Best used family SUVs for less than £15,000

Buying a family SUV can cost you a lot of money these days, but buy used and you can put a good one on your driveway for under £15,000. Here's our top 10 list.....

Kia Sportage

1. Kia Sportage

In the best traditions of family SUVs, all the control weights of the Kia Sportage are light and easy to manage, making this a perfectly pleasant vehicle for getting you and your loved ones around. Body movement is kept in check, so the Sportage never feels cumbersome, and as long as you stick to mid-range models with 17in alloy wheels, you shouldn’t find the ride to be too firm.

And even if you do go for a mid-spec ‘2’ Sportage, you’ll still get sat-nav, rear parking sensors, heated front seats, power-folding door mirrors, dual-zone climate control, auto lights and wipers and privacy glass along with some additional safety tech.

The 1.7-litre diesel suits the Sportage since the extra low-down torque makes for a more relaxed driving experience. Low fuel consumption should make it cheap to run, too. Also, you shouldn’t have any issues with the Sportage because, according to out latest reliability data, it’s the most dependable family SUV out there.

On top of that, the Sportage comes from new with a seven-year warranty, and as long as certain conditions are fulfilled this is transferable to used buyers, so buy one here at three years old and you should have many years of the warranty left. Indeed if you buy one that's less than 20 months old through Kia's used scheme the warranty will be topped up to the full seven years. 

All in all, it’s easy to see why this Kia is the best used car of its type for less than £15,000. 

We found: 2017 Kia Sportage 1.7 CRDi 2, 24,000 miles, £13,995

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