An SUV that’s good, modern and affordable might be more within your reach than you think. With a modest budget of $15,000, you can get a great used SUV in just about any shape and size you’d like. Whether you want a big truck-based SUV with acres of space or just a frugal, practical commuter or anything in between, you’re likely to find something that fits your lifestyle on this list.
Here are seven great used SUVs you can find on Autotrader for less than $15,000 in 2020.
2013-2017 Chevrolet Traverse
The Chevrolet Traverse is one of the most family-friendly crossovers in its class. This roomy 3-row SUV has a third row of seats that actually has some decent legroom plus plenty of cargo space to boot. If you need a big family vehicle, but don’t want a minivan, the Traverse is worth a serious look. Its corporate cousins (the GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave) can also be found at similar prices. Find a Chevrolet Traverse for sale
2007-2014 Ford Expedition
The Ford Expedition is big, brawny and up for anything. This full-size SUV has an especially spacious interior not just because of its large size, but because of its independent rear suspension yielding more interior space rather than a more truck-like solid axle. If you want an Expedition with a V8 engine, 2014 was the newest one you can get since it switched to the EcoBoost V6 in 2015. Find a Ford Expedition for sale
2018-2019 Hyundai Kona
The Hyundai Kona just came out in 2018, but this quirky subcompact crossover can already be had on the used market for less than $15,000. The Kona stands out in a crowded field of tough competitors not only with its stylish, unconventional looks, but with agile handling, a lively available turbocharged engine, and one of the best infotainment systems in the business. It’s even available in fun colors that you just don’t see every day unless it’s in your driveway. Find a Hyundai Kona for sale
2007-2010 Jeep Wrangler
The famous Jeep Wrangler holds its value notoriously well in used SUVs, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get one for a reasonable price. The one to get in the sub-$15,000 range is an early example of the JK generation, which was the model that introduced the 4-door Unlimited model. The Wrangler is obviously oozing with character and it’s beloved for its amazing off-road capability and the fact that you can get one as a convertible SUV with either two or four doors. Find a Jeep Wrangler for sale
2017-2019 Kia Sportage
The current generation of the Kia Sportage began in 2017 and has already become quite affordable on the used market. Its 2017 redesign benefits from a comfortable ride, sporty handling and a roomy, upscale interior that might surprise you coming from a compact Kia crossover. Its exterior has a premium look to it as well with its sharp taillight bar in the back and a distinct front end. Find a Kia Sportage for sale
2013-2016 Nissan Pathfinder
The Nissan Pathfinder isn’t the rugged off-roader is used to be, but it has become a pretty practical and road-friendly family crossover. With 3-row seating and a strong, yet efficient standard V6 engine, the Pathfinder has a lot to offer. Like the Traverse, the third row is actually pretty roomy and easy to access compared to a lot of midsize SUVs. It also has a high level of interior quality that might surprise you at this price point. Find a Nissan Pathfinder for sale
2009-2015 Toyota Venza
Some call it a wagon, some call it an SUV, but whatever you want to call it, the Toyota Venza is a practical and kind of offbeat vehicle. In classic Toyota fashion, it gets excellent safety and reliability scores. The Venza has two roomy rows of seats and a comfortable ride making it a great family vehicle as long as you don’t need a third row. The base 4-cylinder engine is a little pokey, but it’s also great on gas and you can upgrade to a V6 if you’re so inclined. Find a Toyota Venza for sale