The 12 Best Used Cars to Buy
You're in the market for a new vehicle and you've decided to buy used. But where do you start? Here are 12 of the best used cars to buy, according to experts.
On average, the price of a new vehicle hovers around $35,000 but you can get a high-quality used vehicle for much less. According to Kelley Blue Book, you can snag a 2016 Honda Accord for less than $20,000 and the car will depreciate slower than the competition.
CarMax ranks the Subaru Outback as one of the best deals when it comes to used vehicles. Not only does the Outback come in all-wheel-drive, but there’s plenty of space for hauling items.
Need a car seat-friendly vehicle? CarMax says the Honda Civic is your best bet. The Institute for Highway Safety also puts the Civic on the list for “acceptable” LATCH system (child seat attachment hardware) ratings.
If you’re looking for a vehicle that is not only reliable and dependable but will retain value, the Toyota Camry is a good bet, according to Kelley Blue Book. The Camry is all new in 2018, but the last generation has a great reputation.
With front-wheel drive, the Chevrolet Impala ranks as one of the best cars in Kelley Blue Book’s full-size car category. If you’re looking for one of the best used cars for technology, the 2016 model offers features such as Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and even an LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.
Consumer Reports ranks the Honda Ridgeline as a top choice for a full-sized, used, pickup truck. Not only does it have a large cargo bed and a powerful V6 engine, it offers a car-like ride.
Have a new driver in the house? CarMax recommends the 2014 Ford Fusion as a good option for young drivers. This model can be found for around $15,000 and will be a reliable mode of transportation.
When it comes to subcompact cars, the Honda Fit is a standout, according to Consumer Reports. The 2013 model is not only fuel-efficient, it has a flexible interior which makes it a solid, practical choice.
If you’re looking for a good, all-around four-door sedan, the 2016 Dodge Charger SX is a top pick from Kelley Blue Book. You can find the model for less than $20,000 and the rear-drive model consistently gets top marks.
Looking for a smaller vehicle with manual transmission? CarMax ranks the Mini Cooper as one of the best used cars in the category for stick-shift drivers. You can easily find a used model for less than $14,000.