The automobile industry is largely based on promoting the latest and greatest vehicles on the market. Sure, they come with all the bells and whistles, but also the largest price tag. If you want to save some serious coin, the used car market is where it’s at.
The problem with shopping for used cars, though, is that it's often difficult to find ratings data on older vehicles, especially compiled all in one place. That's why for the first time a much-needed resource, The Car Book, published by former National Highway Transportation Safety Administration brass Jack Gillis and the Center for Auto Safety, is going the extra mile and giving consumers vehicle info on used cars going back five years.
2013-2017 models: Here are the best used cars you can buy
The Car Book has several important barometers that constitute a good car, including crash test ratings, complaint and safety ratings on new and used vehicles sold every year.
If you're contemplating buying a not-so-new vehicle in the near future, here are the 10 best vehicles over the past five years, according the experts:
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