10 Best Late Model Used Cars
If you're wanting the benefits and features of a new car, but don't want to spend so much money, your best bet is buying a 3 year old used car. This is because a lot depreciation occurs in those first 3 years, giving you a great bang for the buck when buying used.
This week, Consumer Reports picked their list of used 2015-model year vehicles you should consider. This is based on a mix of their annual reliability surveys and road tests.
Check out the list below if you're wanting the features and styling of a new car, but want to pay about half the price.
Top 10 Best Used 2015 Vehicles
|Vehicle||Used Price Range|
|2015 Scion xB||$13,775 - $14,200|
|2015 Honda Accord||$15,100 - $22,275|
|2015 Toyota Prius||$15,850 - $18,000|
|2015 Mazda CX-5||$14,725 - $19,825|
|2015 Lincoln MKZ||$17,850 - $24,700|
|2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport||$16,100 - $22,125|
|2015 Infiniti Q70||$29,050 - $33,800|
|2015 Toyota Highlander||$22,050 - $32,200|
|2015 Mercedes-Benz E350||$29,050 - $33,800|
|2015 Lexus RX 350||$27,275 - $32,500|
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- Gregg Fidan
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- Best Rebates, Incentives, and Lease Deals
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- The Best & Worst Time to Buy a Car
- Which Cars You Should Avoid