Looking for a safe and reliable used car? These cars are the top choices under $15,000, according to Bankrate.com.
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These vehicles, ranked in no particular order, were selected based on price, reliability and safety ratings.
1. 2001-2005 Lexus IS300
Price: $6,102 to $9,583
If you’re looking for luxury, the Lexus IS300 is a good choice. These premium compact cars are on the market with 135,441 miles on average.
2. 2004-2008 Chrysler Pacifica
Price: $5,108 to $7,538
This generation of Pacifica minivans has an average mileage of 125,166.
3. 2004-2010 Honda Odyssey
Price: $5,026 to $14,234
Honda Odyssey minivans are another good buy on the used market. Mileage averages 122,490.
4. 2003-2012 Honda Accord
Price: $5,629 to $13,865
These Accord sedans are available with an average of 97,659 miles on the odometer.
5. 2003-2012 Subaru Legacy
Price: $5,061 to $14,595
Average mileage on a used Subaru Legacy midsize sedan from this generation is 89,428.
6. 2001-2010 Toyota Avalon
Price range: $5,006 to $13,937
The Avalon is Toyota’s large sedan. Used versions from these model years can be found with 112,598 miles on average.
7. 2004-2014 Volkswagen Golf
Price: $5,089 to $14,448
Recent versions of the Golf, a Volkswagen hatchback, can be purchased for a reasonable price. Mileage averages 58,510.
8. 2004-2009 Volvo S60
Price: $5,127 to $9,139
The Volvo S60 is an upscale sedan. Most used S60s are available with around 103,580 miles on them.
9. 2007-2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid
Price: $8,401 to $12,690
The hybrid version of Toyota’s venerable midsize sedan averages 103,580 miles for these model years.
10. 2003-2010 Ford Explorer
Price: $5,177 to $13,146
If you’re looking for more seating and cargo space, Ford’s Explorer may be a good fit. Models from this generation are up for sale with 120,278 miles on average.