SUVs are becoming more popular for many reasons. They offer a raised seating position with a better view of what’s ahead, as well as low fuel consumption and a variety of designs. While brand-new SUVs can be pricey, a used one will save money while allowing you to get a reliable piece of machinery. We’ve picked six 2016 models to consider if you seek a used SUV.
1. 2016 Subaru Outback
If you need more space in your SUV, you can’t beat the Subaru Outback. Though it feels more like a wagon, this midsize SUV combines space, driving dynamics, and an all-wheel-drive system. The Outback also scores high on safety tests. The comfort it offers in different driving conditions further adds to the experience.
2. 2016 Mazda CX-5
When it comes to small SUVs, the 2016 Mazda CX-5 tops the list. This practical, stylish vehicle is a favorite due to its ample passenger and cargo space. The CX-5 has two engine options. However, the four-cylinder 2.0-liter engine feels a bit sluggish. Go for the alternative four-cylinder 2.5-liter engine, which has an EPA rating of 29 MPG on front-wheel and 26 MPG on all-wheel drive.
3. 2016 Honda CR-V
The Honda CR-V consistently offers adequate space for passengers and cargo, wrapped in a maneuverable package. Honda fitted recent CR-V models with modern tech and safety equipment. If you’re lucky, you can get a used 2016 CR-V that includes lane-keeping assist, a blind-spot camera, and forward-collision warning, including automatic braking. A used 2016 Honda CR-V only saves you about 27%, but its value retention is quite high.
4. 2016 Ford Edge
This midsized SUV only has two rows of seats, but it’s still enough space to fit passengers comfortably. The Ford Edge comes in a variety of trims and three engine options. The V6 twin-turbo engine is the top of the lot. The 2015 model had a not-so-user-friendly infotainment system. But the 2016 version is fitted with a Sync 3 interface to modernize the car. Furthermore, you can get a used 2016 Ford Edge for nearly half its retail price.
5. 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser
Don’t let the Land Cruiser’s rather unimpressive exterior fool you. The SUV has a robust V8 engine, and a KDS system changes the vehicle’s suspension on the go. Even the 2016 model comes fitted with good safety and technology like pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, and forward-collision warning. Not many drivers want to let go of their Land Cruisers, so used options are hard to find and cost a lot. Regardless, few compare to the Toyota Land Cruiser.
6. 2016 Acura RDX
Whoever says getting your hands on an SUV means sacrificing luxury hasn’t seen the Acura RDX. Even the basic 2016 trim comes with heated front seats, climate control, and a power liftgate. Higher trims include features like blind-spot monitoring and lane-departure warning. Although new Acura RDX models come with a four-cylinder turbocharged engine, some consumers may find the strong acceleration offered by the V6 fitted in the 2016 RDX better.