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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 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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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.1
Critics' Rating: 7.3
Performance: 7.2
Interior: 8.2
Cost to Own: 8.9
Safety: 10.0
Reliability: 3_5
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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: 8.1
Critics' Rating: 9.3
Performance: 9.0
Interior: 8.5
Cost to Own: 8.9
Safety: 9.6
Reliability: 2_0
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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: 8.1
Critics' Rating: 8.2
Performance: 7.5
Interior: 7.9
Cost to Own: 9.0
Safety: 8.9
Reliability: 3_5
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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: 8.0
Critics' Rating: 8.6
Performance: 8.3
Interior: 8.2
Cost to Own: 8.7
Safety: 9.7
Reliability: 2_5
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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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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.9
Critics' Rating: 8.2
Performance: 8.4
Interior: 8.2
Cost to Own: 8.8
Safety: 9.4
Reliability: 2_5
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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: 7.9
Critics' Rating: 7.9
Performance: 7.4
Interior: 7.8
Cost to Own: 9.0
Safety: 9.6
Reliability: 3_0
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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
Cost to Own: 8.4
Safety: 9.4
Reliability: 2_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
Cost to Own: N/A
Safety: 10.0
Reliability: 3_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. Keep in ... Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall: 7.9
Critics' Rating: 7.7
Performance: 7.3
Interior: 7.6
Cost to Own: 9.2
Safety: 9.3
Reliability: 3_0
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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: 7.9
Critics' Rating: 8.3
Performance: 7.3
Interior: 8.1
Cost to Own: 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: 7.8
Critics' Rating: 8.4
Performance: 8.2
Interior: 8.1
Cost to Own: 8.8
Safety: 10.0
Reliability: 2_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: 7.8
Critics' Rating: 9.3
Performance: 8.5
Interior: 8.9
Cost to Own: N/A
Safety: 9.1
Reliability: 2_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: 7.8
Critics' Rating: 8.4
Performance: 8.1
Interior: 8.0
Cost to Own: 8.9
Safety: 10.0
Reliability: 2_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: 7.7
Critics' Rating: 8.3
Performance: 8.6
Interior: 8.1
Cost to Own: 8.9
Safety: 8.9
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
Cost to Own: 8.6
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: 7.5
Critics' Rating: 7.0
Performance: 6.8
Interior: 7.3
Cost to Own: 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: 7.4
Critics' Rating: 7.3
Performance: 7.4
Interior: 7.8
Cost to Own: 8.9
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: 7.3
Critics' Rating: 7.5
Performance: 8.2
Interior: 7.3
Cost to Own: 9.0
Safety: 7.1
Reliability: 2_5
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