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10 Best Used Midsize SUVs Under $25,000


If a compact SUV is too small and a full-size SUV is too big, a midsize SUV is just right. A good midsize SUV has more space and sometimes more seats than a compact SUV but more car-like driving dynamics and better fuel economy than a more truck-like full-size SUV.

Here are the 10 best used midsize SUVs you can find on Autotrader under $25,000.

1. 2018 Chevrolet Traverse

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Find the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse for under $25,000.

The Chevy Traverse was redesigned in 2018 with significant changes like a stronger and more efficient engine, modernized styling, and an excellent standard infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. This is a top choice in family SUVs for its comfortable 3-row seating and generous cargo hold to boot. See Chevrolet Traverse models for sale near you

2. 2014 Dodge Durango

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Find the 2014 Dodge Durango for under $25,000.

The Dodge Durango is a muscular option in midsize SUVs. It has a family-friendly 3-row interior, plus the performance to back up its macho aesthetic from a stout standard V6 engine. If you’re lucky, you might even be able to find a V8-powered R/T model in this price range. See Dodge Durango models for sale near you

3. 2016 Ford Edge

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Find the 2016 Ford Edge for under $25,000.

The Ford Edge is a surprisingly sporty midsize 2-row SUV. It has agile handling for its size and has a range of eager engines available. Other perks include a roomy, comfortable interior, a generous list of standard features, and the available feature-rich SYNC 3 infotainment system. See Ford Edge models for sale near you

4. 2016 Honda Pilot

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Find the 2016 Honda Pilot for under $25,000.

The Honda Pilot has minivan-like practicality in the form of an SUV with available all-wheel drive. It has a 3-row interior with some excellent available features like a rear entertainment system with Blu-ray, sliding second-row captain’s chairs, and the Honda Sensing safety tech suite. See Honda Pilot models for sale near you

5. 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Find the 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee for under $25,000.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a rugged midsize SUV. This is an excellent off-roader when equipped with 4-wheel drive but doesn’t compromise on-road comfort and everyday practicality. It got a mid-cycle refresh in 2016 with more power and better fuel economy from the base V6 engine, revised steering and suspension, and some aesthetic tweaks. See Jeep Grand Cherokee models for sale near you

6. 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

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Find the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe for under $25,000.

The Hyundai Santa Fe is an excellent value. You can get the 2017 model with 3-row seating, or you can get the smaller 2-row Santa Fe Sport. No matter which one you choose, you’re getting a safe and comfortable SUV with intuitive tech features and surprisingly strong engine options. See Hyundai Santa Fe models for sale near you

7. 2017 Kia Sorento

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Find the 2017 Kia Sorento for under $25,000.

The Kia Sorento is small for a 3-row SUV, but it’s suitable for drivers who occasionally need extra seats. Its many strong suits include a nice interior with modern tech features, competent handling, and a robust optional V6 engine. It gained new optional safety and infotainment features for 2017. See Kia Sorento models for sale near you

8. 2016 Mazda CX-9

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Find the 2016 Mazda CX-9 for under $25,000.

If you want a family-friendly 3-row SUV that’s fun to drive, you’ll enjoy the Mazda CX-9. It has quick acceleration and agile handling upholding Mazda’s reputation for fun driving dynamics at an attainable price point. It’s roomy and comfortable in the first two rows, but the third row and cargo hold are a little tight. See Mazda CX-9 models for sale near you

9. 2017 Nissan Murano

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Find the 2017 Nissan Murano for under $25,000.

The Nissan Murano has unique styling that still turns heads years after this design was first introduced. It has a roomy, premium, 2-row interior with seats so comfortable that you might think you’re in a luxury SUV. The standard V6 under the hood strikes a satisfying balance of power and efficiency. See Nissan Murano models for sale near you

10. 2014 Toyota Highlander

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Find the 2014 Toyota Highlander for under $25,000.

The Toyota Highlander is one of the most popular midsize 3-row SUVs out there for good reason. It’s safe, reliable, and fuel-efficient for its size. Its family-friendly interior is comfortable on short commutes and long road trips alike, and it’s more upscale than you might expect for an affordable Toyota. See Toyota Highlander models for sale near you

10 Best Used Midsize SUVs Under $25,000

  1. 2018 Chevrolet Traverse
  2. 2014 Dodge Durango
  3. 2016 Ford Edge
  4. 2016 Honda Pilot
  5. 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  6. 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe
  7. 2017 Kia Sorento
  8. 2016 Mazda CX-9
  9. 2017 Nissan Murano
  10. 2014 Toyota Highlander

Chris O'Neill
Chris O'Neill
Chris O'Neill is an author specializing in competitive analysis, consumer recommendations, and adventure-driven enthusiast content. A lifelong car enthusiast, he worked in the auto industry for a bit, helping Germans design cars for Americans, and now lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. He runs an Instagram account, @MountainWestCarSpotter, which in his own words is "actually pretty good", and has a... Read More about Chris O'Neill

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