Cars are not the most affordable thing at the present time, especially new ones. However, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t options for used cars for your family that are on the affordable side. A list has been compiled of used cars from the past ten years that can be found easily for less than $20,000. These cars serve their purpose as a little car with just enough space for your family, or have plenty of space for your kids, cargo, or pets. These cars have everything you need and will be able to fit into whatever your budget may be:
2015 Ford Flex
To say which is the best used vehicle for a family in the below $20,000 price range is not an easy question to answer. There are definitely more than a dozen good choices that fit that criteria. If you are looking for a good style as well as enough interior space, the Ford Flex is not a bad option. The box styled car is a favorite for many, but it isn’t for everyone. The Flex has three spacious rows of seats and has both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive models, as well as two different engines. 3.5-liter V6 that delivered up to 287 horsepower, and a twin-turbocharged EcoBoost version of that six-shooter was on the menu. The EcoBoost gave up to 365 horsepower. This is an excellent option for a family car that costs under $20,000.
2019 Chevrolet Volt
The small vehicle does not seem like the most spacious, family vehicle. However, it is solid all-around. Of course this would be for smaller families, but it is a hatchback. The rear seats fold, creating a lot of cargo room. There is an estimated 53 miles of electric range and you can plug it into a household outlet overnight without any need for waiting a long time. It also can go 42 miles per gallon. Families don’t need to worry too much about budgeting for fuel. The rear seats aren’t the most spacious, but I remember long car trips sitting tight in the middle seat. Not the most comfortable, but bearable. For well under $20,000, it isn’t a bad deal.
Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen
It is still possible to buy a brand-new Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen. This car is great if you need cargo space, plus it is pretty rare. The diesel is what you really want, with its 236 pound-feet of low-end torque. It has excellent fuel economy, with 40 mpg highway and a range of over 450 miles. It is also available with a six-speed manual transmission. For around $18,000, you can find a Sportwagen with less than 50,000 miles for. HID headlights, a panoramic sunroof, heated leather seats and navigation. It is a great family car no matter which version you get, but a used TDI is the top pick.
2017 Chrysler Pacifica
The minivan has made the list. You may be thinking that an SUV or sports sedan as the big family car, but power sliding doors and enough room so your kids can play tag on the way, $20,000’s best is the Chrysler Pacifica. It isn’t just roomy, it has a ton of advanced safety gear and low-mileage. The Hybrid is fantastic, but it does make a few noises as well as questionability when buying secondhand.
These are just a few of a list of the best, from looks, smaller families, cargo space, to larger families, these are a few cars that cover your options for family cars. If none of these are what you’re looking for keep looking, but these are some of the top vehicles for under $20,000.