A certified pre-owned (CPO) SUV gives drivers a lot of the perks of both a new and a used car. It’s pre-owned, so it’s experienced some depreciation that brings down the price, but it’s also certified, meaning that it’s undergone a thorough inspection and is backed by a manufacturer’s warranty. It’s a great way to get a good deal on a like-new car.
Here are seven great CPO midsize SUVs you can find on Autotrader for under $25,000 for 2020.
2015-2018 Ford Edge
The Ford Edge is a popular choice in midsize two-row SUVs for good reasons. The second-generation model improves upon its predecessor with a quiet, upscale interior, a sharp look, great handling and a fun-to-drive factor that you don’t always find in SUVs this size. It has a strong, standard turbocharged engine and is upgradable to a naturally aspirated V6 or a twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 in the Sport trim. No matter which one you go with, the Edge is a roomy crossover that nicely blends fun with practicality. Find a certified Ford Edge for sale
2017-2019 GMC Acadia
The GMC Acadia was redesigned in 2017 with a refined look inside and out. Like most GMCs, it’s classy yet rugged, and it achieves impressive safety and reliability scores. It also has pretty sharp handling for a three-row crossover, plus its base 4-cylinder engine is pretty good on gas. However, if you’re planning on carrying a lot of passengers regularly, you might want to upgrade to the available V6, which adds more than 100 horsepower that’s noticeable from behind the wheel. Find a certified GMC Acadia for sale
2016-2019 Honda Pilot
The Honda Pilot is a practical choice in family SUVs with almost minivan-like practicality. It has three-row seating plus a pretty generous cargo hold, making it ready for road trips. It has an attractive and quiet interior that’s a nice place to be, especially if you find one in the higher trims at this price point. One of our favorite things about the Pilot is its base V6 engine that beautifully blends strong performance with respectable fuel economy for a crossover this size. For a well-rounded minivan alternative, a CPO Pilot is a family-friendly choice. Find a certified Honda Pilot for sale
2016-2019 Kia Sorento
The Kia Sorento is often overshadowed by more popular midsize crossovers, but it’s a strong value as a new car and an even better value on the CPO market. The Sorento is an SUV that drives like a smaller car with composed handling and lively engines, including an available turbocharged inline-four and an available V6. The Sorento’s third row of seats didn’t become standard until the 2019 model year, so if you want a five-seat Sorento, you’ll have to get one from earlier than that when the third row was still optional. Find a certified Kia Sorento for sale
2016-2019 Mazda CX-9
Mazda has been on a roll with high-class SUVs lately, and the Mazda CX-9 is a great example of that. The handsome CX-9 is a three-row crossover with dynamic handling, a ton of available features and off-the-line performance you’d expect from a smaller, sportier car. To be clear, this isn’t the roomiest SUV in its class when it comes to cargo space or third-row legroom, but it’s very roomy and comfortable in the first two rows. When you step inside the CX-9, you’ll be surprised that you can get a midsize SUV this nice for less than $25,000. Find a certified Mazda CX-9 for sale
2015-2018 Nissan Murano
The Nissan Murano has always been a little different from other crossover SUVs, and that’s certainly true of the current-generation Murano that came out in 2015. A lot of certified examples from before the 2019 face-lift are available for less than $25,000, and this is another SUV with an interior so nice, it might surprise you. It has a roomy, airy interior with generous space in the second-row that’s very accommodating for adults. The Murano is also engaging to drive and comes with a lot of features, making it an excellent value after some depreciation. Find a certified Nissan Murano for sale
2014-2019 Toyota Highlander
The Toyota Highlander is a popular choice in three-row midsize SUVs because it’s safe, reliable and roomy. There’s seating capacity for up to eight people and, despite being on the bigger side of the midsize segment, it’s pretty fuel-efficient. The interior is comfortable and well-designed, with plenty of storage space throughout the cabin that makes it almost minivan-like. If you’re shopping for a CPO Highlander, we highly recommend finding one with the V6 engine since the base four-cylinder is a bit underpowered. Find a certified Toyota Highlander for sale