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The Year’s Best Used SUVs Under $20,000


You want an SUV. But you’ve decided to go the used SUV route. Smart move. Since SUVs have become super popular in the last few years, the market is packed with options. We’ve sorted out the best ones for you based on their reliability, ease of repair, and parts availability, all at the same price point.

Toyota RAV4

This popular SUV is known for its reliability and great after-sales service. If peace of mind, along with solid performance, is important for you, then you should definitely consider the RAV4.

Honda Pilot

This is the largest SUV in the mid-size segment and is powered by a 3.5L V6. It’s a versatile and reliable three-row SUV and has a long list of convenience features, driver-assists, and safety systems. You should find a 2016 model of this SUV.

Subaru Forester

This stable SUV has a dedicated following. Good 2016-2017 variants in its Premium trim should be available today for under 20K. You’ll get robust safety and infotainment systems along with a powerful and reliable engine.


Look for 2013-2017 models of this luxury SUV. You’ll get a 2.0L 242hp xDrive28i version or even an N55 3.0L 302hp xDrive35i version.

Lexus RX

This is one of the most dependable, comfortable, and easy-to-drive luxury SUVs. You should look for 2013-2014 models because they’re built extremely well with solid engines and materials that don’t seem to spoil.

Kia Sorento

This versatile SUV rivals minivans in terms of interior space. If you have a big family, you’ll love the 2016-2019 models of the Sorento. Look for the SX and SX Limited trims because they have a massive list of infotainment and safety features.

Jeep Grand Cherokee

This luxury SUV is powered by a 3.6L Pentastar engine that is bulletproof. Just look for models after 2015. 4×2 trims will be more common at this price point, but a Jeep for 20k is definitely a sweet deal.

Honda CR-V

This bestselling SUV is excellent. All trims are well equipped, but you should stick to EX and above or the LX AWD option. There’s a lot of space and a lot of comforts as well.

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