The Chevrolet Tahoe is one of the top 12 best used cars with the highest resale value for 2015

Top 12 Used Cars with the Best Resale Values – 2015

September is a great month to get a deal on a used car. With summer coming to a close and new car shoppers taking advantage of the large new car rebates and year-end model closeouts. There will be a large influx of trade-ins from these new car deals and not to mention the thousands of 2012-13 model vehicles coming in off lease from 2012.

This is great news for used car shoppers, this means a greater selection and a wider variety of vehicles for you to choose from. Below you’ll find most of the used cars listed to be three or four years old and have been consistent in holding their value over the past few years.

Using information from Kiplinger, we’ve listed the used cars they’ve selected based on how they scored in their tests on reliability, safety, and performance. All the vehicles on the list ranked well with Kiplinger and have proven to be reliable cars since then.

Make sure to check out all the available used car finance deals below before heading before you go shopping.

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NOTE: Before buying any used car you’ll want to check the used car’s title history using a service such as AutoCheck. This will protect you by making sure the vehicle has not been in a severe accident or has a branded title. If the title shows to be clean, the second thing you’ll want to do is have the vehicle inspected by an independent certified mechanic before signing on the dotted line. There may be an additional cost; However, it will be well worth reducing the chances of you buying someone else’s problems and costing you a lot more money later down the road.

When negotiating a used car’s price, it’s important to have a good estimate of what the dealer’s cost is for the vehicle and what other people are paying for the same used car in your local area. Otherwise, you won’t know what’s a good price to pay for the vehicle. I highly recommend using an online referral service such as Ryde Shopper or Motor Trend to do your used car research and request a free used car quote.

The information you receive from these sites, will tell you what the vehicle you’re considering is going for and will also tell you which dealerships in your local area are currently the most flexible with their used car pricing.

Best Used Car Resell Values for Used Cars in 2015

Used Car Price When New Certified Used Price Dealer Used Price Private-Party Price MPG (City/Hwy)
2013 Toyota Camry $23,490 (LE) $16,858 $15,658 $13,760 25/35
2013 Chevrolet Tahoe $41,400 (LS) $31,025 $29,675 $27,232 15/21
2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan $50,275 (E350) $26,960 $24,360 $22,155 17/25
2013 Kia Soul $18,495 (Plus) $15,174 $14,278 $12,648 23/28
2011 Lexus RX 350 $39,950 (w/o packages) $27,076 $24,576 22,235 18/25
2013 Cadillac CTS $46,135 (3.6 liter, AWD) $31,692 $30,292 $27,349 18/27
2012 Audi Q5 $36,475 (w/o packages) $30,860 $28,260 $26,149 20/27 (premium fuel)
2012 Honda Civic $19,595 $13,880 $13,127 $11,119 28/39
2013 Hyundai Elantra GT $16,965 (base MSRP) $15,515 $15,215 $13,034 27/37
2013 Mazda MX-5 Miata $24,515 (Sport, manual) $18,155 $16,931 $15,911 22/28 (premium fuel)
2012 Acura MDX $43,925 (w/o packages) $29,985 $28,385 $25,876 16/21 (premium fuel)
2012 Toyota Prius $24,760 (II) $16,531 $14,831 $13,300 51/48

Source: Kiplinger
Used Car Fair Purchase Price (dealer), private-party and certified prices are based on actual transactions reported by Kelley Blue Book for previously owned vehicles with an assumed typical mileage for each vehicle by model year.