Most Reliable Used Luxury Cars Under $20,000

2009 Hyundai Genesis
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Finding That Perfect Long-Term Luxury Car Match 

Picking up a used luxury car doesn’t have to mean emptying your wallet for the privilege of a fancy badge on your grille. There are plenty of great choices out there, with some of the best falling well under a price cap of $20,000.

So, what does that kind of money get you in the used luxury car market? The answer is plenty – especially if you want long-term reliability, a comfortable ride, plenty of features, and strong safety scores. Cars like the Lexus ES and Hyundai Genesis offer relaxed rides that make long trips a breeze. The Mercedes-Benz E Class is another strong choice if safety is a top priority. Many of the cars we’ve selected offer the added grip of available all-wheel drive. For anyone living in the Snow Belt, that alone can be the deciding factor in your potential purchase.

Every vehicle listed here has a perfect rating when it comes to reliability, so we’ve ranked them by order of their overall U.S. News score.

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