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10 Best Used 2-Row SUVs Under $15,000


A 2-row SUV can offer so much space, utility, and all-season capability, but a $15,000 budget may seem daunting at first.

There are so many well-priced 5-seat SUVs out there — even in today’s wild car market — that it may be difficult to distill your list down to just a handful of appealing models. Good news! We’ve done the work for you.

Here’s a look at 10 of the best used SUVs out there for $15,000 or less.

1. 2013 Chevrolet Equinox

2013 Chevrolet Equinox
Get the 2013 Chevrolet Equinox for less than $15,000.

The Chevy Equinox combines sophisticated looks with a wide array of available tech features inside. Its standard 4-cylinder is frugal, while the optional V6 delivers good acceleration. See Chevrolet Equinox models for sale

2. 2012 Ford Edge

2013 Ford Edge front left
Get the 2012 Ford Edge for less than $15,000.

Curvy styling and a spacious cabin with plenty of available features — especially in top SEL trim — the Ford Edge is great for drivers looking for a high-end 5-seat SUV at a reasonable price. See Ford Edge models for sale

3. 2012 Honda CR-V

2012 Honda CR-V
Get the 2012 Honda CR-V for less than $15,000.

The ever-popular Honda CR-V is widely popular thanks to its comfortable cabin and sterling reputation for reliability. With a frugal 4-cylinder engine and available all-wheel drive, it’s a great choice for drivers in it for the long haul, too. See Honda CR-V models for sale

4. 2014 Jeep Cherokee

2014 Jeep Cherokee
Get the 2014 Jeep Cherokee for less than $15,000.

It may have revived an iconic nameplate when it bowed for 2014, but the latest Jeep Cherokee is anything but backward-looking. This sleek SUV offers a comfortable cabin with plenty of tech options, plus its Trailhawk trim level is ready to tackle the great outdoors. See Jeep Cherokee models for sale

5. 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Get the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee for less than $15,000.

A redesign for 2012 brought the Jeep Grand Cherokee up to par — and then some. This appealing SUV is as at home on the open range as it is in town, and it’s downright decadent in Overland trim. See Jeep Grand Cherokee models for sale

6. 2013 Mazda CX-5

2013 Mazda CX-5
Get the 2013 Mazda CX-5 for less than $15,000.

Blending standout styling with impressive handling, the Mazda CX-5 is a must-shop among small 5-seat SUVs. It offers great fuel economy and was even briefly available with a manual transmission. See Mazda CX-5 models for sale

7. 2014 Nissan Rogue

2014 Nissan Rogue
Get the 2014 Nissan Rogue for less than $15,000.

One of the newest models on our list, the Nissan Rogue serves up good fuel economy and sleek styling, plus you may be able to find a well-equipped model in top SL trim for $15,000 or less. See Nissan Rogue models for sale

8. 2012 Subaru Forester

2012 Subaru Forester
Get the 2012 Subaru Forester for less than $15,000.

This practical choice boasts standard all-wheel drive and an optional turbocharged powertrain that provides it with zippy acceleration. Factor in the Forester’s comfortable and spacious cabin, and it’s a must-shop. See Subaru Forester models for sale

9. 2012 Toyota RAV4

2012 Toyota Rav4
Get the 2012 Toyota RAV4 for less than $15,000.

The top-selling Toyota RAV4 offers a spacious cabin and Toyota’s legendary reputation for reliability. If you look at the 2012 model year, you’ll find an available V6 engine and even in-a-pinch third-row seating. See Toyota RAV4 models for sale

10. 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan

2013 Volkswagen Tiguan
Get the 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan for less than $15,000.

Blending European style and handling with an upright seating position and terrific outward visibility, the VW Tiguan is fun with a sprightly personality. See Volkswagen Tiguan models for sale

10 Best Used 2-Row SUVs Under $15,000

  1. 2013 Chevrolet Equinox
  2. 2012 Ford Edge
  3. 2012 Honda CR-V
  4. 2014 Jeep Cherokee
  5. 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  6. 2013 Mazda CX-5
  7. 2014 Nissan Rogue
  8. 2012 Subaru Forester
  9. 2012 Toyota RAV4
  10. 2013 Volkswagen Tiguan

Andrew Ganz
Andrew Ganz
Andrew Ganz is an author specializing in helping in-market consumers get the most bang for their buck -- and the best car, while they're at it. When not virtually shopping for new and used cars, Andrew can probably be found under the hood of a vintage classic that's rapidly losing fluids.

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