Trucks & SUVs

5 of the Best Used Two-Row SUVs According to Kelley Blue Book

If you’re shopping for an SUV, but don’t need the added seats that the third row has to offer, then there are plenty of two-row options on the used market to choose from. Kelley Blue Book recently put together a list of the 10 Best Used Two-Row SUVs Under $20,000 and we picked five of them to share with you in case you happen to be shopping for one.

2018 Subaru Forester

Subaru is renowned for incorporating its Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system into almost all of its models and the Forester is one of the brand’s most popular. Along with the capability to do some light off-roading on the weekends, the Forester can readily do double-duty as a grocery-getter and school kid-hauler during the week. Depending on the car’s mileage and condition, you can find a used Forester in the high teens or low $20,000 range.

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Subaru Forester
Subaru Forester | Subaru

2017 Toyota RAV4

As one of the most respected and highly reliable cars in the compact crossover segment, the Toyota RAV4 is one of the safest two-row SUV choices that you can make. Its best-in-class interior space, cavernous cargo area, and tech-savvy features make it one of the most well-rounded entrants in the segment.

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Toyota RAV4
Toyota RAV4 | Toyota

2016 Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V is easily one of the most recognized nameplates on the market and is the brand’s best-selling model. Why? Because it has plenty of room for five, competent, and compliant handling characteristics, and gets stellar fuel economy. Fortunately, you should be able to find one for under $20,000 if you’re looking in the 2015 to 2016 model year range.

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Honda CR-V
2016 Honda CR-V | Honda

2018 Mazda CX-5

The Mazda CX-5 is like a hot hatchback on stilts due to its sporty and fun-to-drive nature. In addition to engaging driving dynamics, the CX-5 also offers excellent fuel economy and advanced safety features while providing comfortable and upscale seating for up to five adults.

2018 Mazda CX-5
2018 Mazda CX-5 | Mazda

2015 Ford Edge

The Ford Edge is almost like a “baby Explorer” in that it provides you with the same bold styling as its larger stablemate while accommodating up to five passengers. It also has a solid chassis, a stable ride, and it offers a choice of a four- or six-cylinder engine under the hood, depending on your power preference. KBB suggests getting the Ford Edge Sport as it comes with a 315-hp, twin-turbo V6 engine.

The Ford Edge on display at the Brussels Expo
The Ford Edge | Sjoerd van der Wal/Getty Images

Used two-row SUVs

While shopping for a used SUV can be tough, these five choices might help you narrow down your shortlist. Kelley Blue Book also recommends SUVs like the Volkswagen Tiguan, Nissan Xterra, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, and the Toyota Venza, however, we like to keep our choices short and concise when it comes to car shopping.

The more choices you have, the more confusion it may cause when you’re trying to narrow down your process, however, be sure to check out KBB’s longer list of SUVs to see if any others might catch your eye. Fortunately, none of them will break the bank as you should be able to find one that you like below $20,000.