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New Year, New Ride: The 9 Best Used Cars for 2021

Used Cars That You Can Get Today

It’s a new year, which means it’s the perfect time to upgrade to a new ride. But where do you even begin with all the selection out there? The team here at Auto Bank knows picking out the perfect ride can be a daunting task with so many options available to you, which is why we’ve taken the time to narrow things down to our top nine picks for best used cars for 2021.

The following list features a wide range of the auto industry’s top brands with the very best in safety features, style, overall driving experience – and best of all – affordable for those who are on a budget.

2016 Ford Fusion S

buying a used car in 2021

The 2016 Ford Fusion S has a look that may look European, but this is definitely an American-made sedan that’s got a ton of style and all the performance to back up its sporty look. The Fusion’s 2.0-liter EcoBoost offers V6 levels of power while staying earth-conscious and practical. Its interior is nice and spacious, accommodating up to five people. Expect the latest and greatest in technology and driving features. Best of all, at the end of the day you can just plug it in to recharge.

The 2016 Ford Fusion S gets 22 MPG city / 34 highway

2013 Toyota Camry L

The Toyota Camry L is everything you’d expect from this long line of reliable cars. It’s slick without being ostentatious, and handles well in various weather conditions so that you can drive with confidence. For the 2013 model, Toyota rolled out some new noise-abatement technologies, so even when you’re going 65 on the highway, you’re in for a quiet ride. The Camry L features numerous power assists, cruise control, USB inputs, and Bluetooth for hooking up your external devices.

The 2013 Toyota Camry L gets 25 MPG city / 35 highway

2017 Chevrolet Impala LT

The Chevrolet Impala LT is a nice solid car. You get that impression as soon as you get behind the wheel and get it out on the open road. The Impala not only gives you a ton of comfort with its spacious interior, you’re also going to be getting a lot of modern features like Wi-Fi and safety driving aids. Personally, we’re huge fans of the auto stop/start feature that turns the engine off when you’re at stoplights (saves big time on gas). This is a great pick if you want a roomy sedan with a lot of get-up-and-go under the hood.

The 2017 Chevrolet Impala LT gets 22 MPG city / 30 highway

2012 Mazda6 I

The Mazda6 is a fantastic midsize car that holds up against the likes of Toyota and Honda, but with a style all its own. The exterior is sporty but without the expensive price tag that usually accompanies a sports car, and the interior is clean and accommodating. The Mazda6 provides a good amount of driving power with tight handling for those that are buying a car on a budget. The keyless start and go is a favorite feature among consumers for this reliable ride.

The 2012 Mazda6 I gets 22 MPG city / 31 highway

2015 Hyundai Sonata SE

In 2015, Hyundai rolled out a new look and feel for their cars, and the Sonata is one of their best examples of “most improved player” in the auto industry. The Sonata SE isn’t just a simple facelift. They manufacturers at Hyundai took the time to get everything right on the hood as well, making the Sonata a core competitor in the midsize sedan category. This vehicle features great acceleration and lots of modern features along with Bluetooth and USB ports for external devices.

The 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE gets 25 MPG city / 37 highway

2014 Kia Optima LX

It took a while, but people are finally starting to get on board with the Kia brand. And why shouldn’t they? Kia has been putting out some solid and pretty amazing cars over the last decade, and the Kia Optima LX falls right in line with that. It’s got a look that’s similar to a European car but without the price tag you’d find on a Benz or BMW. Kia does a fantastic job of giving drivers a beautiful car inside and out, and with a robust and responsive driving profile to match.

The 2014 Kia Optima LX gets 23 MPG city / 34 highway

2017 Nissan Altima 2.5

When talking about the 2017 Nissan Altima 2.5 we want you to remember two words: fuel economy. If you’re looking to get the most out of your tank of gas, then the Altima is one of the best picks on our list. Add to that the fact that it’s extremely roomy and scored exceptionally high in safety ratings, and you can see why this is such a popular midsize car. The Nissan Altima is in it for the long haul.

The 2017 Nissan Altima 2.5 gets 27 MPG city / 39 highway

2016 Volkswagen Passat S

If you’ve ever driven a BMW, Benz, or Volkswagen, then you already know they make a very fine car over in Germany. The 2016 Volkswagen Passat S continues to impress from its long line of imports, featuring a powerful V6 engine, fantastic handling, and super roomy interior that’s sleek and stylish. The 2016 model also saw the rollout of some modernized features such as Apple and Android capability along with driver assist features.

The 2016 Volkswagen Passat S gets 25 MPG city / 38 highway

2016 Chevrolet Malibu LT

For our final pick, we chose the Chevy Malibu LT, which is comparable to those who have been driving Hondas and Toyotas but aim to transition to the American version. The Chevy Malibu was effectively a revamp of sorts to the Chevy line of midsize sedans, and one that we’re a huge fan of because this thing knows how to handle. It’s a smooth ride that can run and gun when the occasion calls for it. We especially love the way it takes tight corners. Since this is a 2016, expect a lot of modern safety and technological features. Should pair up nicely with your Apple or Android phone.

The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu LT gets 24 MPG city / 34 highway

Get Your Used Car Today from Auto Bank

We have all nine of the aforementioned vehicles in stock and ready to test drive. Our team of auto experts have years of experience in helping buyers find used cars in the Kansas City area that are perfect for them. We work with all budgets and any credit level – including no credit.

Auto Bank is a buy here pay here dealership, meaning you can leave the showroom floor with your newly purchased car immediately after making a payment. Credit rating doesn’t matter just as long as we know you can make your monthly car payment. We make car buying easy for anyone.

Contact us today at one of our two convenient locations.