Opinions on what is the best used car vary wildly. Is it long-term dependability of a brand that make a used car a good bet, or is it the general aesthetics (like what kind of grille it has) that really seal the deal? Every car shopper will have his or her own opinion, but sometimes the experts also weight in. In a recent inaugural “Best Used Cars Awards”, the CarGurus website named the top vehicles in seven categories. Keep reading to see which vehicles earned the top spots.
Is rear-wheel or front-wheel drive better?
There are clear advantages to all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive (especially if you enjoy off-roading adventures or live with challenging weather conditions), but it’s harder to figure out what’s the difference between rear-wheel drive and front-wheel drive. Is rear-wheel or front-wheel drive better? Why is front-wheel drive more common? Find out here!
What is the best used car?
There are a lot of ways to establish the value of a used car. For the first ever “Best Used Car Awards” from CarGurus, they looked at three distinct features to evaluate entire model generations of vehicles originally available in the United States in 2013. Judging by expert reviews, customer reviews, and long-term depreciation estimates, winners were chosen.
The Dodge Dart (2013-2016) won in the Compact Sedan/Hatchback category, with the Hyundai Elantra (2011-2016) as the runner up. The Dodge Charger (2011-2017), Ford Fusion (2013-2016), and Chrysler 200 (2010-2014) took first, second and third place (respectively) in the Midsize Sedan category. The Jeep Wrangler (2007-2016) took top in the Small Crossover/SUV category, while the Toyota 4Runner (2010-2016) won in the Midsize Crossover/SUV category and the Hyundai Santa Fe (2103-2016) took the Full-size Crossover/SUV category. Finally, the Ram 1500 (2011-2017) won best Full-size Truck and the Lincoln MKZ (2013-2016) took best used Luxury Sedan.
Where can I get a good used car in Austin TX?
Our inventory here at Third Coast Autos is changing all the time, but we have in the past seen many of these high-quality vehicles. Browse our current stock to find an affordable used car available with budget-friendly financing.