The 7 Best Used SUVs and What They Cost

Anyone who has been looking for a new SUV right now knows that it’s incredibly difficult to find something good that’s also affordable. That has many people turning to used SUVs, which are becoming scarce thanks to the increased demand. Still, if you’re willing to consider a range of years and models, you’ll have a better chance of getting a new SUV (or new-to-you). These are the 7 best used SUVs you can buy, according to U.S. News, and their current price range.

A dark gray 2020 Mazda CX-9
2020 Mazda CX-9 | Mazda

The 2020 Mazda CX-9 is an affordable 3-row SUV

The 2020 Mazda CX-9 is #2 on the 2020 Affordable Midsize SUVs (tying the Santa Fe) as well as #2 in 2020 Affordable SUVs with 3 Rows, according to U.S. News. In addition, the CX-9 is #6 for Affordable Crossover SUVs. Consumer Reports estimates that the going price for the 2020 Mazda CX-9 is roughly between $31,325 – $39,900. That comes with a reliability rating of 5/5 and an owner satisfaction score of 3/5, making the CX-9 feel like a pretty good deal. In comparison, a brand new 2022 Mazda CX-9 will cost somewhere betwen $35,280 – $47,210.

The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe is incredibly spacious

The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe is the #2 2020 Affordable Midsize SUV award as well as the #5 2020 Most Affordable SUVs with 2 Rows. The current price range for the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe is between $27,575 – $38,900. It has a reliability rating of 4/5 from Consumer Reports as well as an owner satisfaction score of 3/5.

The 2018 Mazda CX-9 is one of the best used SUVs

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The 2018 Mazda CX-9 is another of the best used SUVs. The 2018 CX-9 is ranked #3 for both 2018 Midsize Affordable SUVs and Used SUVs with 3 Rows $25K to $30k. If you’re looking to buy one, its price currently starts around $23,975 and goes up to about $34,575.

The 2019 Mazda CX-9 is an affordable midsize SUV

The 2019 Mazda CX-9 is a great SUV thanks to its status as the #2 2019 Affordable SUVs with 3 Rows and its #3 ranking as 2019 Affordable Midsize SUVs. It’s sleek and stylish and its price range is between $27,350 – $37,700. The 2019 CX-9 is also the first of these Mazda SUV models to come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

The 2020 Kia Telluride tops several lists

The 2020 Kia Telluride is has a 2020 Affordable Midsize SUVs score of 8.4/10, as well as its first-place finish in the Best 3-Row SUV for Families. In addition, the 2020 Telluride is the best 2020 Affordable Midsize SUV with 3 Rows and a finalist for the 2020 Best 3-Row SUV for the Money. Consumer Reports says that the average retail price of the 2020 Kia Telluride is somewhere between $37,000 and $48,575.

The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

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The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe is tied for first place with the 2019 Kia Sorento and the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe for the best used SUV you can buy. Not only that, the 2018 Santa Fe receives other top honors from U.S. News, including the #1 Used Midsize SUV $25k and up, as well as #1 in 2018 Affordable Midsize SUVs. It’s also the #1 Used SUV with 3 Rows $25K to $30K.

Right now you’ll probably pay around $23,950 – $31,125 for a 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe according to Consumer Reports. The 2018 Santa Fe also has a reliability rating of 4/5 and an owner satisfaction score of 3/5.

The 2019 Kia Sorento is one of the best used SUVs

The 2019 Kia Sorento is another of U.S. News’ picks for the best used SUVs. It’s the winner of a whole bunch of titles, including the #1 Used Midsize SUV $25K and up, 2019 Affordable Crossover SUVs, 2019 Affordable Midsize SUVs, Used 2019 With 3 Rows $25K to $30K, and 2019 Affordable SUVs with 3 Rows. You’ll pay about $24,175 – $38,925 for a 2019 Kia Sorento.

The 2019 Santa Fe is a very affordable used midsize SUV

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The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe is the second Santa Fe to take the top spot on U.S. News’ list of the best used SUVs. The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe is the #1 2019 Affordable Midsize SUV as well as the #1 Used Midsize SUVs $25K and up. The 2019 Santa Fe is also the top SUV on the 2019 Affordable SUVs with 2-Rows and the #1 2019 Affordable Crossover SUVs. Consumer Reports says that you’re likely to pay somewhere between $24,650 – $34,850 for a 2019 Santa Fe. This gets you a 4/5 for reliability as well as a 4/5 for owner satisfaction.

The best used SUVs have an affordable price and great track record. Any of these SUVs are a great place to start your search if you’re looking for a new (used) SUV.

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