Best Used Cars to Buy in Buffalo, NY

Best Used Cars to Buy at Basil Resale of Buffalo

As you begin the research process for buying your next used car, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer amount of vehicle choices available to you. Even if you’ve narrowed your choices down to a particular segment or budget range, making the right decision can seem difficult at first. Fortunately, our team at Basil Resale of Buffalo is here to help simplify the process. We’ve compiled this list of our top picks for the best used cars from a variety of different segments. Once you’ve seen the top choices, you’ll be better prepared to make a smart used car buying decision.


Best Used Full-Size Pickup Truck – 2015-2018 Ford F-150

2015 Ford F-150

2019 CarGurus Best Used Car Award

2019 CarGurus Best Used Car Award

Earning a first-place finish in the full-size pickup segment, the 2015-2018 Ford F-150 was named the best used pickup truck by CarGurus. As the first full-size pickup truck to feature aluminum body construction, the 13th generation F-150 enjoys far superior gas mileage compared to the competition as a result of its reduced weight. Its iconic legacy for build quality, rugged styling, and proven performance capabilities help the F-150 earn its well-loved reputation among full-size truck shoppers. Offered with both V6 and V8 engines, 4X4 capability, along with a collection of different bed lengths and cab configurations – the Ford F-150 remains the top choice for drivers who need a truck that works as hard as they do.

Key Features

  • Standard 3.5L Ti-VCT 4-valve V6 FFV engine
  • Optional Perforated leather-trimmed front bucket seats
  • SecuriCode™ keyless entry keypad
  • Available Tough Bed® factory-installed spray-in bedliner
  • Ford SYNC® voice-activated, in-vehicle connectivity system with 911 Assist® and SYNC AppLink™

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Best Used Midsize Pickup Truck – 2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma

2010 Toyota Tacoma

2019 CarGurus Best Used Car Award

2019 CarGurus Best Used Car Award

The experts at CarGurus has chosen the 2005-2015 Toyota Tacoma as the best used midsize pickup truck. Exceptional reliability rankings and tremendous value help the Tacoma earn its praise from CarGurus. As a matter of fact, no other midsize pickup is able to match the resale value of the Toyota Tacoma. Numerous optional technology features, commanding exterior styling, and a fun-to-drive attitude have made the Tacoma a favorite among truck buyers for decades.

Key Features

  • Choice of a 2.7-liter 4-cylinder or 3.5-liter V6 engines
  • Entune™ Audio System
  • Optional TRD Sport or TRD Off-Road Packages
  • Choice of single, extended, and crew cab configurations
  • Available Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P)

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Best Used Large Luxury SUV Under $50K – 2009 Cadillac Escalade

2009 Cadillac Escalade

U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report – Best Used Cars

Receiving the recommendation for the Best Used Luxury SUV for under $50,000 from U.S. News & World Report is the 2009 Cadillac Escalade. Blending elegant styling with a muscular V8 engine, the Cadillac Escalade provides drivers with an upscale interior that’s designed to maximize the comfort of both drivers and passengers. Thanks to its full-size, body-on-frame construction – the Escalade offers plenty of room to unwind and escape the outside world. Impressive resale values, proven dependability, and an extensive list of safety features help showcase how the Cadillac Escalade is a smart buy for those searching for the right pre-owned luxury SUV.

Key Features

  • Gen IV 6.2L Vortec V8 VVT Engine with 403 horsepower and 417 lb-ft of torque
  • Third-row 50/50 split-folding seat with fold-and-tumble storage
  • Available in RWD and AWD drivetrains
  • 14-way power-adjustable front bucket seats with leather seating surfaces
  • Bose® 5.1 Cabin Surround® Sound System with 10 speakers

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Best Sports Car Under $30K – 2013 Chevrolet Corvette

2013 Chevrolet Corvette

Kelley Blue Book

Kelley Blue Book – Best Used Car Awards

If you’re searching for thrilling performance that won’t break the bank, look no further than the legendary Chevrolet Corvette. The team at Kelley Blue Book named the 2013 Chevrolet Corvette to their list of the Top 10 Best Sports Cars Under $30K, highlighting how the Corvette combines exhilaration with exceptional value. Low cost of ownership helps 6th generation (also known as C6) Corvette owners spend more time enjoying the open road and less time shelling out money for costly repairs or maintenance. Available in both coupe and convertible body styles, your choice of manual or automatic transmissions, and standard V8 power – the Chevrolet Corvette is a truly iconic sports car.

Key Features

  • Standard LS3 6.2-liter V8 engine with your choice of automatic or manual transmissions
  • Active Handling System, Traction Control, ABS, and Cruise Control
  • Xenon high-intensity discharge headlamps, automatic headlamps and foglamps
  • Available Keyless Access with Push-Button Start
  • Optional Head-Up Display
  • 6-way power driver and passenger seats

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Best 3-Row SUV Under 30K – 2017 Buick Enclave

2017 Buick Enclave

Kelley Blue Book

Kelley Blue Book – Best Used Car Awards

Looking for a spacious, comfortable, and versatile way to transport your growing family? The team at Kelley Blue Book has named the 2017 Buick Enclave to the list of Best 3-Row SUVs Under $30,000. Striking a balance between luxury and capability, the Enclave lets you take your adventures further than ever before. Standard V6 engine performance helps balance power with efficiency. Standard features found on the Enclave include a 6.5-inch touch screen, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, satellite radio, USB inputs, a Wi-Fi hot spot, and a power liftgate. The 2017 Enclave also received a 5-star overall crash test rating from the NHTSA, giving you greater peace of mind from knowing that your family will be protected from the unexpected.

Key Features

  • Standard 3.6-liter V6 engine with your choice of FWD or AWD and 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Available heated leather front seats and heated steering wheel
  • Optional Bose Premium Audio System
  • Power liftgate with hands-free access
  • Standard tri-zone climate control
  • Rear parking sensors

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Best Used Car Under $20K – 2017 Volkswagen Passat

2017 Volkswagen Passat

Kelley Blue Book

Kelley Blue Book – Best Used Car Awards

No other midsize sedan combines eye-catching style with upscale refinement and potent performance quite like the 2017 Volkswagen Passat. The critics at Kelley Blue Book certainly agree as they have chosen the Volkswagen Passat as a selection on their annual Best Used Cars Under $20,000 list. Standard power comes in the form of a 1.8-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine which gives drivers the perfect blend of response and efficiency. Premium features available inside the Passat include a large 6.3-inch touch screen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, heated front seats, a blind spot monitoring system, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Key Features

  • Standard 1.8-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder or available V6 engine
  • Optional 6.3-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, HD Radio, satellite radio, and navigation
  • 15.9 cubic feet of trunk space
  • Available leather seat upholstery with heated, power front seats
  • Standard rearview camera, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking
  • Choice of 17-inch or 18-inch alloy wheel designs

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