Just the Facts:
- Edmunds.com is out with its “best bets on used cars” list. Among the 15 recommendations: the 2004-’09 Hyundai Elantra and 2004-’09 Ford Explorer.
- Ford, Honda, Hyundai and Toyota are the standouts on the list, with each contributing two models.
- Scott Oldham, editor-in-chief of Edmunds.com, says “These cars are the most attractive options in the used car market.”
Ford, Honda, Hyundai and Toyota are the standouts on the list, with each contributing two models.
“With used car prices still soaring, it’s important for consumers to have expert guidance to get the best value,” said Scott Oldham, editor in chief of Edmunds.com. “By taking into consideration a range of factors from consumer ratings to NHTSA crash safety tests, to True Cost to Own metrics, these cars are the most attractive options in the used car market.”
The 2004-’09 Hyundai Elantra is the best compact sedan, while the 2004-’09 Nissan Altima is the best midsize sedan, according to the new list.
The 2006-’09 Hyundai Azera is the best large sedan, while the 2004-’09 BMW 3 Series is the best coupe. The 2004-’09 Mazda Miata is the best convertible, while the 2004-’09 Pontiac Vibe is the best wagon.
The 2004-’09 Honda CR-V is recommended as the best bet in the compact SUV/crossover segment. The 2004-’09 Ford Explorer is the best midsize SUV/crossover. The 2004-’09 Chevrolet Tahoe is the top pick in the large SUV/crossover segment.
Minivan buyers should look to the 2004-’09 Honda Odyssey as the best choice in that segment. The 2004-’09 Toyota Tacoma is the best compact truck, while the 2004-’09 Ford F-150 is the best large truck.
The 2004-’09 Infiniti G35/G37 is the best luxury car. The 2004-’09 Toyota Prius is the best hybrid.
Performance enthusiasts should note that the 2004-’09 Subaru Impreza WRX is recommended by the team of Edmunds.com editors who assembled the list as the best sport compact.
For more details visit Edmunds.com 2011 Used Car Best Bets.
Inside Line says: An invaluable tool if you’re in the market for a used car. — Anita Lienert, Correspondent