4. Kia Sorento
It’s hard to argue with the value proposition offered by the Kia Sorento. This smart, chunky SUV gives you seven seats as standard, a classy interior that feels far more upmarket than you’d expect for the price, excellent levels of comfort and plenty of equipment. What’s more, it comes with a whopping manufacturer’s warranty as standard – and even if cover isn’t quite as extensive in the later years of that warranty, it’s still more than you’ll get with most used SUVs. And for all this, you’ll pay a very reasonable price, which is why it’s up there among our favourite used SUVs around.
3. BMW X3
If you don’t need the space or seven-seat option of BMW’s excellent X5, then the X3 is a great buy. It boasts the same involving handling and a similarly impressive range of powerful engines, yet it’s more efficient than the X5 – and you can have it with two-wheel drive if fuel consumption is a concern. SE versions are comfortable, while all X3s have a beautifully crafted interior with one of the best infotainment systems around. That the X3 undercuts most of its less talented rivals as a used buy only adds to its charm.
2. Audi Q7
As far as large SUVs go, the Audi Q7 has it all. A classy interior endowed with neat design touches that make it feel truly special; smooth, cultured driving dynamics; a spacious interior; and seven seats as standard to provide the best possible versatility. It’s still the preserve of those who can afford its rather hefty price tag, mind you, but compared with its main rivals it’s actually not bad value – and if you can stretch to it, it’s one of the finest large SUVs on the market.
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