When looking for a used SUV, choose one of the top-rated models for lesser repairs and better value. At Hometown Chevrolet, we have several pre-owned SUVs that have been highly rated as used models. We go through each vehicle before we put it out on the lot to be sold. Here are some of the top used SUV options to consider.
Consumer Reports rates the Honda CR-V as one of the best SUVs you could purchase used. Newer Honda CR-V models are pricier than some of the older models. However, the newer models are often loaded with features such as blind spot monitoring and rearview cameras.
The Chevrolet Equinox features a powertrain that doesn't seem to stop. When you look at a used Chevrolet Equinox, you’ll find that it could have a 3.6-liter V-6 engine or a 3.4-liter V-6 engine. The 3.4-liter makes 185 horsepower while the 3.6-liter makes 264 horsepower. Vehicles with the larger engine also feature an upgraded suspension.
The Mazda CX-5 received Consumer Reports top reliability score, thus adding this model to the list of top-rated SUVs. One of the better models is the Grand Touring model — you’ll pay a lot less for all of the features that you would get on a brand new model.
If you prefer to go American, the Chevrolet Tahoe is one of the top 10 used SUVs on the list. The 2010 model features a 5.3-liter engine with 320 horsepower, and it features three rows. Even with this larger engine, the Tahoe still gets some of the better gas mileage compared to other SUVs in its class. And, for those who want to tow without having a pickup truck, the Tahoe tows up to 8,500 pounds depending on the year and model.
Another SUV known for its reliability is the Toyota RAV4. It hasn’t received any major complaints since 2012 and is a popular model. You might pay a little more for a RAV4, but the reliability is worth it.
Another reliable pre-owned SUV is the Kia Sportage. With few mechanical issues, good gas mileage and available all-wheel drive on some models, you’ll find a quality used SUV that will serve you for many years. This model has a high rank in the market of used SUVs.
If you prefer a smaller SUV, the Subaru Forester provides a sporty ride and off-road abilities. All Foresters feature all-wheel drive and it has plenty of cargo space. They are harder to find because Subaru owners generally keep their vehicles longer than most other vehicles.
Visit Hometown Chevrolet
If you are in the market for a new or used vehicle, including a used SUV, stop by Hometown Chevrolet to see what we have and to test drive your next SUV. Learn more about the features the different models have available and test drive several to find out which model fits your needs the most and is the most comfortable for your family.