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Top 48 Midsize Cars Under $18K

May 28, 2015

Most of today's midsized cars offer a good amount of luxury and performance, making them a great option for those that need a solid, well-performing and comfortable vehicle.

US News & World Report's Best Cars Blog recently released their list of the top 50 used midsized cars all under $18,000. At the very top of the list is the 2009 Honda Accord, followed by the 2010 Mercury Milan and 2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid. Below is the full list of 48.

And for even more savings, make sure to use TrueCar No Haggle and Edmunds Price Promise for the lowest prices in your area.

RankVehicleAvg. PaidOverall Used Car Score
12009 Honda Accord$10,897-$15,6129.3
22010 Mercury Milan$10,523-$13,5279.2
22010 Mercury Milan Hybrid$14,237-$14,2379.2
42010 Toyota Prius$14,296-$15,1729.1
52011 Chevrolet Malibu$12,208-$14,4719.0
52009 Saturn Aura$8,730-$10,3789.0
72010 Honda Accord$12,173-$16,7358.9
82011 Mazda Mazda6$12,042-$16,6578.8
92009 Toyota Camry Hybrid$13,2638.7
102009 Ford Fusion$9,089-$12,0828.7
102009 Toyota Camry$9,978-$14,2288.7
122011 Ford Fusion$11,606-$16,6878.5
122010 Ford Fusion$10,473-$14,8888.5
122010 Mazda Mazda6$9,878-$14,3828.5
122009 Mercury Milan$9,555-$12,3958.5
172010 Subaru Legacy$12,2147-$17,8538.4
172010 Toyota Camry Hybrid$14,5538.4
192011 Toyota Camry$12,630-$17,6188.3
192010 Toyota Camry$11,308-$15,4078.3
192009 Nissan Altima$10,280-$14,8558.3
192009 Nissan Altima Hybrid$13,5338.3
232012 Suzuki Kizashi$10,948-$15,8538.2
232010 Chevrolet Malibu$10,723-$13,0088.2
232010 Hyundai Sonata$9,763-$13,2538.2
232010 Kia Optima$9,398-$11,4738.2
232010 Suzuki Kizashi$8,545-$11,9988.2
232009 Kia Optima$8,013-$9,7368.2
292011 Suzuki Kizashi$9,740-$13,7708.1
292009 Toyota Prius$10,850-$11,7928.1
312009 Chevrolet Malibu$9,511-$11,6428.0
322011 Chrysler 200$11,265-$17,6297.9
322009 Subaru Legacy$11,047-$17,9247.9
342010 Dodge Avenger$10,208-$11,2867.8
342010 Mitsubishi Galant$9,787-$10,8247.8
342010 Nissan Altima$11,663-$17,0197.8
342009 Hyundai Sonata$8,575-$11,5487.8
382012 Mitsubishi Galant$13,512-$14,9437.7
382011 Mitsubishi Galant$11,361-$12,5697.7
382010 Volkswagen Passat$12,072-$12,1537.7
412009 Saturn Aura Hybrid$10,0657.6
412009 Volkswagen Passat$10,0977.6
432009 Dodge Avenger$8,629-$10,6727.5
432009 Mitsubishi Galant$8,482-$10,8097.5
452011 Dodge Avenger$11,557-$14,0987.4
462012 Dodge Avenger$12,557-$16,1527.3
472010 Chrysler Sebring$10,314-$12,7877.2
482009 Pontiac G6$8,950-$12,9886.9
492009 Chrysler Sebring$8,488-$10,7806.8

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