CarGurus just announced its yearly list of the Best Used Cars. To even be considered, CarGurus evaluates each car based on user reviews, professional reviews, popularity, availability, and projected value appreciation or depreciation over 12 years. And as the number of segments in the car market grows, so does the number of categories in the CarGurus list — this year, there’s a total of 16 winners.
According to CarGurus Senior Editor Matt Smith, “CarGurus knows that research is the bedrock of a great car-buying experience and we hope that our third annual Best Used Car Awards help today’s car shoppers in that process.” Buying a new car is a daunting undertaking, whether it’s your first or fifth, there’s always something new to be learned about the whole process. From deciding what kind of car you actually want, based on what you need, to then picking which make and model to go with — the ordeal can quickly go from exciting to nerve-racking in no time at all.
And that’s not even considering used cars, where vehicle history and maintenance become factors, and future reliability becomes a bigger concern. But that’s why CarGurus creates this list each year — to make the process just a little bit easier, by presenting the best of the best.