You already know that summer is the best time to buy a used car or truck. It’s because dealers are dropping prices more often and taking more money off than any other time of the year. Proof lives in the graph below.
If you’re on the fence about what type of vehicle to buy or just looking for a value, consider one of the ten following vehicles to buy this summer that either drop in price most frequently or have the greatest total price drop. After you figure out the car you want, read how to use Mojo Motors to save even more.
Nissan Altima / 3 Price Drops / $416 Total Price Drop
The Nissan Altima is on of the most ‘Followed’ used cars on Mojo Motors. It is a midsize vehicle available in either a two door coupe or four door sedan. It competes with the Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu, Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima and Honda Accord. The body style pictured above is the Altima’s fourth generation (2007-2012) and it can be found on Mojo Motors along with the third generation Altima (2002-2006.
Nissan Maxima / 3 Price Drops / $1,900 Total Price Drop
The Nissan Maxima is also one of the most ‘Followed’ cars on Mojo Motors and it competes with the Volvo S60, Acura RL and Volkswagen Passat. It’s slightly larger and more luxurious than the Nissan Altima and the body style pictured above is the Maxima’s seventh generation (2009-2013). The Maxima’s fifth generation (2000-2003) and sixth generation (2004-2008) can all be found on Mojo Motors.
Toyota Prius / 3 Price Drops / $721 Total Price Drop
The Toyota Prius is a hybrid-electric hatchback that competes with the Ford C-Max and Honda Insight. Prices fluctuate for the Prius because as gas prices rise and fall, so do hybrid sales. Nonetheless, the Prius is one of the ten best used cars to buy this summer. Both the Prius pictured above from its third generation (2009-present) and the second generation (2003-2009) are available on Mojo Motors.
Hyundai Santa Fe / 3 Price Drops / $804 Total Price Drop
The Hyundai Santa Fe is a crossover is a possible suitable minivan replacement with three rows and seating for up to seven people. It competes with other crossovers like the Ford Explorer, Toyota Highlander, Mazda CX-9, Chevrolet Traverse and Honda Pilot. A cheaper alternative to the Santa Fe is the Kia Sorento which uses the same platform. Find the first generation (2001-2006), second generation (2007-2012) and third generation (2013-present) Santa Fe on Mojo Motors.
Nissan Murano / 4 Price Drops / $461 Total Price Drop
The Nissan Murano crossover uses the same platform as the Nissan Altima and Nissan Maxima which are also some of the best used cars to buy this summer. The Murano pictured above is the second generation (2009-present), but still retains the features of the first generation (2002-2007). The Murano competes against against the Ford Escape, Chevrolet Equinox, Toyota RAV4, Kia Sorento, Toyota Venza and Acura RDX.
Toyota Highlander / 4 Price Drops / $437 Total Price Drop
The Toyota Highlander is a crossover that sits on the same platform as the extremely popular Toyota Camry. The Highlander is one of the most ‘Followed’ crossovers on Mojo because of their high safety rating and resale value. It competes with the GMC Acadia, Chevrolet Traverse, Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot and Mazda CX-9. Find the first generation Highlander (2000-2007) and second generation (2007-2013) here.
Toyota RAV4 / 5 Price Drops / $390 Total Price Drop
The Toyota RAV4 is one of the most ‘Followed’ crossovers on Mojo Motors because of their reliability, gas mileage and resale value. Those are also reasons why the RAV4 has the lowest total price drop out of any vehicle on this list. The RAV4 competes against other small crossovers like the Ford Escape, VW Tiguan, Nissan Rogue, Subaru Forester and Honda CR-V. If you’re searching on Mojo Motors for a RAV4, you’ll be able to find the second generation (2000-2005), third generation (2005-2012) and fourth generation (2013-present).
Infiniti M35 / 8 Price Drops / $628 Total Price Drop
The Infiniti M35 is midsize luxury sedan that competes with the BMW 5-Series, Lexus GS, Audi A6, Acura RL and Mercedes Benz E-Class. It shares the same platform as the Infiniti EX35 which is also one of best cars to buy this summer. Find the third generation (2005-2010) M35 pictured above and fourth generation M37 (2010-present) here.
Infiniti EX / 8 Price Drops / $634 Total Price Drop
The EX35 is a compact luxury crossover by Infiniti that competes with the Lincoln MKX, Cadillac SRX, BMW X3, Lexus RX and Volvo XC60. The EX pictured above is the first generation (2007-present) and uses many of the same styling cues as its older brother, the FX.
Nissan Juke / 10 Price Drops / $398 Total Price Drop
The Juke marks the fourth Nissan on the top ten used cars to buy this summer and it’s also the most unique. The Juke is only in its first generation (2010-present) and has a cult-like following because of drag races like this. See all used Jukes at local dealers here.
Written by Max Katsarelas