Financially savvy car shoppers like to buy used cars because they know that new cars depreciate quickly, from 11% to as much as 30% the first year.
Whether you're shopping for a used car for your teen, a minivan for the family, or you want a fun sports car for buzzing around town, you want to get the best car for your money.
These are the best-selling used cars in 15 categories:
All-wheel drive cars: Subaru Outback
The Subaru (FUJHF) Outback is a popular choice, based on CarMax sales information collected between Nov. 1, 2017 and April 30, 2018.
All-wheel drive cars: Subaru Impreza
Other top all-wheel drive cars are the Subaru Legacy, Subaru Crosstrek and the Lincoln MKZ.
All-wheel drive SUVs: Nissan Rogue
The Nissan (NSANY) Rogue was also in the top five in the compact SUV category and the crossover SUV category.
All-wheel drive SUVs: Jeep Wrangler
All-wheel drive SUVs: Jeep Grand Cherokee
Cars for Teens: 2014 and 2015 Nissan Altima
The Altima fits the bill for a safe, economical sedan for the first-time driver.
Cars for Teens: 2014 Toyota Camry
Other top cars for teens are the 2014 Ford Fusion and the 2014 Honda Accord.
Cars Under $10,000: Smart ForTwo
Cars Under $10,000: Chevrolet Cobalt
For more cars under $10,000, CarMax recommends the Dodge Caliber, Mazda (MZDAF) Mazda3 and the Chevrolet HHR.
Cars Under $15,000: 2014 Chevrolet Cruze
These cars had average prices at CarMax under $15,000, based on prices from Jan. 1, 2017 to Dec. 31, 2017.
Cars Under $15,000: 2014 Honda Civic
Other good options for cars in this price range include the 2014 Nissan Altima, 2014 Hyundai (HYMTF) Sonata and the 2014 Nissan Sentra.
Compact SUVs: Ford Escape
Compact SUVs: Chevrolet Equinox
The Equinox is also a top seller in the crossover SUV category. Other choices recommended by CarMax include the Nissan Rogue, Jeep Cherokee and the Honda CR-V.
Crossover SUVs: Honda CR-V
Based on CarMax sales data from November 2017, these are the top crossovers.
Crossover SUVs: Ford Edge
Electric Cars: Nissan LEAF
A 2013 LEAF has a range of about 84 miles on a full charge.
These electric cars are based on CarMax sales data between Nov. 1, 2017 and April 30, 2018.
Electric Cars: Chevrolet Spark EV
A 2014 Spark has a range of about 82 miles.
Electric Cars: Ford Focus Electric
Older models of this EV have a range of about 76 to 100 miles, depending on the year.
Electric Cars: Volkswagen Golf Electric
Also check out a used Chevrolet Bolt EV.
High-MPG Cars: 2016 Toyota Prius
This car gets about 54 mpg in the city and 50 mpg highway.
High-MPG Cars: 2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
The 2014 model of the MKZ Hybrid gets about 37 mpg city and 38 mpg highway. Other good fuel-efficient used cars are the 2014 Toyota Prius Two, 2015 Lexus CT-200h and the 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited.
Hybrid Cars: 2015 Lexus CT 200H
This hybrid gets about 43 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway.
Hybrid Cars: 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited
This hybrid gets about 36 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway. Other top hybrids to consider: the 2014 and 2015 Toyota Prius Two, and the 2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid.
Hybrid SUVs: 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid
Hybrid SUVs: 2015 Lexus RX 450H
Other top contenders in this category include the 2013 Lexus RX 450H, the 2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid and the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited.
Luxury Cars: BMW 328
Save big on a luxury vehicle by buying used, as they tend to depreciate more quickly than regular cars.
Luxury Cars: Mercedes-Benz C300
Also in the top five choices: the Lexus ES 350, Chrysler 300, and Infiniti Q50.
Minivans: 2014 Chrysler Town and Country
This luxury passenger minivan has third row power folding seats.
Minivans: 2013 Honda Odyssey
If you're in the market for a used minivan, also take a look at the 2014 Toyota Sienna, the 2015 Dodge Grand Caravan or the 2016 Kia Sedona.
Pickup Trucks: Ford F-150
Pickup Trucks: Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Other good used pickups are the Dodge Ram 1500, the Toyota Tacoma or the GMC Sierra 1500.
Sports Cars: Ford Mustang
Sports Cars: Chevrolet Camaro
If the Mustang or Camaro don't give you a thrill, look into the Chevrolet Corvette, the Volkswagen GTI or the Nissan 370z.
See the full list of top used cars at CarMax.