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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: 9.5
Critics' Rating: 9.8
Performance: 9.5
Interior: 8.0
Cost to Own: 9.5
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: 9.3
Critics' Rating: 9.2
Performance: 8.5
Interior: 9.0
Cost to Own: 8.5
Safety: 10.0
Reliability: 5_0
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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: 9.1
Critics' Rating: 8.8
Performance: 8.0
Interior: 8.8
Cost to Own: 8.6
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: 9.1
Critics' Rating: 9.0
Performance: 8.8
Interior: 8.5
Cost to Own: 8.8
Safety: 9.0
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: 9.0
Critics' Rating: 9.3
Performance: 8.9
Interior: 8.5
Cost to Own: 8.6
Safety: 9.2
Reliability: 4_5
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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: 9.0
Critics' Rating: 8.4
Performance: 8.1
Interior: 8.0
Cost to Own: 9.0
Safety: 10.0
Reliability: 5_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: 8.9
Critics' Rating: 8.7
Performance: 8.1
Interior: 7.7
Cost to Own: 8.8
Safety: 9.4
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: 8.8
Critics' Rating: 9.1
Performance: 9.0
Interior: 7.4
Cost to Own: 9.1
Safety: 9.6
Reliability: 4_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: 8.7
Critics' Rating: 9.2
Performance: 8.9
Interior: 8.7
Cost to Own: 9.1
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: 8.7
Critics' Rating: 9.2
Performance: 8.6
Interior: 9.0
Cost to Own: 8.6
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: 8.6
Critics' Rating: 9.2
Performance: 8.7
Interior: 8.0
Cost to Own: 8.6
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: 8.5
Critics' Rating: 9.2
Performance: 9.0
Interior: 9.0
Cost to Own: 9.2
Safety: 10.0
Reliability: 2_5
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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: 8.5
Critics' Rating: 8.7
Performance: 8.5
Interior: 8.2
Cost to Own: 8.9
Safety: 9.7
Reliability: 3_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: 8.4
Critics' Rating: 7.1
Performance: 7.2
Interior: 7.7
Cost to Own: 8.9
Safety: 8.6
Reliability: 5_0
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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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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.4
Critics' Rating: 9.8
Performance: 9.3
Interior: 8.0
Cost to Own: 8.5
Safety: 9.0
Reliability: 3_0
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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: 8.4
Critics' Rating: 9.3
Performance: 8.5
Interior: 8.9
Cost to Own: 9.1
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: 8.2
Critics' Rating: 7.1
Performance: 7.7
Interior: 8.2
Cost to Own: 9.0
Safety: 9.4
Reliability: 4_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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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.2
Critics' Rating: 8.2
Performance: 8.3
Interior: 7.9
Cost to Own: 9.0
Safety: 9.8
Reliability: 3_0
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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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Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.1
Critics' Rating: 7.4
Performance: 7.2
Interior: 8.1
Cost to Own: 9.0
Safety: 10.0
Reliability: 3_5
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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 »

Used Listings For Sale:
Used Car Scores
Overall: 8.1
Critics' Rating: 8.0
Performance: 8.1
Interior: 8.0
Cost to Own: 8.8
Safety: 9.8
Reliability: 3_0
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