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Best Used Cars Under $20,000

2018 Honda Civic in Aegean Blue Metallic

There are many advantages to buying a used car. You can get a reliable vehicle for cheaper than if you got it new. A big reason for that is the car has already gone through the depreciation process. So, a used model will have a small fraction of the depreciation that new cars face.

While buying used has its benefits, you’ll have to determine which one will be right for you. That’s why we created this guide to the best used cars under $20,000 for Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, and Trevose drivers. Check out our picks below, and contact us at Faulkner Auto Group with any questions you may have.

Toyota Prius

2018 Toyota Prius: Impressive Fuel Economy & Cargo Space

If you’re looking for a compact car with great fuel economy and enough room to hold all your items, then the Toyota Prius hybrid may be right for you.

It achieves an EPA-estimated 51 city/48 highway MPG,* thanks to a 1.8L 4-cylinder engine and continuously variable transmission (CVT).

With fuel economy ratings like that, you’ll hardly need to stop to refuel. And with its spacious interior, your four other passengers won’t mind that. That’s because it has 93.7 cubic feet of passenger volume—plenty of room to stretch out. Specifically, you get 38.6 inches of front headroom and 42.5 inches of front legroom. In the back, there are 37.6 inches of headroom and 36 inches of legroom.

Additionally, there’s 21.6 cubic feet of cargo space to hold your grocery bags, sports equipment, and other belongings. There’s also more space under the cargo floor, to keep certain items away from prying eyes.

Honda Civic

Another compact car with good fuel economy is the Honda Civic. This vehicle achieves up to an EPA-estimated 31 city/41 highway MPG.* Plus, it has an available 205-horsepower 2.4L 4-cylinder engine that gives strong power for driving around town or accelerating to highway speeds.

The interior consists of quality materials, like an available leather-wrapped steering wheel and heated leather seats. Plus, it offers a power moonroof, to open up the cabin space and let in some fresh air and sunshine.

Furthermore, Bluetooth® technology lets you stream audio or make phone calls, while keeping your hands on the steering wheel and your eyes on the road ahead.

And the vehicle will help keep you safe with the available Honda LaneWatch™ feature. Just signal right, and live video feed will appear on the display screen. This lets you see nearly four times more than the passenger-side mirror alone.

Ford F-150

2018 Ford F-150: Superb Payload Capacity

If you need a tough and capable pickup, the Ford F-150 is a great option. It can tow up to 12,200 pounds and haul up to 3,300 pounds, so you can easily bring along all your equipment for work or leisure.

Regular Cab and SuperCab trims come with a 6.5-foot or 8-foot bed, and the SuperCrew trim comes with a 5.5-foot or 6.5-foot bed. A deployable tailgate step will make climbing into the truck bed easier. And since it’s fully integrated inside the tailgate, it’s virtually invisible when not in use.

Not only is the F-150 capable, but it’s commanding, too. It has lots of powerful engine options, including an available 5.0L V8 that delivers 385 horsepower and 387 lb-ft of torque. It also has good handling, responsive steering, and quick acceleration.

Check Out Our Used Cars Today

The above used cars are just some of the many great ones under $20,000 that you’ll find at Faulkner Auto Group. To see any of our vehicles in person, schedule a test drive at our dealerships near Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, and Trevose today!

 

*EPA-estimated mileage based on 2015 models. Actual mileage will vary.