Top Ten Most Reliable Used Cars

Top Ten Most Reliable Used Cars

Don’t fall victim to the belief that you have to shell out thousands of dollars for a brand-new vehicle if you want reliability. There are many used cars from recent model years (2014 and newer) that boast some of the highest reliability rankings on the road today. Here, we’ll look at ten of the most reliable used cars out there. Our reviews are based mostly on reliability and safety rankings from J.D. Power, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. However, we also considered price point, interior comfort and drivability in the vehicles we chose as the best used cars when it comes to reliability.    


Toyota Camry 2014

The award-winning Toyota Camry, with its consistent performance and reliability ratings, is a great choice if you’re looking for a reliable used car. This sedan, long known for its stellar safety ratings and excellent gas mileage (25 city/34 highway), also makes a great used car for teens. The 2014 model year has a stylish interior with standard features like touchscreen infotainment center,Bluetoothand USB ports, as well as a six-speaker sound system. At a price range of $12,000 – $17,000 the Toyota Camry is one of the most reliable used cars you’ll find. 


Ford Edge 2015

If you’re in the market for a mid-sized SUV with top safety and reliability rankings, consider the Ford Edge. The 2015 model was named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and scored high reliability scores from J.D. Power as well. With decent horsepower and nimble handling, the Ford Edge comfortably seats five adults, or offers two LATCHanchors and a middle tether for families with small children. Cargo space is good for its class and gas mileage is decent as well, at 20 city/30 highway.  


GMC Terrain 2014

Despite its slightly higher price point than rival small SUVs, the GMC Terrain has many enviable features, and enjoys top-ranked safety and reliability scores. The Terrain is repeatedly lauded for its roomy interior with upscale trimmings. However, the base engine is a bit sluggish, so it’s best to opt for the beefier V6 for much-needed additional horsepower. 2014 models include the available IntelliLink infotainment system and safety features like rearview camera, forward collision warning and lane assist. Priced between $13,000 – $20,000, the GMC Terrain is among the best used SUVs if reliability and safety are important features. 


Chevy Malibu 2015

The Chevy Malibu has long been known for its excellent reliability. This mid-size sedan sits near the top of its class for reliability rankings and earns excellent safety ratings as well. Completely redesigned in the 2015 model year, the Malibu boasts features like a six-speaker audio system, satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, and even its own, personal Wi-Fi hotspot. Legroom in the rear of the car suffers a bit, and the Malibu isn’t quite as zippy as some of its in-class competitors performance-wise, but it is one of the most reliable used cars on the market today. 


Honda Pilot 2014

The Honda Pilot, which manages to comfortably seat a whopping eight passengers, ranks as one of the most reliable vehicles on the road, according to US News and World Report. Top reliability rankings and great safety rankings (except in front-impact collisions) keep loyal customers coming back to the Pilot. And at a price range of $17,000 – $26,000, the 2014 Pilot offers excellent features and reliability at a great savings over later model mid-size SUVs. 


Buick Regal 2014

Near the top of its class for reliability, and boasting features like beefy horsepower and upscale interior, is the 2014 Buick Regal. Though not as sporty on the outside as some of its competitors, the Regal offers a roomy, comfortable ride with excellent pickup that doesn’t sacrifice on gas mileage (21 city/29 highway). The 2014 redesign includes plenty of new features, like touch-screen infotainment system, Bluetooth compatibility, USB ports, and satellite radio. With the smooth ride and extensive safety features, the Buick Regal makes for one of the best used cars for the money, priced at $11,000 – $19,000.


BMW 3-Series 2014

The BMW-3 Series marries performance and reliability in their 2014 models. Zippy handling and beefy pickup make these cars fun to drive while still performing well in safety and reliability tests. BMW is known for its classy but comfortable interior with stylish trimmings, and the 3-Series doesn’t disappoint. There is ample room for all passengers, and the cars do offer LATCH anchors in the rear seat. Loaded with options at a price point between $14,000 – $26,000, the BMW 3-Series makes a great choice among reliable used cars. 


Toyota Prius 2016

Long recognized as the car with the best gas mileage on the road, the Toyota Prius got a much-needed upgrade starting with the 2016 model year. You’ll enjoy a more spacious interior in this model, which comfortably seats five adults. Slightly better engine and brake performance are coupled with a quieter overall ride. Toyota also gave the Prius’ infotainment center an upgrade in 2016, including coveted tech like voice recognition, Siri and Bluetooth connectivity. The 2016 model is priced at a range of $16,000 – $24,000 and earns top-rated crash and reliability scores, making it a great choice among reliable used cars. 


Hyundai Sonata 2014

Hyundai has successfully found its niche in the automobile industry with its consistently high reliability ratings and extended warranty plans. The 2014 Sonata doesn’t disappoint with a perky engine, ample interior room for five adults, and excellent handling. Combine those features with solid gas mileage and a sleek exterior and it’s easy to see why the 2014 Hyundai Sonata, priced between $9,000 and $16,000, is one of the best used car values on the market. 


Mazda 3 2014

Anyone in the market for a sporty, fun-to-drive vehicle would be remiss to overlook the award-winning Mazda 3. The 2014 model year saw a complete overhaul and is offered at the reasonable price range of $11,000 – $17,000. Though light on standard features, the Mazda 3 does offer a Bosesound system, moonroof, keyless entry and of course, excellent gas mileage at 29 city/39 highway. J.D. Power awarded the Mazda 3 with average reliability scores, but it’s top-ranking when it comes to safety in almost all crash tests performed. 

In addition to the 10 listed above, there are many other affordable vehicles that get high marks for reliability and safety. To find them you have to do lots of internet searching and read at lot of reviews. To save yourself the time, energy, and possible stress of surfing through countless web sites, speak to the friendly and knowledgeable sales staff at Highline Automotive to help you find the car or truck that’s right for you. Whether it’s one of the cars listed above, or one of the many other vehicles in our inventory, every car and truck we sell comes with a warranty and a free AutoCheck report. And regardless of your credit score, we will find a financingsolution that fits your specific financial situation.


Check our inventory online, or stop in to see our vehicles in person, and we’ll help you find the right one for you, with financing you can afford. We’re conveniently located at 4343 Torresdale Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19124.


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