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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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2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The 2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is neither the sportiest nor most luxurious 2010 midsize car available, but it strikes the middle ground of both, with an upscale interior ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:9.2
Performance:8.7
Interior:8.0
Operating Cost:7.3
Safety:9.4
Reliability: 2_0
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2010 Nissan Maxima

The 2010 Nissan Maxima is a family sedan with a healthy dose of sportiness. While it isn’t as athletic or luxurious as some rivals, the Maxima’s compromise ... Read full review »

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Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:8.0
Performance:8.1
Interior:8.0
Operating Cost:7.8
Safety:9.8
Reliability: 3_0
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2010 Volvo C70

The 2010 Volvo C70 is a compelling 2010 midsize car if you’re looking for a hardtop convertible. However, many rivals match Volvo’s upscale interior and offer better ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:8.2
Performance:7.4
Interior:8.2
Operating Cost:N/A
Safety:10.0
Reliability: 3_0
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2009 Nissan Maxima

Completely redesigned for 2009, the Nissan Maxima has a healthy dose of sportiness for a 2009 midsize car. It’s more powerful than most family sedans and has ... Read full review »

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Overall:7.9
Critics' Rating:8.2
Performance:8.3
Interior:7.9
Operating Cost:7.7
Safety:9.8
Reliability: 3_0
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2011 Nissan Maxima

The 2011 Nissan Maxima tries to meld performance and luxury, and it does so with some success. While the Maxima isn’t a true sport sedan or the ... Read full review »

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Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:8.2
Performance:8.4
Interior:8.2
Operating Cost:7.9
Safety:9.4
Reliability: 2_5
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2011 Saab 9-5

The 2011 Saab 9-5 is a stylish alternative to the usual Japanese and German class hallmarks, with an upscale interior and comfortable handling. However, the 9-5 doesn’t ... Read full review »

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Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:7.4
Performance:7.2
Interior:8.1
Operating Cost:7.6
Safety:10.0
Reliability: 3_5
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2010 Saab 9-5

The 2010 Saab 9-5 was completely redesigned for 2010, and is a competent 2010 midsize sedan with a fairly comfortable interior. However, lackluster performance and an average ... Read full review »

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Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:7.3
Performance:7.2
Interior:8.2
Operating Cost:7.7
Safety:10.0
Reliability: 3_5
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2009 Saab 9-5

The 2009 Saab 9-5 is decent performer with a comfortable interior, but it is generally outclassed by newer competitors that offer greater refinement, better handling and more ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:8.2
Performance:7.5
Interior:7.9
Operating Cost:7.3
Safety:8.9
Reliability: 3_5
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2009 Volvo C70

The 2009 Volvo C70 is a great hardtop convertible. However, several of the C70’s open-air competitors are much more engaging to drive. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.8
Critics' Rating:8.3
Performance:7.2
Interior:8.1
Operating Cost:N/A
Safety:10.0
Reliability: 3_0
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2011 Volkswagen Eos

The 2011 Volkswagen Eos has a pleasant ride, decent handling and a nice interior, making it a fine convertible for sunny days. However, those looking for driving ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:8.2
Interior:8.1
Operating Cost:7.9
Safety:10.0
Reliability: 2_0
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2010 Lincoln MKZ

The 2010 Lincoln MKZ has a comfortable ride, a welcoming, high-quality interior and excellent safety and reliability ratings, making it a top contender for anyone in the ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:7.9
Performance:7.4
Interior:7.8
Operating Cost:7.7
Safety:9.6
Reliability: 3_0
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2010 Volkswagen Eos

The 2010 Volkswagen Eos is a hardtop convertible that has a pleasing ride, comfortable handling and an upscale interior, but the CC is generally outdone by rivals ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.7
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:8.1
Interior:8.0
Operating Cost:7.8
Safety:10.0
Reliability: 2_0
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2010 Volkswagen CC

The 2010 Volkswagen CC is upscale, stylish and offers a high-quality interior. However, a low reliability score and a four-seat cabin might send those looking for a ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:8.3
Performance:8.6
Interior:8.1
Operating Cost:7.5
Safety:8.9
Reliability: 2_0
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2009 Lincoln MKZ

The highly-ranked 2009 Lincoln MKZ is an upscale midsize car that has a spacious cabin with a large trunk, and comes with great safety scores and a ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:7.7
Performance:7.3
Interior:7.6
Operating Cost:7.6
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 3_0
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2009 Volkswagen CC

The all-new for 2009 Volkswagen CC is a stylish midsize car, though with seating for four, it’s less practical than other sedans. Additionally, its poor reliability makes ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.5
Critics' Rating:8.3
Performance:8.6
Interior:8.1
Operating Cost:7.5
Safety:8.9
Reliability: 2_0
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2009 Volvo S60

The 2009 Volvo S60 has a comfortable interior and a smooth-riding suspension, but it is generally outclassed by newer rivals that offer more sophistication and greater levels ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.4
Critics' Rating:7.0
Performance:6.8
Interior:7.3
Operating Cost:N/A
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 3_5
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2011 Lincoln MKZ

The 2011 Lincoln MKZ has a smooth ride and a comfortable interior, but its stellar reliability rating is what makes the MKZ stand out most when compared ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.2
Critics' Rating:7.3
Performance:7.4
Interior:7.8
Operating Cost:7.8
Safety:8.6
Reliability: 2_5
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2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid

The all-new for 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid gets better gas mileage than the gas-only MKZ while maintaining its upscale interior and comfortable ride. If you’re looking for ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.2
Critics' Rating:7.5
Performance:8.2
Interior:7.3
Operating Cost:8.4
Safety:7.1
Reliability: 2_5
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