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The Best Used SUV’s for Under 20k

Ranking The Best Used Mid Size SUV Under $20000!

2009 Ford Explorer

While the economy is trying to recover from the recession many people are beginning to look at replacing their current cars with a new used one. Whether you want a used luxury car or used compact car you always want to get value for your money. So as a favor to you, we are listing the best used midsize SUV’s for under 20k.

2009 Used Ford Explorer

It should come as no surprise that one the best-selling and most popular SUV’s should turn up at the top of the used list. This is the vehicle that set off the SUV craze in the 11990’s. This SUV is rugged, reliable and time-tested. Being built on the Ford’s famous truck frame doesn’t hurt either. Yes, there are other SUV’s that are slicker or more stylish but the Explorer delivers a solid performance, comfortable interior and reliability rating. Many claim it is quitter and rides better than its competition.  There are many different upgrades available but the base package comes with a 3.5 liter V6 with four wheel drive. The biggest knock on the Explorer is its low gas mileage and slightly higher prices.

2009 Used Hyundai Santa Fe

Another great used auto for sale is the Hyundai Santa Fe.  This vehicle ranks well due to its reliability and strong safety rating. Hyundai is number one in customer loyalty for a reason.  It is more stylish than the Explorer and features one of the most fuel efficient engines out all SUV’s. The knock is that many of its competitors provide a better combination of performance with interior quality but just going off performance alone the Santa Fe wins. Of course there is a verity of trim kits and upgrades but the base Santa Fe comes with a 2.7 liter V6 with all-wheel drive.

2009 Used Kia Borrego

Hyundai’s sister company, Kia comes in as great used vehicles for sale as well. The take on this is that this vehicle is up for some series towing or off-roading. It boasts impressive utility, interior space and design. Built on a truck frame this SUV is built for fun or work.  Depending on if you get the V6 or V8 it can be a gas guzzler. If you are looking for an SUV to drive the kids school this probably isn’t for you as it is not as comfortable, maneuverable or family friendly as some other out there.  Once again there are many upgrades

There are plenty of used trucks and SUV’s available and the last thing you want is to get a lemon. These midsized SUV’s for under 20k will help you prevent that.


About Chris Riley

I have been wrecking cars for as long as I've been driving them, but I keep coming back for more. Two wheels or four, I'm all in. I founded GearHeads.org and then built and ran AutoWise.com until selling it to Lola Digital Media in 2020. I look forward to watching AutoWise grow as part of the AllGear group.