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Reliable used cars for every budget

Most reliable by price

Last updated: February 2015
Photo: Tyrone Turner/National Geographic Creative

For people who want to get the most for their money, used cars are often better overall values than new models. They cost less to buy and don’t depreciate as quickly.

These lists show you the best 2005 through 2014 models in four price ranges. All of these cars did well in our tests when they were new and have had above-average reliability.

Try to buy the newest vehicle that your budget will allow so that you get the most up-to-date safety features. To help, we show the first year, within 10 model years, that each model offered electronic stability control, a critical lifesaving safety feature, as standard or optional equipment.

See our used cars A-Z list for more details on vehicles from the last 10 model years.

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