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.

Subcompact Sedan/Hatchback

2015-2018 Honda Fit

Compact Sedan/Hatchback

2014-2018 Mazda MAZDA3

Midsize Sedan

2013-2017 Honda Accord

Full-Size Sedan

2011-2018 Dodge Charger

Station Wagon

2015-2018 Subaru Outback

Small Crossover/SUV

2007-2017 Jeep Wrangler

Midsize Crossover/SUV

2007-2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Full-Size Crossover/SUV

2011-2018 Ford Explorer


2011-2017 Honda Odyssey

Midsize Pickup Truck

2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma

Full-size Pickup Truck

2015-2018 Ford F-150

Luxury Compact Sedan

2013-2017 Lexus IS

Luxury Midsize Sedan

2013-2018 Lexus ES

Luxury Small Crossover/SUV

2015-2018 Lexus NX

Luxury Midsize Crossover/SUV

2014-2018 Volvo XC90

Sports Car

2008-2018 Dodge Challenger

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