Midsize cars remain one of the most popular types of cars on the market. Not only are they excellent for driving around town or across state, but they can comfortably handle five passengers and offer decent storage space.
If you’re in the market for a reliable used car for under $20,000 that gets good gas mileage and delivers a comfortable ride, here are five top models to consider.
Toyota Camry – Not only does this stalwart of the midsize car market deliver excellent fuel economy at 25 city/35 highway, but it feels good while it does it. The Camry offers a cushy ride and roomy interior as well as excellent reliability and safety ratings.
Honda Accord – Like Toyota, Honda is known for putting out safe, reliable vehicles capable of racking up the miles while delivering a comfortable, fuel efficient ride. This is one family friendly car that also feels fun to drive with its responsive handling and surprisingly powerful engine.
Hyundai Sonata – The interior of the Sonata feels plush, which when added to a comfortable ride, makes this one of the best used midsize cars on the market. Add excellent safety ratings and fun extras like a standard 7-inch touch screen and easy to use infotainment system, and the Sonata is worth looking at.
Chevrolet Malibu – The Malibu ranks high on reliability, safety, and affordability, making it an excellent choice for buyers in the market for a midsize vehicle. Its spacious interior, comfortable ride and great gas mileage (27 city/37 highway) make it a contender in the midsize market.
Kia Optima – Like the other vehicles on this list, the Optima ranks well for safety and reliability as well as affordability. A full redesign in 2016 make that year’s model worth a look; an easy to use infotainment system and roomy interior along with good gas mileage (22-28 city/32-39 highway) make it worth a test drive.