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Best Used Cars for 2013
September 19, 2013If you're in the market for a used car, then you'll want to check out the Edmunds.com list of the 17 best used cars for 2013. A total of nine brands made the cut, with Honda and Toyota leading the pack each with four "best" vehicles on the list.
Cars on the list include the 2007-2011 Honda Fit for best Subcompact Sedan, 2006-2011 Toyota Avalon for best Large Sedan, and 2007-2011 Mazda CX-9 for best Large SUV/Crossover.
|Subcompact Sedan||2001-2011 Honda Fit|
|Compact Sedan||2006-2011 Hyundai Elantra|
|Midsize Sedan||2001-2011 Ford Fusion|
|Large Sedan||2006-2011 Toyota Avalon|
|Coupe||2006-2011 Honda Accord|
|Convertible||206-2011 Volvo C70|
|Wagon||2006-2011 Subaru Outback|
|Compact SUV/Crossover||2006-2011 Honda CR-V|
|Midsize SUV/Crossover||2006-2011 Toyota Highlander|
|Large SUV/Crossover||2007-2011 Mazda CX-9|
|Minivan/Van||2006-2011 Honda Odyssey|
|Compact Truck||2006-2011 Toyota Tacoma|
|Large Truck||2006-2011 Ford F-150|
|Luxury||2006-2011 Infiniti G35/G37/G25|
|Hybrid||2006-2011 Toyota Prius|
|Two-Seat Sports Car||2006-2011 Chevrolet Corvette|
|Performance Car||2006-2011 Ford Mustang GT|
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