Charleston, SC, March 16, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- A leading automotive authority has published a list of the best used cars for under $15,000, and Mama’s Used Cars (mamasusedcars.com) in Charleston, SC is excited to share the list.
Each used vehicle was evaluated on aspects including reliability, price, road tests and reviews. The cars that tested well and received above-average reliability ratings were put on the list. Each model offers standard electronic stability control as well.
In the $10,000 - $15,000 Small SUV category, the editors picked the 2006-2008 Toyota RAV4 and 2005-2007 Honda CR-V. The four-cylinder engine of the Toyota RAV4 provides great handling and good fuel economy while the SUV itself has a roomy interior. The CR-V offers nearly the same qualities in a sportier package.
The 2006-2007 Honda Accord and 2005-2006 Acura TL are the best in the $10,000 - $15,000 Sedans category. “The Accord is an excellent choice among used cars. Its smooth V6 engine is economical and strong, the ride is comfortable and compliant, and reliability is excellent. The four-cylinder version is nice but didn't get ESC until 2008. A more luxurious option is the Acura TL,” wrote the editors.
The best small cars in the same price range are the 2011 Honda Fit and 2011 Mazda3. Both hatchback models offer spacious interiors with plenty of cargo space. The 2011 Fit’s four-cylinder engine achieves a fuel economy of 30 mpg with an automatic transmission. The 2011 Mazda3 offers a more refined design and driving experience.
In the Less than $10,000 SUV category, the 2004 Toyota RAV4 stopped at the top. This all-wheel-drive model year added standard antilock brakes and ESC to other features including great handling and brakes, accessible cabin and powerful engine that earns 21 mpg.
Finally, the 2008 Hyundai Sonata and 2004 Acura TSX are the Best Sedans with a price less than $10,000. “The economical and efficient Sonata has a decent ride, secure handling, and a responsive four-cylinder engine that returned 23 mpg overall. The Acura TSX is a more upscale and sportier alternative,” noted the experts.
Mama’s Used Cars offers several used cars with great value. Stop in today to learn more.