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Best Used SUVs for the Money

There are many used SUVs for sale on the market that mechanically sound, comfortable, have desirable features, and suit the needs of the driver. Whether a roomy vehicle or a more fuel efficient one is chosen will depend on how the car is used and will often depend on family size.

We picked some best used SUVs for the money, and reviewed below:

2005 Subaru Forester

2005 Subaru Forester

from Google Images

The 2005 Subaru Forester is a wagon with sporty black trim, a 2.5 liter 4 cylinder engine, and manual 5 speed transmission. Both the X and XS models come with safety features like side curtain air bags. The used vehicle is available in all wheel drive. Inside the Forester features like more passenger space are achieved through reconfiguration from previous models. The Forester can achieve up to 25 mpg on the highway.

2007 Ford Escape

2007 Ford Escape

from Edmunds

A best used SUV for those who want fuel economy is the 2007 Ford Escape. It is a small and sporty one with four different packages, excluding the hybrid model. The used car can achieve over 20 mpg on the highway while the hybrid will achieve much more depending on driving conditions. It comes with a 2.3 liter 4 cylinder engine and an all wheel drive option. Some safety improvements include front impact and rollover protection enhancements from previous year models.

2009 Honda Pilot

2009 Honda Pilot

from Edmunds

The 2009 Honda Pilot is considered a midsize crossover with 8 passenger capacity. This used SUV with 3rd row seating comes with plenty of storage space and a 3.5 liter V6 engine. The vehicle is said to achieve up to 22 mpg on the highway. The Pilot comes in the Value, EX, ELX, and Special Edition models. All models include safety features like side curtain air bags, emergency braking assist, and traction control.

The exterior features include a roof rack and rear spoiler. The look of the Pilot is one that resembles a wagon but with more headroom and a wider base. The interior features include dual climate control, split rear seating and reclining rear seats.

2003 Hyundai Santa Fe

2003 Hyundai Santa Fe

from autos.msn.com

Another cheap used SUV is the 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe. The base model comes with a manual 5 speed transmission while other models include an automatic transmission. The vehicle is styled like the Pilot but with a sportier look. The base model comes with a 2.4 liter engine while other models come with a 3.5 liter V6 engine. It also comes with a roof rack and black sport trim. The interior features leather trimmed doors, dual 12v power outlets and a 6 speaker CD sound system.

Please remind, when searching for the best used SUVs for the money, you should consider which features are most important. If fuel economy is critical look at the 4 cylinder models. If comfort is important consider those with more seating and cargo space.