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Those looking for a new SUV may be dismayed by the price and availability. It’s a tough market right now, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have options. By looking at SUVs from just two years ago, you open up your search to include a whole bunch of additional vehicles. Here’s what you’ll pay for the best 2020 SUVs according to U.S. News, and what your money can get you.

A taupe 2020 Kia Telluride parked in the desert.
2020 Kia Telluride | Kia

1. The 2020 Kia Telluride is the best used 2020 SUV

The 2020 Kia Telluride is the top-ranked 2020 SUV by U.S. News. It says that the Telluride’s high placement is in part due to its 2020 Affordable Midsize SUVs score (an 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. That’s higher than the starting price for the 2022 Kia Telluride, which is just $33,090. That’s kind of how things are going right now in the automotive world, as chip delays and supply chain disruptions continue to plague car manufacturers. So why might you be willing to spend more on a used SUV? It comes down to availability. It may be easier to find a used Kia Telluride than one that is brand new.

2. The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe is a spacious SUV

The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe is the second-highest ranked 2020 SUV on U.S. News’ list of the best used SUVs. That’s thanks to its spacious interior, high-end finishes, and easy-to-use infotainment system. U.S. News gave it 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. A new 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe will run you somewhere between $27,200 – $46,010, approximately.

3. The 2020 Mazda CX-9 has a “pleasant ride”

The 2020 Mazda CX-9 rounds out U.S. News’ list of the best 3 used 2020 SUVs. Its placement is dependent on a variety of factors, including hte CX-9’s second place finish in the 2020 Affordable Midsize SUVs (tying the Santa Fe) as well as #2 in 2020 Affordable SUVs with 3 Rows. In addition, the CX-9 is #6 for Affordable Crossover SUVs.

So what will you pay for the 2020 Mazda CX-9? 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.

Car prices are kind of crazy right now, and low inventory doesn’t help things. While generally buying a used SUV may help you save some money, right now it will probably only give you more options. Still, when your optoins are as great as these three used SUVs, that’s not necessarily such a bad thing.


The 2022 Kia Telluride Is the Best SUV That’s Also the Worst Deal Right Now