The Best Used Car Deals for October

When looking for the best deal on a used car this October, you need to shop for a car that offers more than just a low price tag. Unless the vehicle offers reliability, exceptional safety, and fuel economy, it is hardly worthy of a closer look.

 

To help you with your search for a great deal on a used car this October, UsedCars.com is offering you this list of some of the most noteworthy cars gracing our inventory. Each car listed has received high praise from consumers and features a strong track record of dependability. In addition to the cars listed below, we also encourage you to visit our Best Used Car Deals Page, where we offer you access to an extensive inventory of used cars, trucks and SUVs listed below Kelley Blue Book value. 

2010 Kia Soul (31mpg/highway)

KBB Price:  $11,946*

Affordability without sacrificing fun, funk or flair, this is what Kia set out to accomplish. And this is exactly what the car manufacturer accomplished with the introduction of the Soul. The economically driven car buyer will be happy to note that, in keeping with Kia’s long tradition of creating affordably priced automobiles, the Soul was designed with economy in mind. However, the car’s funky swept-back exterior design, with its interesting angles and vibrant colors, creates a sense of energy, fun and funk that had previously been lacking from the Kia brand. It’s this combination of fun and affordability that make the Soul one of the best deals on the used car market this October.

 

Here is what some of the critics have to say about the 2010

  • Consumer Reports

Test score: 68/100

  • JD Power and Associates

Predicted reliability score: 2.5/5

  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 

Overall crash rating: 4/5

 

2009 BMW X3 (24  mpg/highway)

KBB Price:  $28,262*

Searching for a used car this October that will offer high-end sophistication without emptying your bank account? The BMX X3 may be the car you have been looking for. As a compact SUV, the X3 offers the type of versatility that most drivers are looking for. However, with its powerful engine, durable frame and responsive handling, this five-passenger SUV delivers a kind of utility that is rarely found in a luxury vehicle.

 

Here is what some of the critics have to say about the 2011

  • Consumer Reports

Test score: 80/100

  • JD Power and Associates

Predicted reliability score: 3.5/5

 

2009 Subaru Impreza (27 mpg/highway)

KBB Price:  $14,936*

Do not let the lack of brand recognition fool you. A Subaru Impreza is a smart buy this October 2013. With its superior all-wheel-drive performance, the Impreza offers a type of drivability that is rarely found in a compact car. Throw in the compact car’s impressive record of reliability and safety, and it is sure to become a valued asset.

 

Here is what some of the critics have had to say about the 2009.

  • Consumer Reports

2009 Test score: 84/100

  • JD Power and Associates

Predicted reliability score: 3.5/5

  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Rollover crash rating: 3.5/5

 

2010 Ford Fusion  (24  mpg/highway)

KBB Price:  $14,416*

Perhaps the best used car deal this October 2013 is the practically designed Ford Fusion. Offering the rare blend of family car features and sports car-like drivability, this expertly engineered family car has been a hit among car buyers who want a mid-size sedan with a little extra.  A spacious interior, responsive driving dynamics and expressive styling features have all attributed to the Fusion’s success within the American market.

 

Here is what some of the critics have to say about the 2011

  • Consumer Reports

Test score: 75/100

  • JD Power and Associates

Predicted reliability score: 4/5

  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Overall crash rating: 4/5

 

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*The KBB price listed here was quoted as of 10/1/2013 – and it is reflective of the suggested retail price of a similar vehicle in excellent condition with 30,000 miles