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With the average cost to purchase a new vehicle hitting $41,000 in July 2021, buying a next-to-new vehicle for less than $20K seems like a steal. But it’s a legit bargain. Check out our top picks.
2018-2020 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Though some rival hybrid models get a few more miles per gallon than this one, the Fusion Hybrid offers a better overall driving experience. Dynamic handling and an upscale interior make it ideal for daily driving.
2014-2018 Subaru Forester
You see a lot of Subaru Foresters on Utah roads for a reason — these compact SUVs have the best all-wheel systems in the industry. Forester also offers excellent visibility and a robust suite of standard safety features. And fourth-generation Foresters are typically priced below $20K.
2013-2020 Subaru BRZ | Scion FR-S | Toyota 86
Some of the most underrated vehicles on the market today, these automotive triplets offer excellent handling and chassis dynamics for the price. Not especially fast, the entry-level sports cars make up for it in an old-school, rear-wheel drive, analog driving experience.
2017-2019 Toyota Camry
You might not be able to get the highest trim level without exceeding your $20K budget, but there are still plenty of affordable Camry listings to choose from. This midsize sedan has a reputation for reliability and durability under the hood. Inside, the design emphasizes comfort and convenience.
2010-2015 Toyota Tacoma
If you can get a well-maintained Tacoma for under $20,000, do it. These trucks last forever and hardly lose any value as the years press on. Not to mention the legitimate off-road capabilities Tacoma is known for.
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