These top cars are great for 2019 shoppers.
What are the best used car and best SUVs when you’re looking to buy in 2019? We’ve got some recommendations.
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Ranked by Type:
- AWD SUVs
- For Teens
- Manual Transmission
- Compact SUVs
- Crossover SUVs
- Electric Cars
- Hybrid SUVs
- Large SUVs
- Luxury SUVs
- Midsize SUVs
- Modern Muscle Cars
- Small Cars
- Small Trucks
- Midsize Sedans
- Sports Cars
- SUVs with 3 Rows
- SUVs with the Best Gas Mileage
Are you a first-time buyer or a college student? Take a look at these vehicles — they’re our top sellers cars with average prices at CarMax under $10,000 from July 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018. Be aware that upper trim configurations may bring the prices of some of these vehicles over $10,000.
On a budget? These five vehicles had average prices at CarMax under $15,000 (based on prices from 1/1/2017 to 12/31/2017) and were top sellers at CarMax in January 2018. Be aware that upper trim configurations may bring the prices of some of these vehicles over $15,000.
We’ve got more options that come with price tags under $15,000. To see more, read our Best Used Cars Under $15,000 article.
Looking for something a little more luxurious? Check out these vehicles with average prices under $30,000, based on CarMax sales data from November 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019.2 Be aware that certain model years and upper trim configurations may bring the prices of some of these vehicles over $30,000.
To read more about these vehicles and other cars with average prices under $30,000, check out our 10 Best Cars Under $30,000 article.
All-wheel-drive best used cars get you where you’re going in lots of different types of weather. This list is based on CarMax sales information collected from November 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019.
To read more about these five vehicles, check out our 10 Best AWD Cars article.
An AWD SUV can give you added confidence behind the wheel and lots of hauling capacity. Here are five of our top AWD SUVs, based on CarMax sales between June 1, 2018 and November 30, 2018.
To read more about these SUVS, see our 10 Best Ranked AWD SUVs article.
Need to transport your youngster(s)? Check out these five car-seat-friendly best used 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. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Click here to look up a specific vehicle.
For more details, check out our Best Car-Seat-Friendly Cars article.
Manual Transmission Cars
If you love to drive cars with a stick shift, we can help! Here are three of our best standard transmission cars, based on available features and sales at CarMax stores from December 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018.
Learn more about these three manual transmission cars, plus other stick shift vehicles, in our 10 Best Manual Transmission Cars of 2019 article.
It is easy being green when you’re driving one of these top electric vehicles, gathered from sales at CarMax from November 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019.
Read more about these electric vehicles — and additional best ranked electric vehicles — here.
Our customers choose hatchbacks because they’re small and still have lots of storage. Check out these five best used cars that are hatchbacks, based on sales at CarMax stores between November 1, 2017 and April 30, 2018.
For more details about these vehicles, including a list of some “hot hatch” cars we offer, see our Best Hatchback Cars Ranking article.
Don’t break the bank when you’re filling up the tank — here are five of our top sellers cars that can help you get more miles per gallon, based on sales from November 1, 2017 through April 30, 2018.1
- 2016 Toyota Prius
- 2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
- 2014 Toyota Prius Two
- 2015 Lexus CT-200h
- 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited
Our Best High-MPG Cars article can help you get more familiar with these vehicles.
Hybrids are gaining in popularity with US drivers. Here are five top hybrids, based on CarMax sales from November 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019.
For more best used cars that are hybrids, check out our Best Hybrid Cars article.
Looking to go green and need to carry five or more passengers? Our sales data from November 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019 shows these to be our five top hybrid SUVs.
- Lexus RX 450H
- Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
- Toyota Highlander Hybrid
- BMW X5 Plug In Hybrid
- Infiniti QX60 Hybrid
For more, read our Best Hybrid SUVs article.
Many large SUVs share their chassis and power trains with full-size pickup trucks, which makes them a good choice if you also like to go camping or off-roading. Check out this list of the best large SUVs, based on CarMax vehicle sales data from November 1, 2018 to April 30, 2019.
For a list of sleek, stylish rides that pamper you with features like in-dash navigation and heated and cooled leather seats, check out these used luxury vehicles, based on sales at our stores between June 1, 2018 and November 30, 2018.
Our Best Luxury Cars of 2019 article can help you find more luxury cars with lots of cool features.
Here’s where you start to see some third-row seats and additional features for more passengers. Based on CarMax vehicle sales data (from November 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019) here are our five best midsize SUVs.
We share more about these medium-sized SUVs in our Best Midsize SUVs of 2019 article.
The best minivans are people movers with cargo space and room for seven or eight passengers. According to CarMax sales from November 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019, here are our top minivans.
Our article on the Best Minivans has the low-down on seven of the best minivans we offer.
Modern Muscle Cars (and Well-Muscled Cars)
We love muscle cars! Here are our five best muscle cars with heaps of horsepower, based on sales information collected from November 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019.
Read about more great muscle cars in our Best Muscle Cars for 2019 article.
Ford pickup? Chevy pickup? Our sales information from November 2017 to May 31, 2018 shows these are the five top pickups for CarMax customers.
- Ford F-150 XLT
- Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT
- Dodge Ram 1500 Bighorn
- Dodge Ram 1500 Express
- Ford F-150 Lariat
For lots more on our 10 top pickup trucks of 2019, read our Best Pickup Trucks article.
Are you a city driver, or looking to maximize your mpg? These five best small vehicles are based on CarMax sales information collected from November 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019.
Read more about 10 of our best used cars for sale in our Best Small Cars article.
If purchasing a small truck is on your horizon, you've probably noticed that there are a lot of great options. To help you find the best small truck for you, here is a list of the best small trucks for 2019, based on CarMax sales data from November 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019.
Check out the cars on this list for a healthy mix of roominess, fuel economy, and performance. These best midsize sedans are based on sales at CarMax from November 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019.
To read more about these cars, check out our Best Midsize Sedans of 2019 article.
Based on sales information collected between June 1, 2018 through November 30, 2018, here are five of our sporty best used cars.
If you’re feeling the need for speed, our Best Sports Cars article is full of performance machines and additional enthusiast features.
SUVs with 3 Rows
SUVs with the Best Gas Mileage
Shopping with fuel economy in mind? Here’s our list of the SUVs with the best MPG, based on CarMax vehicle sales data from November 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019 and using city and highway fuel-economy data from fueleconomy.gov.1 Please note EPA fuel-economy estimates vary depending on things like drivetrain, engine size and transmission.
- 2017-2018 Nissan Rogue 2 WD Automatic 2.5L (26/33)
- TIE: 2018 Chevrolet Equinox 2WD Automatic 1.5L (26/32) & 2015 Honda CR-V 4WD Automatic 2.4L (26/32) & 2015-2016 Nissan Rogue 2WD Automatic 2.5L (26/32)
- 2015-2016 Buick Encore 2WD Automatic 1.4L (25/33)
- 2017-2018 Nissan Rogue 4WD Automatic 2.5L (25/32)
- 2016 Honda CR-V 4WD Automatic 2.4L (25/31)
What’s not to like about more storage space and fewer fuel stops? Read more about these vehicles in our 8 SUVs with the Best Gas Mileage article.
Ready to shop? We love helping shoppers find the best used cars and trucks that are right for them — not just for right now, but for right on down the road in the years to come. Get started right here.
1Fuel economy figures vary depending on factors like model year, specific trim level, transmission type, engine size, and drive-train. See fueleconomy.gov for details.
2Actual 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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