average Honda. Its rugged look is backed up by pretty strong off-roading capabilities when equipped with the optional all-wheel drive. We’re glad the Passport name is back after a long hiatus. Find a Honda Passport for sale

2016 Honda Pilot

6. 2016-2019 Honda Pilot

For a practical minivan alternative in an SUV body, there are few better options than the Honda Pilot. The current-generation Pilot came out in 2016, and it does its duty as a family hauler with SUV versatility and available AWD: an option that’s not available in the mechanically similar Honda Odyssey minivan. The Pilot has three rows of seats with decent legroom in the third row and family-friendly options like an available rear-seat entertainment system. The ride is smooth and quiet, the engine is strong and efficient and it all adds up to a great family SUV. Find a Honda Pilot for sale

2019 Honda Ridgeline

7. 2017-2019 Honda Ridgeline

We like the Honda Ridgeline a lot, but one of its only downsides is that it has the highest starting price in its segment by a pretty significant margin. A used model, however, brings down the price, and it’s not too hard to find one of these quirky pickups in the sub-$30,000 range. This truck is unique for having a unibody construction rather than the traditional body-on-frame build of every other truck, and it has standard front-wheel drive rather than rear-wheel drive. It drives like a smooth and comfortable crossover, and it has a spacious interior that could easily serve as a family vehicle. Plus, you get the convenience and versatility of a flat-floor truck bed with an in-bed trunk. Find a Honda Ridgeline for sale

Eric Brandt
Eric Brandt
Eric Brandt is an author specializing in Oversteer content, new car reviews, and finding the best car, truck, and SUV deals each month. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Eric can often be found exploring the north woods on his 1983 Honda Gold Wing when the weather allows it. Father of four, husband of one, and unapologetic minivan enthusiast. Eric mastered driving stick by having a 3-cylinder Chevy... Read More about Eric Brandt

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