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These are the best cars to buy used, rather than new

  These are the best cars to buy used, rather than new Luxury vehicles are the best buys, while a Tesla Model 3? Not so much.The data combs through 2.6 million vehicle sales that took place in between August 2020 and March 2021, and the website defined a "gently used vehicle" as a 2019 or 2020 vehicle. Keep in mind, these cars aren't necessarily the cheapest used cars around, but the depreciation factor hits them hardest, making them far less expensive than buying a brand new version.

The GTS package has always been the sweet spot in the 911 lineup, bringing serious performance upgrades to the base-model sports car without flinging you into the Turbo price range. Porsche just released details on the 2022 911 GTS package, and it sounds like more of a great thing.

a car parked on the side of a road: The new GTS makes 473 hp, a 30-hp increase over the base-model Carrera S—and more than the most powerful air-cooled Porsche ever built, the 450-hp Turbo S. © Porsche The new GTS makes 473 hp, a 30-hp increase over the base-model Carrera S—and more than the most powerful air-cooled Porsche ever built, the 450-hp Turbo S.

The GTS has always been a sweet spot in the middle of the Porsche 911 lineup. Faster and more focused than a base-model Carrera, but not as wickedly quick (or expensive) as the top-spec Turbo, and far more livable than the raw GT3. Here's something to put it all in perspective: With 473 hp, the new 2022 911 GTS makes more ponies than the most powerful air-cooled 911 ever sold for street use—the 1997 911 Turbo S, a limited-edition 993 that made a whopping 450 hp.

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee: What You Need to Know

  2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee: What You Need to Know The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee delivers solid on- and off-road performance, and it boasts a comfortable interior. However, it's relegated to the middle of our midsize SUV rankings because its safety and predicted reliability ratings trail the competition. The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee is ranked: #12 in 2018 Affordable Midsize SUVs #18 in Used SUVs with 2 Rows $20K and up #19 in Used Midsize SUVs $20K to $25K #21 in 2018 Affordable SUVs with 2 Rows Is the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee a Good Used SUV? The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee is a pretty good used SUV.

You can have your new GTS in one of five flavors: rear-drive Carrera GTS coupe or cabriolet, all-wheel drive Carrera 4 GTS coupe or cabriolet, or all-wheel drive Targa 4 GTS. All variants get 473 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque from the 3.0-liter twin-turbo flat-six, a gain of 30 each over the current 911 Carrera S. Porsche says the quickest version, the all-wheel drive coupe with the eight-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic, will do 0-60 in 3.1 seconds. Fear not: a seven-speed manual is also available, with a shifter that's been shortened by 10 mm (a whopping 0.4 inches).

2018 Ford Flex: What You Need to Know

  2018 Ford Flex: What You Need to Know The 2018 Ford Flex finishes just below the middle of our midsize SUV rankings. It boasts a roomy cabin, composed handling, and a user-friendly infotainment system. However, it's plagued by unsupportive seats and a thin standard features list. The 2018 Ford Flex is ranked: #14 in 2018 Affordable Midsize SUVs #17 in 2018 Affordable SUVs with 3 Rows #24 in Used SUVs with 3 Rows $20K to $25K #29 in Used Midsize SUVs $20K to $25K Is the 2018 Ford Flex a Good Used SUV? The three-row Ford Flex is a decent used midsize SUV. It’s a solid family hauler with its strong available engine, and it has more cargo space than most rivals offer.

GTS models get their own unique suspension tuning, with a ride height lowered by 10 mm, unique Porsche Active Suspension Management tuning, and the huge steel brakes off the 911 Turbo. All GTS models ride on 20-inch front, 21-inch rear center-lock wheels, with a design that matches those on the 911 Turbo S.

A free-breathing sport exhaust system adds some aural verve to the GTS, which has less sound deadening material than other 911 models. An optional lightweight package cuts up to 55 pounds out of the car, thanks to lightweight full-carbon-fiber bucket seats, lightweight side and rear glass, and a rear-seat delete. The lightweight package also adds the rear-wheel steering system found on the Turbo and the GT3, plus additional aerodynamic underbody pieces.

You'll know the GTS by its darkened front and rear accent trim, the slightly smoked headlights and taillights, and the satin black badges and engine-cover grilles. Inside, a sport steering wheel and splashes of Race-Tex upholstery set the GTS apart.

2022 GTS models will begin delivery in the US in early 2022. Prices start at $136,700 for the rear-drive Carrera GTS coupe, rising to $156,800 for the Targa 4 GTS.

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid: What You Need to Know .
The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid sits near the bottom of our hybrid and electric SUV rankings. While it is a capable off-road SUV with plenty of standard features, its rear-seat passenger space is a bit snug, and its overall cargo volume is small for the class. © Subaru of America, Inc.

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