CarGurus Announces 2019 Best Used Car Award Winners

Cambridge, Mass, May 8, 2018 - CarGurus (Nasdaq: CARG), a leading online automotive marketplace, today announced the winners of its third annual Best Used Car Awards. The 2019 awards identify the best recent-year used models across sixteen body style categories based on the company's analysis of long-term projected value retention, driver satisfaction, expert reviews, and both model popularity and availability.

“CarGurus knows that research is the bedrock of a great car-buying experience and we hope that our third annual Best Used Car Awards help today’s car shoppers in that process,” said Matt Smith, Senior Editor at CarGurus. “These award-winning vehicles are popular, plentiful, well-reviewed and—based on our projections—should retain their value for years to come. For people shopping for a great used car, these vehicles are certainly worth considering.”

The 2019 Best Used Car Awards recipients and finalists are:

Subcompact Sedan/Hatchback

  1. 2015-2018 Honda Fit
  2. 2014-2018 MINI Cooper
  3. 2008-2018 Ford Fiesta

Compact Sedan/Hatchback

  1. 2014-2018 Mazda MAZDA3
  2. 2011-2016 Hyundai Elantra
  3. 2012-2018 Toyota Corolla

Midsize Sedan

  1. 2013-2017 Honda Accord
  2. 2013-2018 Ford Fusion
  3. 2012-2017 Toyota Camry

Full-Size Sedan

  1. 2011-2018 Dodge Charger
  2. 2011-2018 Chrysler 300
  3. 2014-2018 Chevrolet Impala

Station Wagon

  1. 2015-2018 Subaru Outback
  2. 2015-2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
  3. 2015-2018 MINI Cooper Clubman

Small Crossover/SUV

  1. 2007-2017 Jeep Wrangler
  2. 2012-2016 Honda CR-V
  3. 2013-2016 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Midsize Crossover/SUV

  1. 2007-2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  2. 2011-2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  3. 2013-2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

Full-Size Crossover/SUV

  1. 2011-2018 Ford Explorer
  2. 2013-2018 Hyundai Santa Fe
  3. 2009-2017 Chevrolet Traverse


  1. 2011-2017 Honda Odyssey
  2. 2011-2018 Toyota Sienna
  3. 2014-2018 Kia Sedona

Midsize Pickup Truck

  1. 2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma
  2. 2015-2018 Chevrolet Colorado
  3. 2015-2018 GMC Canyon

Full-Size Pickup Truck

  1. 2015-2018 Ford F-150
  2. 2011-2018 Ram 1500
  3. 2014-2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Luxury Compact Sedan

  1. 2013-2017 Lexus IS
  2. 2010-2018 Volvo S60
  3. 2013-2018 Audi A3

Luxury Midsize Sedan

  1. 2013-2018 Lexus ES
  2. 2013-2018 Lincoln MKZ
  3. 2015-2018 Acura TLX

Luxury Small Crossover/SUV

  1. 2015-2018 Lexus NX
  2. 2013-2018 Acura RDX
  3. 2015-2018 BMW X1

Luxury Midsize Crossover/SUV

  1. 2014-2018 Volvo XC90
  2. 2015-2018 Lincoln MKC
  3. 2014-2018 INFINITI QX60

Sports Car

  1. 2008-2018 Dodge Challenger
  2. 2014-2018 Chevrolet Corvette
  3. 2015-2018 Ford Mustang

Car shoppers interested in learning more about these award-winning vehicles can read their reviews on, and those looking for great deals on these cars, or any others, can search the millions of car listings on CarGurus analyzes these listings every day and then ranks organic search results based on the best deal from top-rated dealers. Additionally, shows shoppers essential, transparent information such as vehicle history, dealer reviews, days on market and vehicle price drops.

Best Used Car Awards Methodology

CarGurus Used Car Awards nominees were selected from late-model cars originally available for sale in the United States. Vehicle generations that include the 2015 model year were considered in their entirety when evaluating nominees. Nominees were evaluated on criteria including CarGurus user reviews, professional test drive reviews, popularity, availability, and CarGurus’ projected 12-year value retention. The model with the highest overall score was determined to be the winner for each category.

About CarGurus

Founded in 2006, CarGurus (Nasdaq: CARG) is a global, online automotive marketplace connecting buyers and sellers of new and used cars. The Company uses proprietary technology, search algorithms and data analytics to bring trust and transparency to the automotive search experience and help users find great deals from top-rated dealers. CarGurus is the largest automotive shopping site in the U.S. by unique monthly visitors (source: Comscore Media Metrix® Multi-Platform, Automotive – Information/Resources, Total Audience, Q4 2018, U.S. (Competitive set includes:,,, In addition to the United States, CarGurus operates online marketplaces in Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, and Spain.

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Brian Kramer