Top 10 Best Used Car Values for 2020

December 13th, 2019 by

Cars are shown in a dealerships showroom.

If you are in Albany, NY, and run a Google search for “car dealerships near me,” you will find DePaula Chevy at the top of the list. Our dealership is well-known for stocking the top vehicles year-round. As of now, we currently have the best used car values for 2020 with our vast selection of pre-owned vehicles.

Our highly-trained team of auto experts can help you find the right set of wheels to suit your lifestyle and budget. If it’s a pre-owned car that you’re looking for, we’ve compiled a list of the best late-model used cars to purchase.

10. 2014 Ford Fiesta

Ranked as the #5 subcompact car by U.S. News & World Report, the 2014 Ford Fiesta is a solid used car for commuters and people on a tight budget.

A red 2014 Ford Fiesta is driving around a corner in an underground garage.

If you find a base S model, it will come with a standard 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine that generates 120 hp and 112 lb-ft of torque. The SE trim level is equipped with a turbocharged 1.0-liter 3-cylinder engine that puts out 123 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque. If you happen to locate an ST hatchback model, it will be fitted with a turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder that pushes out 197 hp and 214 lb-ft of torque.

Bluetooth connectivity and Ford’s popular Sync infotainment interface are included on most models and offer some voice control options. An auxiliary jack is also included for listening to your favorite songs.

9. 2017 Nissan Sentra

A good compact used car choice is the 2017 Nissan Sentra. It is available in five trim levels and comes with one of two engine options. Standard on most trims is a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine that generates 130 hp and 128 lb-ft of torque. The second engine is a turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder motor that produces 188 hp and 177 lb-ft and only comes equipped on the SR turbo models.

Interior features depend on which trim level you happen to find, but a few highlights include Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calling, a USB port, an auxiliary jack, and cruise control.

8. 2017 Hyundai Elantra

A grey 2017 Hyundai Elantra is parked on a road with mountains in the distance.

If you are looking for a classy used car that offers a quiet ride at high speeds, you should try to find a 2017 Hyundai Elantra. This four-door, compact sedan is available in four trims and features one of three engines.

First is the standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 147 hp and 132 lb-ft of torque. Next is the turbocharged 1.4-liter engine that produces 128 hp and 156 lb-ft of torque. Finally, there is also a turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine that pushes out 201 hp and 195 lb-ft.

Highlights on the 2017 Hyundai Elantra include a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment interface and compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

7. 2018 Nissan Altima

Newer features on the used 2018 Nissan Altima include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and an upgraded 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

This sedan is powered by a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that generates 179 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. It uses a CVT and FWD to increase the vehicle’s fuel economy to 32 mpg combined 27 city/38 highway). Some models may also include heated, leather seats, rear cross-traffic alert, blindspot monitoring, and other advanced safety and entertainment features.

6. 2017 Toyota Camry

A white 2017 Toyota Camry is driving on a treelined road near Albany, NY, at dusk.

Ranked as the #1 affordable mid-size car by U.S. News & World Report, the 2017 Toyota Camry is a great pick. All models come standard with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that generates 178 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. However, if you manage to find an XSE or XLE model, it may be equipped with a larger 3.5-liter V6 motor that produces 268 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque.

Standard highlights for this set of wheels includes heated side mirrors, a rearview camera, a 6.1-inch touchscreen infotainment interface, and, surprisingly, a sunroof.

5. 2017 Chevrolet Impala

Ranked in the top 10 affordable large cars, the 2017 Chevrolet Impala is great for small families. Lower trim levels are equipped with the standard 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that generates 196 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque. Higher trims include the 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 305 hp and 264 lb-ft of torque. All models are mated with a 6-speed automatic transmission and FWD.

Highlights for this ride include a 4G Wifi hotspot to keep you connected everywhere you go, automatic headlights, cruise control, a USB port, and satellite radio.

4. 2018 Ford Focus

A blue 2018 Ford Focus is driving on a grass lined during the sunny day.

There are a few variations of the 2018 Ford Focus that you might come across in your search for used cars. The standard models come with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that generates 160 hp and 146 pound-feet of torque. However, once you get past the base model, you can choose between a sedan or hatchback body style. The sedan features a turbocharged 1.0-liter 3-cylinder engine that produces 123 hp and 125 lb-ft of torque. The hatchback is powered by the same engine as the base model.

Also available in a hatchback body style is the Focus Electric. This environmentally-friendly vehicle runs on an electric motor that generates 143 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. That’s pretty impressive for an EV. It also has a driving range of 115 miles.

3. 2018 Honda Civic

Continuously ranked high among small sedans, the 2018 Honda Civic is a great choice if you’re searching for a well-rounded used car. You can find one as a coupe, sedan, or hatchback body style with loads of cool features.

The standard engine is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder motor that generates 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque. The Civic LX hatchback model is equipped with a turbocharged 1.5-liter engine that produces 174 hp and 167 lb-ft of torque. The Sport hatchback model pushes out a little more power at 180 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. The Si mid-level performance model has a turbocharged 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that pumps out 205 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque. Finally, the top-performing Type R model has a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine under the hood that generates 306 hp and 285 lb-ft of torque.

This pre-owned car may also feature Honda Sensing. As a safety suite, it includes systems such as adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and forward collision warning, and emergency braking.

2. 2019 Chevrolet Malibu

A silver 2019 Chevrolet Malibu, which is a popular used car at car dealerships near me, is driving over a busy highway at night.

Refreshed for 2019, a used Chevy Malibu has loads of cool features. It comes standard with a turbocharged 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that generates 160 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. The top-tier Premier trim level is equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 250 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Lastly, the Hybrid model combines an electric motor with a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine to pump out 185 hp and 277 lb-ft of torque.

Highlights for the 2019 Chevrolet Malibu may include heated, leather seats, wireless charging, a navigation system, and a 9-speaker Bose stereo system. The Driver Confidence package and a sunroof may also be included on higher trims.

1. 2018 Chevrolet Cruze

Our favorite used car is the 2018 Chevy Cruze. This sporty ride is available as a sedan or hatchback. Under the hood rests a turbocharged 1.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that puts out 153 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. There is also a turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder diesel option that produces 137 hp and 240 lb-ft of torque.

It’s not uncommon to see these models with leather upholstery and multiple entertainment and safety features. Blindspot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, a sunroof, and a Bose stereo system may be included.

Here at DePaula Chevy, we always have a huge selection of used vehicles in stock. Our inventory is always changing, but many of these are common options on our lot. Check out our inventory on our website, give us a call, or come down in person to browse through the great used vehicles we offer.