Toyota Dominates Consumer Reports 2004-13 Best Used Car List

Consumer Reports has reviewed the best used vehicles for 2004-13 model years and Toyota dominates the list. This list shows a total of 11 Toyota vehicles out of 28 total. Simply put, if you are looking for a great used car, it is probably a Toyota.

Toyota Dominates Consumer Reports Best Used Car List

Consumer Reports says this 2007 Toyota Matrix is one of the best used cars to buy under $10,000.

The Best Used Car list shows the best small cars, sedans and SUVs in four price ranges. CR says that each car performed well on their tests and has had above-average reliability for the model years shown based on CR’s annual auto survey. Lastly, each vehicle listed comes standard with electronic stability control which CR says is a proven lifesaver.

Here is the complete list.

Less than $10,000

Small Cars:

  • Toyota Prius (2004-07)
  • Scion xB (2004-06)
  • Pontiac Vibe (2005-08)
  • Toyota Matrix (2005-07)

Sedans:

  • Hyundai Sonata (2007-08)
  • Acura TSX (2004)

SUVs:

  • Toyota Highlander V6 (2004)
  • Mitsubishi Outlander (2007)

$10,000-$15,000

Small Cars:

  • Honda Fit (2011-13)
  • Kia Soul (2010-11)

Sedans:

  • Mazda3 (2009-12)
  • Infiniti G35 (2006-07)

SUVs:

  • Acura MDX (2004-06)
  • Toyota RAV4 (2006, 2008)
  • Honda CR-V (2005-08)

$15,000-$20,000

Small Cars:

  • Hyundai Elantra (2012-13)
  • Subaru Impreza (2011-13)

Sedans:

  • Toyota Camry (2011-12)
  • Toyota Camry Hybrid (2010-11)
  • Acura TL (2008)

SUVs:

  • Lexus RX (2006-07)
  • Subaru Forester (2009-10, nonturbo)

$20,000-$25,000

Sedans:

  • Toyota Avalon (2011)
  • Lexus LS (2006)
  • Lincoln MKZ (2011-12)
  • Ford Fusion Hybrid (2012)

SUVs:

  • Toyota Highlander Hybrid (2008-09)
  • Honda Pilot (2009-10)

You can check out the list and the explanations on each vehicle on the Consumer Reports website.

Worst Vehicles

In case you are curious, CR went ahead and put together a list of the worst vehicles. Not real surprisingly, not a single Toyota makes the list.

The worst vehicles:

  • BMW X5 (6-cyl.)
  • Ford Flex (3.5L EcoBoost)
  • Ford Explorer (V6)
  • Ford F-250 & F-350 (diesel)
  • Ford Fiesta
  • Chevrolet Cruze (1.8)
  • Chevrolet Impala
  • Chevrolet Uplander
  • GMC Acadia
  • Lincoln MKT (EcoBoost)
  • Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
  • Chrysler PT Cruiser (nonturbo)
  • Chrysler Town & Country
  • Mini Cooper S
  • Mini Countryman
  • Dodge Caravan
  • Dodge Grand Caravan
  • Dodge Journey
  • Saturn Relay
  • Saturn Outlook
  • Volkswagen Beetle, New Beetle
  • Volkswagen Touareg
Written by Tim Esterdahl