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Used Midsize Cars under $15K

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2009 Nissan Altima

The 2009 Nissan Altima is a good choice for used car shoppers who prioritize strong driving dynamics and good fuel economy. However, the Altima’s low reliability score ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.3
Critics' Rating: 8.7
Performance: 8.4
Interior: 7.7
Cost to Own: 9.4
Safety: 9.3
Reliability: 3_0
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2009 Nissan Altima Hybrid

The 2009 Nissan Altima Hybrid has some of the best fuel economy ratings in its class, and its high safety scores should appeal to family-minded shoppers. However, ... Read full review »

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Overall: 8.3
Critics' Rating: 8.3
Performance: 7.9
Interior: 8.6
Cost to Own: 9.6
Safety: 9.4
Reliability: 3_0
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2012 Suzuki Kizashi

Though many midsize cars have better reliability scores, critics were pleased with the 2012 Suzuki Kizashi’s agile handling and top-notch interior materials. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.2
Critics' Rating: 8.9
Performance: 8.5
Interior: 8.5
Cost to Own: 9.3
Safety: 9.3
Reliability: 2_5
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2010 Chevrolet Malibu

High safety scores, a roomy cabin and good fuel economy ratings make the 2010 Chevrolet Malibu an ideal used midsize car for a number of shoppers. However, ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.2
Critics' Rating: 9.4
Performance: 7.9
Interior: 8.4
Cost to Own: 9.4
Safety: 9.4
Reliability: 2_5
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2010 Hyundai Sonata

Auto critics agreed that if you can get past the 2010 Hyundai Sonata’s bland styling, it’s a solid used midsize car. The Sonata’s good safety ratings, large ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.2
Critics' Rating: 8.7
Performance: 7.6
Interior: 8.4
Cost to Own: 9.4
Safety: 9.1
Reliability: 3_0
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2010 Kia Optima

The 2010 Kia Optima offers a roomy interior and good safety ratings, but reviewers agreed that it lacks the character and style that many of its competitors ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.2
Critics' Rating: 8.5
Performance: 8.2
Interior: 7.8
Cost to Own: 9.3
Safety: 9.4
Reliability: 3_0
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2010 Suzuki Kizashi

The Suzuki Kizashi made its debut in 2010, and most test drivers liked its sporty performance, available all-wheel drive and dynamic handling. While those qualities led some ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.2
Critics' Rating: 8.8
Performance: 8.8
Interior: 8.6
Cost to Own: 9.4
Safety: 9.4
Reliability: 2_5
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2009 Kia Optima

Used car shoppers who want a midsize sedan with respectable performance will like the 2009 Kia Optima, but test drivers agreed that it lacks the personality and ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.2
Critics' Rating: 8.5
Performance: 8.2
Interior: 7.8
Cost to Own: 9.5
Safety: 9.1
Reliability: 3_0
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2011 Suzuki Kizashi

The 2011 Suzuki Kizashi is often overlooked in its class, but reviewers agreed that it has a lot to offer, including an upscale interior, available all-wheel drive, ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.1
Critics' Rating: 8.7
Performance: 8.5
Interior: 8.5
Cost to Own: 9.3
Safety: 9.2
Reliability: 2_5
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2009 Toyota Prius

If you’re shopping for a used car that gets exceptional fuel economy, the 2009 Toyota Prius should be on your list. With an outstanding reliability rating and ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.1
Critics' Rating: 9.1
Performance: 7.4
Interior: 7.3
Cost to Own: 9.5
Safety: 8.7
Reliability: 3_0
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2009 Chevrolet Malibu

The 2009 Chevrolet Malibu is a great family sedan, thanks to its spacious interior and trunk, as well as competitive fuel economy ratings. However, its reliability and ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.0
Critics' Rating: 9.4
Performance: 7.9
Interior: 8.4
Cost to Own: 9.4
Safety: 9.2
Reliability: 2_0
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2011 Chrysler 200

The 2011 Chrysler 200 sedan is an acceptable used midsize car, but the automotive press agreed that most competitors outshine the 200 in nearly every way. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.9
Critics' Rating: 6.5
Performance: 7.8
Interior: 7.2
Cost to Own: 9.3
Safety: 10.0
Reliability: 3_5
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2009 Subaru Legacy

Used car shoppers who are looking for a safe midsize sedan with standard all-wheel drive will like the 2009 Subaru Legacy, but its fuel economy and reliability ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.9
Critics' Rating: 8.8
Performance: 8.7
Interior: 7.9
Cost to Own: 9.1
Safety: 9.4
Reliability: 2_0
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2010 Dodge Avenger

The 2010 Dodge Avenger has a spacious cabin, but its poor performance and low-quality interior push it toward the bottom of the class. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.8
Critics' Rating: 6.3
Performance: 6.5
Interior: 7.0
Cost to Own: 9.4
Safety: 9.3
Reliability: 4_0
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2010 Mitsubishi Galant

The 2010 Mitsubishi Galant has a spacious interior, though its unremarkable powertrain and inferior cabin materials prevent it from ranking near the top of the class.   Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.8
Critics' Rating: 7.3
Performance: 8.0
Interior: 7.5
Cost to Own: 9.3
Safety: 9.0
Reliability: 3_0
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2010 Nissan Altima

If good performance is at the top of your must-have list, the 2010 Nissan Altima is a car you should test drive. When it was new, reviewers ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.8
Critics' Rating: 8.7
Performance: 8.4
Interior: 7.9
Cost to Own: 9.2
Safety: 9.2
Reliability: 2_0
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2009 Hyundai Sonata

The 2009 Hyundai Sonata is a good used midsize car for many types of buyers, and auto critics agreed that families who are looking for space and ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.8
Critics' Rating: 8.8
Performance: 7.6
Interior: 8.4
Cost to Own: 9.5
Safety: 9.1
Reliability: 2_0
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2012 Mitsubishi Galant

Automotive journalists said the 2012 Mitsubishi Galant lacks the performance, style and interior quality found in competing midsize cars. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.7
Critics' Rating: 6.9
Performance: 7.8
Interior: 7.3
Cost to Own: 9.3
Safety: 9.1
Reliability: 3_0
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2011 Mitsubishi Galant

The 2011 Mitsubishi Galant is a satisfactory commuter car with a roomy cabin. The Galant’s subpar powertrain and cheap interior materials, however, detract from its appeal. Read full review »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.7
Critics' Rating: 7.0
Performance: 7.9
Interior: 7.3
Cost to Own: 9.3
Safety: 9.1
Reliability: 3_0
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2010 Volkswagen Passat

The 2010 Volkswagen Passat’s near-luxury interior, fun driving experience and competitive fuel economy may be overshadowed by its reliability rating, which is one of the worst in ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.7
Critics' Rating: 8.6
Performance: 8.0
Interior: 8.3
Cost to Own: 9.1
Safety: 8.9
Reliability: 2_0
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Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.