Finding the right car for you involves considering a number of important elements including cost, reliability, and overall features. The first element to consider is cost because, ultimately, it does not matter if you find the perfect car for you if you cannot afford that vehicle. The good news is that there are plenty of high quality used car options. The benefits of buying used make it an attractive option for many car buyers. Once you determine that you want to buy your next car pre-owned, the next step is to learn about the best cars to buy used. The criteria for what makes a vehicle one of the best cars to buy used can vary depending on your needs. For the purposes of this article, the criteria will include price, reliability, and features.
Why Buy Used?
There is a level of comfort that can come from buying a new car. It can make you feel like you are not ‘buying someone else’s problem’ as sometimes happens with a used car purchase. The reality is, however, that there are plenty of high-quality used cars that are available. When you purchase a quality used car you avoid taking a big hit on value because of depreciation. For many types of new cars, there is a significant amount of depreciation when the purchase occurs and it often continues past the first year. Purchasing used can help you avoid getting a car that quickly loses value. Depreciation slows after the first year or two and you can find various types of used cars that hold their value well.
2012 Honda Fit
The 2012 Honda Fit is a subcompact vehicle that has a lot to offer. The 2012 model has moved beyond the initial year or two of steep depreciation and leveled off to make it a cost-effective purchase. This small car racked up several nods from the U.S. News and World Report, including a perfect reliability score and top honors in the Best Subcompact Car for Families category.
2010 Ford Fusion
The 2010 Ford Fusion is a mid-size sedan that has room for a family and offers options that make it fun to drive. The age of the vehicle makes it past the point of steep depreciation so you can confidently make a purchase without worry about losing too much in value over the next few years.
2013 Toyota Sienna
The 2013 Toyota Sienna is a minivan that is known for its practicality and reliability. With the option for seating up to eight, the Sienna has room for your family and friends. This model of the Sienna has high reliability ratings, offers a long list of features at every trim level, and will not break the bank like newer minivan options.
2019 Hyundai Elantra
The 2019 Hyundai Elantra is the newest used car option on this list but you can find this quality sedan for under $25k. The 2019 Elantra offers a roomy cabin, excellent gas mileage, and a number of optional features to provide you with a comfortable ride.
2013 Toyota Tacoma
While the 2013 Toyota Tacoma is the only truck on this list, this vehicle has been a favorite of truck buyers everywhere, making the availability of pre-owned ones plentiful. The Tacoma stands out as a truck that is known for reliability as well as holding its value over time.
2015 Honda CR-V
The 2015 Honda CR-V is a crossover SUV that provides space on the interior with seating for five as well as cargo space in the back. This year’s model of the CR-V also comes with features such as a rearview camera and bluetooth capabilities. On top of these features, the 2015 CR-V gets great gas mileage at 30 MPG combined.
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe
The Chevrolet Tahoe is an iconic family vehicle that provides plenty of space for passengers and cargo. Unfortunately, the newest models of the Tahoe cost a premium that is simply not an option for many families. You can enjoy the style and quality of a Tahoe for much less if you choose to purchase a used model.
If you are looking for the best used cars to buy, explore the inventory at Coast to Coast Motors. You can find many of the models outlined above in the inventory at our dealership. You can also explore a number of other used cars that were not outlined but will still provide you with a quality option.