Best used family SUVs for less than £15,000

Many believe a used family SUV will cost a fortune, but our top 10 list proves you can get a great bargain for just £15,000...

Best used family SUVs for less than £15,000
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Max Adams
24 Oct 2019 07:30

Family car buyers have enough on their plate with housing, food, heating and electricity costs (to name but a few) without having to spend a fortune on a motor to get them around. Especially not one of those fancy family SUVs you see on every school run, because they cost a fortune, don’t they?

Well, no, as it turns out. If you look for a used example that’s just a couple of years old, you can actually buy a sizeable family SUV for less than the price of a brand-new, mid-range small car. And we’re not talking about basic-spec examples with weedy, underpowered engines, either, because every example on this list offers all the equipment you’d need and decent performance. Read on as we count down our top 10 list of best used family SUVs for less than £15,000.

10. Land Rover Freelander

Used Land Rover Freelander 2006-2014

Here’s one for those looking for a mini-Range Rover, but on the cheap. The Freelander is one of the few family SUVs that has genuine off-road credibility, and is equally at home parked up in front of M&S as it is in the countryside tackling mud and snow. Go for a diesel auto for reasonable fuel economy and a relaxing driving experience.

We found: 2014 Land Rover Freelander 2.2 SD4 SE auto, 29,000 miles, £13,899

Read the used Land Rover Freelander review here

9. Volkswagen Tiguan

Deal of the day: Volkswagen Tiguan

The Volkswagen Tiguan has regularly been one of the most popular family SUVs around, which explains why you can only get the previous-generation version for our £15,000 budget. Even so, the old Tiguan was still a solid performer, particularly the torquey 2.0-litre that has no trouble carrying a car-load of people around, or towing a caravan. Later Match Edition versions come with lots of kit, so are worth looking out for.

We found: 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0 TDI Bluemotion Tech Match Edition auto, 20,308 miles, £13,190

Read the used Volkswagen Tiguan review here

8. Skoda Yeti

Skoda Yeti Outdoor

Many were very upset when the Skoda Yeti had to make way for the current Karoq, but the reason for that was that we were the only market to truly appreciate the quirky looks. Others simply didn’t get it. Anyway, the new car market’s loss is the used car buyer's gain, because a pre-owned Yeti is one of the most affordable family SUVs on this list. Plus, the boxy exterior means you get a very practical interior, with rear seats that slide and fold in a multitude of ways to make the most of the available space.

We found: 2017 Skoda Yeti Outdoor 2.0 TDI SE Drive, 20,200 miles, £10,995 

Read the used Skoda Yeti review here

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