Buy This Not That: The Best Used Cars That Are Just as Good As New

The 2022 Volvo Xc90 Phev Suv

Used cars are always a popular choice: They cost less than a new car, cost less to insure and they may come with a limited warranty or the original manufacturer’s warranty. There are caveats, of course, and buyers should use caution and this guidance when buying a used car, but often, the best used cars can be a great deal.

Especially when a particular car offers nearly all that it’s brand new counterpart offers: Technology, design, interior finishes and engine specs. The newer the car, the more likely it is to be similar to the brand new model, of course. Most car makers redesign their models every five to 7 years, though some go longer between makeovers or offer a “refresh” to extend the design lifecycle. For all these reasons, here are our favorite cars to buy used right now.

The Timeless Design of the Volvo XC90 Makes this Among the Best Used Cars

Volvoxc90 Is Among The Best Used Cars
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The Subaru Outback Could Be Your Forever Car – Even Used

Best Used Cars For A Road Trip
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Toyota Highlander — and Hybrid Are Among the Best Used Cars

2022 Toyota Highlander Front 3/4 View The Best Used Cars
Sara Lacey

The Jeep That Ages Backwards? Jeep Grand Cherokee

Jeep Grand Cherokee Featured Image
Scotty Reiss

The Genesis GV70 Will Delight You Every Day

The Profile Of The Genesis Gv70 Doesn'T Give Away Its Electric Soul
Scotty Reiss

The Toyota Sienna Is a Family Workhorse

Toyota Sienna Woodland Edition 2 - Holli Fourniquet
Holli Fourniquet

Your Dream Ford Bronco Is Now More Accessible

Ford Bronco Sport Heritage Limited Edition
Sara Lacey

The Chevrolet Tahoe Never Gets Old, or Out of Shape

The Tahoe Rst Is Long And Tall, And Seats 7
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What’s Not to Love In the Chrysler Pacifica?

Profile Of The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica Minivan. Photo: Sara Lacey
Sara Lacey

This Ground-breaking EV is Now an OG: Hyundai Ioniq 5

The Hyundai Ioniq 5
Scotty Reiss

There’s a Reason the Honda Odyssey is In So Many Driveways

Honda Odyssey
Penny Garduno

When Only a Classic Will Do: Mini Cooper

I'D Forgotten How Fun It Was To Drive A Mini Cooper. Driving One With A Manual Transmission Was On A Whole New Level. Photo By Allison Bell
Allison Bell

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