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These top ranked cars are great for 2018 shoppers.

Best Used Cars Ranking | CarMax

What’s the best used car when you’re looking to buy in 2018? We’ve got some recommendations.


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Best AWD Cars

Best Used Cars Ranking: AWD | CarMax

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.

  1. Mercedes-Benz C Class
  2. BMW 3 Series
  3. Infiniti G
  4. Subaru Impreza
  5. Mercedes-Benz E Class

To read more about these cars, check out our Best AWD Cars article.


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Best Cars for Teens

Best Used Cars Ranking: Cars for Teens | CarMax

Looking for a car for a first-time driver? Check out the sedans on this list, based on CarMax sales from November 2017.

  1. 2014 Nissan Altima
  2. 2014 Toyota Camry
  3. 2015 Nissan Altima
  4. 2014 Ford Fusion
  5. 2014 Honda Accord

For more details on these cars, read this Best Cars For Teens article.


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Best Used Cars Under $15,000

Best Used Cars Ranking: Under $15K | CarMax

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

  1. 2014 Nissan Altima
  2. 2014 Chevrolet Cruze
  3. 2014 Honda Civic
  4. 2014 Hyundai Sonata
  5. 2014 Nissan Sentra

We’ve got more cars with average price tags under $15,000. To see more, read our Best Used Cars Under $15,000 article.


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Best Hybrid Cars

Best Used Cars Ranking: Hybrid Cars | CarMax

Hybrids are gaining in popularity with US drivers. Here are five top hybrid cars and hybrid sedans, based on CarMax sales in January 2018.

  1. 2015 Toyota Prius Two
  2. 2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
  3. 2014 Toyota Prius Two
  4. 2015 Lexus CT 200H
  5. 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited

For more top used hybrids, check out our Best Hybrid Cars article.


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Best Electric Cars

Best Used Cars Ranking: Electric Cars | CarMax

It is easy being green when you’re driving one of these top electric cars, gathered from sales at CarMax in November 2017.

  1. Nissan LEAF
  2. Chevrolet Spark EV
  3. Fiat 500E
  4. Toyota RAV4 EV
  5. BMW i3

Read more about these electric vehicles — and additional best ranked electric cars — here.


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Best Muscle Cars

Best Used Cars Ranking: Muscle Cars | CarMax

We love muscle cars! Here are five of our top muscle cars, based on sales information collected in November 2017.

  1. Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51
  2. Chevrolet Corvette Z06
  3. Ford Mustang GT
  4. Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
  5. Ford Mustang Shelby GT350

Read about more great muscle cars in our Modern Muscle Cars article.


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Best Car-Seat-Friendly Cars

Best Used Cars Ranking: Car-Seat-Friendly Cars | CarMax

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.

  1. 2016 Honda Civic
  2. 2016 Toyota Camry
  3. 2016 Hyundai Elantra
  4. 2016 Chevrolet Cruze
  5. 2016 Honda Accord

We cover these cars in more detail in our Best Car-Seat-Friendly Cars article.


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Best Small Cars

Best Used Cars Ranking: Small Cars | CarMax

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.

  1. Chevrolet Cruze
  2. Honda Civic
  3. Nissan Sentra
  4. Toyota Corolla
  5. Nissan Rogue

Read more about 15 of our top small cars for sale in our Best Small Cars article.


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Best Sports Cars

Best Used Cars Ranking: Sports Cars | CarMax

Based on sales information collected in January 2018, here are five of our best sports cars.

  1. Ford Mustang
  2. Chevrolet Camaro
  3. Chevrolet Corvette
  4. Volkswagen GTI
  5. Nissan 370z

If you’re feeling the need for speed, our Best Sports Cars article is full of performance machines and additional enthusiast features.


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Best Minivans

Best Used Cars Ranking: Minivans | CarMax

  1. 2014 Chrysler Town and Country
  2. 2013 Honda Odyssey
  3. 2014 Toyota Sienna
  4. 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan
  5. 2016 Kia Sedona

Our article on the Best Minivans has the low-down on seven of the best minivans we offer.


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Best Pickup Trucks

Best Used Cars Ranking: Pick-up Trucks | CarMax

Ford pickup? Chevy pickup? Our sales information from November 2017 shows these are the five top pickups for CarMax customers.

  1. Ford F-150
  2. Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  3. Dodge Ram 1500
  4. Toyota Tacoma
  5. GMC Sierra 1500

For lots more on our 15 top pickup trucks of 2017, read our Best Pickup Trucks article.


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Best SUVs

Best Used Cars Ranking: SUVs | CarMax

Based on sales information collected at CarMax stores in January 2018, here are our five best SUVs.

  1. Ford Escape
  2. Chevrolet Equinox
  3. Honda CR-V
  4. Jeep Cherokee
  5. Ford Explorer

We tell you more about 15 of these top vehicles in our Best SUVs article.

Best Compact SUVs

Best Used Cars Ranking: Compact SUVs | CarMax

Is your crew on the smaller size? Our November 2017 sales show these to be our five best compact SUVs.

  1. Ford Escape
  2. Chevrolet Equinox
  3. Nissan Rogue
  4. Jeep Cherokee
  5. Honda CR-V

For more, check out our 10 Best Compact SUVs article.

Best Midsize SUVs

Best Used Cars Ranking: Midsize SUVs | CarMax

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.

  1. Ford Explorer
  2. Jeep Grand Cherokee
  3. Kia Sorento
  4. Dodge Journey
  5. Nissan Pathfinder

We share more about these medium-sized SUVs in our Top 10 Best Midsize SUVs article.

Best Crossover SUVs

Best Used Cars Ranking: Crossover SUVs | CarMax

According to our sales data from November 2017, CarMax customers think these crossovers are the perfect size.

  1. Nissan Rogue
  2. Honda CR-V
  3. Chevrolet Equinox
  4. Ford Edge
  5. Toyota RAV4

For more on these vehicles, read our Best Crossovers of 2017 article.

Best SUVs With 3 Rows

Best Used Cars Ranking: SUVs with 3 Rows | CarMax

SUVs with three rows are all the rage. Based on our sales in November 2017, these are our five hottest three-row SUVs.

  1. Ford Explorer
  2. Nissan Pathfinder
  3. Chevrolet Traverse
  4. Kia Sorento
  5. Toyota Highlander

We’ll tell you more about our three-row vehicles in our 20 Best SUVs with Three Rows article.

Best Hybrid SUVs

Best Used Cars Ranking: Hybrid SUVs | CarMax

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.

  1. 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid
  2. 2015 Lexus RX 450H
  3. 2013 Lexus RX 450H
  4. 2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
  5. 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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