Used SUV Reviews
Acura is a luxury brand owned by Honda. Acura MDX is a relative of Honda Pilot. The second-generation MDX is a sporty mid-size 7-passenger SUV with an upscale interior and several high-tech features. The MDX has a 300-hp V6 engine and it's one of the few SUVs that are fun to drive.
The Equinox is the 5-seater SUV with a comfortable interior and good highway fuel economy. It comes in front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive trims, with a 4-cylinder or V6 engine.
The Dodge Journey is a stylish 5- or 7-seater crossover. It offers a roomy interior and pleasant driving experience. Compared to many other similar vehicles, a used Dodge Journey is not very expensive.
The Ford Edge is a mid-size, 5-seater crossover SUV you can enjoy driving. It shares its platform with its luxury twin Lincoln MKX, as well as the Mazda CX-9. The Edge offers a solid feel with sporty handling and a smooth ride.
The Escape is one of the last small SUVs that still look like a truck. Its square shape provides excellent all-around visibility and interior space. It drives comfortably and is practical inside, which is why it was the best selling small SUV for many years.
The third-gen Ford Escape is a sporty 5-seater compact SUV. It offers a solid road feel and a spacious, nicely-finished interior. The North American Ford Escape offers three different 4-cylinder engines and comes with front- or all-wheel drive.
While the majority of today's SUVs are car based, the 4-th generation Ford Explorer is the real body-on-frame truck. It offers a roomy interior and a super comfortable ride.
Honda CR-V (Comfortable Runabout Vehicle) is a compact lightweight car-based SUV with a four-wheel independent suspension. The combination of reasonable fuel economy, practical interior and cargo space made the CR-V one of the most popular compact SUVs.
The second-generation Honda CR-V offers a roomy and functional interior, car-like handling and good fuel economy. Inside, the CR-V feels surprisingly roomy for a small SUV. A tall driving position provides a commanding view of the road.
It's a 5-seater SUV that combines fuel economy and practicality in a well-rounded package. Thanks to its simplicity and proven tech, it can outlast many newer SUVs with proper care. For the same reason, it holds its value well.
The 2012-2016 Honda CR-V is a 5-seater known for its practical design; it comes with a 4-cylinder engine and an automatic transmission. For the 2015 model year, the CR-V got a facelift, with a new Earth Dreams engine and a CVT transmission.
The Honda Pilot is one of the best people movers you can find. It's also one of the few truck-like SUVs. The Pilot seats 8 with three rows of seats and has a roomy, well-equipped interior with plenty of storage options. It comes with a strong V6 engine and is available with front- or all-wheel drive.
After the 2009 bankruptcy, the "New Chrysler," now called Fiat Chrysler Automobiles or FCA, decided to place more bets on its iconic Jeep brand. SUVs were becoming more popular, so FCA came up with the new Jeep Cherokee, which is a car-based crossover.
It's a Jeep thing, you wouldn't understand. The Patriot is a car-based SUV, but its truck-like shape and iconic Jeep look made it stand out. It's also one of the most affordable compact SUVs.
Mazda CX-5 is a practical 5-seater SUV. It offers a solid powertrain and sporty handling. It's also one of the most fuel-efficient SUVs. The CX-5 comes with a 4-cylinder engine and a proven six-speed automatic transmission in FWD or AWD variants.
This stylish seven-seater is not only roomy and practical, but sporty and fast. The 3.7L V6 propels the CX-9 from 0 to 60 mph in 7.3 seconds. Despite its size, the CX-9 handles like a heavy sports sedan, and offers a smooth and refined ride.
The Mazda Tribute has been developed in association with Ford and is a mechanical twin of the Ford Escape. The 2008-2011 Tribute is available with front- or four-wheel drive and is powered by a Mazda 4-cylinder or Ford V6 engine.
When the 2003 Murano came out in 2002, its large wheels and futuristic styling made it stand out from the crowd. Nissan calls it the "Urban SUV"; its name originates from Murano glass, a famous product of the Venetian island of Murano.
The Murano is a premium mid-size 5-seater SUV with an upscale interior and many high-end features. The Murano not only looks good, but offers a comfortable, quiet driving experience.
The 2013-2020 Pathfinder is a comfortable, roomy seven-seat SUV with a responsive engine and a variety of available features. Unlike the previous truck-based Pathfinder, this fourth generation, known as R52, is built on a car-based platform.
The Nissan Rogue is a practical fuel-efficient 5-seater SUV with a good engine. The only transmission choice is a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The Rogue is one of the most fuel-efficient all-wheel drive vehicles on the used car market.
The 2014-2020 Rogue is is powered by a dependable 4-cylinder engine and comes with front- or all-wheel drive. It offers a spacious interior, comfortable driving experience, good gas mileage and great visibility. The CVT is the only part we don't like.
No other SUV can compete with the Forester when it comes to a comfortable ride, fuel economy and excellent visibility. The Suby offers a 4-cylinder horizontally-opposed 'boxer' engine and standard all-wheel drive. Subaru all-wheel drive system is one of the best.
The Subaru Forester is a tall compact SUV with standard all-wheel drive. Thanks to its upright shape, the Forester offers a spacious interior and excellent all-around visibility. It's powered by a flat-4 "Boxer" 2.5L engine mated to a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission.
During the increased interest in SUVs in the 90s, Subaru had no SUV in its lineup. Subaru came up with the stylish Outback, which is a more rugged Subaru Legacy with added ground clearance. The name "Outback" means Australian backcountry.
Pick a spot on the map, pack it up and go! Standard all-wheel drive, roomy cargo area and standard roof rack system with swing-in crossbars make the Outback perfect for biking, kayaking or camping. Another pluses are comfortable spacious interior, pleasant ride and decent highway fuel economy.
The 2001-2007 Highlander is a mid-size SUV riding on the Toyota Camry platform. It offers good handling and soft quiet ride. The third-row seat option is available in the 2004 and newer models. Engine choices included the 3.0L V6 (3.3L V6 from 2004) or 2.4L inline-4.
The Toyota Highlander is a dependable family hauler. It offers a very smooth and quiet ride, roomy interior and a strong V6 The Highlander comes as a 5 or 7-seater, with front- or all-wheel drive.
The name RAV4 stands for Recreational Active Vehicle with 4-wheel-drive. The RAV4 is available with front- or all-wheel drive. What is unique about this vehicle is that it has an optional full-time AWD system with a viscous limited-slip center differential.
The RAV4 is known for its practicality and comfortable car-like driving experience. Toyota's best-selling SUV is a popular choice on the used car market. It's a roomy compact car-based SUV available with a fuel-efficient 4-cylinder or a strong V6 engine.
The Toyota RAV4 is a popular 5-seater SUV with a spacious interior and comfortable driving experience. It comes with a 4-cylinder engine and a proven conventional 6-speed automatic transmission. Except for some minor issues, it's very reliable.
The Toyota Venza is a stylish, roomy 5-seater crossover with large wheels. The Venza comes with a 4-cylinder or V6 engine, with front- or all-wheel drive. The name Venza is a combination of the words "venture" and "Monza," a city in Northern Italy famous for its race track, Autodromo Nazionale Monza.
As compact SUVs were becoming more popular, Volkswagen introduced the Tiguan. The name Tiguan means half tiger and half iguana, as Volkswagen puts it.
The Tiguan comes as a front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.