Best Used Cars Under $5,000

Pre-Owned Cars for Sale

Do you have $5,000 to spend? You could bag yourself a dependable pre-owned car with plenty of experience. At Val-U-Line®, we have a vast inventory of cheap used cars and many of them are under $5,000.

That may leave you wondering which are the best used cars under $5,000. You can find some of our favorites in the guide below. Let’s see which vehicle will best suit your lifestyle!

Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla for Sale

The Toyota Corolla has built a legacy around being a reliable and long-lasting sedan, and you can get behind the wheel of your very own for $5,000. You’ll find a 1.8L 4-cylinder engine in many used Corolla sedans. When it’s partnered up with an automatic transmission, you’ll get to enjoy an EPA-estimated 26 city/35 highway MPG.

There’s plenty of space inside this used sedan. It can seat five passengers, and many models offer more than 41 inches of legroom up front and over 35 inches for the folks in the back. You can even find one with eight JBL® speakers. They’re perfect for singalongs.


If you need a more luxurious pre-owned car that has racing in its DNA, check out the Mazda3. You can enjoy up to 156 horsepower when you choose one equipped with the available 2.3L 4-cylinder engine.

Inside some used Mazda3 sedans, you’ll get an 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. It’ll let you personalize your support. You can also find the premium comfort of leather-trimmed upholstery in some models. Plus, some model years offer a DVD Navigation system to keep you on track.

Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V for Sale

Are you on the hunt for a cheap used SUV that’s under $5,000? A Honda CR-V may be what you need. It offers practicality that you can take on the daily commute, your next road trip, and everything in between. The In-Line 4-Cylinder engine—available on most models—achieves an EPA-estimated 20 city/27 highway MPG when paired to an automatic transmission.

Pre-owned CR-V SUVs offer seating for five and many of them boast more than 100 cubic feet of passenger volume, so there’s plenty of room to spread out. You’ll also get the peace of mind that comes with safety features, such as Vehicle Stability Assist with Traction Control and Brake Assist.

Jeep Grand Cherokee

You can go for a used Jeep Grand Cherokee if you’re looking for a more adventurous option. You can find these pre-owned SUVs outfitted with a variety of available 4-wheel drive systems and engines, so you can choose the combination of capability and power that’s right for you. It boasts up to 420 horsepower when equipped with the available V8.

If you have a go-anywhere SUV, it needs to have plenty of cargo space for hiking gear and camping supplies. That’s why most Grand Cherokee models offer more than 68 cubic feet of storage when the rear seats are lowered—more than enough room for tents, backpacks, and a cooler filled with provisions.

Ford F-150

Ford F-150 for Sale

We certainly couldn’t forget about pre-owned trucks that are under $5,000. Whether you’re staring down a big home improvement project or showing off on the jobsite, a Ford F-150 is a tried-and-true workhorse that you can rely on.

Certain pre-owned Ford F-150 trucks can tow up to 9,900 pounds, so you can haul your boat out for a fishing trip or take your camper over to your favorite site. You can also find trucks equipped with an available Reverse Sensing System that will let you know how close you are to the trailer when hitching up.

We Have Used Cars for Sale Under $5,000!

Now that you’ve been introduced to some of the best used cars under $5,000, the only thing left to do is find your favorite. Visit us at one of Val-U-Line®’s nationwide used car dealerships to meet it in person.

Schedule a test drive today.