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Used Midsize Cars under $15K

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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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Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:8.6
Interior:8.5
Operating Cost:7.9
Safety:9.3
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2011 Mazda Mazda6

The 2011 Mazda6’s sleek exterior lines and sporty handling help it stand out from the pack of 2011 midsize cars. In addition to the Mazda6’s fun factor, ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:8.7
Interior:8.3
Operating Cost:8.2
Safety:9.4
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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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Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:8.7
Interior:8.6
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:9.2
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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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Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:8.2
Interior:7.9
Operating Cost:8.2
Safety:9.4
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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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Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:8.4
Interior:7.9
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:9.2
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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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Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:8.8
Interior:8.6
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:9.4
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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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Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:7.6
Interior:8.4
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:9.1
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2009 Saturn Aura

If you’re looking for a used midsize car that prioritizes performance over a high-quality cabin, the 2009 Saturn Aura should be on your short list. When it ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:8.2
Interior:7.8
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:9.2
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2010 Subaru Legacy

The 2010 Subaru Legacy stands out with exceptional safety scores and standard all-wheel drive. After a full redesign for 2010, auto reviewers agreed that the Legacy’s larger ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:9.2
Performance:8.0
Interior:8.2
Operating Cost:7.9
Safety:10.0
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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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Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:8.2
Interior:7.8
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:9.1
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2009 Mazda Mazda6

When it was new, reviewers agreed that the Mazda6 was one of the sportiest 2009 midsize cars thanks to its outstanding performance. The Mazda6’s bold styling, roomy ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:8.7
Interior:8.2
Operating Cost:7.8
Safety:9.8
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2009 Mitsubishi Galant

The 2009 Mitsubishi Galant has a strong reliability rating, but some competitors offer better fuel economy and safety scores. Reviewers agreed that combined with a run-of-the-mill powertrain ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:7.4
Performance:8.3
Interior:7.7
Operating Cost:7.7
Safety:8.9
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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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Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:8.7
Interior:7.9
Operating Cost:7.6
Safety:9.4
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2010 Mitsubishi Galant

The 2010 Mitsubishi Galant has a spacious interior and a good reliability rating, though its unremarkable powertrain and inferior cabin materials put it near the bottom of ... Read full review »

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Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:7.3
Performance:8.0
Interior:7.3
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:9.0
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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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Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:8.6
Performance:8.0
Interior:8.3
Operating Cost:7.9
Safety:8.9
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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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Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:8.4
Interior:7.7
Operating Cost:8.0
Safety:9.3
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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:7.7
Critics' Rating:8.3
Performance:7.9
Interior:8.6
Operating Cost:8.4
Safety:9.4
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2009 Saturn Aura Hybrid

The 2009 Saturn Aura Hybrid can’t match the fuel economy of other midsize hybrid cars. Tie-in the Aura Hybrid’s sluggish performance and auto critics agreed that other ... Read full review »

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Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:8.0
Performance:6.5
Interior:7.8
Operating Cost:8.3
Safety:9.4
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2011 Chrysler 200

The 2011 Chrysler 200 sedan is an acceptable used midsize car, but the automotive press agreed that besides it high safety scores, most competitors outshine the 200 ... Read full review »

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Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:6.5
Performance:7.8
Interior:7.3
Operating Cost:8.1
Safety:10.0
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2011 Mitsubishi Galant

The 2011 Mitsubishi Galant is a satisfactory commuter car with a roomy cabin and good reliability ratings. The Galant’s subpar powertrain, cheap interior materials and low safety ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:7.0
Performance:7.9
Interior:7.1
Operating Cost:8.2
Safety:9.1
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