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These top cars are great for 2018 shoppers.

Best Used Cars Ranking | CarMax

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


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AWD Cars

Best Used Cars Ranking: AWD Cars | 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 between November 1, 2017 and April 30, 2018.

  1. Subaru Outback
  2. Subaru Impreza
  3. Subaru Legacy
  4. Subaru Crosstrek
  5. Lincoln MKZ

To read more about these cars, check out our 10 Best AWD Cars of 2018 article.


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AWD SUVs

Best Used Cars Ranking: AWD SUVs | CarMax

An AWD SUV can give you added confidence behind the wheel and lots of hauling capacity. Here are five of our best-selling AWD SUVs, based on CarMax sales between November 1, 2017 and April 30, 2018.

  1. Nissan Rogue
  2. Jeep Wrangler
  3. Jeep Grand Cherokee
  4. Ford Explorer
  5. Honda CR-V

To read more about these SUVS, see our 10 Best Ranked AWD SUVs of 2018 article.


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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. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Click here to look up a specific vehicle.

  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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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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Cars Under $10,000

Best Used Cars Ranking: Under $10K | CarMax

Are you a first-time car buyer or a college student? Take a look at these vehicles — they’re our best-selling cars with average prices at CarMax under $10,000 as of April 30, 2018. Be aware that upper trim configurations may bring the prices of some of these vehicles over $10,000.

  1. Smart ForTwo
  2. Chevrolet Cobalt
  3. Dodge Caliber
  4. Mazda Mazda3
  5. Chevrolet HHR

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Cars Under $15,000

Best Used Cars Ranking: Under $15K | CarMax

On a budget? These five cars had average prices at CarMax under $15,000 (based on prices from 1/1/2017 to 12/31/2017) and were best sellers at CarMax in January 2018. Be aware that upper trim configurations may bring the prices of some of these vehicles over $15,000.

  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 price tags under $15,000. To see more, read our Best Used Cars Under $15,000 article.


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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

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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

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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 between November 1, 2017 and April 30, 2018.

  1. Nissan LEAF
  2. Chevrolet Spark EV
  3. Ford Focus Electric
  4. Volkswagen Golf Electric
  5. Chevrolet Bolt EV

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


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Hatchback Cars

Best Used Cars Ranking: Hatchback Cars | CarMax

Our customers choose hatchbacks because they’re small and still have lots of storage. Check out these five best hatchbacks, based on sales at CarMax stores between November 1, 2017 and April 30, 2018.

  1. Toyota Prius
  2. Nissan Versa Note
  3. Hyundai Veloster
  4. Mini Cooper
  5. Ford Focus

For more details about these vehicles, including a list of some “hot hatch” cars we offer, see our Best Hatchback Cars Ranking article.


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High-MPG Cars

Best Used Cars Ranking: MPG Cars | CarMax

Don’t break the bank when you’re filling up the tank — here are five of our best-selling cars that can help you get more miles per gallon, based on sales from November 1, 2017 through April 30, 2018.1

  1. 2016 Toyota Prius
  2. 2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
  3. 2014 Toyota Prius Two
  4. 2015 Lexus CT-200h
  5. 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited

Our Best High-MPG Cars article can help you get more familiar with these vehicles.


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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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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 Limited

For more, read our Best Hybrid SUVs of 2017 article.


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Luxury Cars

Best Used Cars Ranking: Hybrid SUVs | CarMax

For a list of sleek, stylish cars that pamper you with features like in-dash navigation and heated and cooled leather seats, check out these best used luxury cars, based on sales at our stores between November 1, 2017 and April 30, 2018.

  1. BMW 328
  2. Mercedes-Benz C300
  3. Lexus ES 350
  4. Chrysler 300
  5. Infiniti Q50

Our 10 Best Luxury Cars of 2018 article can help you find more luxury cars with lots of cool features.


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Luxury SUVs

Best Used Cars Ranking: Luxury SUVs | CarMax

Here are five of our best-selling used luxury SUVs, based on sales at CarMax stores between November 1, 2017 and April 30, 2018.

  1. Chevrolet Tahoe
  2. Cadillac Escalade
  3. Chevrolet Suburban 1500
  4. GMC Yukon
  5. BMW X5

Check out more luxurious SUVs, from Acuras to Volvos, in our CarMax SUV inventory.


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Midsize SUVs

Best Used Cars Ranking: Midsize SUVs | CarMax

Here’s where you start to see some third-row seats and additional features for more passengers. 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.


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Minivans

Best Used Cars Ranking: Minivans | CarMax

The best minivans are people movers with cargo space and room for seven or eight passengers. According to CarMax sales from January 2018, here are our top minivans.

  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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Modern Muscle Cars (and Well-Muscled 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 between November 1, 2017 and April 30, 2018.

  1. Chevrolet Camaro LT
  2. Ford Mustang
  3. Chevrolet Camaro SS
  4. Ford Mustang GT
  5. Ford Mustang EcoBoost

Read about more great muscle cars in our 3 Best Modern Muscle Cars for 2018 article.


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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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Small Cars

Best Used Cars Ranking: Small Cars | CarMax

Are you a city driver, or looking to maximize your mpg? These five best small cars are based on CarMax sales information collected from January 2017 through 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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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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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 3-row SUVs.

  1. Ford Explorer
  2. Dodge Journey
  3. Nissan Pathfinder
  4. Chevrolet Traverse
  5. Kia Sorento

We’ll tell you more about our 3-row vehicles in our 20 Best SUVs with Three Rows article.


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SUVs with the Best Gas Mileage

Best Used Cars Ranking: High MPG SUVs | CarMax

Shopping with fuel economy in mind? Here’s our list of the SUVs with the best MPG, compiled using city fuel economy data from fueleconomy.gov and CarMax inventory data in February 2018.1

  1. 2016-2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
  2. 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid
  3. Tie: 2013 and 2017 Lexus RX-450H
  4. 2016 Lexus RX-450H
  5. 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

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 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.
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