A good midsize SUV can make your life easier with a lot of space for passengers and cargo. If you’re in a car that’s a little too small and you’ve been dreaming of upgrading to a roomy SUV, but don’t have a huge budget for your next car, you might be pleasantly surprised by what’s available with a 4-digit price tag.
Here are seven good midsize SUVs you can find on Autotrader for under $10,000 in 2019.
2011-2015 Ford Explorer
The Ford Explorer made the big switch to a unibody, front-wheel-drive (FWD) platform in 2011 after two decades of being an old-fashioned truck-based SUV. The result is a more road-friendly and family-friendly crossover with a high-tech interior by the standard of its day and three rows of seats. Don’t let its departure from its truck roots fool you, this Explorer still has some respectable off-roading capabilities when equipped with 4-wheel drive (4WD). Find a Ford Explorer for sale
2008-2012 Buick Enclave
The Buick Enclave was one of the first SUVs to really nail the idea of the modern midsize 3-row crossover, which is so common today. The ride is super smooth with a responsive V6 engine and the interior has comfortable seats and it’s very quiet adding up to a serene ride for everyone. It has styling that we think is aging well, making it not quite feel like a sub-$10,000 SUV. Find a Buick Enclave for sale
2011-2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee
The Jeep Grand Cherokee has always been the more rugged choice in midsize crossovers, and that’s still true with this generation. This Grand Cherokee was a huge improvement over its predecessor, and it’s even quite luxurious in its higher trims. This Jeep also strikes a very good balance between on-road comfort and off-road capability when equipped with 4WD, which we recommend if you’re going to have a Jeep at all. Find a Jeep Grand Cherokee for sale
2009-2015 Honda Pilot
If you crave the abundant practicality of a minivan but would prefer the rugged look of an SUV, then the Honda Pilot might be up your alley. It has a lot in common with the Honda Odyssey minivan which is a good thing if you’re looking for a family-friendly 3-row crossover. The things that make it so minivan-like are its comfortable ride, car-like handling, versatile interior and strong safety scores. One advantage that the Pilot has over the Odyssey is available all-wheel drive (AWD). Find a Honda Pilot for sale
2005-2012 Nissan Pathfinder
This generation of the Nissan Pathfinder was the last one that was really off-road oriented. It’s a 3-row midsize SUV for taking the whole family on adventures with its available 4WD. It even had an available V8, which is uncommon in this segment. This Pathfinder is also great for towing, meaning it’s great for bringing the boat to the lake without requiring a full-size pickup or SUV. Find a Nissan Pathfinder for sale
2011-2015 Kia Sorento
This generation of the Kia Sorento was already a great value when it was new, and it’s become an even better value now that it’s had some time to depreciate. A third row of seats is optional in this midsize crossover, and it comes with a generous list of standard features. This Kia is comfortable in the first two rows, but we have to admit, it’s a little tight in the available third row. We recommend opting for the available V6 engine if you’re shopping for a used Sorento. Find a Kia Sorento for sale
2006-2010 Hummer H3
It may be easy to forget about the Hummer H3 in the shadow of the colossal H2, but the H3 was actually a great midsize SUV, and it was a beast off-road. This Hummer certainly represents something different in midsize SUVs, and it’s great if you’ve always wanted a Hummer but think the H2 is a little much. The H3 also boasts a surprisingly upscale interior and an available V8 engine in the Alpha variant. Find a Hummer H3 for sale