It’s not just new cars that people are after. The used car market is full of good cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans that are available at prices far lower than a brand new car.
iSeeCars, a car search engine, analyzed over 6.1 million cars from model years 2011 and newer to determine the used cars that demonstrated long-term reliability and have an average safety rating of at least 4 stars out of 5 from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Shoppers with a budget of $20,000 can purchase the following reliable sports cars that are less than 10 years old.
2014 Dodge Charger
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Average Used Price: $16,075
The 2014 Dodge Charger was mostly a carryover from the 2013 model year. It has a standard 292-horsepower V6 engine and several other upgraded power plant options that perform best when paired with an automatic transmission. The five-seater comes standard with cloth upholstery, a 4.3-inch infotainment touch screen, keyless entry, and push-button start.
2012 Audi S4
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Average Used Price: $17,848
Compared to other vehicles when it was new, the Audi S4 is an athletic, well-appointed sedan. The small car has a sportier setup than the A4 and delivers a more engaging drive.
2014 Ford Mustang
Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Company
Average Used Price: $18,278
The Ford Mustang is the best-selling sports car in the world. The 2014 Mustang was the last model year before the car was redesigned so it still has fifth-generation looks. It also retains the car’s athleticism and decent driver and front-row passenger space. It comes standard with a 305-horsepower V6 paired with a six-speed manual transmission.