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Used Upscale Midsize Cars under $20K

View the best used upscale midsize cars priced under $20,000. Then read our used car reviews, compare specs and features, and find used upscale midsize cars for sale in your area. Learn more about our rankings»

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2011 Chevrolet Volt

The Chevrolet Volt debuted as one of the most efficient 2011 midsize cars available, with a manageable electric-only range and gasoline engine as backup. However, a limited ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:9.4
Critics' Rating:9.8
Performance:9.5
Interior:8.0
Operating Cost:8.9
Safety:9.6
Reliability: 5_0
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2009 Audi A4

Completely redesigned for 2009, the Audi A4 melds an upscale interior with refined, agile handling and impeccable safety scores, making it a good choice for anyone looking ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:9.1
Critics' Rating:9.2
Performance:8.5
Interior:9.0
Operating Cost:7.3
Safety:10.0
Reliability: 5_0
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2010 Cadillac CTS

The 2010 Cadillac CTS balances agile handling with a comfortable ride and an upscale and luxurious interior, which makes it a compelling choice if you’re looking for ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.9
Critics' Rating:9.3
Performance:8.9
Interior:8.5
Operating Cost:7.8
Safety:9.2
Reliability: 4_5
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2009 Acura TL

The highly-ranked Acura TL, which was completely overhauled for 2009, offers a compelling blend of comfort, sportiness, luxury and technology. With top-of-the-class safety and reliability ratings thrown ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.9
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:8.0
Interior:8.8
Operating Cost:7.4
Safety:10.0
Reliability: 5_0
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2009 Cadillac CTS

The highly-ranked 2009 Cadillac CTS has a comfortable, yet sporty, ride and a high-quality, luxurious interior, making it a good choice for those seeking a 2009 midsize ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.9
Critics' Rating:9.0
Performance:8.8
Interior:8.5
Operating Cost:7.4
Safety:9.0
Reliability: 5_0
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2012 Chevrolet Volt

With a well-constructed interior, swift acceleration and decent handling for a hybrid, critics agreed that the 2012 Chevrolet Volt is a good car for buyers seeking a ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.7
Critics' Rating:9.1
Performance:9.0
Interior:7.4
Operating Cost:8.9
Safety:9.6
Reliability: 4_0
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2009 Lexus IS

The highly-ranked 2009 Lexus IS is a decent handler with an upscale interior and an impeccable reliability rating. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.7
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:8.1
Interior:7.7
Operating Cost:7.5
Safety:9.4
Reliability: 5_0
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2009 Volkswagen Eos

The 2009 Volkswagen Eos is a fun and playful car for drivers looking for a convertible with a retracting hardtop. However, several competitors offer the open-air experience ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.7
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:8.1
Interior:8.0
Operating Cost:7.8
Safety:10.0
Reliability: 5_0
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2012 Buick Regal

Automotive critics wrote that the 2012 Buick Regal has an attractive interior and that the turbocharged models ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:9.2
Performance:8.9
Interior:8.7
Operating Cost:7.9
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 3_5
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2010 Audi A4

The 2010 Audi A4 is a good 2010 midsize sedan for anyone after a car with a high-quality interior and a demeanor that melds a sporty suspension ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.6
Critics' Rating:9.2
Performance:8.6
Interior:9.0
Operating Cost:7.6
Safety:10.0
Reliability: 3_5
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2009 Mercedes-Benz C Class

The 2009 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a compelling 2009 midsize car with a good blend of sportiness and comfort, as well as an upscale, comfortable interior. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.5
Critics' Rating:9.2
Performance:8.7
Interior:8.0
Operating Cost:7.2
Safety:9.0
Reliability: 4_0
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2011 Buick Regal

The 2011 Buick Regal offers midsize sedan buyers a sporty option that can compete with some upscale ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:9.2
Performance:9.0
Interior:9.0
Operating Cost:7.9
Safety:10.0
Reliability: 2_5
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2009 BMW 3-Series

The 2009 BMW 3-Series is highly acclaimed for its smooth engine options and agile suspension. It lacks the strong reliability of competing 2009 midsize cars and doesn’t ... Read full review »

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Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:9.8
Performance:9.3
Interior:8.0
Operating Cost:7.1
Safety:9.0
Reliability: 3_0
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2011 Volkswagen CC

The 2011 Volkswagen CC is a stylish and upscale 2011 midsize car that offers pleasant, well-balanced handling. Keep in mind that while the CC is good-looking and ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:8.5
Interior:8.2
Operating Cost:7.6
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 3_5
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2009 Lexus ES

The 2009 Lexus ES 350 is one of the most upscale and luxurious entries in the class, ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:9.3
Performance:8.5
Interior:8.9
Operating Cost:7.6
Safety:9.1
Reliability: 3_0
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2010 Lexus HS

The new-for-2010 Lexus HS 250h is neither a full-out luxury car nor the most fuel-efficient hybrid. However, for those looking for something in the middle, the HS ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.1
Critics' Rating:7.1
Performance:7.7
Interior:8.2
Operating Cost:8.2
Safety:9.4
Reliability: 4_5
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2012 Lincoln MKZ

A comfortable, spacious interior and plenty of standard features are highlights of the 2012 Lincoln MKZ. However, auto writers say that the MKZ still lacks the performance and ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:7.1
Performance:7.2
Interior:7.7
Operating Cost:7.8
Safety:8.6
Reliability: 5_0
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2010 Lexus ES

The 2010 Lexus ES is no sport sedan, but it offers one of the most supple rides and plush interiors among all 2010 midsize sedans. Combined with ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:9.3
Performance:8.5
Interior:8.9
Operating Cost:7.7
Safety:9.1
Reliability: 2_0
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2009 Infiniti G37

The 2009 Infiniti G37 has a refined interior, taut suspension and a powerful engine, and provides a sporty and luxurious ride. Its below-average safety and reliability scores, ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:9.3
Performance:9.0
Interior:8.5
Operating Cost:7.5
Safety:9.6
Reliability: 2_0
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2012 Volkswagen CC

Critics liked the 2012 Volkswagen CC’s attractive interior and lively base engine. However, it has a low reliability rating for the class. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:8.6
Performance:8.3
Interior:8.2
Operating Cost:7.6
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 2_5
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