Pre-owned SUVs are just as popular among vehicle shoppers as brand new SUV models. Some are particularly reliable.
SUVs are becoming increasingly popular. People like the space, the practicality, the higher vantage point and towing capacity. Prices vary as much as styles, makes and models. And if you’d rather not fork out for a brand-new vehicle, there are plenty of pre-owned SUVs on the market, even if your budget is $10,000 or less. And when you’re looking to purchase pre-owned vehicle – reliability is key. So here are some of the most reliable pre-owned SUVs on the market.
2009 Chevrolet Equinox
The Equinox has been touted as a comfortable, practical and affordable compact SUV with powerful engine options. It easily seats five and has a spacious cargo area. It scores low on fuel economy, but inside has been praised for its versatility and space.
2010 Chevrolet Tahoe
The 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe is a highly ranked affordable large SUV, with three rows, seating either 8 or 9 passengers. It offers great fuel economy, handles well, and it can tow 8,500 lbs. There’s plenty of space for your family and all their stuff.
2009 Ford Explorer
This is a capable off-roader and powerful hauler with a comfortable interior.
The 2009 Ford Explorer seats up to seven people, with either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. It’s powerful and tough although it is a bit of a gas-guzzler
2009-2010 Honda CR-V
The Honda CR-V is a fuel efficient, quality 5-seat compact SUV, with a comfortable interior. And there are a lot of reliable models out there among used Honda selections. Because of their lasting power you can be less choosy about high mileage. With high safety ratings and reliability, this is a great choice for families.
2010 Kia Sportage
The Kia Sportage is a comfortable crossover with good safety ratings and great reliability. Kia owners experience very few mechanical issues and this is quality for the money. If you take good care of your Kia, it’ll last you a while.
With a tradition of reliability, this is a fun and affordable ride. The Mazda CX-7 seats five, has a quality interior and great design. It handles easily, and repairs are not expensive. A good buy all around.
2009-2011 Nissan Murano
The Nissan Murano was highly rated at the time and is a safe and dependable vehicle with good handling and a quality interior, which seats five. It has great fuel economy, so even with high mileage it will last a while.
2010 Subaru Forester
The sporty looking Subaru Forester is capable of off-roading, has great towing capacity, and plenty of cargo space. All-wheel drive is standard on all Foresters, and you can get it with manual transmission – quite rare for an SUV. You may have a hard time finding a pre-owned Forester, as owners tend to hold on to them. So if you see one you like – move quickly.
2010 Toyota RAV4
Toyota is famous for its reliability with great engines, high safety scores, and affordable parts. The Toyota RAV4 was available with front-wheel and all-wheel drive, and even a third row. It was a hit when it was new and these strengths make it an attractive and wise decision to buy used. You can expect this vehicle to last.
2009-2010 Toyota Highlander
Again Toyota’s renowned reliability comes into play with the Highlander. If you want to stick to the $10,000 mark, then you may have to settle for higher mileage, but since these vehicles rank so high it’s sure to perform well and last. The Toyota Highlander offers safety, space, power and a smooth ride.