As we approach the end of the year, there is an inventory of used vehicles ready to be purchased. Mid-size vehicles are great family cars and great for daily commuting. These are our top picks for used mid-size vehicles dating back to 2012 to more recent models. Our selection considers reliability, safety, and fuel efficiency. At Shabana Motors it is our mission to select quality used cars to help everyone get their life on drive.
1. Honda Accord
Honda Accord ranks among the top for its reliability, safety, style, and efficiency. Honda Accord carries several versions, including the DX, LX, and EX. The DX is the most basic trim and sells at the lowest cost. The LX is an upgrade from the DX model and includes AC, an audio system, power lock doors, cruise control, and other comfort features not found in the DX model. The EX-trim adds upgraded features to the LX model, which can include a navigation system, power moon roof, and power side mirrors, among other upgraded features. In 2010, Honda fully redesigned the Accord model adding one of the finest interiors in its class.
2. Toyota Camry
Toyota is known to be a reliable maker of cars that last. Toyota Camry is a mid-size four-door vehicle that fits five comfortably. It is one of the safest sedans on the market. 2010-current models are known to offer a comfortable ride with a respectable power base engine. From 1997 – 2020 (except 2001) Camry was the bestselling passenger car led by reliability and affordability. In 2015, Toyota launched the Toyota Safety Sense technology on Camry cars, a stepping notch in safety. Toyota Camry is also known to retain a good percentage of the original value when compared to other vehicles. It is a fuel-efficient car for its size with 22-28 MPG in the city and 33-39 MPG on the highway.
3. Nissan Altima
Nissan Altima is a comfortable mid-size car with a spacious cabin that seats five easily. It’s an excellent commuting vehicle that provides a smooth drive. J.D. Power ranks it among the top five mid-size cars for its quality, reliability, driving experience, and resale value dating back to 2013 models. Owners of 2013 to more recent models like the amount of trunk/hatch space, rear visibility, the comfort of 2nd-row seats, and transmission smoothness of this car. Altima is a fuel-efficient vehicle with gas mileage of 22-28 MPG in the city and 32-38 MPG on highways. Altima is one of the top-selling cars within the Nissan fleet.
4. Chevrolet Malibu
Chevrolet redesigned the Malibu in 2016 with a sleeker look compared to previous years' design. This model was created with a fuel-efficient tank that delivers 27 PMG in the city and 36 MPG on the highway. Later in 2019, Chevrolet created a trim line with a sportier look. An infotainment system was added to some 2019 models and the safety features were improved. Malibu ranks high in safety with its added rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision alert, and spot monitoring system.
5. Chevy Camaro
Chevy Camaro is your choice if you are a fan of retro cars. It delivers a fantastic performance in addition to great looks. It's a solid performer on racetracks, has natural feeling agility, and is immensely powerful. A basic four-cylinder engine is enhanced by an efficient and powerful turbocharger, outperforming almost any car with a V6 engine. It offers more horsepower and torque than its competitors; however, you might have to make some minor upgrades to its motor to ensure optimal fuel consumption.
Mazda6 is another mid-size vehicle that is top in its class. Mazda6 combines great looks in its interior and exterior cabin. J.D. Power ranks the 2016 Mazda6 within the top five cars in the mid-size category. It’s defined to maintain a great resale value with good driving experience. 2017-current models include an infotainment system and Mazda’s G-Vectoring Control (GVC) technology. This technology makes steering response more direct giving more confidence and control to the driver.
7. Ford Fusion
Ford Fusion is a great car for first-time owners with a low budget. US News ranked the 2010 model #2 as a reliable and affordable used mid-size car. The low-end Fusion S is economical yet does not compromise on comfort and features to give you a pleasant driving experience. Fusion’s 2018 and more recent models offer all-wheel drive (AWD) and even include a Sport model with a 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6 engine. Ford Fusion standard recent models improved the tank efficiency with 21-24 MPG in the city and 29-34 MPG on highways.
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If you are looking to upgrade your old vehicle or need a car this holiday season, we’re happy to add that here at Shabana Motors - Houston’s best used-car dealership - we can help you find the right vehicle. Our buy-here, pay-here financing program provides optimal in-house financing options to suit any need. Even if you have bad credit or no credit, this is no issue to get your life on drive. Come and visit our Houston dealership and get approved in less than 15 minutes.