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Best Used 2-Row SUVs on a $20,000 Budget


Practical, convenient, and increasingly affordable, the 2-row SUV or crossover is something of a sweet spot in the American automotive marketplace these days. Whether you’re looking for passenger space, cargo room, or just better sight lines in traffic, there’s something for you on this list. Here are 10 of the best used 2-row SUVs under $20,000.

1. 2018 Ford Edge

2018 Ford Edge in beige.

Roomy and versatile, the 2018 Ford Edge also offers some sporty configurations, as well as more premium looks and materials than many alternatives. Driving enthusiasts should check out the Edge Sport and its 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V6. Even base models come standard with keyless entry and push-button start, Bluetooth, and 18-inch wheels. See 2018 Ford Edge models for sale

2. 2018 GMC Terrain

2018 GMC Terrain SL profile in white

The 2018 GMC Terrain’s sharp looks and strong standard feature set can be configured with one of three engines. For example, there’s a 252-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder. In addition, the available 1.6-liter turbodiesel nets up to 39 mpg on the highway. The Terrain is also a comfortable, well-equipped, and versatile 2-row crossover. See 2018 GMC Terrain models for sale

3. 2017 Honda CR-V

2017 Honda CR-V in red.

A legend of the segment, the CR-V seems to get better with every generation. The 2017 Honda CR-V marked the start of the fifth-generation CR-V. This gen has a slightly larger interior, more cargo space, and available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. And all models above the base trim level come with the Honda Sensing active safety suite. See 2017 Honda CR-V models for sale

4. 2019 Hyundai Tucson

2019 Hyundai Tucson SE front left

The 2019 Hyundai Tucson is a masterclass in the balance between size, function, and price. If you want a 2-row crossover packed full of value, reasonably efficient, safe, and comfortable, you’re also looking at the right vehicle. See 2019 Hyundai Tucson models for sale

5. 2016 Jeep Cherokee

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee front left in white

The 2016 Jeep Cherokee might not be top-of-mind when shopping for a 2-row crossover or SUV. However, the Jeep Cherokee is a good option if you’re looking for something with more than basic off-road chops or a different look than the Subaru Forester or Outback. Inside, the Cherokee is tech- and luxury-forward, with comfortable seating. See 2016 Jeep Cherokee models for sale

6. 2017 Mazda CX-5

2017 Mazda CX-5 in red.

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 is compact but practical and decidedly fun to drive. It’s proof you don’t have to give up your enthusiasm just because you’ve started a family. Strong standard safety features, sharp styling, and premium cabin design and materials also help the CX-5 stand out from the herd. See 2017 Mazda CX-5 models for sale

7. 2017 Nissan Murano

2017 Nissan Murano profile in orange

Easily the most visually striking crossover on this list, the 2017 Nissan Murano’s fashionably futuristic look holds up well even 5-plus years from its debut. As rich and dramatic inside as it is on the outside, the Murano also offers modern conveniences like Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, advanced safety features, and even luxury items like a Bose audio system. See 2017 Nissan Murano models for sale

8. 2017 Subaru Outback

2017 Subaru Outback in red.

A staple in the snow belt, the 2017 Subaru Outback’s combination of roomy passenger space, reasonable cargo room, and sure-footed standard all-wheel drive make it a great year-round commuter or adventure vehicle. Models fitted with EyeSight get strong advanced safety features, while a new-for-2017 Touring model ticks all the options boxes and adds leather, too. See 2017 Subaru Outback models for sale

9. 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser

2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser in red.

The 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser is easily the oldest option on this list, but it’s also the rowdiest, with old-school body-on-frame construction and available 4-wheel drive. The go-anywhere ability of the FJ Cruiser has won it a fiercely loyal fanbase, as well as excellent aftermarket support, making it a great choice for those who are more serious about off-roading. The FJs you’ll find in this price range will have plenty of miles on the odometer, so try to find one that has been well-maintained. See 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser models for sale

10. 2016 Volkswagen Touareg

2016 Volkswagen Touareg in beige.

 

The alphabet puts the 2014 Volkswagen Touareg at the end of the list, but that’s the only reason it should come up last. More luxurious, capable, and powerful than many others in the segment, the Touareg was frequently compared to BMW and Lexus models when new. Today, it’s a bargain entry into the world of German SUVs and even comes with a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. See 2016 Volkswagen Touareg models for sale

Best Used 2-Row SUVs on a $20,000 Budget

  1. 2018 Ford Edge
  2. 2018 GMC Terrain
  3. 2017 Honda CR-V
  4. 2019 Hyundai Tucson
  5. 2016 Jeep Cherokee
  6. 2017 Mazda CX-5
  7. 2017 Nissan Murano
  8. 2017 Subaru Outback
  9. 2012 Toyota FJ Cruiser
  10. 2016 Volkswagen Touareg

Nelson Ireson
Nelson Ireson
Nelson Ireson is an automotive writer and enthusiast whose 15-plus years of experience have seen him travel the globe, driving as many new cars as possible. His work has appeared throughout the print and online automotive world, including Car and Driver, Autoblog, and Motor Authority, among others. He writes for Autotrader from Long Beach, California.

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