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8 Best Used Midsize SUVs Under $25,000

If you’re looking for a reasonably modern used midsize SUV here in 2020, you’re in the right place.  Here we’ll highlight 8 midsize SUVs under $25,000 available here in 2020.  Some come with two rows of seats, others have three.

1. 2017 Toyota Highlander

2017 Toyota Highlander

The Highlander is a stalwart in the three-row family crossover space.  It offers room for up to 7 passengers, along with great standard safety features, good cargo volume, and excellent reliability.  It’s even available as a hybrid, which is rated at 29 mpg combined by the EPA, even when fitted with AWD.  We’d recommend buyers consider either the hybrid or the V6, as the base four-cylinder model is a little slow. Find a Toyota Highlander for sale

2. 2017 Honda Pilot

2017 Honda Pilot

Another popular three-row SUV, the Pilot is a great minivan alternative, offering room for up to eight passengers, plenty of family-friendly features, and a massive cargo hold.  Though it’s only available with one engine, Honda made sure it’s a good one.  Under the hood of every third-generation Pilot is a 3.5-liter V6 making 280 horsepower. The Pilot is rated by the EPA at up to 22 mpg combined even when optioned with AWD. Find a Honda Pilot for sale

3. 2018 Nissan Murano

2018 Nissan Murano

The Murano Nissan’s slightly sporty, driver-oriented midsize SUV.  If comes with room for five passengers, and offers an upscale interior with plenty of room and a generously-sized second row; comfortable for two adults.  While it uses a ho-hum continuously-variable automatic transmission, the Murano packs a standard 3.5-liter V6 with 260 horsepower. Find a Nissan Murano for sale

4. 2018 Ford Edge

2018 Ford Edge

The Edge is one of Ford’s best-looking vehicles.  It’s design is taut, smooth, and minimalist inside and out.  Another five-passenger option, the Edge is effectively a shortened version of the Explorer.  It uses front-wheel drive and is available with a number of different engines, one of which is a 315 horsepower 2.7-liter turbocharged V6. Find a Ford Edge for sale

5. 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Grand Cherokee has been on sale in its current generation since the 2011 model year, meaning there are plenty to choose from at the sub-$25,000 price point.  The last significant update the Grand Cherokee received was for the 2014 model year, when it received revised styling, updated trim levels, a new infotainment system, and more.  Either way, low-mileage V6 models, 3.0-liter diesels, and even V8 Grand Cherokees are available at the $25,000 price point, giving buyers lots of options. Find a Jeep Grand Cherokee for sale

6. 2018 Mazda CX-9

2018 Mazda CX-9

The CX-9 is a three-row family SUV.  It’s on the opposite end of the crossover spectrum from three-row alternatives like the Pilot and Highlander, as it sacrifices a little on the minivan features in favor of offering premium design, an upscale interior, and sportier driving dynamics.  If you love to drive and need three rows, but don’t want to shell out for a luxury car, the CX-9 could be right up your alley.  The current-generation CX-9 has been on sale since the 2016 model year, and used examples are readily available at our desired $25,000 price point. Altogether, this is one of our favorite midsize SUVs. Find a Mazda CX-9 for sale

7. 2018 Kia Sorento

2018 Kia Sorento

The 2016-2019 Kia Sorento is on the small side when it comes to midsize SUVs under $25,000, though it’s also available with a small third row seat, and for that reason it’s unique.  Either way, like sister company Hyundai, Kia offers good interiors and value-oriented pricing, meaning that it’s possible to pick up a relatively new Sorento with low miles at our desired price point.  We’d target a 2018-or-newer model, as the Sorento received a facelift at this time, but really any 2016-2019 model will do. Find a Kia Sorento for sale

8. 2017 Subaru Outback

2017 Subaru Outback

While it’s technically a station wagon and shares most of its components with the Legacy sedan, the Outback packs standard all-wheel drive, extra ride height, and more cargo volume than more obvious midsize choices like the Chevrolet Blazer, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Hyundai Santa Fe.  On top of that, it boasts good quality, great safety features, and bulletproof resale value, especially in cold climates.  For those reasons, we’d be remiss if we didn’t include it on this list of used midsize SUVs under $25,000, as it comes with everything you want out of a crossover, while offering better driving dynamics and greater efficiency. Find a Subaru Outback for sale

8 Best Used Midsize SUVs Under $25,000

  1. 2017 Toyota Highlander
  2. 2017 Honda Pilot
  3. 2018 Nissan Murano
  4. 2018 Ford Edge
  5. 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  6. 2018 Mazda CX-9
  7. 2018 Kia Sorento
  8. 2017 Subaru Outback

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