If you are shopping for a used vehicle, a used SUV is a great option. SUVs offer cargo space, off-road capabilities and are great vehicles for families and pets. Before you search for just any used SUV for sale though, it is important to separate the best from the rest of them. Gray Daniels Automotive Group dealerships have a wide selection of reliable used and certified pre-ownedSUVs. To help you narrow down your search, we have outlined some of the best used SUVs by category that you can buy.
Best Used Crossovers
Honda CR-V: The Honda CR-V was one of the first crossovers to hit the American market and for decades has remained popular. The CR-V is one of the most reliable and fuel efficient crossovers that you can buy. Owners of the CR-V like that it is comfortable to drive and retains its value well over time.
Hyundai Santa Fe/Sport: The Hyundai Santa Fe and Hyundai Santa Fe Sport are also long-running nameplates on the crossover market and continue to delight their owners. The Santa Fe provides good handling, fresh styling and fuel efficiency to its drivers. Due to Hyundai’s generous warranties, it is not uncommon to find a used Hyundai Santa Fe or Santa Fe Sport that still has a factory warranty attached to it.
Mazda CX-5: The Mazda CX-5 is the popular crossover from Mazda and has gained a very loyal following. The CX-5 is one of the best handling crossovers on the market due to Mazda’s meticulous attention to detail when it comes to driving experience. If a fun to drive crossover is on your list, a used CX-5 crossover is very likely to fit the bill.
Best Used 3 Row SUVs
Ford Explorer:The Ford Explorer has been for sale in the United States for nearly thirty years and has continuously been one of the most family friendly SUVs due to its reliability, spacious interior and long list of features. With seating for seven, a used Ford Explorer is a great way to make the most out of one vehicle.
- Ford Expedition: The big brother to the Explorer is the Ford Expedition, which has also been a part of the Ford lineup for decades. The Expedition is a body on frame SUV and shares many components with the legendary Ford F-Series pickup lines. The Ford Expedition is a great way to get truck-like capabilities with SUV comforts in one vehicle.
Nissan Pathfinder: If you want a three row SUV that also provides eye-catching styling, the Nissan Pathfinder is a great option. It is frequently considered one of the best SUVs to buydue to its long list of luxury amenities and ability to tow cargo as well. If it is a SUV for a road trip, towing a boat or just simple driving, you will not be disappointed in a used Nissan Pathfinder.
- Nissan Armada: If you need a bit more space or towing and hauling capability out of your SUV, the Nissan Armada is a size up from the Pathfinder. The Armada provides the same type of great styling and features that the Pathfinder does but with added space, capability and size.
Dodge Durango: if you want a performance oriented SUV that is fun to drive but also offers three rows, then the Dodge Durango is exactly what you have been looking for. With the muscle-car essence for which the Dodge brand has become known, the Durango is the three row SUV for drivers who don’t want to sacrifice bold looks or spirited performance for extra space. Available with Dodge’s legendary HEMI V8 engine, the Dodge Durango is the perfect family SUV for drivers who also like excitement and thrill in their drive.
Mazda CX-9: For drivers who have grown accustomed to driving a Mazda, they will tell you that few vehicles compare when it comes to handling and fun to drive factors. Mazda’s answer to customers who need a three row SUV is the Mazda CX-9 crossover. With carefully crafted styling, luxury features and legendary Mazda driving dynamics, the Mazda CX-9 is ideal for drivers who want to find a used family SUV without having to sacrifice good handling and a smooth ride.
Best Used Small SUVs
Mitsubishi Outlander Sport: With a starting MSRP lower than many of its competitors, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is one of the best used small SUV values. For drivers who want off road capabilities or the ability to travel through bad weather conditions with confidence, the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is a respectable choice. Bold styling and affordable pricing make the Outlander Sport a favorite when it comes to finding a reliable used vehicle.
Volkswagen Tiguan: With German engineering implemented into it, the Volkswagen Tiguan is stylish and functional. Buyers frequently discover the Tiguan is a great small SUV to purchase used. For drivers who appreciate a Volkswagen’s high quality interior and technologically focused features, the Tiguan is one of the best small SUVs that you can choose to buy.
Jeep Compass: When it comes to SUVs, the Jeep brand was one of the first to the table and many decades later, Jeeps continue to be amongst the crowd favorites when it comes to SUVs. That makes it no surprise that the Jeep Compass is oneof the most capable off-road small SUVs that you can buy. The Compass is known for its legitimate trail capable dynamics while maintaining great gas mileage and ease to drive.
Hyundai Tucson: If you find yourself looking for a small SUV that doesn’t sacrifice features or space, the Hyundai Tucson is likely to suit your needs well. The Tucson is comfortable to ride in, pleasant to drive and frequently can make a great certified pre-owned SUV value due to Hyundai’s generous warranties.
Best Used midsize SUVs
Nissan Murano: The Nissan Murano offers seating for five passengers and is designed with daring styling that is both elegant and eye catching. With a generous cargo area, powerful V6 engine and car-like handling, the Nissan Murano is a great choice for SUV drivers who want a used midsize SUV that is neither too large nor too small.
Ford Edge: The Ford Edge is slated between the Ford Escape and the Ford Explorer and is the midsize SUV offering from Ford. The Edge is not only practical and enjoyable to drive, it also comes in multiple performance-oriented variants that enthusiasts love. The Ford Edge Sport is a great used SUV that provides sharp looks and thrills behind the wheel, making it one of the most fun midsize SUVs you can buy.
Jeep Grand Cherokee: The Jeep Grand Cherokee has been acontinual favorite amongst SUV buyers in the United States and we could not create this list without including it. Known for its off-road capabilities, exceptional engines and pleasant driving dynamics, the Grand Cherokee is an easy choice when it comes to a midsize SUV. The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and SRT versions are high performance offerings of the Grand Cherokee that Jeep has offered. If an SUV with racecar like qualities is something that is appealing to you, one of these trim lines of the Grand Cherokee could make a great used performance SUV choice.
Toyota 4Runner: Known for being an off-road warrior and sporting its unique rear window that rolls down, the Toyota 4Runner is a favorite among SUV enthusiasts and off-road adventurers. The 4Runner has always had an adventurous and off-road oriented persona, so any used 4Runner that you find will rise to the occasion and will be ready to travel wherever you want to take it. Don’t think that the 4Runner is only made for off-road excursions though, the 4Runner is a comfortable midsize SUV for commutes, highways and around town as well.
Best Used Luxury SUVs
Lincoln MKX: The Lincoln MKXis a five passenger luxury SUV that offers the level of luxury features that Lincoln buyers have come to expect. If you are in the market for a used luxury SUV and find yourself wanting to get a long list of features for your investment, the Lincoln MKX is a great option to get a full luxury experience in a great used SUV value.
Lincoln Navigator: As one of the most prominent names in the luxury SUV game, the Lincoln Navigator is an automatic choice for SUV buyers who want luxury and capability in one vehicle. While the Navigator may be one of the most elegant, luxury appointed SUVs on the market, its truck based frame and strong engine choices also allow the Navigator to be a great choice for activities like towing boats or campers, while maintaining the luxury and refinement that it is known for. Its versatile engineering and luxurious cabin make it a favorite SUV for road trips as well.
Shop Used SUVs by Price Range
Best Used SUVs under $20,000
If you are looking for a used SUV and have determined your budget, there are a number of great SUV options that can be purchased below multiple thresholds. While there are a number of options that you could go with, a great value is best when it is attached to a great product. Here are some of our favorite used SUVs that can frequently be found for prices below $20,000:
- Dodge Journey
- Ford Edge
- Honda CR-V
- Santa Fe Sport
- Jeep Patriot
- Jeep Cherokee
- Mazda CX-5
- Nissan Pathfinder
- Jeep Wrangler
Best Used SUVs under $15,000
Finding an SUV with relatively low miles on it as well as modern and luxurious features can be done with great value in tow. When it comes to finding an SUV for below $15,000 that will be a long-lasting and enjoyable vehicle to own, here are some of our recommendations:
- Hyundai Santa Fe
- Nissan Murano
- Ford Escape
- Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
- Toyota Rav-4
- Hyundai Tucson
- Mercury Mariner
- Jeep Compass
- Nissan Xterra
- Jeep Renegade
Best Used SUVs under $10,000
Gray Daniels Automotive Group has a wide selection of SUVs that are available at great prices for any budget. If you are looking for used SUVs and are looking for a cost of $10,000 or less, there are some great SUVs that can regularly be found within that price range. Here are some of our favorite examples:
- Mazda Tribute
- Jeep Liberty
- Nissan Juke
- Mazda CX-7
- Nissan Rogue
- Hyundai Veracruz