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Used Car Bang-for-Your-Buck Strategies

Edmund's Cost Savings | CarMax

If you have the right strategy and an open mind, there are plenty of ways to save money when you’re shopping for a used car. Here are five ways to make a smarter used car purchase, stretch your dollars even further, and potentially get a newer or more fully-loaded vehicle.


12 Smart Tips for Buying the Right Used Car

10 Tips for Buying the Right Used Car | CarMax

So you’re ready to hunt for a new, used car. How’s your search going? Not sure how or where to start? We’ve got some car buying tips that can help. Buying a used car doesn’t need to be an ordeal — not when you’ve got solid pointers for searching, shopping, buying, and financing a vehicle. 


Reasons to Buy a Toyota Tundra

Reasons to Buy a Used Toyota Tundra | CarMax

The rugged, capable pickup truck is an American icon, right up there with the Statue of Liberty and the white-painted Hollywood sign. Of course, the truck needs to be American, preferably with a bench seat for three and room for a dog. Something like the Toyota Tundra, perhaps?


Reasons to Buy a Nissan 370Z

Reasons to Buy a Used Nissan 370z | CarMax

Over the last nearly 20 years, the Nissan 370Z has built up quite a strong reputation in the US. It has performed admirably against its pricier competition, such as the Toyota Supra and the Mazda RX-7. Today, the Nissan 370Z remains an excellent choice for those in the market for a sleek, stylish sports car with brilliant handling and an impressive interior with lots of driver-friendly features.


Popular Cars Near You

Popular Cars by Geographic Location | CarMax
Looking at five different regions across the country, our data shows who has been searching for what vehicles more often. We’ve compared our sales and customer searches on region by region to determine which cars are most popular in your part of the country. We think you’ll find the results pretty interesting.


The Ultimate Guide to Commuting

Ultimate Guide to Commuting | CarMax
People who work away from home all share a common daily grind—the commute. Whether you love commuting or detest it, hopping in the car and driving to work is an accepted part of life. But is your commute the best it can be?


Mercedes-Benz SUV Buying Guide

Mercedes-Benz SUV Buying Guide | CarMax
If you’re looking for an SUV that mixes practicality and luxury, Mercedes SUVs provide elegant design, lots of attention to detail, and a wealth of family- and cargo-carrying capability. 


Car Financing: How to Budget for Your Next Vehicle

Financing: Establishing a Budget | CarMax

Arming yourself with knowledge about the car buying process helps ensure you make an informed decision when it’s time to purchase. And when you know how much you have to spend, you’ve got sturdy guardrails to help you stay on track.


Reasons to Buy a Nissan Altima

Research or Buy a Used Nissan Altima | CarMax

Well, hello, Nissan Altima. How can you be 25 years old already? It seems like only yesterday you were just a small, compact sedan with a modest set of comfort features. Now look at you; you’ve definitely grown up! In fact, you’re barely recognizable!


How to Read an AutoCheck Vehicle History Report

Vehicle History Report Explainer | CarMax

In the past, when you got ready to buy a used vehicle, you had to trust that the previous owner fully disclosed its collision history and title status. Unfortunately, since used vehicles can have several or more previous owners, this verbal history could become faulty and imprecise, which might leave you in a bad situation within months of your purchase. The vehicle’s history can take a toll on its overall condition.


Hybrid and Electric Car Buying Guide

Buying Guide: Hybrids and Electric | CarMax

Most used car buyers consider hybrid cars and electric cars for two reasons. They want to save money on fuel, and they’re concerned about the environmental impact of burning gasoline. There are additional reasons for wanting to drive electric cars and hybrid SUVs; for example, some drivers want to get behind the wheel of something that’s got a technological edge. 


Mercedes-Benz Buying Guide

Mercedes Benz Buying Guide | CarMax

Any car out there can get you from point A to point B. But some car companies work harder to build cars that do it better than anyone else. Take Mercedes-Benz, for example. Every Mercedes-Benz SUV, sedan, coupe, and convertible, from the least-expensive C-Class to a loaded S, is built to get you to your destination in considerable comfort and superb style. This Mercedes-Benz buying guide can help you narrow down your own personal list of options.


Top 10 Romantic Getaway Cars

Top 10 Romantic Getaway Cars | CarMax

Valentine’s Day is near, and if you’re looking for a used car or truck to help you plan the perfect date night or weekend getaway, you’ve got plenty of choices. We’ve compiled a short list of 10 popular used vehicles that our customers love—any of which would be perfect for a variety of amorous escapades.


Top 10 Winter Cars and SUVs

Top 10 Cars & Trucks for Winter | CarMax

Do frigid temperatures and harsh weather leave you cold on the idea of braving the elements in your car? When you’re piloting a vehicle that’s up to the task, wintertime driving isn’t so much of a challenge. Instead, it can be fun!


AWD vs 4WD: Which to Choose

AWD vs 4WD Explainer | CarMax

In the past, all-terrain vehicles came with simple 4WD systems that turned them into able off-road machines. Rough around the edges at first, these manually-operated setups paved the way for more modern all-wheel drive (AWD) systems. Many of today’s top trucks, cars, and SUVs are equipped with 4WD or AWD. If you’re seeking an AWD car that matches your driving style, it’s good to know about these drivetrain options—and how they work. 


Cars & College: A Complete Guide

Cars & College: A Complete Guide | CarMax

As you prepare for college, your mind may be focused on signing up for classes, settling into your dorm, and meeting new friends. At this point, car ownership, and transportation in general, is probably the furthest thing from your mind. Unfortunately, neglecting this important decision could leave you scrambling for a ride when it’s time to find a job, leave campus for events, and attend social engagements around town.


40 Refreshed or Updated Cars for 2017

What's New for 2017 | CarMax

Henry Ford once famously told customers that his Model T came in any color they wanted, so long as that color was black. That was over 100 years ago. Today, the vehicles available to us come in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes, with a profusion of available options and features. Whether you're shopping for a quality used vehicle, or you want to take the plunge with a new car, 2017 is a great time to see what's available.


Reasons to Buy an Acura MDX

Reasons to Buy a Acura MDX | CarMax

The Acura MDX, which entered the market in 2001, was designed to address the need for a high-performance people-mover with an abundance of luxury features. Although the MDX replaced Acura’s SLX, its build was actually based on the popular Honda Pilot.


Top 15 Pick-up Trucks of 2017

Top 15 Trucks for Towing | CarMax

Today’s trucks continue to change the landscape of the auto industry. They’re expected to be strong enough to live up to their original purpose as workhorses, and now consumers want them to be comfortable and stylish, too. Fortunately, manufacturers have taken notice of these desires and routinely deliver models with the power to get the job done and the features to make doing so enjoyable.


Reasons to Buy a Pontiac G8

Reasons to Buy a Pontiac G8 | CarMax

Though its tenure was short-lived and it was only available in the US for a single model year, the Pontiac G8 is still largely considered one of the best American sedans produced in recent history. The G8 was first developed and produced in Australia, where it was known as the Holden Commodore. It was rebadged for the North American market in 2008, where it replaced the Pontiac Bonneville.


Which to Buy: Toyota Tacoma vs. Toyota Tundra

Which to Buy: Toyota Tundra vs. Toyota Tacoma | CarMax

When you’re looking for a used pickup truck, Toyota might not be the very first manufacturer that springs to mind. The Ford F150, Dodge Ram, and Chevy Silverado lead the sales charts these days, but that doesn’t mean you should leave very solid contenders like Toyota’s Tundra and Tacoma off your research list.


Reasons to Buy an Acura TL

Reasons to Buy a Acura TL | CarMax

If you’re conducting used car research to find a deal on pre-owned luxury vehicles, it only makes sense to learn about the Acura TL—a car with touring luxury actually built into its name. The Acura TL is a mid-sized luxury car that succeeded the Acura Vigor and was produced between 1996 and 2014. While the first-generation Acura TL (1996 to 1998) was manufactured in Japan, production soon shifted to the Honda plant in Marysville, Ohio.


Protect Yourself From Unwanted Car Entry

Keyless Entry | CarMax

You may have read in the news recently about a rise in car theft incidents across the country—thieves have been gaining access to locked vehicles and helping themselves to their contents. How do they do it? Burglars can get into your car or truck with the help of a device that mimics the operation of the keyless entry fob on your keychain. And as more modern vehicles feature this convenience, there’s more opportunity for thieves to break into, and in some cases, drive off with these cars.


Which to Buy: Chevrolet Equinox vs. Kia Sorento

H2H: Chevrolet Equinox vs. Kia Sorento | CarMax

Compact SUVs are popular right now, and with good reason. With road manners more like those of a car than a traditional SUV, they’re comfortable and easy to drive. In addition, their liftgates and folding back seats provide lots of cargo space, and the high seating position gives good visibility.


Best Used Cars Under $15K

Best Used Cars Under $15K | CarMax

More than 80 million vehicles, across dozens of brands, are sold each year in the world today. The vehicles from each marque have their own characteristics and features designed to meet the needs of all kinds of drivers and their families. When it’s time to select your ideal used vehicle, the sheer number of possibilities may feel overwhelming.


Which to Buy: Dodge Charger vs. Pontiac G8

H2H: Pontiac G8 vs Dodge Charger | CarMax

Since their inception, muscle cars have transformed ordinary drives into adventures. Their beefy V8 engines, impressive performance characteristics, and aggressive stances make enthusiastic owners think up new reasons to grab their keys and take their next drive. If you want to reignite your passion for driving and experience the best muscle car the world currently has to offer, you’ll need to wade through the abundant options. Of all your four-wheeled options, the Pontiac G8 and Dodge Charger are worth a place at the top of your search list.


Reasons to Buy a Ford Taurus

Reasons to Buy a Ford Taurus | CarMax

If you’re doing used car research and looking for an affordable, pre-owned car with a long and successful history, you’ll want to know more about the Ford Taurus. This successful sedan has been in production for 30 years, debuting in 1986 as a mid-sized car. After a brief hiatus following the 2006 model year, the Taurus returned in 2007—this time as a full-sized car. It’s a car that America has embraced, and it’s become the fifth best-selling Ford of all time.


Why Buy a Car With Turbocharger or Supercharger?

Turbocharger vs Supercharger | CarMax

We could all use an energy boost from time to time, and engines are no different. With the addition of a turbocharger or supercharger, manufacturers are able to squeeze more power from an engine. That’s why high-performance cars like the Chevrolet Corvette Z06 are often supercharged. It’s also the reason growing numbers of more practical cars are gaining turbocharged engines. Two examples are the EcoBoost engines offered in the Ford Escape and the 2L turbo four-cylinder engine found in the Cadillac ATS.


Reasons to Buy a Toyota Sienna

Reasons to Buy a Toyota Sienna | CarMax

The minivan seems to have fallen out of fashion these days. And that’s a pity, because they’re probably the most practical vehicle ever invented. When it comes to moving people and their belongings, it’s hard to beat the utility of a big, rectangular box on wheels. Despite the lack of cool, most manufacturers include a minivan in their lineup and three of them made the CarMax “Most Popular Used Cars for Families” list. Here we’ll take a look at one of these minivans—the best-selling Toyota Sienna.


Top 10 Cars and Trucks with High Ground Clearance

Top 10 Cars with High Ground Clearance | CarMax

They’re big. They’re bold. They’re kinda in your face. Tall pickup trucks and SUVs have the kind of ride height that gets you over, through, and around the kind of rough terrain which stops other vehicles in their tracks. If you live in a place with lots of snow, mud, or uneven ground, ride height (defined as the distance between the bottom of your truck’s tires and the lowest point on the underside) is probably more important to you than road-hugging and handling characteristics and strong fuel efficiency. 


Top 10 4WD and AWD Cars and Trucks

Top 10 AWD/4WD Cars and Trucks | CarMax

Searching for used 4WD and AWD vehicles for better traction and acceleration on icy highways, rocky roads, and winding paths? Not sure whether 4WD or AWD is best for you? All-wheel drive is available for sedan fans, wagon lovers, or trunk junkies. This system automatically pushes power to each of your vehicles' four wheels, as they need it, for traction and stability on- or off-road.


Which to Buy: Honda Accord LX vs Honda Accord EX

H2H: Honda Accord LX vs. Honda Accord EX | CarMax

So you’re considering a Honda Accord as your next car. It’s a good choice—the Accord is very highly-regarded in any of its available variants. Plus, it combines good gas mileage with lively performance and plenty of interior space. For those who enjoy the experience of driving, Accords are known for their firm ride, good handling, and responsive steering.


Reasons to Buy a Dodge Avenger

Reasons to Buy a Dodge Avenger | CarMax

The Dodge Avenger made a big splash when it jumped into the large pool of mid-sized American sedans more than 20 years ago. Its classic styling, high-tech features, and affordable price made the Avenger an outstanding contender in the front-wheel-drive market. Right until its last model year (2014), sophisticated facelifts and revisions made sure the Avenger has held onto its position as a popular choice from Dodge for daily drivers and performance enthusiasts alike.


Which to Buy: Jeep Liberty vs. Jeep Patriot

H2H: Jeep Liberty vs. Jeep Patriot | CarMax

The compact SUV market is saturated with high-quality vehicles that hold plenty of promise for drivers and young families. As a result, identifying a vehicle that completely satisfies your demands can prove challenging. Luckily, you can look to Jeep for an answer, since they’ve outfitted their lineup with two excellent options, the Liberty and the Patriot. Not only do these two compact SUVs showcase the performance capabilities Jeep is known for—they also both offer the refined sophistication and comfort required in a daily driver.


Which to Buy: Dodge Charger vs. Dodge Avenger

H2H: Dodge Charger vs. Dodge Avenger | CarMax

Two sedans, both from Dodge, have the potential to take the streets by storm as sharp-looking, high performing, four-door sedans. Although the swaggering Dodge Charger is an obvious choice for the performance-minded driver, the Dodge Avenger also has the potential to be a solid contender. Even though Dodge originally never intended for these sedans to compete, advancements in vehicle design have placed the Charger and Avenger on the same field of play. And they certainly can play.


Reasons to Buy a Chevrolet Impala

Top Reasons for Buying a Chevrolet Impala | CarMax

Chevrolet is perhaps best-known for three vehicles: the Chevrolet Suburban, the Chevrolet Corvette, and the Chevrolet Impala. The Impala is the third-oldest active model in Chevy’s portfolio, and after 10 generations the Impala still stands out with a unique combination of size, style, and luxury. Here are our favorite 10 reasons to buy a used Chevrolet Impala. 


Gifts for Car Lovers (and Car Likers)

Gifts for Car Lovers (and Car Likers) | CarMax

For many of us, having a car is part of your everyday routine. You need a car to commute to work, drive your kids to sport practices and school activities, and zip to the grocery store to load up on the week’s groceries. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, Americans drove more than 2.45 trillion miles in 2015 and spent the equivalent of seven 40-hour workweeks behind the wheel.


Which to Buy: Ford Mustang vs. Chevrolet Camaro

Ford Mustang vs Chevrolet Camaro | CarMax

What car enthusiast doesn’t enjoy a good head-to-head showdown between two great American pony cars? In this article, we’re tackling the timeless question of Chevrolet versus Ford, and which of their muscular, sportier cars is better. If you’re looking for a used Ford Mustang for sale or a used Chevrolet Camaro, read on for a comparison of these two iconic cars.


Which is the Right SUV for Me?

Buying Guide: SUVs | CarMax

Sport utility vehicles, or SUVs, are quickly becoming the most popular vehicle segment among American drivers. There are many reasons for this, notably that these vehicles have become more affordable since their introduction in the mid- to late 1990s and that they’re also more fuel-efficient than ever.


Which to Buy: Chevrolet Impala vs. Chrysler 300

Chevrolet Impala vs. Chrysler 300 | CarMax

These days, car buyers who want an affordable luxury family sedan can choose from plenty of options. If you’re looking for a used car that emphasizes traditional luxury offerings in a big package, then you might want to consider a used Chrysler 300. But if you want a full-sized sedan with sportier intentions, then a used Chevrolet Impala could be your go-to choice. These two all-American car manufacturers have battled for market supremacy since the 1950s, and nearly seven decades later, they each still give shoppers options for a distinct taste of affordable mid-grade luxury—especially with the new 2016 Chrysler 300 and 2016 Chevrolet Impala.


How to Winterize Your Car

Winterizing Your Car's Exterior | CarMax

Winter’s fierce weather conditions can wreak havoc on your car’s interior, exterior, and inner workings. Before the temperatures start dropping, it’s time to start checking off your to-do list of car protection and maintenance items. Here’s a foolproof guide on how to winterize your car.  


Which to Buy: Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Acura MDX

Jeep Grand Cherokee vs Acura MDX | CarMax

There are an endless amount of cars, crossovers, and trucks in the used vehicle market—and for families seeking a combination of utility and style, few vehicles address these needs better than the used Acura MDX and used Jeep Grand Cherokee. They’re among our top 10 SUVs of 2016, and both are equipped with all the fixings that make for a comfortable drive on the road. They can both be easily loaded up with plenty of cargo, and they’re both available with all-wheel or four-wheel drive.


Top 10 Convertibles Under $20K

Top 10 Convertibles Under $20K | CarMax

Nothing compares to the feeling of the wind whipping your hair back as you cruise in a well-built convertible. Well, almost nothing—the feeling of getting a great deal on your vehicle purchase is definitely a close second. You can enjoy both of these awesome sensations at the same time by selecting a high-quality convertible that sells for less than $20,000.


Top Features We're Thankful for This Holiday Season

Top Features We're Thankful For | CarMax

We’ve got a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. We’re thankful for the things that make driving a late-model vehicle such a comfortable and rewarding experience. Modern convenience features take the hassle out of driving! Here are five car and truck features we’re thankful for.


How to Identify a Flood-Damaged Car

How to Identify a Flood Damaged Car | CarMax

When you’re shopping for a new or used car, no matter where you live in the U.S., there’s a chance you’ll come into contact with a water-damaged vehicle that has been repaired, retitled, and offered for re-sale. Vehicles on used car lots may be passed off as sound—but could actually have been exposed to water and moisture that compromised metal bodywork, structural elements, and electrical and electronic components.


Which to Buy: Cadillac CTS vs. Audi A6

H2H: Cadillac CTS vs Audi A6 | CarMax

There are cars that do the job, and there are cars that get the job done with style. The Cadillac CTS and Audi A6 are two examples of the latter. They’re the kind of cars you can treat yourself to as a reward for hard work, or perhaps as an indulgence. If you’re fortunate to shop for a car like this, it can be mighty hard to choose between the two. Here’s a CarMax comparison to help, whether you’re searching for a used Audi or a used Cadillac for sale.

Reasons to Buy a Mitsubishi Eclipse

Reasons to Buy: Mitsubishi Eclipse | CarMax

While the last Mitsubishi Eclipse rolled off of the production line several years ago, you can still find this sleek and iconic little sports coupe in the market today. Americans enjoyed a 20-plus year love affair with this fun Japanese car and its powerful engines, sleek styling, and affordability. Used car research will almost certainly lead you to the last of four generations of this iconic vehicle that graced the roads from 1990-2012.

Reasons to Buy a Jeep Grand Cherokee

Reasons to Buy a Jeep Grand Cherokee | CarMax

All at once muscular, well-proportioned, and luxury-minded, the rugged Jeep Grand Cherokee has been around for more than 20 years now. It’s a favorite SUV of critics and customers alike. The Grand Cherokee’s numerous automotive awards are well earned. 

Reasons to Buy a Cadillac CTS

Reasons to Buy: Cadillac CTS | CarMax

When Cadillac first rolled out its CTS in 2003, the car’s combination of high performance and luxury features had everyone taking notice. It is now, as it was then, a mid-size sedan out to eat BMW’s and Audi’s lunches. The CTS targets both the enthusiast and luxury market at the same time.

Which to Buy: Toyota Tacoma vs. Honda Ridgeline

Head to Head: Toyota Tacoma vs. Honda Ridgeline | CarMax

There are times when everyone needs a pickup truck, whether it’s hauling furniture home from the garden center or moving lumber around a construction site. Pickups are both practical and fun, and it can be tempting to buy one that’s bigger than you need. But if you’re searching for compact and mid-sized used trucks for sale, you may well find yourself comparing the Toyota Tacoma and the Honda Ridgeline.

Which to Buy: Toyota Sienna vs. Honda Odyssey

Toyota Sienna vs. Honda Odyssey | CarMax

With crossovers and SUVs attempting to steal the spotlight these days, minivans had to step up their game to remain competitive in the family-mover market. Both the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna rose to the occasion by offering an ideal combination of performance, comfort, and features modern drivers want.

Which to Buy: Honda Accord vs. Toyota Camry

Head to Head: Toyota Camry vs. Honda Accord | CarMax

Car shoppers looking for a used mid-size sedan may want to consider the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. These four-door sedans have been in production for quite some time now, and they’ve got well-known reputations as solid vehicles for point A to point B transportation. Let’s take a look at their similarities, and their differences.

Top 7 Trucks For Towing Your Stuff

Top Trucks for Towing of 2016 | CarMax

A truck can offer the perfect blend of utility and power. The sturdy truck bed carries all the tools needed to get a tough job done, and the engine and its torque can help tow all the equipment. With that in mind, different trucks have different towing options. Whether it’s towing for work or the family vacation, here are seven used trucks that excel at pulling their weight.

Top 10 Hybrid Cars of 2016

Top 10 Hybrids of 2016 | CarMax

The environmental benefits of hybrid vehicles appeal to two types of car buyers: the driver who is concerned about climate change and pollution, and the wallet-conscious driver who wants to capitalize on the impressive fuel economy that hybrids offer. If you’re looking for a used hybrid car for sale, we recommend starting your search with these 10 options.

9 High Horsepower Cars for Under $20K

9 High Horsepower Cars Under $20K | CarMax

There’s something about a car that goes vroom that can’t be beat. When you’re sitting behind the wheel of a powerful car, your heart races and your mind wanders to all the places you can go. There are plenty of used cars out there that deliver high horsepower for low prices.

Which to Buy: Ford F-150 vs. Dodge Ram 1500

Ford F-150 vs Dodge Ram 1500 | CarMax

Two powerful trucks have ruled the full-sized pickup market over the last decade: the Ford F-150 and Dodge Ram 1500. If you’re in the market for a used pickup truck, it’s highly likely you’ve come across both of these trucks. Here, we’ll take an in-depth look at both vehicles. We’re here to help you make an informed decision!

Which is the Right Truck for Me?

Which is the Right Truck for Me? | CarMax

When you’re in the market for your next car, it is worth taking a look at the range of used pickup trucks available. The pickup truck has long been associated with ranching or roughing it. These days, however, you don’t have to be hauling horses to be considering a Ford F-150 or a Chevy Silverado 1500. Whether you’re towing, off-roading, or just plain getting around town, today’s trucks are more versatile than ever. 

Which Car Type is Right for Me?

Buying Guide: Vehicle Types | CarMax

Are you in the market to buy a used vehicle? Whether you’re a first-time buyer or you’re looking to replace your car or truck with something else, we can help. This guide can assist you when you’re searching for the right vehicle for your needs—so when it’s time for you to go shopping, you’ll be ready to dive into the process.

Reasons to Buy a Toyota Tacoma

Reasons to Buy: Toyota Tacoma | CarMax

In the mid-range truck category, the Toyota Tacoma is a top seller that offers cutting-edge truck technology. It’s a versatile vehicle that’s durable, fuel efficient, and maintains a higher resale value than just about any other truck. 

Reasons to Buy a Dodge Charger

Top Reasons for Buying an Dodge Charger | CarMax

Today’s Dodge Charger is a four-door, modern-day muscle car for the whole family that impresses with distinctive exterior styling and powerful performance.

12 Best Roadtrip Games

13 Best Road Trip Games | CarMax

The end of summer doesn’t mean the end of road trip season. There’s plenty of time for a weekend getaway to the beach or a cozy cabin in the mountains. Just grab some friends or family members and hop in a car with great gas mileage.

Top 15 Luxury Cars of 2016

Top 15 Luxury Vehicles | CarMax

Luxury cars come in all shapes and sizes, but they are all expected to look good and perform well. One advantage of buying a used luxury car is that you get the luxury look-and-feel that you want at a more affordable price.

Top 10 Minivan Features for Families

Top 10 Minivan Features for Families

Whether you’re looking for family-friendly minivan features or used minivans for sale, you need the total package. Today’s minivans have a lot of amenities, but not all feature packages are created equally. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Minivan features are wide and varied, but some options stick out above the rest. Here are 10 great features for family-moving minivans.

Are LED Headlights Better and Brighter?

What Are LED Headlights? | CarMax

Light-emitting diodes, better known as LEDs, have helped light up the dashboard displays and interiors of cars for a number of years. With the arrival of LED headlight technology, LEDs are now playing an important role in your car’s exterior lighting.

Top 10 Reasons to Buy a Chrysler 300

Top Reasons for Buying an Chrysler 300 | CarMax

Chrysler has been making distinctive cars for close to a hundred years now. They’re cleverly-designed vehicles, built for luxury and power—and the Chrysler 300 is the latest in the line of such cars. The 300 is popular with CarMax customers because its comes in lots of variations—all of them eye-catching, and all offering the latest technological goodies.

Top 5 Zombie Apocalypse Escape Vehicles

Awesome Cars for the Zombie Apocalypse | CarMax

Zombies. We all think we’re prepared, but have you considered your getaway vehicle in the event of an apocalypse? We have, and as a public service, we’re sharing five recommendations. These popular used cars and trucks have unique features that could help keep you alive if civilization is threatened by the undead. 


Top 15 Cars and SUVs with Third Row Seats of 2016

Top 15 Cars with Third Row Seats | CarMax

Vehicles with third-row seating have plenty of features for nearly every type of driver. For families that need a great family-friendly vehicle, SUVs, crossovers, and minivans with third-row seats give passengers roomy interiors and still have enough power to haul plenty of vacation equipment or moving supplies. 


Top 10 Reasons to Buy a Jeep Wrangler

Top Reasons for Buying an Jeep Wrangler | CarMax

The Jeep Wrangler page is the second most visited page on, and has been for quite some time now. Why? Because a Jeep offers so much history, so much utility, and so much fun to those who own one. Who doesn’t love the all-American Jeep?


Top 10 Crossovers of 2016

Top 10 Crossovers of 2016 | CarMax

When the best features of both SUVs and wagons were incorporated into a single vehicle — the crossover — the automobile industry was revolutionized. Crossovers have the ample storage space and off-road capability of SUVs, plus the added practicality and drivability of a wagon. What’s not to love about a crossover?


Reasons for Buying an Infiniti FX-35

Top Reasons for Buying an Infiniti FX35 | CarMax

The Infiniti FX35 set a precedent for crossover SUVs in 2003, and its innovative look and feel are still standouts in an industry of similar vehicles.


Subaru WRX: Rally-Style Fun

Rally-Style Fun for the Masses | CarMax

It’s tough to cross paths with a sporty Subaru and not marvel at its looks, sounds, and performance. Fortunately, there’s no better time to be in the market for a used Subaru. These vehicles are quick and attractive cars, and the Subaru WRX — also known as the Impreza — is a solid choice for anyone seeking a rewarding drive.


Stay on the Road with Traction Control

Traction Control

You've likely encountered a caution sign warning drivers about icy road conditions, loose gravel, or flooding. Even if you didn't see a sign, being aware of slippery road conditions is critical to driving safely, and traction control can help you do that.


Reasons to buy a Nissan 350z

Used Nissan 350z Reviews

If you’re looking for an exciting used sports car that won’t bend or break your budget, check out the Nissan 350z.


Manual vs. Automatic Transmissions

Manual vs Automatic Transmission Article

When you’re buying a new car, you’ve got important decisions to make. One decision you’ll face is the type of transmission you’ll have in your car.


A Glossary of Automotive Terms

Looking for a used car and curious about all those terms? What’s ‘AWD’ mean, for example? How about horsepower? Read on, and be in the know!


Top 10 SUVS of 2016

Top 10 SUVs of 2016 | CarMax

If you need to move yourself to and from work on one day, and half a soccer team and all their gear on the next day, check out the SUVs on this list.

9 Tips for First Time Car Buyers

12 Tips for First Time Car Buyers

Buying your first car can be exciting and overwhelming. There are thousands of possible cars to choose from, and narrowing them down can be difficult. That’s why we want to make sure you drive away with a car you love. Read on for tips on how to make the best choice for you.

Top 10 Sports Cars of 2016

Drivers who want to kick up their commutes will be excited by these 10 cars. If you’re on the hunt for a sports car, take your time and enjoy researching all models thoroughly. 

13 Best Tailgating Cars of 2016

Popular Cars for Tailgating | CarMax

Hut! Hut! Hut! It’s tailgating season again! Whether you’re an armchair quarterback, a high-school football fanatic, or a pro-football devotee, there’s a vehicle for you. We’ve highlighted some of our most popular cars for Fall and the features that make them perfect for your next tailgate gathering.

10 Cars That Get Great Gas Mileage

10 Cars That Get Great Gas Mileage | CarMax

Save money with a high-mileage used car! See our 10 most popular cars with great gas mileage, and find out what makes each stand out. From sporty and fun to practical and luxurious, we’ve got a high-MPG car for everyone.

16 Popular Family Cars

Popular used family cars | CarMax

We've created a list of some of our most popular family cars to help you decide what's best for your family. All offer plenty of features for parents on the go, so the whole family can hit the road in comfort.

The Most Popular Cars under $20,000

Research popular used cars under $20,000 | CarMax

Next time you're in the market for another car or truck, know that you've got plenty of options that won't break the bank.

Improve Your Gas Mileage

Improving Gas Mileage | CarMax

When it comes to fuel economy, all the parts of your used car work together to provide the best possible mileage. You’re part of the equation, too! Take care of your used car, drive it efficiently, and plan ahead, and you’ll be rewarded with the best possible fuel economy – so you can get more out of every drive!

2015 Used Car Shopping Report

While the Nissan Altima remained CarMax’s top selling used car, the Chevrolet Malibu sped into the No. 2 spot, passing the Toyota Camry, which fell to No. 4. Honda had two cars in the top five, the Accord (No. 3) and the Civic (No. 5).

Learn More about Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Research Alternative Fuel Vehicles | CarMax

We’ve gathered some information about used alternative fuel vehicles to help you understand how the technology works and so you can make an informed decision when it’s time to shop!


Are You in the Market for a Midlife Crisis Car?

Are You in the Market for a Midlife Crisis Car? | CarMax

Consider the "midlife crisis car." What comes to mind? 


How Would You Use Your Tax Refund?

How Would You Use Your Tax Refund? | CarMax

We’ve gathered some information about used alternative fuel vehicles to help you understand how the technology works and so you can make an informed decision when it’s time to shop!


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