The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Don’t Have Kids

Buying a used car is rarely a simple process, but if you don’t have kids, you have many more options than those who have to account for additional passengers. There are plenty of choices out there, depending on your needs. You’ll find coupes, super-subcompacts, and other choices available to you, but most of them share some specific characteristics. They’re small, they may have limited seating in the rear, and they don’t have much in the way of cargo space. Here’s a quick rundown of the top five cars for drivers without kids.

  • 2014 Mazda6: Sleek and svelte, the Mazda6 is actually a four-door sedan. It offers enough room for multiple passengers, but you don’t have to use it. It’s also sporty enough to please younger drivers and it includes a lot of extras like USB connectivity and Bluetooth (a USB connection is standard, but Bluetooth is only available with the Sport model).

  • 2014 Chevy Spark: Don’t have kids? Chances are good that you don’t have much of a need to drive all over the place, either. The Spark is a minicar – fun, sporty and, best of all, super efficient on fuel. It’s also endowed with 10 air bags and the LT model comes with iPhone connectivity, Bluetooth and USB connectivity.

  • 2011 Kia Soul: The Soul is funky. It’s fun. It’s also pretty capable. This compact SUV offers more than enough seating for you and your friends, and it manages to give you 26/31 mpg. While it might not have the power of a V8 behind it, the nimble handling more than makes up for that. There’s also the fact that it offers a full 19 cubic feet of rear cargo space, giving you room for a lot of gear.

  • 2014 Kia Optima: Kia gets a second entry on this list, but it’s not an SUV this time. The Optima is a four-door sedan, but it’s sporty styling and aggressive stance make it a great choice for singles or couples looking for a little extra room without a high sticker price. It also features some cool tech – a cooling glove box, standard USB connectivity and Bluetooth are just a few of the perks.

  • Dodge Challenger: You knew there had to be at least one high-octane option on this list, and it’s the Dodge Challenger (you pick the year model). Muscular and retro, the Challenger is nevertheless 100% modern. Choose from V6 or V8 engine options, as well as a number of trims (including the R/T model).


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