Toyota dominates list of best used car buys.
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Toyota 4Runner, Prius, Sienna, Tacoma Named Best Used Vehicles For 2020 - See Full List

Toyota vehicles are the best used car buys in a variety of family categories. Here's why.
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Our friends at iSeeCars.com have been busy trying to determine which used cars are the best overall picks. If we could sum up their conclusions in one quick word it would be "Toyota." Toyota makes the vehicle the shopping and research site named the Best Used Vehicle for 2020 in four of nine categories and is a runner up in three more. There's even a Lexus on the list.

The vehicles on the list are those that have demonstrated long-term reliability, hold their value the best, and have an average safety rating of at least 4.0 stars out of 5.0 from the National Highway Transit Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Best Used SUVs - 4Runner and Highlander
Perhaps Toyota's dominance in used vehicles is best illustrated by the one-two finish of the Toyota 4Runner and Highlander. Both have their fans, and both are SUVs in a way, but have different missions. The 4Runner is a 4x4 capable of going anywhere. The Highlander is a people hauler with AWD designed to be all-weather and all road. Both are known for their durability, quality, and reliability. The Highlander was an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus in 2016.

Best Used Minivan - Toyota Sienna
This one is a slam dunk where live for one reason; The Sienna is the only used minivan with AWD. iSeeCars researchers added, " The Sienna is among the longest-lasting vehicles to reach 200,000 miles, which means that it will stand the test of time for family hauling and road trips. It tops the minivan segment for five-year value retention."

Best Used Truck (Midsized) - Toyota Tacoma
Need proof that the Tacoma is the best used truck on the market? Look at resale values. This truck has been at the overall top of resale value lists for years. Best means most expensive, unfortunately, but it will also hold value as a second or third owner vehicle.

Best Used Hybrids - Toyota Prius and Camry Hybrid
Of course! Want details, check out our focus story on the Prius Hybrid being named best used hybrid vehicle.

As you can see, the Corolla and Lexus ES350 also made the iSeeCars list. Which Toyota or Lexus were you surprised to see left off of the list?

John Goreham is a life-long car nut and recovering engineer. John's focus areas are technology, safety, and green vehicles. In the 1990s, he was part of a team that built a solar-electric vehicle from scratch. His was the role of battery thermal control designer. For 20 years he applied his engineering and sales talents in the high tech world and published numerous articles in technical journals such as Chemical Processing Magazine. In 2008 he retired from that career and dedicated himself to chasing his dream of being an auto writer. In addition to Torque News, John's work has appeared in print in dozens of American newspapers and he provides reviews to many vehicle shopping sites. You can follow John on Twitter, and connect with him at Linkedin.


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