The 2009 Honda Accord, 2010 Mercury Milan and the 2011 Chevrolet Malibu are some top quality used cars. As of 2015, these are three of the best used mid-size cars that cost under $15,000, according to U.S. News & World Report.
The 2009 Honda Accord is roomy and has a V-6 engine. It gets 22 miles per gallon in the city and 31 miles per gallon on the highway. It costs between $10,897 and $15,162 and ranks first on the list with a 9.3 rating.
The 2010 Mercury Milan comes with a V-6 engine or a four-cylinder engine, and a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic is available. It costs between $10,523 and $13,527, and its fuel economy is 22 miles per gallon in the city and 29 miles per gallon on the highway. It ranks second with a 9.2 rating.
The 2011 Chevrolet Malibu ranks fifth with a 9.0 rating. It comes with either a four-cylinder or six-cylinder engine with a six-speed automatic transmission. It costs between $12,208 and $14,471, and its fuel economy is 22 miles per gallon in the city and 33 miles per gallon on the highway.