Carsales Confirms The Best Used Cars For 2023

RELIABILITY AND DESIRABILITY

Buying a used car can be a daunting task. It’s a risk versus reward endeavour that demands considered thought and research.

For most people with busy lives, though, putting countless hours of research into that next preowned purchase is untenable.

That’s why the team at Australia’s largest automotive classifieds, Carsales, has crunched the numbers and consulted the experts to determine which pre-loved cars are best.

Backed by data from Redbook, a panel of Carsales’ automotive journalists have concluded that consumers looking for their next set of wheels should be buying vehicles no more than six years old.

And after performing a deep dive on 10 different vehicle segments, the judges have found superlative offerings for each.

Mazda is proud to announce that no less than three of its vehicles have been awarded the Carsales Best Used Cars for 2023 in their respective classes.

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The 2016 Mazda CX-9 Azami received the win for best Large SUV, with Carsales’ managing editor, Marton Pettendy, summarising: “Top-notch seven-seat amenity and turbo-four power make this a classy family SUV.”

The smaller but no less impressive 2016 Mazda CX-5 Akera turbo-diesel AWD took home the best Medium SUV award.

 “[This] perennial favourite among medium SUVs remains a cut above the rest for affordable sophistication,” Ross Booth, Redbook’s data services director, noted.  

*Overseas model shown

Finally, taking the win for best Small SUV was the 2016 Mazda CX-3 Akari turbo-diesel AWD, which, although no longer sold new in Australia, is still garnering praise in the used-car market.

“One of the world’s original small SUVs is still among the best,” Pettendy said.

Finally, taking the win for best Small SUV was the 2016 Mazda CX-3 Akari turbo-diesel AWD, which, although no longer sold new in Australia, is still garnering praise in the used-car market.

“One of the world’s original small SUVs is still among the best,” Pettendy said.

Carsales also noted that the Mazda2Mazda6MX-5 and BT-50 received honourable mentions in their respective segments.

These accolades are a testament to Mazda’s enduring reliability and desirability in the marketplace and showcase that Mazda owners, whether buying their vehicles new or used, have made the right purchase.