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Best Used SUVs to Buy This Year

Best Used SUVs to Buy This Year

Over the last decade or two, sales of new SUVs have risen dramatically, and they are now the dominant car type in the family market. With so many new vehicles being sold, there's been a clear knock-on effect on the used market, and there are now plenty of excellent deals to be had if you're looking for a pre-owned SUV.


Which are some of the best-used SUVs to look for, offering the leading combinations of value and features for 2020?

Used Kia Sportage

1) Kia Sportage

The Kia Sportage earns its place on the value list thanks to the excellent levels of interior comfort it boasts for a SUV in its price range. From leather seats to a panoramic sun roof, the Sportage has the feel of a car from a higher price bracket.


And what's more, with the new 2020 release of the model attracting plenty of eager buyers, slightly older models can be found at extremely affordable prices.

Used Ford Escape

2) Ford Escape

The Ford Escape range is a hugely popular SUV choice, thanks to its combination of performance, comfort, and a spacious cabin. New models are sold with a large variety of powertrain options, and the various trim levels range from the solidly comfortable to the genuinely luxurious. This variety means there's a wide choice of used Escapes on the market, with plenty of great deals to be found.


3) Honda CR-V

With its excellent reliability record, the Honda CR-V makes a solid used SUV that won't let you down. The flip side of this reliability is that used Honda cars are highly sought after and hold their value well, so you won't find many bargain-basement deals.


However, considering that the factory price of the Honda CR-V is highly affordable to start with, you'll get a lot of used SUV for a mid-range price.

Used Hyundai Santa Fe

4) Hyundai Santa Fe

Hyundai have built a loyal following among Canadian drivers thanks to their cars' combination of value, performance, and interior features. This can mean the most recent Hyundai models are difficult to find on the used market, with satisfied owners holding on to them for longer.


However, if you look back to the Santa Fe models released between 2014 and 2017, you can pick up an all-wheel drive, mid-sized SUV with great performance and comfort for a highly attractive price.

Used Nissan Pathfinder

5) Nissan Pathfinder

Lastly, if you're looking for a used SUV with the power and performance to handle any situation you throw at it, the Nissan Pathfinder more than fits the bill. Boasting a 3.5L V6 engine pushing out at least 260 horsepower, coupled with premium levels of interior comfort, this is a serious SUV contender in the mid-price range.


However, make sure to buy Pathfinders dating from 2013 or later, as earlier releases were based on an inferior design offering much lower performance and value levels.


The used SUV market is an increasingly competitive one, as the continuing surge in new sales filters through into pre-owned dealerships. There's never been a better time to find a used SUV deal offering excellent value for a premium quality car.

Categories: SUVs, Used