The Best Used Cars You Can Buy for 2020

Worried about which used car to buy? These are the vehicles to trust.


Buying a used car can be a scary process. There are more variables than when purchasing a new vehicle; good information can be harder to come by; it’s often hard to determine what you’re going to get, and whether it will be a good value.

Luckily, the latest study has performed some of the legwork for you. Below are their best used cars for 2020 for each segment, based on safety, reliability, and depreciation. (If you want the TL;DR version: trust Toyota, Lexus and Honda.)

Best Used SUV: Toyota 4Runner

The current 4Runner generation has been in production for 10 years. Its renowned durability and reliability are why Toyota seldom alters the formula.

Review: Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro

Best Used Passenger Car: Honda Civic

Sedan or hatchback, there’s a reason the Civics sell like crazy and often stay on the road well past 200,000 miles.

Review: Honda Civic

Best Used Pickup Truck: Toyota Tacoma

How long can a Toyota Tacoma last? We don’t know, as most of them built since 1995 are still on the road.

Review: Tacoma TRD Pro

Best Used Minivan: Toyota Sienna

The only all-wheel-drive minivan out there is ideal to handle the next decade of kid-carting responsibilities.

Best Used Sports Car: Ford Mustang

Sports cars don’t normally hit high mileages, but the Mustang offers strong resale value.

Read Our Review: Mustang Shelby GT500

Read Our Review: Mustang Bullitt Edition

Read Our Review: Mustang EcoBoost HPP

Best Used Hybrid: Toyota Prius

The Toyota Prius was the first mass-market hybrid on the scene. Many high mileage examples are still on the scene.

Best Used Electric Vehicle: Tesla Model S

The Model S revolutionized the electric vehicle in 2012, setting a performance bar that other manufacturers still struggle to meet. Indeed, it’s almost too durable, as Model S owners have little reason to cash in for a new one.

Read Our Review: Tesla Model S

Best Used Luxury Car: Lexus ES 350

The front-wheel-drive Lexus ES 350 is not the most exciting luxury sedan you can buy, but it is the safest bet.

Read Our Review: Lexus ES 350 F-Sport

Best Used Luxury SUV: Acura MDX

The MDX, like many Honda-made vehicles, is exceptionally long-lasting. It’s also one of the most American vehicles on the road.

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