Shopping for cars on a budget can be a daunting task. But consumers can get the biggest bang for their buck with a professional’s assistance. Doing research can be an extremely helpful part of the process when it comes to car shopping. This can be considered even truer for individuals looking to buy a used car. Luckily, there are many available sources to turn to.
Looking ahead into the new year, U.S. News recently revealed its picks for the best used cars under $20,000. And one 2016 Chevrolet model holds the number one spot. It’s the iconic Chevy Camaro.
A close-up look at the 2016 Chevy Camaro
When the car hit the market in 2016, drivers and Chevy enthusiasts had a lot to be excited to be about. The 2016 Camaro roared from 0 to 60 mph in just over four seconds, according to Consumer Reports. Chevy received plenty of positive feedback regarding the Camaro’s options for engines and transmissions. Giving drivers the opportunity to customize a vehicle is always a plus.
When Consumer Reports tested it on the road, the 2016 Chevy Camaro also earned perfect braking and emergency handling scores. And the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the car good ratings on crash and roll tests.
So it makes sense the 2016 Camaro nabbed an impressive 8.8 score from U.S. News. There’s no arguing it — this car comes with a ton of pros. But at what price?
The average price of a 2016 Chevy Camaro
No matter your purchase, you always want to know the price ahead of time. According to Consumer Reports, the 2016 Chevy Camaro‘s average MSRP ranges from $20,300 to $28,575. U.S. News listed the price as high as $32, 832.
U.S. News shared some important insight into what goes into the wide price range. Condition, mileage, and location all factor into the price tag.
The 2016 model’s spot on this 2021 list
Sure, the 2016 Chevy Camaro is a few years old, but its age doesn’t take this model out of the running. In fact, U.S. News recently released “Best Used Cars Under $20,000 in 2021.” And the 2016 sports car took the top spot.
For well over a decade, U.S. News has been ranking the cream of the crop of vehicles. With the Camaro’s almost perfect score and affordable price, the popular sports car landed in the number one spot on the list. Critics’ Rating, Performance, Interior, Total Cost of Ownership, Safety, and Reliability are the categories U.S. News used to award the Camaro its impressive overall score of 8.8.
Other noteworthy cars on the list
The Camaro’s competition included the 2016 Toyota Tacoma, 2016 Toyota Prius, and 2016 Chevrolet Colorado. You might be surprised to learn a significant number of 2015 models also made the list. The 2015 Ford F-150, 2015 Chevrolet Traverse, and 2015 Kia Rio are just a few. Though a slew of impressive vehicles made U.S. News’ list, none of them could beat the 2016 Chevy Camaro.