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Best Used Cars To Buy Right Now

Written By: CarPro | Jan 26, 2022 3:00:00 PM

As you've heard Car Pro Show host Jerry Reynolds say on the Car Pro Show,  used car prices are at record highs.  Great news if you have a trade in, but not so great news if you're looking to buy used.

New data from finds that average used vehicle prices now top the $30,000 mark - costing an average of $30,799.   With used car prices expected to remain elevated for the foreseeable future, iSeeCars has compiled its Best Used Cars for 2022 list to help shoppers make the smartest purchase decision possible. Even in today’s market, these quality used cars can be found at more accessible price points than the cost of the average used vehicle.

To come up with its list,  iSeeCars analyzed over 12 million cars across all vehicle types. The winners are cars that have demonstrated long-term reliability, hold their value the best, and have the highest average safety ratings (when available from IIHS and NHTSA). iSeeCars then determined the best used cars that could be found for under $10k, $15k, $20k, and $25k.

Here is an abbreviated list of winners and runners up in the SUV category along with the Best Used Cars under $15,000 category. (You can find winners across all vehicle segments can be found here.)

iSeeCars Best Used Cars for 2022 

Most reliable, safest cars that retain the most value




Best Subcompact SUV

Mazda CX-3 (8.2 out of 10)

Subaru Crosstrek (8.1 of 10)

Best Luxury Subcompact SUV

BMW X1 (8.6 of 10)

Buick Encore (8.4 of 10)

Best Small SUV

Jeep Wrangler (9.2 of 10)

Subaru Outback (8.8 of 10)

Best Luxury Small SUV

Acura RDX (8.6 of 10)

BMW X3 (8.6 of 10)

Best Midsize SUV

Toyota Highlander (8.9 of 10)

Honda Pilot (8.7 of 10)

Best Luxury Midsize SUV

Volvo XC90 (8.9 of 10)

Acura MDX (8.7 of 10)

Best Large SUV

Toyota Land Cruiser (9.2 of 10)

Toyota Sequoia (8.7 of 10)

Best Luxury Large SUV

Lexus LX 570 (8.9 of 10)

Lincoln Navigator (8.8 of 10)


Here is a look at the best used cars and SUVs for under $15,000:

iSeeCars Best Used Cars and SUVs Under $15,000  


Average Used Car Price

2013 BMW X3


2013 Honda Accord


2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid


2016 Kia Soul


2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid


2013 BMW X1


2013 Volvo XC90


2013 Subaru Impreza


2013 Subaru Outback


2013 Toyota Camry


2013 Buick Encore


2013 Honda Civic


2013 Subaru Forester


2013 Toyota Prius



More information including a description of the winners and runners-up in each category as well as the best used cars at additional price points (under $25k, Under $20k, Under $10k) click here.

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