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Used Upscale Small Cars under $20K

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

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2011 MINI Cooper Countryman

The 2011 Mini Cooper Countryman has good fuel economy, plenty of passenger space and does well in crash tests. However, it ranks low in its class due ... Read full review »

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Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:7.7
Performance:8.8
Interior:7.8
Operating Cost:8.0
Safety:10.0
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2010 BMW 1-Series

If you’re looking for a 2010 small car that’s fast and has a well-made cabin, few surpass the 2010 BMW 1-Series. However, other 2010 small cars have ... Read full review »

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Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:9.0
Interior:7.2
Operating Cost:7.2
Safety:N/A
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2009 BMW 1-Series

When it was new, reviewers liked the 2009 BMW 1-Series for its powerful engine choices, nimble handling and posh interior. However, its small cabin means that the ... Read full review »

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Overall:7.6
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:8.8
Interior:7.1
Operating Cost:7.1
Safety:N/A
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2009 Acura TSX

The 2009 Acura TSX has a well-equipped, high-quality interior and top safety score. However, it has a poor reliability rating, and some test drivers thought rivals offered ... Read full review »

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Overall:7.5
Critics' Rating:8.1
Performance:7.0
Interior:8.5
Operating Cost:7.8
Safety:10.0
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2010 Volvo S40

The 2010 Volvo S40 boasts a stylish exterior, tasteful interior and good reliability, but the base S40 lags behind its classmates with lackadaisical performance. Read full review »

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Used Car Scores
Overall:7.4
Critics' Rating:8.1
Performance:7.6
Interior:7.8
Operating Cost:7.8
Safety:8.9
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