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It’s never been a more popular time to buy a used car. While SUVs and Crossovers may be popular, many drivers will always prefer a sedan. Car and Driver released this list of the most reliable used sedans for 2021, and every choice is a winner.

A surprisingly sporty used option with high-tech features

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The 2017 Buick Regal was the final year of the model’s production. The iconic Buick Regal ranks as high as the Toyota Camry or Honda Accord in reliability. This dependable mid-size sedan feels athletic and responsive.

A German-engineered chassis and sport-tuned suspension give the Regal a high-end feel. The standard 2.4 liter 182 horsepower engine and 6-speed automatic transmission gave it a surprisingly quick pickup. A turbocharged 259 horsepower version was also available.

Modern technology does not need to be sacrificed When shopping for a reliable bargain. The Buick Regal features an extensive 8-inch touch screen infotainment system, Android auto Apple car play, and onboard Wi-Fi. 

A sporty favorite that’s surprisingly reliable

It’s no secret that the Ford Mustang is one of the most popular mid-size sports cars on the road. The 2017 model was rated more reliable than both the Chevy Camaro and Dodge Challenger. This model offers surprising retro Style at a great value.

 This version of the Mustang features a new independent rear suspension, resulting in improved handling and a more comfortable ride. Car and Driver put this muscle car on its 10 best lists, and it seems used car shoppers should too.

A previously owned luxury sedan you can depend on

A white Genesis G80 on display
2018 Genesis G80 | Raymond Boyd/Getty Images

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The Genesis G80 is a luxury rebranded Hyundai. This is one of the first offerings from the Genesis brand, a South Korean automaker’s subsidiary. It is one of the most reliable mid-size premium cars on the market. Used car shoppers looking for a touch of comfort will appreciate heated seats, all leather interior, and an attractive sunroof. Top safety ratings put this premium option at the top of the list of most reliable used sedans. 

A reliable electric option

The Nissan Leaf is the most dependable used electric car, according to JD Power and Associates. It ranked higher than the Toyota Prius, the Toyota Corolla, and the Honda Civic in reliability. The Leaf was first introduced in 2011. Shoppers looking for an inexpensive entry into electric cars should consider the Leaf. It has a battery range of 84 miles. Higher-capacity models boast a range of 107 miles. Going from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 10.4 seconds, the Leaf is a slow but reliable option for used car buyers. 

A large used sedan that’s a value price

The Avalon is one of the most reliable sedans. Used car shoppers looking for more room to stretch out should consider this High Comfort option. Drivers who aren’t in a rush will enjoy the power of a 268 horsepower V6 engine. This reliable and large four-door sedan is a comfortable choice.

 Compared to comparable models such as the Nissan Maxima or Chevy Impala, Avalon’s front-wheel-drive outperforms the competition. It features unparalleled cargo space, and its roomy trunk and a touch screen infotainment system give this car a modern feel.