The Best Used Cars Available Under $30K

In a time when the average price of a new vehicle stands at more than $37,000, consumers can be forgiven for thinking that there aren’t many options for a budget of $30k.

And when you consider that a brand-new range-topping Toyota Camry costs over $31,000, it really seems like the new car market doesn’t offer good value anymore.

beautiful Dodge Charger parked in front of a used car dealership

However, if you’re willing to forego the new car smell, you can get a lot for under $30k in the used car market. Here are three of the best options you have.

2019 Chevrolet Malibu LT Sedan

One of our favorite sedans on the market, the Chevrolet Malibu LT offers the best of all worlds. It’s powerful, yet efficient. It’s sporty, yet sophisticated, it’s luxurious, yet nimble. Oh, and have we mentioned that it’s one of the most beautiful looking sedans currently on the market?

Equipped with a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine and a 9-speed CVT transmission, the Malibu LT is also one of the most fuel-efficient cars in the compact sedan segment. It offers a commendable 33 mpg combined average. Here’s a pristine, slightly-used 2019 model listed for $18,688.

2017 Cadillac XT5

If you want luxury on a budget, there aren’t many options that are better than the 2017 Cadillac XT5. This wildly popular compact SUV comes in a variety of variants, with the mid-top tier “Luxury” trim level offering the most value in our opinion.

You get all-wheel drive, heated leather seats, adjustable suspension, an awesome Bose stereo, and a myriad of advanced electronic driving aids as standard equipment. And, with a 3.6-liter V6 under the hood, there’s plenty of power at the disposal of your right foot. The XT5 is also one of the beautiful cars in its segment.

We have one in excellent condition, listed for just $27,888.

2019 Dodge Charger GT

What if we told you that you get a car that is both a growling muscle car and a practical 4-door sedan for under $30k? Well, you better believe it. The car we’re talking about is, of course, the iconic Dodge Charger GT.

Here’s a beautiful 2019 model in white listed for just $27,388.


One of the leading used car dealerships in Concord, CA, Calidad Motors offers a diverse range of used vehicles, including all of the cars listed above, at great prices. Visit their website to learn more.

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