Best used cars for under £20,000

Buying a used car

If you’ve got a budget of £20,000 to spend on a used car, you have a huge selection of makes and models to choose from. Here are some of our recommendations, which are designed to cover a range of needs.

Ford Focus

There’s a good reason why the Ford Focus is one of the top three best-selling vehicles on the new car market year in, year out. And the most recent generation with a good spec can be purchased for well under £20,000. Not only does it boast the sharp handling and keen performance that Ford is renowned for, higher trims offer a host of innovative technologies to assist and enhance your drive.

Kia Sportage

If you need something practical and spacious for getting your family around, the Kia Sportage is one of the best used cars under £20,000 available. Not only is it smart and versatile, with a high driving position and plenty of punch, it’s reliable too. Options of around three years old can be found for between £11,000 and £12,000, and you’ll benefit from the remainder of the manufacturer’s industry-leading seven-year warranty.

Volkswagen Passat

If an executive saloon is your preferred car, or you’re looking for something stylish to add to your fleet, the Volkswagen Passat won’t disappoint. Not only does it make a great first impression with its sleek lines and aerodynamic profile, it combines comfort and performance in equal measure, ensuring a smooth and powerful drive. Those spending a long time on the road can stay relaxed thanks to the premium features, contoured seats and ample legroom, and a low-mileage, high-spec version can be picked up from around £13,000.

Renault Kadjar

Like the Kia Sportage, the Renault Kadjar is great for those with an active lifestyle. It’s got the flexibility to cope around town and over long distances, delivering excellent fuel economy and first-class comfort for both front and rear occupants. A budget of £15,000 can get you a model of only a couple of years old, with all the technological trimmings to keep your journeys fun.

Mitsubishi L200

If you’re looking for a model that can mix work and play effortlessly, the L200 should be at the top of your list. This dynamic pick-up is a hard-working option able to handle rough terrain and heavy loads, but has a luxurious cabin that’s ideal for family days out. With a strong diesel engine and a generous standard kit, it’ll serve you well for many miles to come. A double-cab variant with four-wheel drive can be found from around £17,000.

Choosing used vehicles for under £20,000 from reputable used car dealers is essential if you want to drive away with confidence. At Carwise Group in Maidstone and Harlow, we pride ourselves on selling a range of used cars at competitive prices, each of which has undergone a full inspection by our in-house technicians. As such, we can guarantee quality and reliability. Contact our used car dealerships today to book a test drive or find out more about our current stock.