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Top 10 used cars under $8,000 USD in 2016 according to Kelley Blue Book

The 2008 Toyota Corolla | Photo: Toyota
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Josée Paquet

What are the 10 best used cars under $8,000 USD in 2016 according to Kelley Blue Book? The rankings are out, and yes, it is possible to get a reliable second-hand car on the cheap.

"While spending $8,000 or less won't get you the newest tech or the shiniest paint job, it can buy you solid, reliable transportation that will last for the next several years if you play your cards correctly," said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book's "For those who feel a keen ache in their checkbook thinking about the prospect of a big monthly payment, this year's list of's 10 Best Used Cars Under $8,000 should provide some relief, because there are good used-car alternatives to a more expensive vehicle." 

As you’ll see on the list below, only Ford and Kia managed to crack this Japanese-dominated top 10. Of course, you likely won’t get these cars for the same prices in Canada, but it can definitely make your shopping easier.

  1. 2006 Toyota Avalon
  2. 2007 Honda Accord
  3. 2010 Honda Civic
  4. 2008 Toyota Corolla
  5. 2008 Ford Crown Victoria
  6. 2006 Subaru Outback
  7. 2007 Nissan Maxima 
  8. 2007 Subaru Impreza
  9. 2006 Mazda MX-5
  10. 2010 Kia Soul


Josée Paquet
Josée Paquet
Automotive expert