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Best Used Cars to Save Money

February 4, 2016

US News & World Report's Best Cars Blog released a list of what they consider the best used vehicles to purchase if saving money is high on your list.

This list featured their top 10 picks based on the vehicle's Cost to Own score -- basically how much owning one of these vehicles will cost over five years of ownership - including things like repairs, insurance, depreciation, fuel, and other factors.

Vehicles on the list include the 2010 Honda Fit, 2012 GMC Terrain, 2012 Buick Enclave, and 2009 BMW X3. The full list is below.

Used Cars with Lowest Ownership Costs

CategoryVehiclePrice Range
Used Small Car2010 Honda Fit$10,000-$12,000
Used Compact SUV2012 GMC Terrain$15,000-$20,000
Used Luxury Compact SUV2009 BMW X3Under $25,000
Used Midsized Car2009 Honda AccordUnder $15,000
Used Midsized SUV2012 Buick Enclave$20,000-$25,000
Used Large Car2014 Toyota AvalonOver $20,000
Used Large SUV2010 Toyota SequoiaUnder $30,000
Used Sports Car2010 Ford MustangUnder $20,000
Used Hybrid Car2014 Honda Accord Hybrid$20,000.00

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Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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