CarGurus Announces First-Annual Best Used Car Awards

April 28, 2017

Leading Car Shopping Site Recognizes Models With Best Value & Quality

Cambridge, MA, April 28, 2017 – CarGurus, a leading car shopping and research site, today announced the winners of its inaugural Best Used Car Awards. The 2017 Awards identify the best recent-year used models across seven body style categories, taking into account long-term value retention projections as well as driver satisfaction based on expert and consumer reviews.

“Most car shoppers are looking for quality and reliability in a used vehicle, as well as some assurance that the car they are buying is worth the investment,” said Matt Smith, Editor for “To arrive at our list of award winners, we combed through thousands of expert and user reviews for hundreds of vehicles, and also compared long-term value retention projections. The winning models certainly have a lot to offer drivers once they get behind the wheel.”

The 2017 CarGurus Best Used Car Awards recipients are:

Luxury Sedan
1st Place: 2013-2016 Lincoln MKZ 
2nd Place: 2012-2016 Audi A3 
3rd Place: 2011-2016 Volvo S60 
Compact Sedan/Hatchback
1st Place: 2013-2016 Dodge Dart 
2nd Place: 2011-2016 Hyundai Elantra 
3rd Place: 2012-2016 Subaru Impreza

Midsize Sedan 
1st Place: 2011-2017 Dodge Charger 
2nd Place: 2013-2016 Ford Fusion 
3rd Place: 2010-2014 Chrysler 200 
Small Crossover/SUV
1st Place: 2007-2016 Jeep Wrangler 
2nd Place: 2013-2016 Subaru XV Crosstrek 
3rd Place: 2012-2016 Honda CR-V 
Midsize Crossover/SUV
1st Place: 2010-2016 Toyota 4Runner 
2nd Place: 2007-2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 
3rd Place: 2008-2016 Toyota Venza 
Full-size Crossover/SUV
1st Place: 2013-2016 Hyundai Santa Fe 
2nd Place: 2007-2016 Ford Expedition 
3rd Place: 2011-2016 Dodge Durango 
Full-size Truck
1st Place: 2011-2017 Ram 1500 
2nd Place: 2009-2014 Ford F-150 
3rd Place: 2007-2016 Toyota Tundra

Car awards nominees were selected from late model cars originally available for sale in the United States. Vehicle generations which include the 2013 model year were considered in their entirety when evaluating nominees. Nominees were evaluated on criteria including CarGurus users’ reviews, professional test drive reviews, and projected 12-year depreciation. The model with the highest overall score was determined to be the winner for each category.

About CarGurus

Founded in 2006 by Langley Steinert, co-founder of TripAdvisor, CarGurus is a leading online automotive shopping platform, focused on bringing transparency and efficiency to the car research and shopping experience. The site uses technology and market data analysis to help shoppers search more than 5 million car listings and quickly identify great deals from top-rated dealers in their local area. Today, the site serves 23 million unique monthly users and more than 21,000 car dealerships. CarGurus also has sites in the U.K. and Canada.

Shannon Todesca