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Best Cars for the Money | CarMax

If you've got a budget in mind for a new-to-you car , you're in the right place. Whether you need a comfortable car for the commute to work or a new toy for the weekends, you can find something to fit your needs and budget. This list of the 60 best cars for the money for 2020 shoppers—based on CarMax sales and average pricing data from November 1, 2019, through April 30, 2020—will help you find the vehicle that's the right fit.

Cars are listed by average prices, ranging from $10,000 to over $35,000.1 Be aware that some trim levels and select model years may increase the price of the vehicles on our list to more than the average prices.


  1. Nissan Sentra
  2. Hyundai Elantra
  3. Toyota Corolla
  4. Hyundai Sonata
  5. Ford Fusion
  6. Chevrolet Cruze
  7. Ford Focus
  8. Volkswagen Jetta
  9. Kia Soul
  10. Nissan Versa


  1. Nissan Altima
  2. Honda Civic
  3. Honda Accord
  4. Toyota Camry
  5. Chevrolet Malibu
  6. Kia Optima
  7. BMW 328
  8. Ford Fusion Hybrid
  9. Volkswagen Passat
  10. Toyota Prius


  1. Mercedes-Benz C300
  2. Ford Mustang
  3. Dodge Charger
  4. Nissan Maxima
  5. Infiniti Q50
  6. Dodge Challenger
  7. Subaru Outback
  8. Chevrolet Camaro
  9. Lexus ES 350
  10. Audi A4


  1. Lexus NX 200T
  2. Mercedes-Benz E300
  3. Subaru WRX
  4. Genesis G80
  5. Lexus GS 350
  6. Infiniti Q60
  7. Lexus IS 300
  8. Volvo S90
  9. Lexus LS 460
  10. Infiniti Q70


  1. Cadillac CT6
  2. Kia Stinger
  3. Audi A8
  4. Lincoln Continental
  5. Jaguar XJ
  6. Mercedes-Benz E400
  7. BMW 740
  8. Lexus RC 350
  9. Audi S3

Over $35,0001

  1. Chevrolet Corvette
  2. Mercedes-Benz S550
  3. BMW 750
  4. Jaguar F-Type
  5. Porsche Panamera
  6. BMW M3
  7. BMW M4
  8. Mercedes-Benz SL500
  9. Porsche Cayman

There are plenty of options to choose from if you're shopping on a budget. If you're looking for a daily driver for errands or the commute, you've got some great options such as the Toyota Corolla, Nissan Altima, or the Ford Fusion Hybrid.

If you're looking for something a little sportier, there are fun options at almost every budget level. These include the Ford Mustang, Dodge Charger, and Kia Stinger—three options, among many others on this list, that provide a thrilling driving experience.

There's a wide range of practical vehicles across the price ranges on this list, too, with a number boasting AWD. The Subaru WRX even offers AWD as standard across all model years and trims.

If you're searching for high-end comfort, you'll be pleased with the four-seater Porsche Panamera sports car, the roomy Lincoln Continental, or the smart Mercedes-Benz S550.

Throughout this list, you'll find a range of standard and optional features. Look for Apple CarPlay®, high-tech sound systems, and driver-assistance features.

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1Based on prices on carmax.com from November 1, 2019, to April 30, 2020. Actual prices may vary based on your selected model year, features and trim packages. Prices do not include taxes, tags, titles, and any applicable fees.
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