The Best Used Cars Under $20,000

The Best Used Cars Under $20,000

When searching for used vehicles, it's difficult to put your finger on what's important. While you might have your heart set on a particular year and model, sometimes it's hard to decide if a higher resale value is a better buy or if low resale prices means you can get more vehicle for less. At under $20,000, there are a lot of options -- including many luxury nameplates that you'd never imagine you'd get a chance to drive. Here are some of our favorites.
Cheap Used Truck: 2007 Ford F-150 King Ranch

Cheap Used Truck: 2007 Ford F-150 King Ranch

The "King Ranch" edition might just be our favorite of the Ford F-150 lineup. Supple, brown leather and beautiful interior accents really make the vehicle feel more like the inside of an old hunting club than a plain Jane truck.
Cheap Used Truck: 2007 Ford F-150 King Ranch

Cheap Used Truck: 2007 Ford F-150 King Ranch

With room for passengers in the back of the SuperCrew, the King Ranch is almost a luxury SUV as much as it is a great work truck.
Cheap Used SUV: 2006 Chevy Tahoe

Cheap Used SUV: 2006 Chevy Tahoe

GM's lineup of full size SUVs could very well be the best in the business; after all, they designed and built these with the SUV craze still in mind.
Cheap Used SUV: 2006 Chevy Tahoe

Cheap Used SUV: 2006 Chevy Tahoe

We like the Tahoe because it has most of the content of the more expensive SUVs but with a lower price. This is the same body style as the current model, too.
Cheap Used Coupe: 2006 Pontiac GTO

Cheap Used Coupe: 2006 Pontiac GTO

Arguably one of the best sports car deals available, the 2006 Pontiac GTO was the last of a breed. We mean that literally: it was the last year of GTO production.
Cheap Used Coupe: 2006 Pontiac GTO

Cheap Used Coupe: 2006 Pontiac GTO

The 2005 and 2006 models had the upgraded "LS2" V-8 engine, meaning more power and performance. How does 400 hp sound?
Cheap Used Luxury Sedan: 2005 Lexus GS 300

Cheap Used Luxury Sedan: 2005 Lexus GS 300

The first year of the most current body style, Lexus's 2005 GS offers a large, luxurious interior while still retaining a very sporting driving demeanor.
Cheap Used Luxury Sedan: 2005 Lexus GS 300

Cheap Used Luxury Sedan: 2005 Lexus GS 300

We recommend the V-6 for its fuel efficiency and lower cost; these cars came standard with six-speed automatic transmissions, too -- itself a fuel-saving feature.
Cheap Used Hybrid: 2008 Toyota Prius

Cheap Used Hybrid: 2008 Toyota Prius

During the fuel surge of last year, used Prius vehicles were said to have spiked in value. While that may no longer be the case, it doesn't mean owners are giving up their vehicles for SUVs.
Cheap Used Hybrid: 2008 Toyota Prius

Cheap Used Hybrid: 2008 Toyota Prius

The world's most popular hybrid is the safest used hybrid purchase you can buy.
Cheap Used Luxury SUV: 2006 Lexus RX 330

Cheap Used Luxury SUV: 2006 Lexus RX 330

A popular choice for luxury SUV buyers (as well as a popular exterior that other manufacturers tend to steal when they design their crossovers), the Lexus RX has become an icon of suburbia, populating finer Curves parking lots everywhere.
Cheap Used Luxury SUV: 2006 Lexus RX 330

Cheap Used Luxury SUV: 2006 Lexus RX 330

A dead-simple but luxurious interior and a classic crossover driving experience make this an easy choice.
Cheap Used Wagon: 2007 Audi A4 Avant Quattro

Cheap Used Wagon: 2007 Audi A4 Avant Quattro

Audi's A4 "Avant" (a fancy word for wagon) is a sporty alternative to the family wagon. While it might not have the interior space of the wagons of yore, it makes up for it with an incredibly handsome interior and responsive handling.
Cheap Used Wagon: 2007 Audi A4 Avant Quattro

Cheap Used Wagon: 2007 Audi A4 Avant Quattro

We like the 2.0T engine for its racy driving characteristics and fuel efficiency.
Cheap Used Convertible: 2007 Ford Mustang GT

Cheap Used Convertible: 2007 Ford Mustang GT

Top down, stereo on, gas pedal pinned to the floor. While there are other convertibles for sale on the market, none capture the raw, visceral emotions of Ford's Mustang for top-down driving.
Cheap Used Convertible: 2007 Ford Mustang GT

Cheap Used Convertible: 2007 Ford Mustang GT

The V-8 engine in the GT might be a little much for these lean times, but were convertibles meant to be entirely practical?


  List
I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago