Consumer Reports recently published its list of the best—and worst—used cars on roadways. For the sake of staying positive, however, we’ll just highlight what Consumer Reports saw as the very best in each segment, and highlight some of our favorites here at Mama’s Used Cars.
In the less than $10,000 division, Consumer Reports picked the Toyota Prius (2004-07), Scion xB (2004-06), Pontiac Vibe (2005-08), and the Toyota Matrix (2005-07) as the best choices. The Hyundai Sonata (2007-08) and the Acura TSX (strictly 2004) were favorite contenders for the sedan segment. SUVs included the Toyota Highlander V6 (2004) and the Mitsubishi Outlander (2007).
Consumer Reports also looked into the $10,000-$15,000 range. The Honda Fit (2011-12) and the Kia Soul (2010-11) took top honors for small cars best sedans included the Mazda3 (2009-12) and the Infiniti G35 (2006-07). SUVs were led by the Acura MDX (2004-06), Toyota RAV4 (2006, 2008), and the Honda CR-V (2005-08).
In the $15,000-$20,000 division, the Hyundai Elantra (2012-2013) and Subaru Impreza (2011-13) led the small cars. The Toyota Camry (2011-12), a top pick from us at Mama’s, joined the Toyota Camry Hybrid (2010-11) and the Acura TL (2008) in the sedan category. The Lexus RX (2006-07) and the Subaru Forester (2009-10, non-turbo) finished out the division for the SUVs.
Best used cars in the $20,000-$25,000 division included these sedans: Toyota Avalon (2011), Lexus LS (2006), Lincoln MKZ (2011-12), and the Ford Fusion Hybrid (2012). We at Mama’s Used Cars especially enjoy the MKZ. The Toyota Highlander Hybrid (2008-09) and the Honda Pilot (2009-10) finished things out for the SUV segment.
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