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...
7. BMW X1
Car buyers do like a premium brand, and they don’t come much more blue-chip than BMW. The current X1 is a fine family SUV with bags of room inside, a quality interior that’ll withstand the tantrums of even the moodiest of toddlers and an electric tailgate is standard, so there shouldn’t be any trapped fingers to worry about when closing the boot. The only fly in the ointment is that to be able get an X1, you’ll need to buy something older, without any manufacturer’s warranty left and with more miles on it.
We found: 2016 BMW X1 18d SE auto, 23,409 miles, £14,500
Perhaps a little overshadowed by the more popular Nissan Qashqai (a shame, really, considering that the two are basically identical mechanically under the skin), the Renault Kadjar is a bit of a bargain against its rivals. Not only is it the newest car on this list, but it has a big boot for all your pram and/or weekly shopping requirements, plus it can be had with a smooth 1.3-litre turbo petrol engine. It’s hardly exciting to drive, but it is easy – which is a good thing while you are trying to break up a fight between squabbling children in the back.
We found: 2019 Renault Kadjar 1.3 TCe Dynamique Nav, 5581 miles, £13,795
5. Toyota C-HR
We can’t quite afford a hybrid family SUV for £15,000 yet, but that’s okay since the regular turbo petrol engine in the Toyota C-HR is actually our favourite version. It handles sweetly, is swift enough for most needs and looks just as interesting inside as it does on the outside. Quite a departure from a conservative brand such as Toyota. The major drawback with the C-HR is that for families with babies and younger children, the high waistline and small back windows do make it very claustrophobic in the rear. Otherwise, this would have come much higher on this list.
We found: 2017 Toyota C-HR 1.2 Icon, 11,000 miles, £15,000
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