Pre-Owned Toyota Sedans
When it comes to shopping for a reliable used vehicle, Toyota is usually at the top of peoples’ lists. For many years the company name has been synonymous with affordable quality. For the everyday driver, sedans are popular because of their digestible price tags, and Toyota’s tried-and-true lineup has been continuously stellar over the years in this regard. After all, what could be a better first car for a newly minted driver than a secondhand Corolla? It’s a no-nonsense car that’s consistently reliable and easy to maintain. And when it’s time for it to be passed down to the next new driver, an upgrade to a Camry, Avalon, or other great Toyota will be waiting. Let’s look a little further into the merits of the used Toyota sedan market.
Pricing of a Used Toyota Sedan
While brand-new Toyota sedans are reasonably priced, you’ll find the best deals on those that have already been broken in. Take, for example, a 2017 Camry LE, which had a starting MSRP of $24,600 when it was new. You can find a comparable Camry from 2017 with a featured price of around $16,000 and only 20,000 miles on the odometer (which by Toyota’s standards is essentially brand-new, as these cars can run well past 200,000 miles). Still not entirely convinced? There’s also the more luxurious Avalon model, whose 2019 Limited trim carries a starting MSRP of $41,950. If you look at the same model from 2016, though, you can find one with around 25,000 miles priced at approximately $25,500. That’s a significant drop for a vehicle that’s only three years old and not much different from the current edition in terms of standard features. Toyotas also retain their value better than other makes, which will be good news should you ever decide to sell yours.
Toyota Certified Pre-Owned Selection
While most used Toyotas you’ll find on the market are probably still running like a top, you can get some added peace of mind choosing a Toyota Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) model. In order for a Toyota to earn the CPO stamp of approval, it must first be under a certain age and mileage count. Then it will be subject to a comprehensive 160-point quality assurance inspection, which meticulously examines the mechanical aspects and body condition of the vehicle. If parts need to be replaced to correct an issue, only genuine Toyota components will be used. On top of the car’s rigorous approval process, you’ll also be provided with a complimentary Carfax vehicle history report, which lists vehicle information such as past registrations, accident reports, damaging incidents, etc. You’ll also get additional warranty coverage, including a 12-month/12,000-mile limited comprehensive warranty and a 7-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, along with one year of roadside assistance.
Toyota has some of the highest safety and reliability ratings around, yet they’re still outstandingly cost-effective. Consider this: since 2012 the Camry has been awarded a five-star National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) safety rating, and the Corolla has done the same since 2014. On top of that, since 2015 the Camry has also been awarded as the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick Plus+, their highest distinction. All things considered, these safety awards are not only a testament to Toyota’s reputation for safety, they’re even more incentive for you to seriously consider a preowned Toyota sedan.