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SUVs are more popular than ever, so there is an overwhelming amount to choose from. Most brands have a few options, from subcompact and small sport utility vehicles to midsize and full-size SUVs. These are some of the best used SUVs for 2022 from brands like Mazda, Toyota, and Jeep, with some additional suggestions below.

The subcompact Mazda CX-3 is the best used SUV for 2022

The best used SUV for 2022 include the Mazda CX-3
The Mazda CX-3 SUV | Mazda

When iSeeCars looked for the best used SUV for 2022, the Mazda CX-3 was a clear winner. It has more room than one might anticipate for a subcompact option but still offers a sporty driving experience. The interior is comfortable, and Mazda included plenty of standard safety and infotainment features. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the CX-3 the Top Safety Pick Plus award. iSeeCars says the average price for a three-year-old CX-3 is $22,703.

If the CX-3 doesn’t cut it, the best subcompact SUV runner-up was the Subaru Crosstrek. With all-wheel drive standard and plenty of safety features, the Crosstrek is a good buy.

The Jeep Wrangler is the best used small SUV for 2022

The Jeep Wrangler was iSeeCars pick for the best used SUV in the small category. While not everyone loves the Jeep brand, fans of it wouldn’t change a thing. The Wrangler is off-road capable and has proven durability. Adding to that is the strong resale value and above-average cargo space. Buyers can anticipate paying $40,178 or more for a three-year-old version.

For the best small SUV runner-up, the Subaru Outback was iSeeCars pick. The Outback is technically a crossover wagon, but it fits with other small SUVs. Subaru’s Outback is safe, comes with all-wheel drive standard, and was an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus winner.

Toyota’s Highlander is known for its reliability

If you want to classify this one, the Toyota Highlander was the best used SUV in both the midsize and crossover categories. The Highlander has a proven reliability history and is known for outlasting its competition. Toyota equipped the Highlander with a third row and plenty of cargo space. Toyota’s Safety Suite offers plenty of standard safety features, and the IIHS gave it a Top Safety Pick Plus award. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave it a five-star overall safety rating. For the average price of a three-year-old Highlander, iSeeCars says you can expect to pay around $41,762.

For the runner-up for best midsize SUV, the Honda Pilot was another excellent choice. It offers a spacious and comfortable ride for the whole family without being too hard to drive. The Pilot has room for eight passengers.

Don’t overlook the Toyota Land Cruiser as one of the best used SUVs for 2022

The Toyota Land Cruiser fits the bill if you need a large SUV. Another option known for its longevity and durability, iSeeCars says, “the Land Cruiser is the longest-lasting car across all vehicle segments.” With three rows and room for plenty of passengers, the Land Cruiser is also pretty capable off-road. One of the Land Cruisers’ biggest issues is that it’s just too good. That means that when buyers get ahold of one, it doesn’t change hands very often. Pricing for a three-year-old Land Cruiser came in at an average of $91,976.

It might not be surprising that the best large SUV runner-up is the Toyota Sequoia. It is similar to the Land Cruise but more suited for on-road adventures than off-road.

Toyota dominated this list a bit, but the best used SUVs for 2022 won’t disappoint. Keep an eye on prices as the year comes to a close; you might be able to find good deals on outgoing models.


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