These top ranked cars are great for 2018 shoppers.
Best AWD Cars
All-wheel-drive cars get you where you’re going in lots of different types of weather. This list is based on CarMax sales information collected in November 2017.
To read more about these cars, check out our Best AWD Cars article.
Best Cars for Teens
Best Used Cars Under $15,000
On a budget? These five cars had average prices under $15,000 (from 1/1/2017 to 12/31/2017) and were best sellers at CarMax in January 2018.1
We’ve got more cars with average price tags under $15,000. To see more, read our Best Used Cars Under $15,000 article.
Best Hybrid Cars
Hybrids are gaining in popularity with US drivers. Here are five top hybrid cars and hybrid sedans, based on CarMax sales in January 2018.
- 2015 Toyota Prius Two
- 2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
- 2014 Toyota Prius Two
- 2015 Lexus CT 200H
- 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited
For more top used hybrids, check out our Best Hybrid Cars article.
Best Electric Cars
Best Muscle Cars
We love muscle cars! Here are five of our top muscle cars, based on sales information collected in November 2017.
- Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51
- Chevrolet Corvette Z06
- Ford Mustang GT
- Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
- Ford Mustang Shelby GT350
Read about more great muscle cars in our Modern Muscle Cars article.
Best Car-Seat-Friendly Cars
Need a car that’s good for transporting your youngster(s)? Check out these five best car-seat-friendly cars. This list is based on CarMax sales data in September 2017 and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) list of 2016 vehicles with “acceptable” LATCH system ratings.
We cover these cars in more detail in our Best Car-Seat-Friendly Cars article.
Best Small Cars
City driver, or looking to maximize your mpg? These five best small cars are based on CarMax sales information collected in January 2017 to October 2017.
Read more about 15 of our top small cars for sale in our Best Small Cars article.
Best Sports Cars
Based on sales information collected in January 2018, here are five of our best sports cars.
If you’re feeling the need for speed, our Best Sports Cars article is full of performance machines and additional enthusiast features.
Best Pickup Trucks
Based on sales information collected at CarMax stores in January 2018, here are our five best SUVs.
We tell you more about 15 of these top vehicles in our Best SUVs article.
Best Compact SUVs
Is your crew on the smaller size? Our November 2017 sales show these to be our five best compact SUVs.
For more, check out our 10 Best Compact SUVs article.
Best Midsize SUVs
Here’s where you start to see some third-row seats and additional features for larger groups. Based on CarMax sales information collected in November 2017, here are five of our best midsize SUVs.
We share more about these medium-sized SUVs in our Top 10 Best Midsize SUVs article.
Best Crossover SUVs
According to our sales data from November 2017, CarMax customers think these crossovers are the perfect size.
For more on these vehicles, read our Best Crossovers of 2017 article.
Best SUVs With 3 Rows
SUVs with three rows are all the rage. Based on our sales in November 2017, these are our five hottest three-row SUVs.
We’ll tell you more about our three-row vehicles in our 20 Best SUVs with Three Rows article.
Best Hybrid SUVs
Looking to go green and need to carry five or more passengers? Our January 2018 sales information shows these to be our five best hybrid SUVs.
- 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid
- 2015 Lexus RX 450H
- 2013 Lexus RX 450H
- 2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
- 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
For more, read our Best Hybrid SUVs of 2017 article.
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1Based on average prices on carmax.com from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017. Actual prices may vary based on your selected features and trim packages. Prices do not include taxes, tags, titles, and any applicable fees.
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