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Best deals on used family sedans

Best deals on used family sedans

A family sedan is a great choice if you’re looking for good fuel economy, plenty of room for people, and enough trunk space to pack all the necessities. Buying used allows you to reap these benefits for less money than buying new. To make it easier to find what you’re looking for, we have identified some of the best used deals on family sedans on the market.

By purchasing used, you benefit from the original owner taking the initial depreciation hit, as new cars lose much more value in the first and second years than those that follow. Also, most recent sedans have the latest safety equipment (such as curtain air bags and stability control) and are still affordable. (Learn more from our used-car buying advice.)

When shopping, look for cars that scored well in Consumer Reports’ tests when new, have proven reliability, and perform well in government and insurance industry crash tests. Before handing over the cash, have the vehicle inspected by a trained and trusted mechanic to make sure there are no hidden problems.

Check out our top deals for recommended used family sedans from the 2008-2010 model years. We ranked the vehicles by the price you might be able to get when buying from the dealer and all are under $20,000. The models listed below are between 17- and 55-percent less than the retail price when the vehicle was new. Plus, all of the models have at least average reliability according to our latest subscriber survey.

& model
Buying from dealer avg price MSRP (new) Drop in retail value vs. MSRP Used-car pricing
2008 Ford Fusion S $8,650 $18,135 52% View detailed pricing
2009 Ford Fusion S $9,675 $19,035 49% View detailed pricing
2008 Mazda6 i $9,775 $20,800 53% View detailed pricing
2008 Mercury Milan $9,875 $24,195 59% View detailed pricing
2009 Mazda6 i $10,800 $21,150 49% View detailed pricing
2009 Mercury Milan $11,200 $24,845 55% View detailed pricing
2008 Nissan Altima S $11,750 $20,580 43% View detailed pricing
2009 Nissan Altima $11,825 $19,900 41% View detailed pricing
2010 Mercury Milan $12,325 $21,180 42% View detailed pricing
2010 Mazda6 $12,625 $20,470 38% View detailed pricing
2008 Toyota Camry LE $12,700 $21,075 40% View detailed pricing
2010 Ford Fusion S $12,750 $19,620 35% View detailed pricing
2008 Toyota Prius $13,175 $22,475 41% View detailed pricing
2009 Toyota Prius $15,125 $23,375 35% View detailed pricing
2008 Honda Accord EX $15,200 $23,860 36% View detailed pricing
2010 Toyota Camry LE $15,350 $21,900 30% View detailed pricing
2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid $15,625 $26,150 40% View detailed pricing
2010 Nissan Altima SL $16,425 $23,380 30% View detailed pricing
2010 Honda Accord EX $17,525 $24,630 29% View detailed pricing
2010 Toyota Prius $18,850 $22,800 17% View detailed pricing

See our complete list of used-car deals across a variety of vehicle categories.

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