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Edmunds Best cars of 2019

You probably already know that a new car begins to lose value the minute you drive it off the dealer's lot. So why would you buy one, anyway? There are some good reasons, of course. Maybe you want the latest safety and connected technology, or you just like the idea of a new product with no unknown history. Maybe you revel in that new-car smell and the joy of driving off in a whip you've researched, compared, desired, and worked hard to own.

But make no mistake: A new car's value plummets in the early days and years of ownership. Savvy buyers know that there's money to be saved — often nearly 50% or more — by choosing a used car that's just a few years old.

If that sounds like your style, you're in the right place. We've compiled a list of today's best used cars, broken down into specific categories. It's important to note that we focused on models sold new in the 2016 model year since these vehicles are likely to be coming off lease today and entering the used-car marketplace.

How did we pick them? To make the cut, each of our used cars needed both a strong rating from our test team experts and a solid consumer rating based on our plentiful consumer reviews. We also combed through Edmunds' robust nationwide transaction data to determine how much you can expect to save by buying used compared to a new model of the same vehicle. Because let's be real — when it comes to used-car shopping, price is paramount. But saving less up front generally means a better resale value down the road, so that's another factor to consider.

Best Used Cars
Utility vehicles have become so popular that it's easy for regular used cars to get lost in the shuffle. That's a shame, because cars have so much to offer, whether you're looking at tried-and-true family sedans or versatile hatchbacks and wagons. You can even opt for a hybrid, plug-in-hybrid or fully electric used car, and there are plenty of used luxury cars that might now be in your price range. It's a great time to be a used-car shopper, so let's get started.

Best Used Sedans
Forget what you've heard. Sedans aren't dead; they're not even dying. They're just no longer the shiny new objects thanks to today's countless SUV variants. But really, a lot of drivers don't like to sit so high. And a lot of them still like trunks.

Used Nissan Maxima

2016 Nissan Maxima
2016 Nissan Maxima exterior
2016 Nissan Maxima
2016 Nissan Maxima interior

The Maxima's dramatic design and punchy six-cylinder engine make it a strong choice among used sedans. Its high-quality interior also rivals those of luxury sedans. A new Maxima is priced like similar full-size sedans from Toyota and Buick, which may give some buyers pause. But grab a 2016 Maxima and you'll save an average of 46%, making it a top value for a big, bold family car.

Average 2016 Nissan Maxima transaction price: $21,123
Savings vs. new: 46% 
Edmunds rating: 7.6/10
Average consumer rating (2016): 4.4/5
Used Nissan Maxima years for this generation: 2016 | 2017 | 2018

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Used Mazda 3



2016 Mazda 3
2016 Mazda 3 exterior
2016 Mazda 3
2016 Mazda 3 interior

The Mazda 3 has long been a staff favorite thanks to its dynamic handling and sophisticated style. But it's not just us. Consumers love it, too, and it also might just be the best used car you can buy. That's a bold claim, but it's backed up by the numbers. The average 2016 Mazda 3 buyer gets nearly 50% off the price of a new one. What's not to like?

Average 2016 Mazda 3 transaction price: $14,064
Savings vs. new: 47% 
Edmunds rating: 7.9/10
Average consumer rating (2016): 4.5/5
Used Mazda 3 years for this generation: 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018

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Used Toyota Avalon

2016 Toyota Avalon
2016 Toyota Avalon exterior
2016 Toyota Avalon
2016 Toyota Avalon interior

Looking for a family sedan with loads of room, a large trunk, comfortable seats and an interior ideal for long-haul driving? Look no further than the Toyota Avalon. A quiet cabin and optional luxury touches such as rear-seat climate control make the Avalon perfect for road trips. Although the ride sometimes isn't as smooth as we'd like, this big Toyota comes with a muscular V6 engine that really hauls the mail while returning good fuel economy. It's also quite rare to find a well-regarded Toyota model that depreciates this quickly, so the Avalon should be especially appealing to used-car shoppers.

Average 2016 Toyota Avalon transaction price: $22,176
Savings vs. new: 42%
Edmunds rating: 7.6/10
Average consumer rating (2016): 4.6/5
Used Toyota Avalon years for this generation: 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018

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Edmunds Best SUV’s of 2019

Best Used SUVs
Americans love SUVs so much that the category has displaced sedans as the average family's daily transportation. With an elevated height, extra passenger space and useful cargo capacity, it's easy to understand why.

Used Mazda CX-5

2016 Mazda CX-5
2016 Mazda CX-5 exterior
2016 Mazda CX-5
2016 Mazda CX-5 interior

There are many good small SUVs, but the Mazda CX-5 stands out for sharp steering and handling that make it feel more like a sport sedan than an SUV. Yet the CX-5 still has the tall seating position and large cargo hold of an SUV, along with impressive fuel economy and top safety ratings. You'll want one with the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, though; the base 2.0-liter is too underpowered.

Average 2016 Mazda CX-5 transaction price: $19,133
Savings vs. new: 36%
Edmunds rating: 8.1/10
Average consumer rating (2016): 4.3/5
Used Mazda CX-5 years for this generation: 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016

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Used Ford Edge

2016 Ford Edge
2016 Ford Edge exterior
2016 Ford Edge
2016 Ford Edge interior

For drivers who need an SUV with more room than compact models, the Ford Edge fits the bill. With midsize dimensions, it's not dramatically larger than smaller alternatives, yet it offers appreciably more passenger and cargo space while still feeling tidy and maneuverable on the road. Most drivers will be satisfied with the standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, but there are two other options, including a twin-turbo V6 with over 300 horsepower for those seeking more punch. Any used Edge represents a solid value, but 2016 and later models benefitted from the introduction of Ford's excellent Sync 3 touchscreen infotainment system and standard keyless entry and ignition.

Average 2016 Ford Edge transaction price: $22,200
Savings vs. new: 44% 
Edmunds rating: 7.9/10
Average consumer rating (2016): 3.9/5
Used Ford Edge years for this generation: 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018

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Used Kia Sorento

2016 Kia Sorento
2016 Kia Sorento exterior
2016 Kia Sorento
2016 Kia Sorento interior

Need room for six or seven passengers in a reasonably sized wrapper? Fully redesigned for 2016, the Sorento could give you the best of both worlds. This midsize SUV offers a lot of versatility, not to mention an abundance of standard niceties, at an attractive average transaction price of less than $20,000 for the 2016 model year. Like the Ford Edge, the Sorento boasts an attractive interior and multiple engine choices, also featuring a long warranty and top safety ratings. One caveat: Although the Sorento's optional third row is useful, it's pretty tight. Kids will be fine, but you won't want to keep adult friends back there for any longer than necessary.

Average 2016 Kia Sorento transaction price: $19,298
Savings vs. new: 40%
Edmunds rating: 7.5/10
Average consumer rating (2016): 4.7/5
Used Kia Sorento years for this generation: 2016 | 2017 | 2018

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Edmunds Best Trucks of 2019

Best Used Trucks
Americans love trucks almost as much as SUVs. The top-selling car in the country is actually a pickup, and why not? Pickups can tow and haul but also be civilized and comfortable. Not everyone needs one, but attractive prices on used models mean almost anyone can afford one.

Used Chevrolet Colorado

2016 Chevrolet Colorado
2016 Chevrolet Colorado exterior
2016 Chevrolet Colorado
2016 Chevrolet Colorado interior

The Colorado kicked off today's midsize pickup revival with its debut in 2015, offering full-size truck capabilities — hauling, towing, all-terrain — in a more maneuverable package. A comfortable ride, a choice of three engines (including a fuel-thrifty and torque-rich diesel ideal for towing), and advanced infotainment features make the Colorado an easy truck to drive every day. Colorados hold their value, though, so you'll have to hunt for a deal. On the bright side, there'll be more retained value when you're ready to sell.

Average 2016 Chevrolet Colorado transaction price: $25,044
Savings vs. new: 26%
Edmunds rating: 7.6/10
Average consumer rating (2016): 4.2/5
Used Chevrolet Colorado years for this generation: 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018

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Used GMC Canyon

2016 GMC Canyon
2016 GMC Canyon exterior
2016 GMC Canyon
2016 GMC Canyon interior

Savvy truck shoppers will know that corporate siblings GMC and Chevrolet offer similar trucks in different packages, and that's true for the Canyon and Colorado twins. So what's different about the Canyon? Exterior styling, for one, highlighted by a bold upright grille, muscular fender flares and more chrome accents than the Colorado. The Canyon's interior is also a step up from the Colorado, with luxury-like touches such as leather upholstery and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Average 2016 GMC Canyon transaction price: $25,757
Savings vs. new: 33%
Edmunds rating: 7.6/10
Average consumer rating (2016): 4.0/5
Used GMC Canyon years for this generation: 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018

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Used Ford F-150

2016 Ford F-150
2016 Ford F-150 exterior
2016 Ford F-150
2016 Ford F-150 interior

The best-selling car in America isn't a car at all, but a pickup truck. The Ford F-150 lineup offers four engines, three cab styles and three bed lengths, making it diverse enough to suit almost any need, from workhorse hauling to weekend towing. It also happens to be an excellent value on the used market. You'll save 40% buying a model that's just a few years old.

Average 2016 Ford F-150 transaction price: $30,923
Savings vs. new: 40%
Edmunds rating: 8.1/10
Average consumer rating (2016): 3.9/5
Used Ford F-150 years for this generation: 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018

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Edmunds Best Luxury cars of 2019

Best Used Luxury Cars
You'll find some of the best values among used luxury cars. After the original owner has paid the luxury premium, the savings really add up when buying used. It's routine to see savings in excess of 50%, even on the most illustrious brands.

Used Hyundai Genesis

2016 Hyundai Genesis
2016 Hyundai Genesis exterior
2016 Hyundai Genesis
2016 Hyundai Genesis interior

When it debuted in 2015, the second-generation Hyundai Genesis served notice to established European and Japanese luxury brands that Korea meant business. Here was a midsize sedan decked out with opulent features, available V8 power and a classically handsome design. Notably, the Hyundai Genesis became the Genesis G80 in 2017 when Hyundai spun off Genesis as its own sub-brand, but it's fundamentally the same car. A traditional rear-wheel-drive cruiser (all-wheel drive is optional), the 2016 Genesis offers world-class luxury at nearly 50% off compared to a new G80.

Average 2016 Hyundai Genesis transaction price: $26,556
Savings vs. new: 46% 
Edmunds rating: 7.8/10
Average consumer rating (2016): 4.6/5
Used Hyundai Genesis years for this generation: 2015 | 2016

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Used BMW 3 Series Sedan

2016 BMW 3 Series Sedan
2016 BMW 3 Series exterior
2016 BMW 3 Series Sedan
2016 BMW 3 Series interior

The 3 Series makes this list twice — first as a wagon, now as a sedan — because it's just that appealing. Few other models can satisfy so many different drivers, from those simply seeking a classy commuter car to those for whom every day is track day. Thanks to a wide array of engines and options, it's easy to find a 3 Series tailored to your tastes. As noted above, a used 3 Series represents a particularly strong value — you'll shave more than half the cost of buying new with just a 3-year-old model.

Average 2016 BMW 3 Series transaction price: $23,705
Savings vs. new: 53% 
Edmunds rating: 8.2/10
Average consumer rating (2016): 4.4/5
Used BMW 3 Series Sedan years for this generation: 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018

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Used Audi A6

2016 Audi A6
2016 Audi A6 exterior
2016 Audi A6
2016 Audi A6 interior

Big luxury sedans don't get much more athletic or debonair than the Audi A6. This midsize German chariot offers a leather-lined interior, strong engines and innovative infotainment technology. It also cuts a dashing figure, with handsome lines that will continue to age well. The suspension tends to ride firmly, but sport-minded drivers won't mind. What isn't firm is the hit to your wallet. A used A6 can be had for a song relative to its price when new.

Average 2016 Audi A6 transaction price: $30,628
Savings vs. new: 53% 
Edmunds rating: 8.3/10
Average consumer rating (2016): 4.8/5
Used Audi A6 years for this generation: 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018

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Best Used Luxury SUVs
Like their sedan counterparts, luxury SUVs benefit from luxury-badge depreciation, but to a lesser extent. These three luxury SUVs tend to hold their value well, which might sting at first but bodes well for a later sale. See our full list of the best used luxury SUVs.

Used Acura RDX

2016 Acura RDX
2016 Acura RDX exterior
2016 Acura RDX
2016 Acura RDX interior

A compact SUV with a burly V6 engine, sharp handling and advanced tech? We'll take it, especially if it's the Acura RDX. A small footprint and nearly 300 horses under the hood make us instant fans, but it's the seat comfort, smooth ride and generous cargo space that would keep us coming back. These qualities also help buoy the RDX's residual value, but you'll still save nearly 40% buying used. The RDX might lack outright luxury cachet, but its impressive performance, versatility and features should render that irrelevant.

Average 2016 Acura RDX transaction price: $26,364
Savings vs. new: 37% 
Edmunds rating: 8.3/10
Average consumer rating (2016): 4.2/5
Used Acura RDX years for this generation: 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018

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Used Volvo XC60

2016 Volvo XC60
2016 Volvo XC60 exterior
2016 Volvo XC60
2016 Volvo XC60 interior

Volvo's unique European style has earned it a loyal customer base, but it's the brand's dedication to safety technology that has made it a household name. With the XC60 compact SUV, Volvo blends those traditional company values with roomy accommodations and fuel-efficient engines. The XC60's handling ability isn't much to brag about, but its long-range comfort and cargo space are top-notch. Saving nearly 50% by buying used also doesn't hurt.

Average 2016 Volvo XC60 transaction price: $27,067
Savings vs. new: 47% 
Edmunds rating: 7.1/10
Average consumer rating (2016): 4.7/5
Used Volvo XC60 years for this generation: 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017

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Used Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class exterior
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class
2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class interior

Comfortable, well-equipped and blessed with a nearly peerless brand, the Mercedes-Benz GLE is ideal for drivers seeking a luxury SUV at a sensible price. A broad range of four- and six-cylinder engines, including both diesel and gasoline options, and a long list of standard tech and safety features mean there's a GLE to suit most needs. A sharp-handling SUV the GLE is not, but as a straight-ahead cushy cruiser, it excels. Note that the GLE was called the "M-Class" prior to 2016, but these models are very similar under the skin.

Average 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE transaction price: $38,388
Savings vs. new: 38% 
Edmunds rating: 7.7/10
Average consumer rating (2016): 4.4/5
Used Mercedes-Benz GLE years for this generation: 2016 | 2017 | 2018

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