The most common kind of vehicle in the United States are sport-utility vehicles. The increased ride height, all-wheel drive, greater off-road capability, interior versatility, and/or perceived quality of SUVs relative to cars attract many consumers. They come in a wide range of sizes, shapes, and price points, from compact variants that are barely larger than subcompact cars to extended-length behemoths built on pickup truck gear. With the availability of hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and fully electric powertrains, electrified models are becoming increasingly commonplace.
The majority of contemporary SUVs, also known as crossovers or utility vehicles (CUVs), use a structure that is more like to a regular automobile than a body-on-frame truck, which was more typical in the past. A brand's SUVs and cars can even have a common base. As a result, crossovers should handle and ride more comfortably than truck-based versions. They normally have all-wheel drive and can handle mild off-road conditions, but they aren't usually made for more difficult off-road scenarios like those involving boulders, deep water, deep sand, or steep inclines. Most SUVs based on cars can only haul a small amount of weight.
Below are some of our favorite used SUV models based on current availability, overall rankings, and utility. If you have any questions about any of the models below please contact us.
Specs (2020 model) Size: Compact SUV Seats: 5 Engine: 1.5L / 2.0L turbo four-cylinder MPG: Up to 26 mpg city / 31 mpg highway Horsepower: 170 to 252 hp Towing capacity: Up to 3,500lbs Curb weight: 3,274 to 3,665 lbs Cargo Volume: 29.9 cu ft; 63.9 cu ft seats down Trims: L, LS, LT, Premier NHTSA Safety Rating: 5/5 stars
Specs (2020 model) Size: Compact SUV Seats: 5 Engine: 1.5L Gas / 2.0L Hybrid MPG: Up to 28 city / 34 highway Horsepower: 190 to 212 hp Towing capacity: 1,500 lbs Curb weight: 3,337 to 3,576 lbs Cargo volume: 37.6 to 39.2 cu ft, 75.8 cu ft seats down Trims: LX, EX, EX-L, Touring NHTSA safety rating: 5/5 stars
Specs (2020 model) Size: Mid-Size SUV Seats: up to 8 Engine: 3.5L V6 / 2.5L four-cylinder hybrid MPG: Up to 21 mpg city / 29 mpg highway Horsepower: 243 hp hybrid, 295 hp gas Towing capacity: 5,000 lbs Curb weight: 4,145 to 4,450 lbs Cargo volume: 16 cu ft, 84.3 cu ft seats down Trims: L, LE, XLE, Limited, Platinum (hybrid available on LE, XLE, Limited) NHTSA safety rating: 5/5 stars
Specs (2020 model) Size: Mid-Size SUV Seats: Up to 8 Engine: 3.6L V6 MPG: up to 18 mpg city / 27 mpg highway Horsepower: 310 hp Towing capacity: 1,500 to 5,000 lbs Curb weight: 4,362 lbs Cargo volume: 23 cu ft, 98.2 cu ft seats down Trims: L, LS, LT, RS, Premier, High Country NHTSA safety rating: 5/5 stars
Specs (2020 model) Size: Mid-size SUV Seats: 7 Engine: 2.3 L 4 cylinder, 3.3 L V6, 3.0 L V6 MPG: Up to 27 mpg city / 29 mpg highway Horsepower: 300 to 400 hp Towing capacity: 5,300 to 5,600 lbs Curb weight: 4,345 to 4,727 lbs Cargo volume: 18 cu ft, 87.8 cu ft seats down Trims: Base, XLT, Limited, Limited Hybrid, ST, Platinum NHTSA safety rating: 5/5 stars
Specs (2020 model) Size: Full-size Seats: 7 to 8 Engine: 5.3L V8, 6.2L V8 MPG: Up to 15 mpg city / 22 mpg highway Horsepower: 355 to 420 hp Towing capacity: 6,400 to 8,600 lbs Curb weight: 5,355 to 5,602 lbs Cargo volume: 15.3 cu ft, 94.7 cu ft seats down Trims: LS, LT, Premier NHTSA safety rating: 4/5 stars