USED CARS: 10 Best Mid-Size Sedans under $11k

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Getting the maximum bang for your buck on a used car has never been more of a priority than it is today. If you are looking to purchase a mid-size sedan, then you want dependability, power, and safety for you and your family, but you also want to get it in a great looking and affordable package. Look no farther than to find millions of listings on all types of new and used cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs. Utilizing several respected ranking sources, as well as my own personal experience, I have compiled a list of the 10 best mid-size sedans that I could find for under $11k dollars. Take a look:

2007 Toyota Camry LE

It’s hard to argue with statistics. The Camry has been the most popular car in North America for over a decade (and for good reason). The Camry LE features either an inline four-cylinder (2.4-liter) or a V6 (3.0-liter) engine. The four-cylinder comes with a four-speed automatic transmission and the V6 is mated with a six-speed automatic.

2006 Honda Accord EX

The Accord has been runner-up to the Camry for as long as anyone can remember. The EX lists leather upholstery, power accessories, and a powerful V6 engine as standard fare. It has  a reputation as being one of the most reliable mid-size sedans ever produced and is off the charts in customer loyalty.

2007 Nissan Altima SL

Nissan has seen the popularity of the Altima skyrocket over the past three-years. It has become their flagship automobile, taking the place of the Maxima in many markets. The SL model lists a 270-horsepower V6 engine, dual-zone automatic climate control, 17-inch alloy wheels, and leather seating as standard equipment.

2012 Volkswagen Jetta S

Like it or not, German automakers build a quality product. The Jetta S is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with either a manual or optional automatic transmission. It features 15-inch steel wheels, power windows and door locks, air conditioning, and keyless entry as standard equipment.

2011 Ford Focus SE

Although the Focus is classified as a compact sedan, it is almost as roomy as a mid-size and it has evolved into a genuine contender. I is equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and manual transmission as standard equipment but an automatic transmission is available as an option. Look for 15-inch alloy wheels, power windows and sideview mirrors, and keyless entry on this sporty sedan.

2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS

Hyundai is a Korean automobile that offers a ton of standard equipment at a reasonable price. The Sonata GLS lists a  2.4-liter direct injected four-cylinder engine, air conditioning, cruise control, keyless entry, full power accessories, a 60/40 split rear seat, tilting and telescoping steering column, and a six-speaker stereo as standard equipment.

2006 Mercedes-Benz E350

If you want to make the neighbors think that you hit the lottery, just drive home in a Benz; it will start the rumors flying faster than lap traffic at the Daytona 500. As expected, the Mercedes-Benz E350 is loaded with all of the trappings, including a 3.5-liter V6 engine, leather seating surfaces, a sport tuned suspension, 17-inch wheels, and dual-zone climate control.

2007 Buick Lucerne CXL

Technically classified as a large sedan, this swanky Buick still comes in under the price limit. Under the hood is the time tested 3.8-liter V6 engine. Other standard features include leather upholstery, 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, heated sideview mirrors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and rain sensing windshield wipers.

2009 Infiniti G37

Infiniti is known to offer a great value for your hard-earned dollar. The G37 features a 326-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 engine, full power accessories, leather seating, automatic climate control, power adjustable front seats, 17-inch alloy wheels, Xenon headlights, and keyless ignition/entry.

2011 Chrysler 200 Touring

The Chrysler 200 is loaded with safety features, including active front head restraints, electronic stability and traction control, front side airbags, antilock brakes with mitigated braking assistance, and side curtain airbags. Engine options include either a 2.4-liter four-cylinder or a 3.6-liter PentaStar V6.

S.M. Darby

S.M. Darby

I am a freelance author with over 25 years of experience as a professional, ASE certified automotive technician and shop owner, muscle car enthusiast, avid street racer, and classic car restoration specialist.