Finest Vehicles for $20,000
“What’s the perfect automobile you should buy?”
As automobile reviewers, we get requested that query on a regular basis. However responding actually with “Ferrari Superfast” is not precisely useful.
As an alternative, we flip the query round and ask, “how a lot cash can I spend?” That normally supplies extra useful outcomes so we determined to place these solutions into this sequence, choosing automobiles from a wide range of automobile varieties at every worth level. We did not simply have a look at beginning MSRP, both. We thought of trim ranges and at what worth level every automobile turns into fascinating, in addition to the costs of precise automobiles on sale at dealerships utilizing our new automobile vendor stock pages right here on Autoblog.
Right now we’re taking a look at the perfect automobiles for $20,000. Though there are actually others that might be had at this worth level, there is a good probability they’re extra fascinating at $25,000. And even $15,000
2018 Honda Match
For $20,000, you will get an terrible lot of Honda Match. And at any worth, the 2018 Honda Match is an terrible lot of automobile. Maybe nothing else in the marketplace will get probably the most inside area out of its exterior footprint, providing real adult-friendly again seat area and a cargo capability that rivals that of small SUVs (not to mention compact and midsize sedans). At this worth level, you may even be getting much more tools than the opposite automobiles right here, together with heated leather-based seats, two USB ports, keyless push-button begin and a sunroof.
Analysis the 2018 Honda Match
2018 Kia Soul
The Kia Soul is spacious, trendy, filled with options and, though it isn’t marketed as an SUV, it is arguably extra interesting than many subcompact fashions which might be on this worth vary. Positive, it isn’t obtainable with all-wheel drive, however the majority of subcompact SUV patrons do not really go for it (and in case you do need all-wheel drive, see our subsequent entry). Actually, it is arduous to get extra model, practicality and have content material at this worth level.
Analysis the 2018 Kia Soul
2018 Subaru Impreza
Accessible in sedan and hatchback physique kinds, the Impreza is a well-rounded compact automobile that gives much more than simply commonplace all-wheel drive. It isn’t a powerhouse, however it’s comfy, handles properly and has a superb touchscreen tech interface. We even named it one of many greatest new household automobiles launched for 2017. However because it does have all-wheel drive, it has a transparent leg-up on its compact automobile rivals, in addition to the larger midsize automobiles on this listing, for individuals who reside the place issues get slippery.
Analysis the 2018 Subaru Impreza
2018 Mazda three
Admittedly, the Mazda three is extra fascinating at greater worth factors the place it advantages from near-luxury ranges of apparatus and a extra highly effective engine. However for $20,000, its base Sport trim stage continues to be one heck of automobile. It’s one in all our favourite compact automobiles to drive (some editors rank it No. 1), because it possesses glorious steering and dealing with, together with a responsive four-cylinder engine that achieves thrifty gasoline financial system with out resorting to a fun-sapping repeatedly variable transmission. You’ll be able to even get a candy guide transmission.
Just like the Impreza, the Mazda3 is obtainable in sedan and hatchback physique kinds, however the latter has some additional tools and can possible fall out of the $20,000 worth vary except you get one from the earlier mannequin yr (say a 2017 when 2018’s are arriving in sellers).
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2018 Chevrolet Malibu
Sure, you will get a 2018 Chevrolet Malibu for $20,000. And no, they are not some rental-spec tripper L variations. The 2018 Malibu’s we discovered on our Autoblog vendor stock pages are the LS trim, which comes with alloy wheels, keyless push-button begin, a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and 4G LTE WiFi. There’s extra commonplace tech than the opposite automobiles right here. The Malibu additionally boasts a big, midsize sedan inside and is likely one of the greatest in its class to drive, too.
Analysis the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu
Nissan Rogue Sport
The Nissan Rogue Sport might not be on anybody’s listing of most fascinating SUVs, but it surely nonetheless delivers an terrible lot to these in search of a brand new SUV for $20,000. The S base mannequin ought to be simply discovered on vendor tons for lower than 20 grand, however we additionally discovered just a few SV higher trims on this worth vary. That is undoubtedly value trying to find because it provides a wealth of fascinating options like alloy wheels, push-button begin, dual-zone local weather management, an influence driver seat and a helpful cargo administration system. Each trim gives extra passenger and cargo area than subcompact SUVs (Jeep Renegade, Chevy Trax), above-average inside high quality for the worth and a superior driving expertise to the larger, common Rogue.
Analysis the Nissan Rogue Sport
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