If you have shopped for a used car in the past, you know that it can be challenging to choose from all the different options that are out there. You will need to start by narrowing down your search by the type of vehicle you prefer. With so many choices such as cars, trucks, SUVs, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV), hybrid vehicles, or electric vehicles (EV), you will have to do your research before deciding what kind of vehicle is right for you. In no distinct order, here are six of the bestselling used cars in 2021 so far.
Tesla Model 3
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Tesla leads the automotive industry in EV technology, and the Tesla Model 3 is a shining example of what makes Tesla vehicles so great. The Model 3 seamlessly blends performance, efficiency, and range to provide consumers with one of the most well-rounded EVs on the planet.
With responsive handling, a 0-60 mph time of only 3.1 seconds, and a calculated range of up to 353 miles when fully charged, the Model 3 is a joy to drive around town or on your next excursion. Additionally, you can find a used Tesla Model 3 in excellent condition within a price range of $44,000 to $60,000. Aside from its impressive performance, the Model 3 provides comfort, autonomous driving capabilities, and a unique driving experience you won't find outside of the Tesla brand.
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Mitsubishi is all about styling, refinement, and performance, and all three can be found in the Mitsubishi Outlander. Used Outlanders can range from $13,000 to $24,000 or more depending on age, mileage, and condition. In addition, Mitsubishi Outlanders offer three-row seating, ample cargo room, and an abundance of amenities you are sure to love. GT trim levels of the Outlander come with an impressive V-6 engine offering power, performance, and dependability.
The Mitsubishi Outlander comes in three versions: the Outlander mid-size SUV, the Outlander Sport small SUV, and the Outlander PHEV. There is an Outlander for everyone, regardless of efficiency or size preferences. As of December 2018, the Outlander PHEV holds the world's all-time bestselling PHEV title, showing no signs of slowing down. Whether you are single or a member of a growing family, the Mitsubishi Outlander can adapt to suit your lifestyle with ease.
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With over six million sold worldwide, you could say that the Toyota Prius is among hybrid vehicle royalty. Though the Prius isn't for everyone, it's obviously for someone with the vast quantity Toyota has sold since its introduction in 2000. Of course, you wouldn't go looking for a Toyota Prius to handle the transportation needs of a family of six or seven, but for a daily commuter to work and back, this efficient little car fits the bill nicely.
The first-generation Prius still rivals its competitor's fuel mileage with its 42 mpg city and 41 mpg highway stats. This fact alone is an impressive testament to the Prius' dominance in the race for fuel efficiency, pushing Toyota to continually improve on these numbers with the 2022 Prius estimated to get up to 58 mpg city and 53 highway mileage (depending on trim level). In addition, a used Toyota Prius can range from $8,000 to $25,000. So if you prefer significant efficiency and small size, the Prius could be precisely what you are looking for.
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BMW redefined the driving experience with the introduction of the modern 2-Series in 2014. This marvel of automotive engineering offers a contemporary version of the driving feel and balance BMW has been known for over the last 50 years. Driving enthusiasts and everyday commuters alike agree that the 2-Series is one of the all-time most fun vehicles to drive.
Add the luxury, available tech, and safety inherent with all BMW vehicles, and the 2-Series is just on a level of its own that continues with the release of the 2022 model. You can find many well-maintained used BMW 2-Series for under $30,000 on the market today. The sheer drivability, BMW styling, and luxury feel of the 2-Series will draw you in and never let you go.
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Arriving on the hybrid scene in 1999, the Honda Insight provided an incredibly efficient powertrain coupled with an aerodynamic body that returned an impressive 61 mpg city and 70 mpg highway mileage. Honda dubbed the powertrain for the Insight as Integrated Power Assist. The second generation of the Insight was introduced in 2009, returning 40 mph city and 41 highway mileage. The third generation of the Insight was released in 2019 and returned a combined 52 mpg.
A used third-generation Honda Insights can be found in the mid $20,000 range, with older models dropping in price as they age. The Honda Insight may be one of the most evolved vehicles as it went from a two-door compact to a four-door sedan with only three generations of the vehicle made so far.
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Minivans haven't quite become a thing of the past, and the Kia Sedona is a prime example of why minivans are still relevant in a world of crossover SUVs. The Sedona has one of the better-looking minivan designs with sleek lines and an overall sporty feel. In addition, Kia equips the Sedona with a 3.3 liter V-6 providing an impressive 276 horsepower, giving the Sedona ample power for negotiating today's busy roads.
The Sedona's standard three rows of seats offer plenty of room for you and your family. In addition, the Sedona can carry a massive amount of cargo, even making trips to the hardware store a breeze. If the Kia Sedona is more your speed, used models range from under $10,000 to upward of $20,000. You may not win a car show with one, but you will be a carpool legend with the convenience and versatility of the Kia Sedona.
Regardless of the type of vehicle you choose, there are many used cars out there for you to explore. The cars discussed here are only a few of the most noteworthy used vehicles for you to consider. Ultimately your decision will hinge on personal preference, your needs, and your budget. Let CarSmart of Farmington help you find the used vehicle best suited to all of your automotive needs. Contact us or visit us, and our knowledgeable and friendly sales team will be glad to assist today.