Autotrader names the 10 best used cars of 2021

ATLANTA, June 28, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Despite the automotive industry turmoil and high prices in 2021, the used car market still has great options. Whether buyers are looking for a practical crossover, a rugged pickup truck, a fun performance car, or something in between, there is a used car, truck or SUV for everyone – though they must have it. look a little harsher than usual in the current market. To help consumers find the perfect match, Autotrader experts recently named the 10 best used cars of 2021 which are great alternatives to buying a new car.

“Finding the right used car can be difficult – not only are some models rare, but the average age of a used car on the road today is around 12 years,” said Brian moody, editor-in-chief for Autotrader. “A lot has changed in terms of performance, technology and safety over the past 12 years. Savvy buyers can use Autotrader’s Best Used Car List as a way to start the research process.”

Autotrader recently compiled a list of the best used cars of the year based on “Best new car“winners, as well as the vehicles from the list of Best electric cars for 2021. Autotrader publishers have scaled them down based on value and popularity, while considering brands with Certified Good Used Programs (CPOs). Below are Autotrader’s 10 best used cars for 2021:

Autotrader’s 10 Best Used Cars of 2021

2016-2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is a staple on American highways and construction sites for its high capacity, renowned reliability and rugged aesthetics. It can also make a good family vehicle when equipped with a crew cab, which is not difficult to find in the used market. It makes sense to buy second-hand, as these trucks have a proven track record of reliability.

2017-2020 Ford Mustang
The Ford Mustang is an iconic car not only for its style and performance, but also for its exceptional value. It is a modern muscle car that is within the reach of a wide range of drivers, especially in the used market. We recommend the V8 powered GT model if your budget allows, but we also like the turbo EcoBoost models because they use gasoline and are still fun to drive.

2016-2020 Ford F-150
It’s not hard to see why the Ford F-150 is a consistent bestseller. This full-size pickup captures everything truck buyers want, with capabilities ready for anything from daily jobsite work to a weekend by the lake. A wide range of different models, from the humble XL to the fierce Raptor to the luxurious Limited, means there is an F-150 for everyone in the truck market.

2017-2020 Honda CR-V
Compact SUVs are popular for combining the efficiency and handling of a compact car with the versatility of an SUV. The Honda CR-V is a consistent class leader in this competitive segment. It has one of the most spacious interiors in its class, along with excellent fuel economy (especially the hybrid released in 2020) and low costs of ownership. A used CR-V is a practical choice for anyone looking for a good, basic and reliable form of transportation.

Jeep Wrangler 2015-2020
The Jeep Wrangler is a legend for staying true to its roots as a rugged off-roader. It has off-road capabilities to support its military-inspired style. The Wrangler is available in a traditional two-door version or a more practical four-door version, in addition to various removable roofs. A whole new generation “JL” was introduced in 2018, making it more modern and road-friendly without sacrificing its all-terrain chops.

2020-2021 Kia Telluride
The Kia Telluride hasn’t been around for very long. But, it’s so good that it’s worth watching in the used market. Kia also has an excellent Certified Pre-Owned Program. The Telluride is a three-row midsize crossover that does just about everything right, including a roomy interior, modern tech features, and a rugged but upscale aesthetic. Kia has our favorite non-luxury CPO program with a long 10-year / 100,000-mile powertrain warranty.

2016-2020 Lexus IS
A used or Lexus Certified Pre-Owned IS is a great way to get behind the wheel of a compact luxury car without breaking the bank. It has a beautiful interior, engaging driving dynamics, and the safety and reliability for which Lexus is famous. Another advantage of getting a modern pre-owned Lexus is that the brand has the best certified pre-owned program, offering an excellent warranty with no mileage limit.

Nissan Leaf 2018-2020
The Nissan Leaf was the original mass-market electric car. It entered its second generation in the 2018 model year and then a new Leaf Plus was introduced in 2019. The standard second generation Leaf has a range of up to 150 miles, making it a good car. city, but the Leaf Plus handles a range of up to 226 miles. This makes the compact Leaf a more convenient EV for a wider range of drivers.

2016-2020 Subaru Outback
If you need something practical but want something a little original, then a used Subaru Outback might be right for you. The Outback has the advantages of a spacious mid-size wagon while being a fairly capable all-terrain vehicle, with generous ground clearance and standard all-wheel drive. The Outback also achieves strong safety and reliability ratings, which further add to its practicality.

2016-2020 Toyota Highlander
The Toyota Highlander is the first choice among mid-size three-row crossovers. The Highlander offers minivan convenience in the form of an SUV with available all-wheel drive. It also has a smooth ride and good handling for an SUV of this size. The available V6 engine adds power and can tow up to 5,000 pounds. Consider the hybrid option if you want a large family vehicle with excellent fuel economy.

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