What Is Good Mileage On A Used Car?

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So, you’re at a Carmel dealership looking at the odometer on a used car, and it hits you – You’re not sure whether the number you’re looking at is considered high mileage or not. What is good mileage on a used car? Truthfully, good mileage for a used car has changed as automotive technology has advanced, and is different for different makes, models, and body styles. So, let’s talk about how you can identify used cars with good gas mileage. We’ll even list out some of the best fuel economy used cars.



Good Mileage for a Used Car – Things to Consider

So, what is good mileage on a used car, exactly? Good mileage for a used car depends on a number of factors. You need to consider the type of car, how those miles were put on the car, and how fast those miles were put on the car. Here are some factors to consider:

  • How fast were the miles put on the car? – Experts say that no more than an average of 12,000 miles should be put on a car in a year.
  • What do consumer reviews say? – Look up the car online. What do folks who have owned the car for a long time have to say? How many miles have they gotten out of the car?
  • Are the miles on the odometer mostly highway or city miles? – Highway miles are much better.
  • Was the vehicle well-maintained? – Ask for a maintenance record.
  • Has the car been in accidents? – Accidents can cause damage that isn’t readily visible.
  • Was the car driven a lot in harsh weather? – Dicey roads can be pretty rough on cars during our Fishers winters.

Technically, there is no mileage figure that you should dismiss a vehicle. As long as it has proper maintenance and has been well cared for, you can anticipate it to last for your travels. However, before purchasing a vehicle, we suggest that you have it inspected by a professional service center.

Something else to consider would be how many miles you plan to get out of the car. For example, if you want to get a used truck for the work site for several years, you are likely going to add more miles and you want to make sure you get a model that can take on those miles. No one wants their work vehicle breaking down when they’re on the clock!


Honda Used Cars with Good Gas Mileage

Honda is well-known for having produced some of the best fuel economy used cars. That’s why you can find plenty of used cars with good gas mileage on our lot. Here are just a few of these models:

Best Fuel Economy – Used Cars

  • 2012-2015 Honda Civic Sedan – Up to 28 City / 39 Highway / 32 Combined*
  • 2009-2013 Honda Fit – Up to 28 City / 35 Highway / 31 Combined*
  • 2014-2015 Honda Accord Hybrid – Up to 49 City / 45 Highway / 47 Combined*

While these are popular choices with impressive fuel economy, there are plenty of other pre-owned Honda models that offer incredible fuel efficiency. Stop by today to learn about them all!


Find Used Cars with Good Gas Mileage at Penske Honda!

We have a wide variety of reliable used cars at Penske Honda. Don’t forget to make sure to ask our sales department if you have any questions. You can also give our sales team a call at (833) 948-0531 for assistance. While you’re here, be sure to check out our used vehicle specials. Our dealership is conveniently located near Westfield. We’re here to help, so contact us today or stop by in Indianapolis!

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