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Best Midsized Cars Under $15K

October 1, 2015

For many car buyers, midsized cars can be the best of all worlds. They are big enough for a family, but not too big to feel overwhelming. They can offer a lot in terms of safety, comfort, fuel efficiency, and the latest features and technology. And even more importantly, you don't have to break the bank to purchase one.

US News & World Report's Best Cars Blog has a rather lengthy list of recommended used midsized cars, all for under $15,000, including the 2009 Honda Accord, 2010 Mercury Milan, 2010 Toyota Prius, and 2009 Mazda Mazda6. A look at the list is below.

Best Mid-Sized Used Cars Under $15,000

VehicleAvg. Paid.
2009 Kia Optima$8,013-$9,736
2009 Mitsubishi Galant$8,482-$10,809
2009 Chrysler Sebring$8,488-$10,780
2010 Suzuki Kizashi$8,545-$11,998
2009 Hyundai Sonata$8,575-$11,548
2009 Dodge Avenger$8,629-$10,672
2009 Saturn Aura$8,730-$10,378
2009 Pontiac G6$8,950-$12,988
2009 Ford Fusion$9,089-$12,082
2010 Kia Optima$9,398-$11,473
2009 Chevrolet Malibu$9,511-$11,642
2009 Mazda Mazda6$9,519-$12,390
2009 Mercury Milan$9,555-$12,395
2011 Suzuki Kizashi$9,740-$13,770
2010 Hyundai Sonata$9,783-$13,253
2010 Mitsubishi Galant$9,787-$10,824
2010 Mazda Mazda6$9,878-$14,382
2009 Toyota Camry$9,978-$14,228
2009 Saturn Aura Hybrid$10,065
2009 Volkswagen Passat$10,097
2010 Dodge Avenger$10,208-$11,286
2009 Nissan Altima$10,280-$14,855
2010 Chevrolet Sebring$10,314-$12,787
2010 Ford Fusion$10,473-$14,888
2010 Mercury Milan$10,523-$13,527
2011 Nissan Altima$10,659-$16,203
2010 Chevrolet Malibu$10,723-$13,008
2009 Toyota Prius$10,850-$11,792
2009 Honda Accord$10,897-$15,162
2012 Suzuki Kizashi$10,948-$15,853
2009 Subaru Legacy$11,047-$17,924
2011 Chrysler 200$11,265-$17,629
2010 Toyota Camry$11,308-$15,407
2011 Mitsubishi Galant$11,361-$12,569
2011 Dodge Avenger$11,557-$14,098
2011 Ford Fusion$11,606-$16,687
2010 Nissan Altima$11,663-$17,019
2011 Mazda Mazda6$12,042-$16,657
2010 Volkswagen Passat$12,072-$12,153
2010 Subaru Legacy$12,147-$17,853
2010 Honda Accord$12,173-$16,735
2011 Chevrolet Malibu$12,208-$14,471
2012 Dodge Avenger$12,557-$16,152
2011 Toyota Camry$12,630-$17,618
2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid$13,263
2012 Mitsubishi Galant$13,512-$14,943
2009 Nissan Altima Hybrid$13,533
2010 Toyota Prius$14,296-$15,172
2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid$14,237
2010 Toyota Camry Hybrid$14,553

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