11 Used Cars With Top Safety Ratings
If you're looking for a late-model used car and safety is a top priority, then I have good news for you. Due to the large number of leases started two to three years ago, the industry is now expecting to see 1.8 million vehicles come off lease in the coming weeks.
It's predicted that late-model used vehicles will see a 2.5% drop in price each year for the next three years. Forbes has more details on the lease-return situation, along with detailed safety info on each of the top-rated models (see below for the full list of vehicles).
Safest Vehicles Coming Off Lease
- 2014 Acura MDX
- 2013-2014 Audi Q5
- 2013-2014 Cadillac SRX
- 2013-2014 Lexus ES 350
- 2014 Mazda Mazda6
- 2013-2014 Subaru Legacy
- 2013-2014 Subaru Outback
- 2013-2014 Toyota Prius
- 2013-2014 Volvo S60
- 2013-2014 Volvo S80
- 2013-2014 Volvo XC60
3 Steps Every Car Buyer Needs to Take to Save Maximum MoneyThe key to getting the best deal is to gather price or lease bids from as many local dealers as possible. Then shop that best price around until no one can beat it. Here are the steps:
Step 1 Get Prices From My Trusted NetworkSelect the vehicle you're interested in to see if there are local dealers in my network who will provide you with their best upfront price. You will get direct access to an internet sales manager who you can further negotiate with online (no need to visit dealership).
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Step 3 Complete my ChecklistFollow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.
- Gregg Fidan
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