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Top 5 Tuesdays: Best Cars Under 20k

August 4, 2015

With Monday behind us, Top 5 Tuesdays is back – and what a line-up we’ve got for you this week! We’ve already covered the best cars under 15k, but in today’s installment, we’re checking out the best cars under 20k. From superminis to SUVs, whatever your budget, we can help you drive away in the car of your dreams.

Ready to find out more? Let’s get stuck in!

Mazda MX-5

Mazda MX-5

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If you’re looking for change from your 20k, look no further than the Mazda MX-5. Rolling in at £18,495, the roadster combines sporty styling with powerful performance to make it one of the best cars in its class. With bags of aesthetic appeal and a high-quality cabin, the reasonably priced Mazda MX-5 is also fun to drive – making it an impressive all-rounder.

Hyundai ix35

Hyundai ix35

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With plenty of kit and a spacious interior, the Hyundai ix35 is a strong contender in the crowded SUV class. If you’re looking for plenty of pulling power, the 1.7 litre diesel engine is the way to go, accelerating the SUV from 0-62mph in 12.4 seconds. With a £15,495 price tag and long warranty, the ix35 has plenty to shout about – and with parking sensors, a generous boot, this is the perfect car to keep the family safe and comfortable.

Peugeot 3008

Peugeot 3008

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Prices for the Peugeot 3008 start from as little as £17,550 – and with CO2 emissions of just 110g/km, running costs will be reasonable, too. This stylish crossover is a handy hatchback and practical people carrier, making it the ideal family ride. The 1.6 litre diesel delivers the best blend of performance and economy – and if you’re in the market for plenty of added features, it’s worth shelling out for the Allure trim.

Skoda Octavia

Skoda Octavia

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As one of the most spacious cars in its class, the Skoda Octavia out rivals its competitors when it comes to practicality. Steaming in at £16,285, the competitively priced Octavia offers fantastic value for money. If you’re looking for the best car for under 20k, huge boot capacity and an all-round family-friendly car, you’ll struggle to find better than the Skoda Octavia.

Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta

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At just £10,145, the Ford Fiesta pulls up at almost 10k under budget. The stylish supermini comes with a range of petrol and diesel engines, meaning you’re guaranteed to find a performer to suit you. Economical, fun to drive and available with any number of trim options, the Ford Fiesta offers plenty of bang for your buck. A capable car for both city and motorway driving, the feisty Fiesta out rivals competitors like the Vauxhall Corsa and VW Polo – putting you at the wheel of an entertaining supermini.

Do you agree with our favourite cars under 20k, or do you prefer a car that’s not in our line-up? Whichever make and model you’re in the market for, we can help. At the Car Loan Warehouse, we’re committed to providing flexible car finance deals to suit any budget – helping you climb behind the wheel of your dream car without worrying about the price tag.

So if you’re on the hunt for the best car for 20k, apply now or check out our car finance calculator for an instant quote.

About The Author

Jon Le Roux is co-founder and company director of The Car Loan Warehouse. Being a mad engineering and motorsport enthusiast, I spend more hours than is healthy, watching, reading or talking about cars, boats, motorbikes…..basically anything with an engine.