It is not easy to find a good used-car especially if you are on a budget. Most people find it hard to balance safety and reliability with a price point. A used car can only be useful if you choose one that’s less likely to leave you stranded by the road side. If you live in the US or Canada, you might want to check the top 10 best used cars under $15000.
1. 2009 Honda Accord ($6,112)
Most people will rank the Honda Accord as the best in its class as a new car, however, it is also important to remember that this is a perennial favorite as a used car too. Judging for its three decades history, the outstanding features of the Accord are unsurprising and familiar.
Drivers get to choose from a variety of trim levels that come with the 2007 coupe and sedan. They can also choose from either the four-cylinder or six-cylinder engine. The Accord is mostly respected because its reliability is rated highly by J.D. Power.
2. 2009 Hyundai Genesis ($12,210)
If you are looking for a used car under $15000 that has also been ranked No. 1 in used luxury large cars under $30k then you need to check out the 2009 Hyundai Genesis. This car has a quiet and roomy cabin with standard leather seats. For the tech-savvy drivers, this car offers more technology for the year. Although this may vary as a used car, what remains the same is its safety rating of 10 out of 10.
3. 2007 Honda Fit ($7,703)
In almost every category Honda Fit competes, it always ranks No.1. This is also the most convenient used car under $15000. It was also the most affordable small cars when it was new. It was ranked 2009 Best Subcompact car for the Money. But what makes it more popular is its great safety and reliability scores. In 2009, the Honda Fit got an upgrade to its engine, however, the spacious cargo area and roomy exterior remained the same.
4. 2007 Audi A3 ($8,246)
5. 2010 Mercury Milan ($8,777)
There are many sedans in the market but have nothing compared to the 2010 Mercury Milan. This is a powerful sedan that offers great safety and reliability. Shoppers looking for a comfortable and roomy sedan will find this car handy. The trunk has lots of space than you can imagine. A new one comes with either a four-cylinder of six-cylinder engine.
After the 2010 overhaul of the Milan’s interior, the seats were redesigned to offer drivers and passengers alike more support. The cabin’s ergonomics were also improved.
6. 2007 Acura RL ($10,447)
The 2007 Acura RL is meant for drivers who like tech but don’t want the high price that comes with a new car. So the RL comes with the latest technology to give you great performance. You will get to enjoy the standard Bluetooth, a keyless start and a Bose sound system.
You will have more fun when you get the RL models that have been equipped with the Technology Package. Such have voice-activated navigation and real-time traffic. They are also equipped with a rear-view camera. It was also acknowledged with high safety and reliability scores which made drivers want it more.
7. 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid ($11,996)
Most testers have for long preferred the Ford Fusion Hybrid. It comes with an impressive EPA rating of 41 mpg in the city and 36 on the highway. The excellent reliability score is also the other reason that makes it popular. This is a fuel efficient car that stands out from the rest of its competitors. You get plenty of interior space for passengers. However, one setback for the Ford Fusion Hybrid has to be the batteries that take up some trunk space. But that aside, there are many reasons why the 2010 Ford Fusin Hybrid was crowned North America Car of the Year during its debut. It is also ranked No.1 in used mid-sized cars under $15000.
8. 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 ($7,413)
The different configurations and trim levels that come with the 2007 Chevy Silverado 1500 make this truck match with most pickups on the roads. This used truck hits the spot of an excellent ranking –9.0 out of 10—making it a suitable truck for your needs.
After the Silverado 1500 was completely redesigned by the manufacturers for the 2007 version, the improved looks earned it a number of top honors in 2007. This truck has the ability to tow up to 10,500 pounds depending on its configuration. So you should always pay attention to specs and trim levels if you wish to pull a boat or a trailer.
9. 2010 Chevrolet Camaro ($13,240)
This is one of the most powerful and sporty cars you will ever find under $15000. The 2010 Chevy Camaro offers inexpensive fun. It comes with a standard V6 engine which delivers 304 horsepower. More power is added by the trim levels. Not only is it powerful but also fuel efficient—rated up to 29 mpg on the highway and 17 in the city. This is actually higher than your average sports car.
When it comes to safety and reliability, the 2010 Chevy Camaro rates highest. The interior of the car is much tighter that what you would expect for a bigger car. The exterior design also suits those who want to make a statement on the roads.
10. 2008 Honda Odyssey ($8,539)
This is the best car for people who always have a cargo to carry. This car offers enough space. It also has an outstanding safety rating of 9.8 out of 10. It is a good family car that offers seating for 8 and 38.4 cubic feet of ample space behind the third row. You also get nearly 150 cubic feet of space when you fold all the seats. So other than space, the car is also powered by a V6 engine.