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10 Best Values in Used Cars, 2014


Good news for used-car buyers: Desirable trade-ins and vehicles at the end of their lease—especially luxury models—are streaming onto the used-car market, and that means more choices at lower prices.

We picked ten three- and four-year-old vehicles that not only were tops in Kiplinger's rankings for performance, value and safety when they were new, but also get good marks for reliability. (See Sweet Deals on Used Cars for strategies on how to get the best bargain.)

Vehicles have automatic transmissions, unless noted otherwise, and all have standard stability control and front, front-side and head-protecting airbags. Dealer, private-party and certified prices are averages based on actual transactions reported by Kelley Blue Book for previously owned vehicles with 12,000 miles per year.

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